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What Bragging on Facebook Says About Us

What Bragging on Facebook Says About Us

“I am so honored to announce…” “I am excited to tell everyone…” “Guess what happened to me?!” On a typical day, our Facebook News Feeds are full of swagger and bravado. Someone always has something to brag about. We’ve all done it, although certain people (and we know exactly who they are) boast ...

Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

Tomorrow will not be like today. Today you will experience the slowest rate of technological change in your lifetime. Tomorrow, it will be faster and the pace of change will continue to increase. Managing this change and learning to adapt will separate the successful from the extinct. Adapt or die. That's what the 6th ...

7 Sharing Concepts Like Zipcar That Millennials Will Love

7 Sharing Concepts Like Zipcar That Millennials Will Love

“Hey, man. Need your car this weekend?” Across America, millions of Millennials are probably asking that very question to a friend with access to a vehicle. That’s because, according to a story from NPR, our generation would rather borrow than own, especially with big-ticket items like Fords and Chevys. If we ...

Leak: Unreleased Google Nexus 5 Left in Bar

Leak: Unreleased Google Nexus 5 Left in Bar

Well, we've seen this sort of thing before. You'd think being handed a rare prototype for a major new phone before its unveiling would engender a greater sense of um... responsibility. Turns out that whatever sensibilities it does instill don't necessarily preclude folks from taking these devices to bars, knocking back a ...

World’s Largest Walking Robot Breathes Fire

World’s Largest Walking Robot Breathes Fire

If you're going to make the world's largest walking robot, you might as well go for broke. That's what Zollner Elektronik AG — a firm out of Germany — did when it unveiled "Tradinno," its 11-ton, 51 foot, winged, fire breathing dragon powered by a 2 liter turbo diesel engine. Now the real question is, "Why?" Well, ...

Japan’s Epsilon Rocket Does What Shuttle Couldn’t

Japan’s Epsilon Rocket Does What Shuttle Couldn’t

When The Space Shuttle was conceived, its mission was to make space flight "cheap." (As these things go.) Original estimates had hoped that eventually the program would cost a frugal $50 million per launch. That dream was never realized, and in the end cost a total of $196 billion — an average of $450 million per mission. ...

Intel Atom Makes Big Strides

Intel Atom Makes Big Strides

Intel's Atom-branded CPUs are synonymous with netbook computing — tied to thoughts of pokey, budget-priced notebooks that may be good on your wallet, but do little to impress. Now, the company wants to shake off that image with its latest "Bay Trail," architecture. As Ars reports, the new products will support both ...

Sony PS Vita TV to Steer Clear of US, Europe

Sony PS Vita TV to Steer Clear of US, Europe

When sony announced the PlayStation Vita TV, it seemed like it could very well have become a device to transform the video game and set-top streaming markets both. The diminutive device was going to be a video-streaming, game-playing, PS4-mirroring wonder not quite like anything we've ever seen before. It was going to play ...

iPhone 5s, 5c Release Reveals Apple’s True Direction

iPhone 5s, 5c Release Reveals Apple’s True Direction

Apple’s event on the 10th was teased with the tagline, “This should brighten everyone’s day.” It has already drawn a powerful response.  Everyone was asking the question, “Does Apple still have it?”  The answer is a pretty clear, "No." If you're looking for an iPhone 5 in a colorful new plastic case for ...

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative. These five apps for students with autism, dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorders and speech issues are among the best of hundreds of worthy titles ...