You are looking at the current disease outbreaks in the United States, as displayed in real time by Global Incidents Map. They have many more: Forest fires, hazardous materials accidents, amber alerts, border security, drug interdictions, gang crime, and now two new ones: Human trafficking and food/medicine incidents.
iPad: We've talked before about the value of teaching kids to code and about Scratch, the MIT project designed to teach kids ages 8 to 16 to code. Using Scratch as the groundwork, Scratchjr is designed to teach even younger kids (ages 5 to 7) some coding basics.
More than a million volunteer users of the smarthphone app Carat have helped researchers identify those apps that really suck battery power in both the Android operating system and iOS. Larry Greenemeier reports.
M. Reddy-Hjelmfelt's insight:
Posting this, should any of you care to try it but I went to the App Store and the handful of reviews were awful. There was a competitor app that was not free (99 cents) but there weren't any reviews of that, or even ratings.
If you're not one to break the rules when it comes to your entertainment, the Motion Picture Association of America has created an official site for finding out where you can watch, buy, or stream movies and TV shows legally.
Samaritans is launching Samaritans Radar - a free web application that monitors your friends’ Tweets, alerting you if it spots anyone who may be struggling to cope. It gives users a second chance to see potentially worrying Tweets.
Securing your online life is no joke, but many people still use the same password across different sites for the sake of convenience. Of course, that's bad practice and the most secure password is one that you can't remember. Which is why you need a tool to manager your online security like 1Password.