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Brett R. RandallNoteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excell
Brett R. Randall
TribLIVE / Posted 10 minutes ago
Noteworthy: The University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence named Randall as chairman of its board of directors. Family: Wife, Jana; and four children, daughters, Morgan and Zoe; and sons, Jackson and Simon Education:... Read more
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TribLIVE
Personality Test: Jake BerntsenJake Berntsen of Bloomfield directs the electronic sound of Beauty Slap, a loca
Personality Test: Jake Berntsen
TribLIVE / Posted 2 hours ago
Jake Berntsen of Bloomfield directs the electronic sound of Beauty Slap, a local band he describes as an electro-brass-thunder-funk machine. The five-man band is one of the groups that will play Sept. 6 at the Allegheny County Music Festival at... Read more
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TribLIVE
Art review: 'Jakob Marsico: Traffic Lights' at Future TenantLike father, like son, the old saying goes. So it is that Jakob Marsico has an
Art review: 'Jakob Marsico: Traffic Lights' at Future Tenant
TribLIVE / Posted 2 hours ago
Like father, like son, the old saying goes. So it is that Jakob Marsico has an exhibit on display, just as his father Dennis Marsico's work is on exhibit at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. But, whereas, the elder Marsico, a fine-art... Read more
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Independent
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real onesSeven years in the making, and funded via Kickstarter, this small British firm
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Independent / Posted 5 hours ago
Seven years in the making, and funded via Kickstarter, this small British firm has taken Scalextric-like cars and removed that whole vexing slot-track thing while adding tailored artificial intelligence (AI). So two sensors in each car read the... Read more
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Salon.com
Bill O’Reilly foiled by own guests: “Cop shootings down 17 percent, shouldn’t #BlackLivesMatter get credit for that?”On “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night, host Bill O’Reilly attempted to make go
Bill O’Reilly foiled by own guests: “Cop shootings down 17 percent, shouldn’t #BlackLivesMatter get credit for that?”
Salon.com / Posted 12 hours ago
On “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday night, host Bill O’Reilly attempted to make good on his vow to put the #BlackLivesMatter movement out of business, bringing on a former police officer to talk about the movement’s allegedly violent rhetoric and the... Read more
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Salon.com
The New York Times’ latest false equivalence: The Gray Lady blows it on the “Ferguson effect”precipitously” on a national level for much of the past 25 years, the murder ra
The New York Times’ latest false equivalence: The Gray Lady blows it on the “Ferguson effect”
Salon.com / Posted 15 hours ago
precipitously” on a national level for much of the past 25 years, the murder rate in some of America’s biggest cities may be on the rise. And as the saying goes, the New York Times is on it: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Let’s renew focus on renewable energyI was just out of college when the OPEC oil embargo was thrust upon the U.S. in
Let’s renew focus on renewable energy
Arkansas Times / Posted 15 hours ago
I was just out of college when the OPEC oil embargo was thrust upon the U.S. in 1973. We were in the throes of a true energy crisis and forced to evaluate our options. President Carter started the country down what was called the “soft path” of... Read more
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Profit Confidential
Uber IPO: Could This Stock Be the Next Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)?Ahead of Uber’s initial public offering (IPO), many have criticized the company
Uber IPO: Could This Stock Be the Next Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)?
Profit Confidential / Posted 17 hours ago
Ahead of Uber’s initial public offering (IPO), many have criticized the company because of its allegedly unfair practices that hurt licensed taxi drivers. Yet the market does not care and prefers the deregulation of what has typically been a... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Short List: September 3-10FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the ho
Short List: September 3-10
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 18 hours ago
FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the holiday weekend has more arts activity than usual. A good bet for kicking it off remains the Penn Avenue Arts District’s monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred. A dozen or more... Read more
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Slate
If Every State Had an Official Word, What Would It Be? (Illinois Gets Grabowski.)Arts, entertainment, and more. The United Slang of AmericaIf every state had a
If Every State Had an Official Word, What Would It Be? (Illinois Gets Grabowski.)
