Coursera teams up with State Department on series of MOOC-based ‘learning hubs’ around the world

Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its worldwide ambitions. The company announced a new initiative today that will see it partner with the State Department and a number of other organizations on a series of “learning hubs” around the world, where students will be able to...

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NSA’s Accumulo NoSQL store offers role-based data access

With its much-discussed enthusiasm for collecting large amounts of data, the NSA naturally found much interest in the idea of highly scalable NoSQL databases. Originally posted here: NSA’s Accumulo NoSQL store offers role-based data access Diet Health Garcinia...

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display Updated with Latest Processors, Faster Graphics, and Longer Battery Life

Every new MacBook Pro comes with better-than-ever versions of iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. So you can be creative and productive right from the start. You also get great apps for email, browsing the web, sending texts, making FaceTime calls — there’s even an app for finding new apps.  Learn more See the rest here: MacBook Pro with Retina Display Updated with Latest Processors, Faster Graphics, and Longer...

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HTC: Android 4.4 KitKat coming to the One within 90 days, Google Play edition within 15 days

Now that we know which of Google’s Nexus devices will be eligible for an update to Android 4.4 KitKat, other manufacturers are starting to speak up about their rollout plans as well. Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC America, confirmed to us in an interview that the company is going to aggressively push out the latest version of Android to the HTC One. The Google Play edition will be updated within the next 15 days, the...

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Apple Is Making Inroads in the Business World

SAN FRANCISCO — With the tap of a finger, Christian Gastón Palmaz can use his iPad to remotely control one of the most sophisticated winemaking operations in Napa Valley. The apps Palmaz and his information technology staff created for the iPad tablet enable them to monitor and adjust the temperature in large tanks lined with sensors to more precisely control fermentation. With the iPad at its heart, the system has replaced a...

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