Innevation BLOG

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries brought to you by Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to students that shows anybody can learn the basics of coding. With

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Data has gotten a bad rap. In the last several years, thanks to high-profile scandals and a tumultuous political climate, there’s been an increasing sense that data transparency means a loss of privacy and an infringement on our personal rights by government and corporations. But data shouldn’t be a dirty word. In the right hands, and when collected responsibly, data is one of the best tools available for improving the way we live. Our cities, in particular,

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Spencer Stewart Chancellor, Western Governors University – Nevada Q&A What does your company do? WGU Nevada was established in 2015 as a partnership between Western Governors University and the state of Nevada with a unique mission to help Nevadans obtain a quality education. When WGU was established in 1997, the founding governors realized that technology, the internet, and a new model of competency-based education could transform higher education by creating new opportunities for working adults. The

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A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung and Apple are increasingly investing in (and showcasing) improvements wrought entirely from code. Computational photography is the only real battleground now. The reason for this shift is pretty simple: Cameras can’t get too much better than they are right now, or at least not without some rather extreme shifts in

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There are plenty of drones designed for flying indoors. You know what those drones can’t do, however? Open doors. At least, that’s true in 99 percent of cases. Fortunately, the diminutive Flycrotug microdrone is the exception to the rule — and all it needs is a partner drone and its trusty lasso. In a proof-of-concept demonstration, Flycrotug’s creators showed how two drones could attach their onboard cables to a door handle, anchor themselves to the floor using

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11/1: Las Vegas Kubernetes Meetup 11/1: PHP Vegas  11/6: Elastic Las Vegas User Group  11/6: Architect Anything Meetup 11/6: Code Hearted Meetup 11/6: International Game Developers Meetup 11/6: Las Vegas Hardware Startups 11/7: Las Vegas Macintosh User Group 11/7: Las Vegas GO Meetup 11/8: Las Vegas Monitoring Meetup 11/8: Las Vegas Unity 3D Meetup 11/8: Las Vegas WooCommerce Meetup Interested in having a Meetup at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center? Email us at events@innevation.com

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At its Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe today announced a number of new products in its Creative Cloud suite. Among those is Project Aero, a new tool that allows for building new AR experiences, and Project Gemini for painting and drawing on the iPad. The ‘Project’ moniker is Adobe’s way of signifying that these are still early-stage products and not quite ready for prime time yet. Over time, though, they typically become fully named

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Once superintelligence arrives, we don’t know if it’s going to be on our side or against us. But in the meantime, you could do a lot worse than training artificial intelligence to respond like humanity’s best friend, the dog. That’s what researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence set out to do recently with a new deep-learning A.I. that is designed to predict how dogs would respond in any given situation. “The

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