As it becomes increasingly clear that search is a key component of all of our online applications, we have been giving more and more thought to the quality of the search experience. With that in mind, here are some tips in a checklist for reviewing our approach to the search experience. The one that stands out to me is the advice on examining search behavior to determine ways to improve ...
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 The latest squabble about charging Amazon an internet tax
WWDC is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference where they release new products and software updates. The keynote took place yesterday and there are some interesting new tools to experiment with in iOS development. Here are some things I found interesting:ARKit (Augmented Reality Kit):
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Addressing gender and racial inequalities in STEM remains a social and economic pursuit. The majority of software engineers are white males. For example, at Google only one percent of its tech employees are black and only three percent are Hispanic. Oakland, one of the most diverse cities in the US, is implementing computer science as part of its curriculum in almost all of their public schools. Two years ago, there were only three public schools in Oakland offe...
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Researchers at CMU have developed a low cost method of turning just about any surface of any size into a touch sensitive device. Check out this overview:For more details, see the presentation at CHI 2017:
I’ve always had a keen interest in criminal justice, especially the methods detectives use to resolve crimes. I came upon an interesting story in which detectives used a now common device to resolve a murder case. The story revolves around a husband who claims a masked gunman entered his house, tied him up and shot his wife. He somehow managed to burn the gunman with a torch. However, detectives argue that his wife’s FitBit tells an entirely different story. Her FitBit was still taking ste...