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MIT is one of many institutions offering free online lectures to help those with little to no knowledge of programming. Picture this, but in the comfort of your bedroom (Photo via MIT)   Summer is officially here, ambition is high! This is the perfect time to learn a new skill. You can get free classes right here at element14, for example. Accredited colleges are jumping on the free train too.   If you’ve been meaning to learn a new programming language, but don’t find th ...
Jaguar takes advantage of the Gorillaz app to put budding engineers to the test and see if they can land a job with the company. Jaguar’s Formula E Racing Ambassador isn’t even real (Photo via Jaguar)   Companies are always looking for new ways to recruit new hires. There’s always the traditional job fairs and networking events, but sometimes they don’t cut it. They want to keep up with trends and stay ahead of the competition. How do you do this? Jaguar Land Rover ...
OpenROV enables you to experience the underwater world in a completely new way. Whether it's for work or recreation, their easy-to-use platform helps you to do and see more.   Q: In a nutshell, what is openROV? Eric Stackpole, Co-Founder: openROV is a product which allows people to explore parts of the world no one has ever seen before. We call these remotely operated vehicles ROVs. The idea behind all of this is that we realized that a lot of the low cost tools available to the public no ...
The idea behind UK startup Doordeck is a simple one: why should we use plastic keycards to enter our offices and apartment buildings when we are already carrying smartphones that could do that job perfectly? We spoke to them about the origins of their access control solution and their experience with the IoT Startupbootcamp.   Q: In a nutshell, what is Doordeck? Michael Barnwell, CTO: Doordeck is an access control platform that allows you to operate doors from the key you already have, wh ...
Space Cadet and Dragon Spells will help kids learn the basics of coding and programming for free. Edutainment games are stepping it up a notch (Photo via Tynker)   As a new parent, I worry about this so much. When do we introduce our kids to the engineering world? Right away? And how?   It’s important to foster the growth of a child through learning. While reading, math, and writing are still part of the standard curriculum, schools and parents are now adding programing to the ...
The IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE competition is a contest that seeks to solve the world’s largest and most complex problems with artificial intelligence. Man and machine strike a deal to resolve humanity’s numerous and varied crises.    Together, technology and innovation have helped progress the human race into the industrial and digital age that exists today, and as a result, previously insurmountable problems have become more accessible and solvable. Despite the convenience ...