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Are These $50,000 Headphones the Best Ever Made?

Are These $50,000 Headphones the Best Ever Made? | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Sennheiser goes more than a little overboard with the Orpheus, a Carrera marble-encased headphones-and-amp combo.
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Apple iOS 9 Expected to be Smaller, More Efficient

Apple iOS 9 Expected to be Smaller, More Efficient | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference logo (Courtesy of Apple)
 
LOS ANGELES (USA Today) — Every year, Apple introduces a new iPhone, and an update to its iOS mobile operating system.
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President of Black Family Technology Awareness Association on 2015 plans

Lewis George Walker, President of the Black Family Technology Awareness Association is interviewed about the BFTAA program and plans for the FM radio ...
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From Sci-Fi to Driveway: Driverless Smart Cars Hitting Road Soon - NBCNews.com

From Sci-Fi to Driveway: Driverless Smart Cars Hitting Road Soon - NBCNews.com | Blerdology | Scoop.it
NBCNews.com From Sci-Fi to Driveway: Driverless Smart Cars Hitting Road Soon NBCNews.com Your car is already warm and ready to go when you slip into the driver's seat, open up your iPad and relax during a leisurely drive to work, traffic flowing...
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Education

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Clarence “Skip” Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in Computer Science. He helped develop the concept of clicking icons which lead to the development of user friendly operating systems such as Windows or Mac.
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Diversity in Science: Where Are the Data? - Scientific American

Diversity in Science: Where Are the Data? - Scientific American | Blerdology | Scoop.it
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Diversity in Science: Where Are the Data?
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National Science Foundation, 2013 (U.S. demographics, workforce and disability status); Census 2011: Census in Brief.
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Lincoln Motor Company Lends Support to Black Greek Organizations

Lincoln Motor Company Lends Support to Black Greek Organizations | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Image: nphchq.org As an extension to its national Driven to Give program, Lincoln Motor Company is showing its support for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) with its new “The Divine Nine Driven to Give” one-day test drive event...
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It’s Time to Close New York’s School-to-Prison Pipeline | The Nation

It’s Time to Close New York’s School-to-Prison Pipeline | The Nation | Blerdology | Scoop.it

Incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio does not lack for issues demanding his immediate attention. Among them are the historic levels of income inequality and homelessness, as well as the matter of a militarized police force and its abuse of power, particularly with regard to communities of color. So he certainly has his work cut out for him. But if he wishes to address many of these urgent issues at the same time while also tackling something of great importance in its own right, a major priority for his administration should be closing the school-to-prison pipeline—the name given to a set of regressive, “zero tolerance” policies that frequently end up pushing students into the criminal justice system instead of through school.

 

In May of last year, the New York Times editorial board described the situation as follows: “School officials across the country responded to a surge in juvenile crime during the 1980s and the Columbine High School shootings a decade later by tightening disciplinary policies and increasing the number of police patrolling public schools. One unfortunate result has been the creation of a repressive environment in which young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested over minor misbehaviors—like talking back or disrupting class—that would once have been handled by the principal.”

 

In fact, the results of these policies are more than just “unfortunate”; they’re racist. The stats bear this out. As Molly Knefel reported in Rolling Stone, half of the New York City students suspended during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure were black, even though black students made up around one-third of the student population. And this is on top of the overpolicing they face in their daily lives, namely as a result of the controversial practice of stop-and-frisk.

 

In the same article, Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), noted that students living in neighborhoods with high rates of stop-and-frisk are also more likely to be suspended than their peers from neighborhoods with lower rates.

 

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Japan Wants Robot Olympics At 2020 Games

Japan Wants Robot Olympics At 2020 Games | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Japan wants to pit the world's best robots against each other, as it looks to kick-start its economy by investing in tech.

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I think this is a good idea.

