CC Week - STEM http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-43-1-stem.html Tue, 22 Aug 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Yahoo, Facebook Strike Patent Truce, Ad Alliance http://ccweek.com/article-3055-technology-today-yahoo-facebook-strike-patent-truce-ad-alliance.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Yahoo, Facebook Strike Patent Truce, Ad Alliance
Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a months-long patent dispute, averting a potentially expensive battle over the technology running two of the Internet’s most popular destinations. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Stand-and-Deliver Giving Way to Point-and-Click http://ccweek.com/article-3000-technology-today-stand-and-deliver-giving-way-to-point-and-click.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Stand-and-Deliver Giving Way to Point-and-Click
Math is so popular at Ritter Elementary School in Watts that kids arrive before the morning bell and line up to do extra work before class, but it’s not the subject that’s the real attraction as much as the method — computers. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: A Divided Congress Confronts a Rising Cyberthreat http://ccweek.com/article-2962-technology-today-a-divided-congress-confronts-a-rising-cyberthreat.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: A Divided Congress Confronts a Rising Cyberthreat
The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and offered step-by-step instructions to repair damage from a software virus. The electric power companies weren’t falling for it. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Internet-Connected Glasses Create a Google Sensation http://ccweek.com/article-2941-technology-today-internet-connected-glasses-create-a-google-sensation.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Internet-Connected Glasses Create a Google Sensation
If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google’s futuristic, Internet-connected glasses. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: PayPal’s Continued Growth Leads to Controversy http://ccweek.com/article-2921-technology-today-paypal%25E2%2580%2599s-continued-growth-leads-to-controversy.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: PayPal’s Continued Growth Leads to Controversy
From the dawn of civilization some 5,000 years ago, the way we exchange and store value has evolved, and in the digital age, continues to do so. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Britannica Marks the End of an Encyclopedia Era http://ccweek.com/article-2895-technology-today-britannica-marks-the-end-of-an-encyclopedia-era.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Britannica Marks the End of an Encyclopedia Era
“All things must pass,” wrote the late musician George Harrison, formerly of the Beatles, as did a writer of the Bible’s Book of Matthew. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Anti-Defamation: Websites Use Anti-Flaming Techniques http://ccweek.com/article-2876-technology-today-anti-defamation-websites-use-anti-flaming-techniques.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Anti-Defamation: Websites Use Anti-Flaming Techniques
Since the outset of the online world, the most defining aspect of online group discussions has been the uninhibited way that participants let loose with their anger. “Flaming” is almost as integral to the Internet today as linking. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: You Can Still Find a ‘Free Lunch’ on the Net http://ccweek.com/article-2859-technology-today-you-can-still-find-a-%25E2%2580%2598free-lunch%25E2%2580%2599-on-the-net.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: You Can Still Find a ‘Free Lunch’ on the Net
Free has a long and illustrious history in computing, and it’s still alive and well today. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There is Computing Help for Technophobics http://ccweek.com/article-2838-technology-today-there-is-computing-help-for-technophobics.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There is Computing Help for Technophobics
Do you have a parent, grandparent, or other relative who wants to join the computer cognoscenti but who doesn’t know a mouse from a rat? Are you such a person, with no computer experience but who really wants to go online to see what the fuss is all about? ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Fact-Checking Sites Separate Myth from Reality http://ccweek.com/article-2815-technology-today-fact-checking-sites-separate-myth-from-reality.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Fact-Checking Sites Separate Myth from Reality
Deviations from the truth vary. Someone might neglect to tell the whole truth by omitting important information, exaggerating to impress others, downplaying the significance of something known to be crucial, saying something in a deliberately ambiguous way to provide an out, or telling a barefaced lie. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Old Photography Techniques Still Apply to Today’s Digital Cameras http://ccweek.com/article-2796-technology-today-old-photography-techniques-still-apply-to-today%25E2%2580%2599s-digital-cameras.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Old Photography Techniques Still Apply to Today’s Digital Cameras
Stand-alone digital cameras and the cameras built into today’s smart phones and portable media players are the most convenient way ever to take and share images with others. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Online Reputation Management Is New Aspect of Good PR http://ccweek.com/article-2776-technology-today-online-reputation-management-is-new-aspect-of-good-pr.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Online Reputation Management Is New Aspect of Good PR
How do others view you? Creating and managing others’ impressions of you or your organization is what the industry of public relations is all about. The digital age has spread the need to consider PR beyond big organizations and public figures. These days creating a good impression, or a bad one, can be as easy as a few well placed, or poorly placed, mouse clicks. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Email Communication Has Its Own Style and Conventions http://ccweek.com/article-2754-technology-today-email-communication-has-its-own-style-and-conventions.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Email Communication Has Its Own Style and Conventions
Email has been around forever, it seems. The first working email system was created before the Internet in 1965 to connect users at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first popular email system for connecting corporate users across different locations was cc:Mail in the 1980s. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Latest in Web Email: Polling Shows Similarities and a Few Notable Differences http://ccweek.com/article-2726-technology-today-latest-in-web-email-polling-shows-similarities-and-a-few-notable-differences.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Latest in Web Email: Polling Shows Similarities and a Few Notable Differences
Web-based email had its genesis at the same time the Web exploded into popular consciousness, in the mid-1990s. Compared to using an email program that resides on your own computer, called an email client, with Web-based email or Webmail you use your Web browser to connect to a server of a Webmail provider and exchange messages that way. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Complex Applications Increase the Need for Speed http://ccweek.com/article-2707-technology-today-complex-applications-increase-the-need-for-speed.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Complex Applications Increase the Need for Speed
