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Britannica Prepares to Create Community
From The Eponymous Pickle

Britannica Prepares to Create Community

In a perhaps inevitable change, Britannica is planning a major change to the way it gathers knowledge, making it more wiki-like. Establishing a community of experts...

What comes first, theory or experiments?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What comes first, theory or experiments?

In “my research process“, I explain how I proceed to produce research papers. As a comment to my most recent post, Peter Turney wrote: I don

Analytics vs Gut Feelings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics vs Gut Feelings

An Accenture study says that 60% of major decisions are made with analytics and 40% are made with gut judgement. Business leaders think that more attention should...

Why I write bad papers (sometimes)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why I write bad papers (sometimes)

My Write good papers paper gives a fairly reliable recipe to write good papers. I think it is difficult to good wrong if you follow this recipe. How is it, then...

Rackable Introduces MicroSlice
From insideHPC

Rackable Introduces MicroSlice

Rackable Systems has introduced its latest series of dense server platform based on some new technology they have developed, deemed MicroSlice.

Large Lectures Replaced
From The Eponymous Pickle

Large Lectures Replaced

In the NYT, an article about how universities like MIT are replacing " .... traditional large introductory lecture with smaller classes that emphasize hands-on,...

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95% of mobile users would use more data services if setup were easier
From Putting People First

95% of mobile users would use more data services if setup were easier

Press release: Complexity is preventing uptake and usage of mobile applications and services, according to a survey of US and UK consumers commissioned by mobile...

BUG+IDEO blog
From Putting People First

BUG+IDEO blog

IDEO just announced a quick open user interface exploration project with Bug Labs, that will run for a little over a week on a new public blog BUG+IDEO. An open...

EU President Barroso discusses how to boost
From Putting People First

EU President Barroso discusses how to boost

Yesterday President Barroso met social innovation experts and stakeholders in Brussels, following a workshop organised by the Bureau of European Policy Advisers...

Google Roundtable Talks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Roundtable Talks

A bit dated to mention this, but there is a talkshow format set of talks about technologies. Includes one on natural language translation that I posted about some...

Book: Designing for the Digital Age
From Putting People First

Book: Designing for the Digital Age

Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services [amazon] by Kim Goodwin, Alan Cooper Wiley (March 2009) Paperback: 768 pages ISBN...

Bad usability calendar
From Putting People First

Bad usability calendar

The (in)famous Bad Usability Calendar has featured 48 classic design mistakes in 13 different languages since 2005. Now it is available in its 2009 edition (with...

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone
From Putting People First

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone

According to the New York Times’ Julia Moskin, the cellphone has transformed the kitchen lives of many Americans. “It has become the kitchen tool of choice for...

IBM reports record
From insideHPC

IBM reports record

Interesting story from The Register on why Big Blue is even smugger than usual right now There’s a lot of bad economic news floating around, but there wasn’t much...

Assystem UK using
From insideHPC

Assystem UK using

I’m only running it for the headline — no, it’s not a typo. Original PR at HPCwire, blurb below Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology...

HPC helps build crankshafts 80%
From insideHPC

HPC helps build crankshafts 80%

UK HPC integrator OCF (one of the companies I wrote about in this article about the UK HPC market) has delivered an HPC system that really gets at the heart of...

AMD and Sun deliver small cluster to
From insideHPC

AMD and Sun deliver small cluster to

Although neither Sun nor AMD are reporting this on their own primary (ie, US) sites, China Daily is reporting that oil exploration firm China National Petroleum...

Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Net Neutrality Connected to Broadband Stimulus

Funds for broadband deployment are part of the economic stimulus package currently under construction on Capitol Hill. Worth noting is that this funding has at...

IEEE Computing Now: Search Viz
From The Eponymous Pickle

IEEE Computing Now: Search Viz

IEEE Computing Now is in Beta. Here is a current article on visualization. Pak Chung Wong of Pacific Northwest Laboratory gives us an overview of their work under...
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