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Stanford professor and entrepreneur Steve Blank on startups, pivots, and corporate innovation

Steve Blank is among the most respected authors and teachers in the world on the topic of modern startups. His work at Stanford, Columbia, and NYU is a global model for entrepreneurial education. Beyond that, the U.S. National Science Foundation Innovation Corps uses Steve’s approach as an important foundation for technology transfer between the federal government… Read more →

Black Friday: The best tech you can buy without breaking the bank

Summary: Buying tech on a budget? These 16 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | November 28, 2014 — 12:30 GMT (04:30 PST) Follow @zackwhittaker By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | November 28, 2014… Read more →

Narrative Science lands $10 million in funding, USAA as customer

Narrative Science, which specializes in software that can take data and turn it into a narrative, landed $10 million in additional funding and USAA as a customer. USAA, a large insurance and financial services company that focuses on U.S. military customers and their families, also invested in the company. Narrative Sciences said the venture round… Read more →

How to make the most of bringing the iPad to work

Your work tasks may not support the use of an iPad, but Apple’s tablet works well for many. Whether you’re thinking of bringing your own iPad to work or have had one supplied by your employer, a few simple steps will help you get the most out of your little cubicle mate. (Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet)… Read more →

Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi Model B+

There have been a several interesting new hardware announcements from the Raspberry Pi Foundation this year.  Sometimes I wonder how they do it all – with so much involvement in education, development of new hardware and software, and the many Pi user groups and events. It really is quite impressive. On the hardware front this… Read more →

Jolla’s $1m assault on the tablet market: Is the world ready for a new kind of slate?

The Jolla Tablet. Image: Jolla It’s been a good week for Finnish mobile maker Jolla. Last Wednesday it announced a crowdfunding campaign to bring its first tablet to the market. Since then, the campaign has raised over $1.3m — triple the company’s original goal. Despite far outstripping its original funding goal of $380,000 within the… Read more →

GoPro flies towards consumer drone market

Credit: GoPro GoPro is taking the leap from wearable video cameras to gadgets that take to the skies. The company, well-known for an extensive range of wearable video cameras, is making an understandable step towards the realm of drone development. According to sources of the Wall Street Journal, the San Mateo, California-based firm will start… Read more →

We should be able to see George Brandis’ metadata

Australians should be able to know who Australia’s highest law maker is speaking to on his taxpayer-funded phone. The initial reason for requesting Attorney-General George Brandis’ metadata several months ago was a bid to see whether the Attorney-General’s Department had some working definition of metadata that was not clear. Brandis himself had stumbled quite spectacularly… Read more →

National Museum of Computing opens EDSAC display, recreating 1949’s top computer

EDSAC’s reconstructed uniselector: the equivalent of boot ROM in a modern PC. Image credit: Edsac Project The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park has opened a new display featuring the reconstruction of EDSAC, one the world’s most influential computers. The original EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) was built at the University of… Read more →

We should be able to see George Brandis’ metadata

Australians should be able to know who Australia’s highest law maker is speaking to on his taxpayer-funded phone. The initial reason for requesting Attorney-General George Brandis’ metadata several months ago was a bid to see whether the Attorney-General’s Department had some working definition of metadata that was not clear. Brandis himself had stumbled quite spectacularly… Read more →