National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

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President Obama has proposed building a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), consisting of regional hubs that will accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for making new, globally competitive products. 2013 State of the Union Address Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.. . Last year, we […]

The Power of Twitter

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You always see on the news about how people use Twitter to break news stories – the jet that landed in the Hudson River, the raid on Osma Bin Laden, the reveloutions in the Middle East…  But those are far away to me and I read about it in the news, not on Twitter.  But […]

Do Women Have Educational Advantage?

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Using the US Census data, The Business Journal discovered that women have an educational advantage over men 45 and under. The gap was especially pronounced in the youngest age groups: 27.3 percent of 25-to-29-year-old women held bachelor’s degrees as their highest educational attainments, compared to 22.6 percent of men. Another 8.5 percent of women in the […]

Professor Arressted for Closing Student’s Laptop

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As a teacher, there are things that you should not do.  Add this one to the list:  Do not close a student’s laptop during your class, especially if their hands are still on the keys.  If you do, you will be arrested for assault and battery. From The Spectator, the school newspaper:  The altercation occurred […]

We upgraded!

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At NetWorks, our tireless IT department has  upgraded TechSpectives from version 1 to the latest version 3.1!  This is something we have been wanting to do for a long time but with so many other projects and other issues, we had to wait.  Look for new features and functionality soon!  Also, there may be a […]

IBM’s Watson to work in hospitals

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After playing Jeopardy, the Chicago Tribune reports that the AI Watson will have its first job in the hospital.  Siegel said it would likely be at least two years before Watson will be used on patients at his hospital. It will take that much time to train the program to understand electronic medical records, feed […]

Computer Vs. Humans Jeopardy Winner

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So, who won?  A long time ago, no one would have thought that a computer would be able to beat a human in chess – yet it happened when IBM’s Deep Blue versus chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997.  This time, can a computer beat some of the greats of the game show Jeopardy?  Of […]

Which Inventions of Jules Verne are Real?

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Being Jules Verne’s 183 birthday today, National Geographic has this great article on eight inventions of his that came about.  Enjoy. Mark Viquesney

AT&T Rigging iPhone and iPad Rates?

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Here is an interesting article about a California man sueing AT&T for letting the meter run on the iPhone when nothing is being used. Citing evidence obtained by a consulting firm hired by Henricks’ attorneys, the lawsuit contends that AT&T regularly overstates incoming data by 7% to 14%, and in some cases by as much as 300%. “AT&T’s […]

Computer beats humans…

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Ok, some computers have been beating humans in chess and other games for years.  In a practice round of Jeopardy, IBM’s computer won against the two all time Jeopardy champs.  Next month, IBM’s Watson supercomputer will do battle on Jeopardy with two of the show’s all-time top human champions. IBM offered a sneak peek this week at […]

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