Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

October 21, 2014 10:04 pm

Using GIS to Make Philly a More Playable City Alexis Stephens | Next City, nextcity.org
Philadelphia’s Franklin Square got a makeover in 2006. (AP Photo/George Widman)As America’s millennials become parents, U.S. cities are hoping to keep that generation from returning to the suburban life many had growing up, and Philadelphia is one…

Using GIS to Make Philly a More Playable City
Alexis Stephens | Next City, nextcity.org

Philadelphia’s Franklin Square got a makeover in 2006. (AP Photo/George Widman)As America’s millennials become parents, U.S. cities are hoping to keep that generation from returning to the suburban life many had growing up, and Philadelphia is one…

12:41 am
In Two Sentences, Satya Nadella Explains How Microsoft Will REALLY Take On Android, iOS (MSFT)

In Two Sentences, Satya Nadella Explains How Microsoft Will REALLY Take On Android, iOS (MSFT)

October 20, 2014 11:16 pm
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In successive waves, innovation pioneered in the financial markets has been adopted to dating. Online dating’s initial trading platforms—Match created in 1995, JDate in 1997, etc.—were the relationship equivalent to the online trading sites that first allowed investors to directly manage their own portfolios….

Then came quantitative trading. EHarmony’s “scientific approach” came out in 2000, with later editions augmented by an “algorithm of love.” OkCupid, launched in 2004, has brought us big-data dating…

Then came high-frequency trading. Sites like Grindr, launched in 2009, or Tinder, launched in 2012, give a whole new meaning to what Michael Lewis has described as “flash boys” in the financial markets. We now swipe left or right so quickly that we can’t even fully process the transactions—in this case, people—flashing across our screens.

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11:00 pm
fyprogramming:

jhudesign:

And this is how people learn corging… whoops, I mean coding.


Nothing better than puppies and coding

fyprogramming:

jhudesign:

And this is how people learn corging… whoops, I mean coding.

Nothing better than puppies and coding

10:17 pm
alexanderpf:

McDonald’s CIO on Why It’s Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day
McDonald’s U.S. CIO talks about why the fast-food giant chose to support Apple’s new contactless payment technology out of the gate and how it built on its experience with Google Wallet to help make Apple Pay a customer magnet.
Full Story: CIO via emergentfutures
alexanderpf: That data will hopefully be processed along with information from the activity tracker to give your healthcare provider a clear picture of how at risk you are to chronic illness. 
I’m not saying that people with health issues should simply be charged more — but rather that (and here is where we enter imaginationland) we use our economic system to encourage wellness over wealth. I’d gladly partially subsidize someone else’s organic beats whenever I decide to stop at In-and-Out for a double-double. 

alexanderpf:

McDonald’s CIO on Why It’s Supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day

McDonald’s U.S. CIO talks about why the fast-food giant chose to support Apple’s new contactless payment technology out of the gate and how it built on its experience with Google Wallet to help make Apple Pay a customer magnet.

Full Story: CIO via emergentfutures

alexanderpf: That data will hopefully be processed along with information from the activity tracker to give your healthcare provider a clear picture of how at risk you are to chronic illness. 

I’m not saying that people with health issues should simply be charged more — but rather that (and here is where we enter imaginationland) we use our economic system to encourage wellness over wealth. I’d gladly partially subsidize someone else’s organic beats whenever I decide to stop at In-and-Out for a double-double. 

October 19, 2014 9:21 pm October 18, 2014 5:38 pm October 16, 2014 10:03 pm
"But what’s easy to miss here is that said cable companies have merrily gobbled up the vast majority of means by which Americans might access this new standalone HBO. That’s why HBO’s announcement comes along with the thought that the company might partner with cable companies to offer some sort of HBO deal related to buying broadband service from them. Or, put another way, this might be the death knell for cable companies. But it also might be the ultimate signifier of just how much power they truly have."
9:42 pm October 15, 2014 11:49 pm