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3D-printing company MakerBot announced Monday it’s opening a new factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is hiring more than 50 new employees in the coming months. MakerBot, which is already based in Brooklyn, will open its new 50,000 square foot Sunset Park factory Friday. The new facility will help meet the growing demand for more devices, according to the company. MakerBot already has 100 employees, with many building MakerBot desktop 3D [...]

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Posted by gfiorelli1 Sometimes, we have to look at things from far away to really understand them. Sequence from Contact by Robert Zemeckis, distributed by  Warner Bros. Ever since I can remember, I have loved astronomy and science fiction. When I was a kid in the 70s (yes, I’m older than most of you), the space adventure was still something mythical; men were driving the Moon Buggy, Viking 1 and [...]

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It’s really amazing the kinds of things that you find when you start digging through the boxes you have stashed away in the attic or the garage. I remember unearthing some old LEGOs and Transformers toys the last time I did that. Some people might rediscover some old NES cartridges they had. Thirty years ago, the E.T. game was released on the Atari 2600 and, well, it was bad. Really [...]

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Knowing how to stay safe and secure online is important, which is why we created our Good to Know site with advice and tips for safe and savvy Internet use. Starting today, we’ll also be posting regularly with privacy and security tips. We hope this information helps you understand the choices and control that you have over your online information. -Ed. It could be your Gmail, your photos or your [...]

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Hadoop is the poster child for Big Data, so much so that the open source data platform has become practically synonymous with the wildly popular term for storing and analyzing huge sets of information. While Hadoop is not the only Big Data game in town, the software has had a remarkable impact. But exactly why has Hadoop been such a major force in Big Data? What makes this software so damn [...]

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   With all of the different smartphones, tablets and other devices that sport various operating systems and versions thereof, a Web developer’s job — testing (sometimes virtually) on multiple devices to resolve errors — hasn’t become any simpler. This article suggests how we can manage these tasks without pouring a truck-load of money into actually buying all of these different devices. A user tests his website on a Blackberry device [...]

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   As a mobile UI or UX designer, you probably remember the launch of Apple’s first iPhone as if it was yesterday. Among other things, it introduced a completely touchscreen-centered interaction to a individual’s most private and personal device. It was a game-changer. Today, kids grow up with touchscreen experiences like it’s the most natural thing. Parents are amazed by how fast their children understand how a tablet or smartphone [...]

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Apple has confirmed that it will kick-off its Worldwide Developers’ Conference with a keynote speech on Monday 10 June. It hasn’t said who will deliver the keynote, though it is likely be CEO Tim Cook. Nor has it given any indication of the content of the speech. Marketing chief, Phil Schiller did say on the day Apple announced the date of this year’s conference ‘Our developers have had the most [...]

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The digital journey has grown more complex, giving customers the option to move seamlessly across media and devices. This shift in technology can make it challenging to get a complete picture of customers’ interactions.  As a marketer, your success depends on gaining visibility into your customers’ preferences and behaviors. Next Thursday, join Sara Jablon Moked, Product Marketing Manager for Google Analytics, for a detailed look at effective measurement for today’s [...]

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   Storytelling takes many forms. In the past, stories were told orally, with people telling and retelling myths, fables and even histories. As writing technology became more prevalent, we began to record our stories, and we told them in the pages of books. Now, our society is awash in different devices and technologies, and those traditions of spoken stories and printed stories are blurring. Multi-screen narratives are being told across [...]

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