Slate / Posted 18 hours ago
Arts, entertainment, and more. The United Slang of AmericaIf every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.) Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered,... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Algorithmic trick to banish password amnesiaTuring Award winner proposes memory system to overcome password forgetfulness
Algorithmic trick to banish password amnesia
techcentral.ie / Posted 20 hours ago
Turing Award winner proposes memory system to overcome password forgetfulness Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach that he thinks can make them not only easier to manage but also more... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Cross Country teams looking to improveIn last year's conference championship meets, the men's squad placed third whil
Cross Country teams looking to improve
Altoona Mirror / Posted yesterday
In last year's conference championship meets, the men's squad placed third while the women's team finished in second. Matt and Heidi Manfred, who are entering their eighth years as the cross country program's head coaches, have reason to believe... Read more
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WA Today
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US citiesTamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shooti
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US cities
WA Today / Posted yesterday
Tamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shootings in Milwaukee, before finally leaving the city with her remaining children. Photo: New York Times Milwaukee: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US citiesTamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shooti
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US cities
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
Tamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shootings in Milwaukee, before finally leaving the city with her remaining children. Photo: New York Times Milwaukee: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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Canberra Times
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US citiesTamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shooti
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US cities
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
Tamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shootings in Milwaukee, before finally leaving the city with her remaining children. Photo: New York Times Milwaukee: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US citiesTamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shooti
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US cities
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
Tamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shootings in Milwaukee, before finally leaving the city with her remaining children. Photo: New York Times Milwaukee: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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The Age
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US citiesTamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shooti
Guns, gangs, 'Ferguson effect' cited as murder rates rise sharply in US cities
The Age / Posted yesterday
Tamiko Holmes, a mother of five who lost two of her children in separate shootings in Milwaukee, before finally leaving the city with her remaining children. Photo: New York Times Milwaukee: Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in... Read more
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TribLIVE
IMAX film ‘Robots’ shows how special humans areAnthropomorphic humanoid robots aren't just cute and funny and intriguing. Some
IMAX film ‘Robots’ shows how special humans are
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Anthropomorphic humanoid robots aren't just cute and funny and intriguing. Some of them literally could save your life, like rescue robots who go into areas too dangerous for humans. In a new IMAX film that seems especially fit for Pittsburgh — two... Read more
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TribLIVE
Blawnox architect building hope in Haitian townA Blawnox architect's work is helping to build community spirit in a Haitian to
Blawnox architect building hope in Haitian town
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
A Blawnox architect's work is helping to build community spirit in a Haitian town rocked by a 2010 earthquake. The design work of Mike Gwin, a partner in Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, based in Pittsburgh's Strip District, is part of the first... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Jeffersontown High, UofL during 'Back to School' bus tourLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Je
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Jeffersontown High, UofL during 'Back to School' bus tour
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted yesterday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Jeffersontown High School and the University of Louisville as two of 11 stops in six-state 2015 Back To School tour. The visit will take the place the morning of Sept. 17,... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Less Sleep Makes You More Likely to Catch a Cold, Study FindsWith summer on the way out, cold and flu season will soon be upon us. We all kn
Less Sleep Makes You More Likely to Catch a Cold, Study Finds
Entrpreneur / Posted yesterday
With summer on the way out, cold and flu season will soon be upon us. We all know to wash our hands often to avoid getting sick, but a new study suggests that getting more sleep may be just as important in cold prevention. In the study, researchers... Read more
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PhysOrg
Carnegie Mellon spinoff nanoGriptech is first mass manufacturer of a gecko-inspired adhesiveThe adhesive's glue-free fibers mimic the adhesive qualities of gecko foot hair
Carnegie Mellon spinoff nanoGriptech is first mass manufacturer of a gecko-inspired adhesive
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
The adhesive's glue-free fibers mimic the adhesive qualities of gecko foot hair. Intermolecular forces found at the tips of the hairs enable geckos to walk across ceilings. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering Carnegie Mellon... Read more
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PC Advisor
Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched...
Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws
PC Advisor / Posted yesterday
Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched... Read more
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Georgia Public Broadcasting
Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent ColdsThe viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: E
Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds
Georgia Public Broadcasting / Posted yesterday
The viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: Even if we touch a doorknob or keyboard that's covered in cold germs from an infected person, we don't always catch the cold. "Sometimes when we're exposed to viruses, we... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Not getting enough sleep can make you sick(CBS) - If you're one of the millions of Americans who's chronically sleep depr
Not getting enough sleep can make you sick
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted yesterday
(CBS) - If you're one of the millions of Americans who's chronically sleep deprived, a new study may give you a little more motivation to get your zzzzz's. Researchers found that people who slept less than six hours a night were over four times more... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Homicide rates rising sharply in many U.S. citiesCities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of
Homicide rates rising sharply in many U.S. cities
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year – after 86 homicides in... Read more
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Georgia Public Broadcasting
Aim For At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Nightly To Fend Off A ColdThe viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: E
Aim For At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Nightly To Fend Off A Cold
Georgia Public Broadcasting / Posted yesterday
The viruses that cause the common cold are always lurking. But consider this: Even if we touch a doorknob or keyboard that's covered in cold germs from an infected person, we don't always catch the cold. "Sometimes when we're exposed to viruses, we... Read more
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Philly.com
Murders up in many cities, less so in PhillyPolice officials and experts told the Times that different factors are involved
Murders up in many cities, less so in Philly
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
Police officials and experts told the Times that different factors are involved in each city, though some say the intense focus on the use of force by police has made officers less aggressive and criminals more bold. Other factors include gang... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Sleep loss increases chance of catching a coldA new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents ha
Sleep loss increases chance of catching a cold
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
A new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep. The team, which included researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and University of... Read more
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Newser
Scientists Have Found the Cause of a Rare and Horrible Brain Disease, and They Think It Could Explain More Common Ones– Multiple system atrophy, or MSA, is a rare and terrible disease that will qui
Scientists Have Found the Cause of a Rare and Horrible Brain Disease, and They Think It Could Explain More Common Ones
Newser / Posted yesterday
– Multiple system atrophy, or MSA, is a rare and terrible disease that will quickly destroy your brain and inevitably kill you, but it has yielded a major breakthrough in our understanding of brain diseases. Researchers have discovered that MSA is... Read more
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Calcutta News
Common cold more likely among sleep deprived WASHINGTON - Lack of proper sleep can make people four times more vulnerable
Common cold more likely among sleep deprived
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON - Lack of proper sleep can make people four times more vulnerable than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, US researchers say. Published in the journal Sleep, the researchers used... Read more
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TribLIVE
Puppeteer  from city has talentConnellsville native Howie Michael Smith will take the stage tonight in the sem
Puppeteer  from city has talent
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Connellsville native Howie Michael Smith will take the stage tonight in the semifinal round of “America's Got Talent.” Smith and pal Christian Anderson are competing on the NBC show as their puppet alter egos Miriam and Ira Fennelbloom. The pair... Read more
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TribLIVE
ModCloth gets physicalModCloth's first brick-and-mortar shop, near San Francisco's Union Square, is f
ModCloth gets physical
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
ModCloth's first brick-and-mortar shop, near San Francisco's Union Square, is filled with the whimsical tops and dresses shoppers have come to expect from the 13-year-old website started in a Carnegie Mellon University dorm room. The clothes inside... Read more
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Salon.com
8 ways stress is messing with your healthWe live in a hyped-up, caffeinated, digitized, 24/7, corporations-are-people ki
8 ways stress is messing with your health
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
We live in a hyped-up, caffeinated, digitized, 24/7, corporations-are-people kind of world. Along with the miracles of computers, smartphones and unfettered capitalism comes — surprise!—non-stop stress. On average, working professionals are connected... Read more
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PC Advisor
Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trickTired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this... Tire
Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick
PC Advisor / Posted 2 days ago
Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this... Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this... Tired of... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Researcher creates 'drinkable book' to provide access to safe waterResearcher creates 'drinkable book' to facilitate access to purified water in p
Researcher creates 'drinkable book' to provide access to safe water
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
Researcher creates 'drinkable book' to facilitate access to purified water in poverty stricken areas Photo: A scientist has developed a way to help people living in poverty access safe drinking water through the pages of a "drinkable book".... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researcher investigates capsule elasticityCarnegie Mellon University's Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Pr
Researcher investigates capsule elasticity
