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How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Before purchasing a video surveillance system, figure out exactly why you need this technology and where you'd like to have the cameras mounted.

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

Of Leaders and Geeks

David Blumenthal | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Blumenthal

Today's and tomorrow's successful leaders do not need to be technologists, but they do have to own technology policy and problems in a way few do right now.

Future of Learning: Educational Reforms in India via Technology

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.30.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

While the four year college education would help students who aspire to go abroad for higher studies, the same would mean a disaster for students from a lower middle class section of the society, who want to quickly graduate and join the workforce.

Aereo: It's Over Now

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

The Supreme Court's ruling directly affected a very small slice of the current TV landscape. However, its ramifications for the future are much, much greater -- especially considering that in 36 months, more people will be watching primetime television programming online than on broadcast TV.

Bankers on the Front Lines of Cyber Defense

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Nowadays, terms like firewalls, encryption, anti-virus and cloud providers are just as important to a bank's security as are the armed guards, huge windows, security cameras and steel vaults.

The Culture of Environmentalism and Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

We do know that people like to breathe, drink water and eat. Preserving the resources needed to ensure sustenance is a requirement of all political processes and governing regimes. You can't have a Tea Party without clean water to brew tea.

Improving Healthcare and Reducing Cost Through Clinical Data Analytics

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Clinical analytics can quantify everything from patient outcomes to readmissions and emergency department visits, to wait times and utilization of high-cost services. This new level of insight and transparency is good for both clinical outcomes and for business.

A Few Cups of Java: Setting Up the Environment

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

Before we can jump straight into writing code and seeing what it does, we need a place to write code, and a way to run it.

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

Stemming the Leaks and Backflow in the STEM Diversity Pipeline

Andrew G. Campbell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science
Andrew G. Campbell

Built into this pipeline metaphor is the assumption that the pipeline lays flat and that the momentum of every individual going through is unchanged. The data tell a different story.

Poorly Used Technology: The Workbook?

Rob Furman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

We need teachers to be creating real world, performance based experiences for our students that incorporate the latest technology while learning 21st century skills.

In Praise of 'Small Data': How Targeted Analytics -- Not 'Big Data' -- Are Transforming Education Today

Brian Kibby | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Brian Kibby

One of the more useful trends in education today is analytic-driven instruction, the strategic application of analytics based on targeted sets of learning data -- things like assignment scores, time spent on the material, progress in an adaptive learning environment.

Pattern Matching, the New Jim Crow

Eric Hamilton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Hamilton

The pattern of men who start billion-dollar tech companies happen to be young, white drop-outs of really good schools (i.e., Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg). Therefore, investors look to this pattern when looking to invest.

Google Has A Queer Secret Hidden In Its Spreadsheet And Here's How To Find It

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices

We never thought it was possible that a spreadsheet could celebrate LGBT pride -- or get us even remotely excited -- but Google has found a way to mak...

'YO' I'm Not Impressed

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

Next time you're contemplating sending a "Yo" to a person in the hopes of a positive response, take a step back and consider what yo doing.

What Happened to Empathy?

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

Connectedness and relationships take time and energy -- and physical presence. There are no short cuts. We must elect to be more intentional in this area of our lives. We must remove the divides.

Why Tech Innovation Should Matter To NGOs

Lauren Woodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

Every industry, sector, and market goes through times of transformation and innovation. Whether you're selling smart phones or automobiles, technological change is a powerful force that drives industry innovation and disruption, shaking up traditional industry leaders and establishing new companies.

Health Care Firm Pays Big Bucks for Breach

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

A data breach can slug below the belt and knock a healthcare business flat on its back, as was the case with Columbia University and the New York and ...

Amazon Fire Phone

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking

Is Globalization Making Us More Tolerant?

Noa Gafni | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Noa Gafni

Growing up in the U.S. with foreign parents was like getting a glimpse into other universes.

Yo! Yeah, You. Yo!

Tom Morris | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

Things are not always what they appear. Something can seem to be sheer genius to some, and massive stupidity on a monumental scale to others.

Will the World Become The Jetsons Soon?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

I've always asserted that the future really is visible -- that you can predict events before they occur. When I'm delivering a keynote speech, I often...

Congress Breaks Everything -- Even Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Leave it to Congress to take something so cool, something so advanced, and ruin it in a moments notice. If they can't even get a driver-less car right, how do expect them to deal with energy and job creation?

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.