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  • Could High Bay-Area Prices Make Sacramento the Next Big Startup Hub?
    By on May 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    waderoush (1271548) writes “Don’t laugh. As the cost of housing spirals out of control on the San Francisco peninsula, neighboring metro regions like Sacramento are beginning to look more attractive to startup founders who prefer a Northern California lifestyle but haven’t worked in the Silicon Valley gold mines long enough to become 1-percenters. Today Xconomy presents Part 1 of a two-part look at innovation in the Sacramento-Davis corridor and efforts (more…)



  • High School Students Develop Linux Imaging and Help Desk Software
    By on January 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A Pennsylvania school district is going Linux and building an open source high school with the help of student technology apprentices. As part of a 1:1 laptop learning program, 1725 high school students at Penn Manor School District are receiving new laptops running Ubuntu and open source software exclusively. Central to the program is a student help desk where student programmers created a Linux multicast imaging system (more…)

  • High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions
    By on May 1, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Vigile writes “One of the drawbacks to high end graphics has been the lack of low cost and massively-available displays with a resolution higher than 1920×1080. Yes, 25×16/25×14 panels are coming down in price, but it might be the influx of 4K monitors that makes a splash. PC Perspective purchased a 4K TV for under $1500 recently and set to benchmarking high end graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA at 3840×2160. For under $500, the Radeon HD 7970 provided (more…)

  • High school athlete refuses to wrestle female opponent
    By on February 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A high school wrestler in wrestling-crazy Iowa forfeited a tournament match after refusing to grapple with a female opponent. Herkelman (20-13), a freshman, and Ottumwa, Iowa sophomore Megan Black (25-13) are the first two girls ever to qualify for the state individual tournament, which goes back to 1926.

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  • High Schooler With Cerebral Palsy Scores A Touchdown (Video)
    By on October 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dylan Galloway of Manila High School was born with cerebral palsy, but regardless of his condition, it has always been his dream to score a touchdown during a high school football game.

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  • Nanoresonators Create Ultra-High-Res Displays
    By on August 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    TuurlijkNiet writes with this excerpt from Linux for Devices: “Eat your heart out, ‘Retina display.’ A new technology unveiled yesterday will allow creating pixels eight times smaller than the ones on Apple’s iPhone 4, eliminate the need for polarizer layers, and allow screens to make much more efficient use of available light, say University of Michigan researchers. … The pixels in the nanoresonator displays are about ten times smaller than those (more…)

  • MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks
    By on June 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader sends in this excerpt from the Salem News:
    “A new program at Beverly High will equip every student with a new laptop computer to prepare kids for a high-tech future. But there’s a catch. The money for the $900 Apple MacBooks will come out of parents’ pockets. ‘You’re kidding me,’ parent Jenn Parisella said when she found out she’d have to buy her sophomore daughter, Sky, a new computer. ‘She has a laptop. Why would I buy her another (more…)

  • Gamer alerts police to prevent U.S. high school shooting
    By on February 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A conversation a man had online with a stranger while playing an Xbox game raised some alarm bells, and the man’s quick thinking may have averted a high school shooting in Texas, police say.

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  • High-Speed Video Free With High-Def Photography
    By on February 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    bugzappy notes a development out of the University of Oxford, where scientists have developed a technology capable of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video. The researchers started out trying to capture images of biological processes, such as the behavior of heart tissue under various circumstances. They combined off-the-shelf technologies found in standard cameras and digital movie projectors. What’s new is that (more…)

  • Neural Nets Make Art While High
    By on January 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    brilanon writes “Telepathic-critterdrug is a controversial fork of the open source artificial-life sim Critterding, a physics sandbox where blocky creatures evolve neural nets in a survival contest. What we’ve done is to give these animals an extra retina which is shared with the whole population. It’s extended through time like a movie and they can write to it for communication or pleasure. Since this introduces the possibility of the creation of (more…)