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Carnegie Mellon University's Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Shelley Anna recently received a National Science Foundation grant for a project which will explore ways to optimize capsules, micrometer-sized liquid drops or... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Navy Rear Admiral William C. Hushing diesNavy Rear Admiral William C. Hushing of Palm Beach Gardens, formerly of Palm Be
Navy Rear Admiral William C. Hushing dies
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Navy Rear Admiral William C. Hushing of Palm Beach Gardens, formerly of Palm Beach, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Adm. Hushing was born in Missouri, the son of Sumner K. and Anne E. Hushing. He grew up in Illinois, the Panama Canal Zone, and... Read more
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FierceTelecom
DSL routers prone to remote hacking, says Carnegie Mellon University CERT reportIt appears that hackers have found vulnerabilities in a number of DSL routers f
DSL routers prone to remote hacking, says Carnegie Mellon University CERT report
FierceTelecom / Posted 2 days ago
It appears that hackers have found vulnerabilities in a number of DSL routers from four major manufacturers that allow the devices to be accessed remotely via a hidden administrator account. An alert issued by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC)... Read more
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TribLIVE
New principal Delp no stranger to Seneca ValleySeneca Valley Intermediate Principal Matthew Delp is no stranger to the distric
New principal Delp no stranger to Seneca Valley
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
Seneca Valley Intermediate Principal Matthew Delp is no stranger to the district or its model for success in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Delp taught science and biology at Seneca Valley from 2002-08 before he... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers rule out potential cause of resistance in polymer electrolyte fuel cellsCredit: Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering Researchers at Carneg
Researchers rule out potential cause of resistance in polymer electrolyte fuel cells
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Credit: Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered how nanoscale polymer films limit future cost reductions in fuel cell electric vehicles, findings that will guide future research and... Read more
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The News & Observer
Resume gaps pose challenges for Triangle women resuming careersBeverly deSouza, who interrupted her career to raise three sons, is anxious abo
Resume gaps pose challenges for Triangle women resuming careers
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
Beverly deSouza, who interrupted her career to raise three sons, is anxious about how a 15-year gap in her resume will look to prospective employers now that she wants to resume her profession. “The field of biological research just changes so... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
News to know and stories to followBefore you find out the attendance requirement for your 8 a.m. class, settle in
News to know and stories to follow
The GW Hatchet / Posted 2 days ago
Before you find out the attendance requirement for your 8 a.m. class, settle into your first apartment or split tater tots with a friend at Tonic, get in the know about campus goings-on. Over the summer, GW became one of the largest test-optional... Read more
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TribLIVE
Board members bring business attitude to nonprofit August Wilson CenterThe two business executives tapped to govern the newly debt-free nonprofit Augu
Board members bring business attitude to nonprofit August Wilson Center
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
The two business executives tapped to govern the newly debt-free nonprofit August Wilson Center for African American Culture share a similar leadership strategy: Listen, learn, execute — then perhaps most importantly, admit missteps and shift course... Read more
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TechCrunch
Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To EducationDaniel Pianko is managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on in
Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education
TechCrunch / Posted 3 days ago
Daniel Pianko is managing director of University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education. Despite Silicon Valley billionaires’ remarkable track record of innovation, it appears they have decided to throw in the towel on... Read more
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TechCrunch
Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive TransportationMore posts by this contributor: While the conversation led to many interesting
Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation
TechCrunch / Posted 4 days ago
More posts by this contributor: While the conversation led to many interesting conclusions, the discussion can be summed up in large part by one unifying insight: “Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally... Read more
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Business Standard India
Uber hires engineers who hacked into JeepThe automaker recalled 1.4 million vehicles as a result of the hack, which was
Uber hires engineers who hacked into Jeep
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
The automaker recalled 1.4 million vehicles as a result of the hack, which was detailed by Wired magazine in JulyThe automaker recalled 1.4 million vehicles as a result of the hack, which was detailed by Wired... Read more
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TribLIVE
‘Banshee’ props, inventory up for saleOn a table there are baseball bats, knives, tree limbs, cattle prods and billy
‘Banshee’ props, inventory up for sale
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
On a table there are baseball bats, knives, tree limbs, cattle prods and billy clubs. The rubber props made for the Cinemax television series “Banshee” are among thousand of items associated with the show that are being sold during the series' wrap... Read more
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TribLIVE
Newsmaker: H. Scott Cunningham: At its annual meeting in August, the board of the Boy Scouts Laurel Highlands
Newsmaker: H. Scott Cunningham
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
: At its annual meeting in August, the board of the Boy Scouts Laurel Highlands Council elected Cunningham as its president. Cunningham will serve a two-year term. The council provides scouting programs to 35,000 youths in grades 1-12 in Southwestern... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technologySAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc has hired two top vehicle security researc
Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, additions to its staff that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who... Read more
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