M00Cs! and the Academy where the hype meets the roadway

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/01/27/inside-the-first-year-data-from-mitx-and-harvardx.aspx – Campus Technology “While 50 percent of MOOC registrants dropped off within a week or two of enrolling, attrition rates decreased substantially after that window.” So with a 50% attrition rate everyone has to keep in mind those overwhelmingly large enrollment are not representative of the typical definition of the word “student”. They are shopping.… Continue reading M00Cs! and the Academy where the hype meets the roadway

John Carmack – Oculus Rift two great tastes…

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/22/carmack_goes_to_oculus_rift/ id Software has formally announced Carmack has left the building. Prior to this week he was on a sabbatical from id, doing consulting/advisory work for the folks putting the Oculus Rift together. Work being done now is to improve the speed of the refresh on the video screens. That’s really the last biggest hurdle… Continue reading John Carmack – Oculus Rift two great tastes…

25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web | Ars Technica

“I missed the mark with HyperCard,” Atkinson lamented. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple. If I’d grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser. via 25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web | Ars Technica. Bill Atkinson‘s words on HyperCard and what… Continue reading 25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web | Ars Technica

Doc Searls Weblog · Won and done

This tells me my job with foursquare is to be “driven” like a calf into a local business. Of course, this has been the assumption from the start. But I had hoped that somewhere along the way foursquare could also evolve into a true QS app, yielding lat-lon and other helpful information for those (like me)… Continue reading Doc Searls Weblog · Won and done

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

But moreover, Yahoo needed to leverage this thing that it had just bought. Yahoo wanted to make sure that every one of its registered users could instantly use Flickr without having to register for it separately. It wanted Flickr to work seamlessly with Yahoo Mail. It wanted its services to sing together in harmony, rather… Continue reading How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Intel looks to build ultra-efficient mobile chips Apple cant ignore

During Intels annual investor day on Thursday, CEO Paul Otellini outlined the companys plan to leverage its multi-billion-dollar chip fabrication plants, thousands of developers and industry sway to catch up in the lucrative mobile device sector, reports Forbes. via Intel looks to build ultra-efficient mobile chips Apple cant ignore (Apple Insider) But what you are seeing… Continue reading Intel looks to build ultra-efficient mobile chips Apple cant ignore

Facebook Opens Up Hardware World With Magic Hinge | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Codenamed “Knox,” Facebook’s storage prototype holds 30 hard drives in two separate trays, and it fits into a nearly 8-foot-tall data center rack, also designed by Facebook.The trick is that even if Knox sits at the top of the rack — above your head — you can easily add and remove drives. You can slide… Continue reading Facebook Opens Up Hardware World With Magic Hinge | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber • reghardware

Unsung Heroes of Tech Back in the late 1970s you wouldnt have guessed that this shy young Cambridge maths student named Wilson would be the seed for what has now become the hottest-selling microprocessor in the world. via Chris Bidmead: ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber • reghardware. This is an amazing story of how… Continue reading ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber • reghardware

Google X founder Thrun demonstrates Project Glass on TV show | Electronista

Google X formerly Labs founder Sebastian Thrun debuted a real-world use of his latest endeavor Project Glass during an interview on the syndicated Charlie Rose show which aired yesterday, taking a picture of the host and then posting it to Google+, the companys social network. Thrun appeared to be able to take the picture through… Continue reading Google X founder Thrun demonstrates Project Glass on TV show | Electronista

Owning Your Words: Personal Clouds Build Professional Reputations | Cloudline | Wired.com

My first blogging platform was Dave Winer’s Radio UserLand. One of Dave’s mantras was: “Own your words.” As the blogosophere became a conversational medium, I saw what that could mean. Radio UserLand did not, at first, support comments. That turned out to be a constraint well worth embracing. When conversation emerged, as it inevitably will… Continue reading Owning Your Words: Personal Clouds Build Professional Reputations | Cloudline | Wired.com