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Building Your Own Home From Open Source Blocks

Joshua Pearce | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

What if your next house were to cost 1/10th of the average home while sporting a long list of high-tech hyper-ecological features? With the help of th...

3-D Printers Are Finally Easy Enough You Can Use Them

Joshua Pearce | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Joshua Pearce

Nearly every American family's refrigerator is plastered with our children's wonderful creations. Children relish "making" naturally. As we grow up, w...

The History of Data Science

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Quora

If you had to explain what Data Science is to someone with no prior knowledge, how would you do it? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

You Can Prevent a 'Panama Papers' Scandal at Your Law Firm

Lou Shipley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Lou Shipley

Even if they aren't managing their own IT, law firms still have an obligation to make sure that data is properly secured. This means asking frequent questions about security and ensuring that the vendor is implementing reasonable security measures.

Earth Day 2016: Why George W. Bush Gives Me Hope for the Future of the Planet

Joshua Pearce | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

The more you know about the current state of the environment the harder it is to remain optimistic about the future. George W. Bush, however, gives me great hope for the future of the planet.

Seven Ways of IoWomenT

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

It was my idea to have an open-source connected home of the future. My scheme was accepted by brave new geeks, brilliant people, but mostly male. They gave the house, "Casa Jasmina," my name: I am grateful for that, but the house is not altogether comfortable.

Craigslist Founder Answers A Question He's Always Wanted To Be Asked

Quora | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Founder of Cloudera Explains What His Company Contributes To The Greater Good

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Technology
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.

Open Source Agriculture

Leighton James Young | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Leighton James Young

Open Source, normally referred to within the domain of computer software, also pertains to the availability of the inner workings of physical operatio...

The Siam 7X Dual-Screen Smartphone: One Lonely Entrepreneur's Chase to Build It

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Bill_Robinson

Starting and growing your own small business can be--and usually is--an agonizingly lonely activity.

Tools of the Trade

Sophie Mendelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Sophie Mendelson

We can choose to pursue technologies that enable the kind of farming we want. Or we can choose to farm differently, in order to engage with the kinds of technologies we want, to the degree that we want.

In Emerging Tech, Artists Should Lead

Roddy Schrock | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Roddy Schrock

When I was invited to sign a petition requesting that Apple add an art category to the app store, my first reaction was one of surprise. I whipped out my phone, swiped through, and found that indeed, there was no art category.

This 500-Person Town is Leading on Education

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Ethan Senack

Now, in the sphere of higher education, we often talk about the potential for OER to save students billions of dollars in textbook costs, but what's happened at Williamsfield since the switch reveals that the value of OER over traditional learning materials extends far beyond the difference in price.

White House Responds To Remaining 'We The People' E-Petitions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

The White House responded on Tuesday to all of the unanswered online petitions that have met the minimum requirement of 100,000 signatures on its "We ...

Democracy.io Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io was designed to s...

Alexander Howard

This Social Network You've Never Heard Of Has Nearly 1 Million Users, Its CEO Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

A new social network that uses a points-based system to encourage people to interact with content is closing in on 1 million registered users since it...

Tim O'Reilly: Changing the World by Spreading the Knowledge of Innovators

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.29.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The combination of innovative technology and new business models underlie the most exciting developments coming out of start-ups and large organizations, and the innovators creating these disruptions have influence that extends into the global economy.

Big Data Can Drive SDGs With Improved Accountability and Transparency: A Question of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The rise of big data can help build a framework, shifting away from macro-analysis and demographics to individualized targeting.

We Could Save Students a Billion Dollars on Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

We need faculty to make the switch and drop their traditional textbook for an open textbook. It's not hard, but it's not easy, and institutions can make a huge impact by providing training and resources for interested faculty to make the switch.

Matt Sheehan

This Chinese City Is Becoming The Silicon Valley Of Hardware

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

SHENZHEN, China -- Chinese technology is chock-full of awkward analogies and misfit metaphors. The social network formerly known as "the Facebook of C...

3 Ways to Create a Documentation for Any Project

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

The idea of creating a documentation and/or readme files for your projects is nothing new, in many cases - it's essential, because without a good over...

Gov 2.0 Has Reached Criticality

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

As they say, we have come a long way. Whether in government or out; whether an inventor, an engineer, an app designer, a government official, a new media department head; whether in business, government or academia.

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software Defined Networking [Slideshare]

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

10 Reasons To Use Open Source Software-Defined Networking from Vala Afshar Open source software (OSS) now has a permanent role in the enterprise IT...

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...