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Turk posted a topic in Software ChatWednesday, January 15, 2014 Today, marks the first day in class for Georgia Tech's new online Master’s degree in Computer Science program, which Georgia Tech, Udacity, and AT&T have jointly developed. This is a very big day for us. Udacity's mission is to democratize higher education. With this program, we are making a top-notch computer science education available to a much broader group of students. And we are doing this at a price point of less than 20% of an on-campus education. I believe this is a watershed moment for students around the world. We are very pleased with the applicati
geeteam posted a topic in Technology NewsGoogle may not want to be a smartphone manufacturer, as the recent sale of Motorola indicates, but the company does seem to want to have some hardware capabilities. The buzz is that after the Motorola sale is done, Google is planning to use Nest as its gadget hardware team, but a new report says that Google may also be looking at purchasing wearable tech companies. The news comes from The Information citing inside sources, but the report doesn't mention what companies are on Google's radar. It does state that Google CEO Larry Page is "serious about making a move" though. Despite the news th
Turk posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsWASHINGTON Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:35pm EST A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. Credit: Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Files (Reuters) - The Obama administration and major U.S. technology companies have struck a deal that would allow the companies to tell the public in greater detail about the spying-related court orders they receive, the Justice Department said on Monday. The agreement was filed in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and would settle demands from companies such as Google Inc and Microsoft Corp for more leeway to