In accessing the Internet, first there was dial-up, which topped out at 56,000 bits per second. Then, in the 1990s, came digital subscriber line (DSL), with a common download speed of 1.5 million bits per second. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There Are Office Suites Beyond Microsoft http://ccweek.com/article-2659-technology-today-there-are-office-suites-beyond-microsoft.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There Are Office Suites Beyond Microsoft
If you buy a new PC, laptop, or netbook computer today, it probably comes preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition. This is a significantly limited, advertising-laden version of Microsoft’s suite of productivity programs, Microsoft Office. ...]]>
tECHNOLOGY TODAY: It Can Take a Sleuth To Discern Truth on the Web http://ccweek.com/article-2642-technology-today-it-can-take-a-sleuth-to-discern-truth-on-the-web.html tECHNOLOGY TODAY: It Can Take a Sleuth To Discern Truth on the Web
One of the lessons that every school child learns is that you shouldn’t believe everything you read. This applies doubly to the Internet, where anybody can play expert and put up definitive-sounding information at Web sites, blogs, discussion groups, and elsewhere. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Two Decades after Invention, World Wide Web Has Come a Long Way http://ccweek.com/article-2613-technology-today-two-decades-after-invention-world-wide-web-has-come-a-long-way.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Two Decades after Invention, World Wide Web Has Come a Long Way
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the invention of the World Wide Web. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Good News Websites May Counter Negativity http://ccweek.com/article-2596-technology-today-good-news-websites-may-counter-negativity.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Good News Websites May Counter Negativity
If you want to balance what you see as negativity with positivity, places exist on the Web today where you can read only good news. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Experts Advise on Moderating Online Discussions http://ccweek.com/article-2574-technology-today-experts-advise-on-moderating-online-discussions.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Experts Advise on Moderating Online Discussions
It’s no secret that you can find some of the best and the worst in human nature in online discussions, whether in Yahoo Groups or Google Groups discussion lists, company Web forums, personal blogs, online communities, or elsewhere on the Internet. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: World of Website Addresses Poised for Dramatic Expansion http://ccweek.com/article-2557-technology-today-world-of-website-addresses-poised-for-dramatic-expansion.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: World of Website Addresses Poised for Dramatic Expansion
The geeky business of website addresses just got a lot more geeky, and a lot more interesting. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Cyberspace Is The Next (and Current) Theater of War http://ccweek.com/article-2540-technology-today-cyberspace-is-the-next-%2528and-current%2529-theater-of-war.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Cyberspace Is The Next (and Current) Theater of War
If you thought that cyber warfare was the stuff of science fiction, think again. A number of recent events point to its current reality, and how it will become an increasing presence in the future. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Be Selective To Manage Internet’s Info Overload http://ccweek.com/article-2520-technology-today-be-selective-to-manage-internet%25E2%2580%2599s-info-overload.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Be Selective To Manage Internet’s Info Overload
One of the most salient realities of the information age is the need to manage the information that flows to you. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: The Choice Between Laptop and Netbook is Ergonomics vs.Weight http://ccweek.com/article-2501-technology-today-the-choice-between-laptop-and-netbook-is-ergonomics-vsweight.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: The Choice Between Laptop and Netbook is Ergonomics vs.Weight
Any time you buy anything, and you want to be reasonably systematic about the process, you examine all relevant options and choose the one that best meets your needs. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Paid Content May Be the Future in the Digital Age http://ccweek.com/article-2477-technology-today-paid-content-may-be-the-future-in-the-digital-age.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Paid Content May Be the Future in the Digital Age
One of the most interesting dynamics in the digital world is the interplay between goods and services that you pay for and those you get for free. We’ve seen free PCs, free software, free Internet access and free Web sites. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: After Twenty Years, Linux OS Still Endures http://ccweek.com/article-2458-technology-today-after-twenty-years-linux-os-still-endures.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: After Twenty Years, Linux OS Still Endures
In an industry with a wealth of quirks, eccentricities, and oddities, Linux (pronounced LIN-uhks in American English) is right at home. This computer operating system is celebrating its 20th anniversary in August 2011. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There Is Right Way and Wrong Way To Use Others’ Web Photos http://ccweek.com/article-2434-technology-today-there-is-right-way-and-wrong-way-to-use-others%25E2%2580%2599-web-photos.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: There Is Right Way and Wrong Way To Use Others’ Web Photos
Since the advent of graphical Web browsing, photography has had a big Web presence. Digital cameras make it easier than ever to create digital photos that can be uploaded to the Web. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Updates to Browsers Offer Improved Internet Surfing http://ccweek.com/article-2414-technology-today-updates-to-browsers-offer-improved-internet-surfing.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Updates to Browsers Offer Improved Internet Surfing
The recent release of upgrades to the world’s three most popular Web browsers, Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, makes it a good time to consider whether to explore a change. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Who Invented the Computer? It Depends on Who You Ask http://ccweek.com/article-2395-technology-today-who-invented-the-computer-it-depends-on-who-you-ask.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: Who Invented the Computer? It Depends on Who You Ask
The recent death at age 86 of Jean Bartik, last of the original ENIAC programmers, shines light once again on the thorny but fascinating question of who invented the computer. ...]]>
TECHNOLOGY TODAY: ‘Background Checks on Web Can Yield Plethora of Personal, Professional Data http://ccweek.com/article-2369-technology-today-%25E2%2580%2598background-checks-on-web-can-yield-plethora-of-personal-professional-data.html TECHNOLOGY TODAY: ‘Background Checks on Web Can Yield Plethora of Personal, Professional Data
You may have seen the TV commercials. A nervous-looking young woman has a date with a man she met over the Internet. She wants to make sure that he’s not an ax murderer. To learn more about him, all she has to do is sign up with a service that provides background checks, for a fee. ...]]>