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Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs

Open source training is a powerful tool, and the skills and experiences learned can be immediately applied to numerous real-world working situations. Red Hat Challenge@Labs is a strong starting point for students, as they have the opportunity to design solutions for real-world problems and pitch them to industry experts.

September 16, 2014 by

Samsung's case against Apple is bogus, here's why

Two of the biggest names in technology (Apple and Samsung) have locked horns in an ugly legal battle with each claiming the other stole its IP. The judge should rule in favor of Apple because simply saying that you had a similar design "in the labs" doesn't cut it.

August 2, 2012 by

IP Australia faces heat over net searches

The government's intellectual property authority IP Australia has been told off in a Senate Estimates hearing this morning for relying on information obtained on the internet for an industrial design application.

October 18, 2011

How best to teach web design?

As a web designer and teacher, I am in a perpetual quandry about how best to teach web design. Do you throw students in the deep end by introducing them to hand-coding graphic mockups with HTML & CSS?

June 1, 2011 by

HP ProBook 4710s

If you need plenty of screen and don't want to use an external monitor, this bulky 17.3in. notebook could be a good choice. It's a good performer, but HP could have added a few more ports and user-programmable keys.

November 3, 2009 by

MS and Novell: Relationship 'exceeding expectations'

Microsoft and Novell are close to completing the sales targets that formed part of their alliance, three years into the five-year deal, representatives from the companies said on Thursday.Speaking at an IP Expo seminar in London, Novell's Microsoft alliance director Steve Harris and Microsoft's strategic partnerships chief Michael Croney said the results of the virtualisation-centric arrangement had exceeded expectations.

October 8, 2009 by

Our new business/technology curriculum

Our business department is undergoing some shifts next fall due to changing budgets, retiring staff, and a technology director (that's me) who would like to see the way we teach computing. Up until now, aside from a web design class (introductory HTML, WYSIWYG tools, design principles, etc.

February 3, 2009 by

Samsung SGH-i640V

With 3G but no Wi-Fi, the SGH-i640V will not have universal appeal. The defining features of this Windows Mobile smartphone (its rotating navigation wheel, touch buttons, large size and idiosyncratic user interface) will also polarise opinion.

April 1, 2008 by

Wizkid robot unveiled at MoMA

On February 24, 2008, a new exhibit will open at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Design and the Elastic Mind. And until May 12, 2008, you'll be able to interact with Wizkid, which looks like a computer, but is really a robot. As said the European researchers behind this project, 'with its social skills and physical presence, Wizkid introduces the simplicity of everyday interactions in the world of computers.' You will not need to learn any language or type anything on a keyboard, Wizkid will understand you. Wizkid 'introduces the simplicity of everyday interactions in the world of computers.' But read more...

February 20, 2008 by

Siemens Gigaset S450 IP

A reasonably-priced office handset that can be bought in multi-packs, the Gigaset S450 IP is a decent VoIP dual-mode handset. However, there are some drawbacks that limit its appeal.

November 27, 2007 by

Marc Andreessen's cheat sheets

Here's a last minute project for your programming, IT, and web design classes: pick Marc Andreessen's brain. The founder of Netscape and one of the original authors of the Mozilla browser has his own blog (of course) and just released a list of his favorite websites for quickly and easily recalling "HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and miscellaneous" code for a variety of programming needs.

June 10, 2007 by

Apple's sexy iPhone

I might have bought a Zune recently, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate the design skills of the team at Apple. I knew that Apple would do a phone at some point, but I didn't know what it would look like (well, nobody did).

January 9, 2007 by

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