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Watch Out, Google: Here Comes OpenStreetMap

Watch Out, Google: Here Comes OpenStreetMap | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Back in the Age of Exploration in the 1400s, the world lived and died on the maps cartographers and adventurers crafted. Relying on nothing but their own ingenuity, grit and kno...
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Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time

Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence for the first time | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary University of London have taught a computer to create magic tricks.
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The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media

The Case Against Sharing Your Epic Vacation Photos on Social Media | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a nutshell: You run the risk of alienating people.
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Sit-in protesters reject Syracuse chancellor's 'final offer'

Sit-in protesters reject Syracuse chancellor's 'final offer' | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In what he called his final response, Syracuse University's chancellor apologized to a student sit-in protest group for how the administration has handled certain decisions.
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Google turns Turing Award into true Nobel of computing with $1 million fund

Google turns Turing Award into true Nobel of computing with $1 million fund | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Google has decided to quadruple the prize money for the A.M. Turing Award to $1 million.
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The tallest man and the shortest man in the world meet for a day

The tallest man and the shortest man in the world meet for a day | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The tallest man and shortest man in the world have a lot in common.
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‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Two technology executives explain the business methods behind Google’s groundbreaking success.
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Google Cloud goes after Amazon by slashing prices, adding new products

Google Cloud goes after Amazon by slashing prices, adding new products | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Businesses looking for major storage often lean on Amazon and its cloud service platform, but Google isn't happy about its role as the back-up in the space.
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Bono, Peter Thiel, Eva Longoria join thousands at Web Summit in Dublin

Bono, Peter Thiel, Eva Longoria join thousands at Web Summit in Dublin | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The Web Summit is taking place in Dublin, Ireland over the next three days with 22,000 people from the tech industry in attendance.
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The early, awkward days of "portable" computing

The early, awkward days of "portable" computing | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
You kids today are spoiled by your modern-day razor-thin ultrabooks. Come take a look portable technology that required some muscle.
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Rice University launches first AP MOOCs on edX

Rice University launches first AP MOOCs on edX | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The free course covers AP Biology and would soon be followed by courses from Boston University, MIT, and more.
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Dell Research Works at Intersection of Technology, Customer Needs

Dell Research Works at Intersection of Technology, Customer Needs | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The recent Dell World show focused in part on the work being done by the company's research unit on cloud infrastructure, security and mobility.
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Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe

Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
As Google's core business continues to thrive, Larry Page is making huge bets on new technology that could define the future.
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5 habits that can turn interviewers against you

5 habits that can turn interviewers against you | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Everyone knows not to show up late to an interview or come unprepared. But even a qualified candidate can knock themselves out of the running with these less-obvious annoying ha...
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Harvard's computer science department gets a $60M boost from ex-Microsoft CEO

Harvard's computer science department gets a $60M boost from ex-Microsoft CEO | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Steve Ballmer wants to transform Harvard into a world-class destination for computer science.
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Millennials Love Social Media And User Generated Content [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Millennials Love Social Media And User Generated Content [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Millennials Love Social Media And User Generated Content [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Reinventing Themselves, Without a Net

Reinventing Themselves, Without a Net | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Would you quit one job before finding the next? Amid upheaval in many industries, many millennials are saying yes.
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Facebook Makes Its News Feed a Little Less Frustrating

Facebook Makes Its News Feed a Little Less Frustrating | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The social network rolled out new tools Friday to give users more control over what they see on its main screen. Facebook has made improving its news feed a top priority, and more changes are coming soon.
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Adults can learn a lot about body image from these kids

Adults can learn a lot about body image from these kids | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Jubilee Project released a PSA asking adults and children what they would change about their bodies.
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The future of Airbnb in cities | McKinsey & Company

The future of Airbnb in cities | McKinsey & Company | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In just six years, home-rental company Airbnb has grown exponentially—and attracted increasing regulatory scrutiny. Cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky explains why the company and cities must work together. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
He was currently in charge of Google;s robotics efforts
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Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online

Faculty survey: Face-to-face beats online | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In a survey of attitudes about technology, faculty members generally expressed the belief that traditional courses are superior to their online counterparts.
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Talk MOOC to Me

Talk MOOC to Me | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Four ladies, 45 minutes. Can it be done? We'll find out. The Penn State Design team looked at MOOCs, specifically the Epidemics MOOC at Penn State.

What's a MOOC? It's a Massive Open Online Course. But, what is massive? The average enrollment for a MOOC is 43,000, but it can greatly change based on course ...
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