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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘engineering’

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Buxom Beer Wench Graces Ladies’ Room at Twitter HQ

When your company is under fire for its lack of women in leadership roles, and your CEO makes a pretty ill-advised response to said criticism, the last thing you want to be doing is promoting anything – anything that could be perceived as even borderline sexist, misogynistic, or any other type of -ist, -ism, or -istic. Twitter engineering manager Jill …

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Twitter Acquires Tech Training Company Marakana to Help Run New ‘Twitter University’

Twitter wants to make sure its engineers are some of the best around, and in order to assure that they’ve just acquired an open source training company to help. The company is Marakana, a company that has developed courses for Android, Java, HTML5, Scala, Python, Hadoop, jQuery and others over the past 10 years. Marakana also boasts that they have …

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Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO

3D printers are becoming cheaper by the day, but the relatively high prices still keep the technology out of the hands of aspiring engineers. So, what’s an engineering student to do? Build one out of an old LEGO set, of course. Matthew Krueger, an engineering student, took to Instructables to show off his new 3D printer made almost completely out …

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Virginia Tech Gets A 3D Printer Vending Machine

Futurists often depict a world where anything and everything can be immediately obtained from easy to use machines. It’s as simple as a machine beaming in particles and rearranging them into a physical object that one can interact with. It may not be the same thing, but Virginia Tech has a new machine that’s awfully close. It’s called the Dream …

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Facebook Says They’ll Update Their Apps Every 4-8 Weeks

Facebook is adopting a new date-driven release process for mobile apps, and that will benefit you by making sure you have a new feature, bug fix, or tweak on your Facebook apps every month or two. “Until recently, our mobile app development was feature-driven. We’d decide on a bundle of features, furiously work on them, test them, and ship. Great …

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Google On Commitment To Supporting Female Engineering

Lately, some articles have come out about how Google is trying to keep more women working for the company. The articles have ramped up since longtime Googler Marissa Mayer left the company to take the CEO gig at Yahoo. Google has reportedly increased its maternity leave for female employees. The company has also uploaded this video about its CodeF program …

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Frank Gehry Is Designing the New Facebook Engineering Building

Facebook is expanding, and they have just announced that the expansion is being designed by one of the modern icons of architecture. Frank Gehry will be behind the new addition to Facebook’s Menlo Park campus. You may know Gehry as the guy who built the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. Gehry, who …

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The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back it up. And a top-level Facebook engineer has just revealed much of the extent of it. Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP …

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Find Out If You Should Stay Until After the Credits with New Foursquare Connected App

Well, isn’t this neat. Foursquare has just announced that the After Credits app has been added to their list of Connected Apps. What does that mean for you? Saving time. Sweet, sweet time. If you’re not up to speed on Foursquare’s Connected Apps, here’s a quick refresher: Foursquare allows users to connect third party apps to their Foursquare accounts. These …

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Facebook Building New Engineering Team In London

If you’re anywhere near London (or have the inclination to make a move) and fancy yourself a talented engineer, you could land a job with Facebook. That’s because the company has just announced that they are hiring a new engineering team to be based in London. From a note on the Facebook Engineering page: London is a perfect fit for …

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Women In Science & Math: Where Are They?

Girls may be more precocious than boys when it comes to getting good marks in the classroom, but somehow that doesn’t lead to most of these girls pursuing careers in the fields of science and math in their adult life. There’s an odd, stifling phenomenon pervading the classrooms when it comes to academic performance between genders. For instance, merely indicating …

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