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job | Blerdology | Scoop.it
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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men are still not the same.
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#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know Black Students & Education

#BESMART: 5 Vital Things to Know Black Students & Education | Blerdology | Scoop.it
With a strong interest in improving the educational opportunities for minority students, and helping to keep the conversation going about what needs to be done to educate and cultivate the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs,...
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SMASHing Barriers to STEM: African Americans in Science Technology Engineering and Math

A documentary film by Isis Fuller This version is a 2 part video adapted for the MetWest Town Hall Presentation on May 16th 2014.
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Sounds like a good program for youth.

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Black Women Inventors: Contributing to U.S. Culture of Innovation | IIP Digital

Black Women Inventors: Contributing to U.S. Culture of Innovation | IIP Digital | Blerdology | Scoop.it
A look at the history of patents granted in the United States over the past 200 years reveals that black women inventors have helped change the technological face of America.
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, June 11, 2014 10:06 AM

Recent article from a US Embassy publication, celebrating black women inventors.

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Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk

Lack of Estate Planning Puts Black Wealth At Risk | Blerdology | Scoop.it
As an 80-year-old, I continue to enjoy a stimulating, reasonably active life, thanks to the love and support of my children, grandchildren, other family members, and an abundance of friends.
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Tech Pioneers: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves - The Root

Tech Pioneers: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves - The Root | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Satori Interactive, a black-owned tech company run by two sisters, was recently honored by Black Enterprise magazine for thriving in a male-dominated industry.
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Congratulations and pray that more African American women will reach higher.

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Here’s What Happens to Calls ‘Recorded for Quality Assurance’ at AT&T

Here’s What Happens to Calls ‘Recorded for Quality Assurance’ at AT&T | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Ever wonder if anyone is listening to your customer service complaints? At AT&T, the answer might surprise you.
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Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison talks about dreaming of going to space as a little girl, noticing the gender and racial discrimination in space exploration, and finally reac...
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Do you make a living wage? - Black Hills Pioneer

Do you make a living wage? - Black Hills Pioneer | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Do you make a living wage?
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A family of four (two adults and two children) in the Black Hills needs approximately $36,000 annually, according to a living wage calculator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Micromanage Your Life With These Smart Reminder Apps

Micromanage Your Life With These Smart Reminder Apps | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Given all the minuscule tasks I need to get done each day, things always fall through the cracks. It’s usually the smallest tasks I end up forgetting—errands, two-minute chores, personal hygiene stuff.
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Iyanla, Sharpton, Others Recognized at McDonald’s 365 Black Awards

Iyanla, Sharpton, Others Recognized at McDonald’s 365 Black Awards | Blerdology | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.
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The disruptive power of 3D printing

The disruptive power of 3D printing | Blerdology | Scoop.it
3D printing could unlock the creative power of tinkerers and makers, but is it a threat to government, big business - and the environment? (Do governments fear 3D printing?
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We need one of these units.

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Lewis Walker's curator insight, March 27, 2014 10:50 AM

This new technology has the potential to help and harm, but it is worth learning about. You might want to see what you can create.

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July 2014: Black Family Technology Awareness Association

{WATCH}: George Lewis Walker, Pres., Black Family Technology Awareness Association - BFTAA, appears on #ComcastNewsmakers at American Jazz Museum.
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The States with the Fastest (and Slowest) Internet Speeds

The States with the Fastest (and Slowest) Internet Speeds | Blerdology | Scoop.it
The above map shows the average Internet speed, measured in megabits per second, in every state.
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[SURVEY] How Does Your Wealth Management Measure Up?

[SURVEY] How Does Your Wealth Management Measure Up? | Blerdology | Scoop.it
As the economy rebounds, millions of families have been engaged in the long, challenging process of restoring their household’s financial health.
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Art Mimics Life: Real-life Iron Man Coming to An Army Near You | Water Cooler Convos | Nerdy. Artsy. Bourgie

Art Mimics Life: Real-life Iron Man Coming to An Army Near You | Water Cooler Convos | Nerdy. Artsy. Bourgie | Blerdology | Scoop.it
Remember in Iron Man 2 when Justin Hammer revealed a fleet of Iron Man drones for military use? Seems our own armed forces are headed in that direction.
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