50 Firefox 3 Add-ons That Will Transform Your Academic Research Posted on Thursday July 17, 2008 by Staff Writers Out of the box, Firefox 3 is already an incredible web browser. But when you consider all of the power tools that can be added to enhance your research, it’s even better. Check out these add-ons for Firefox 3, and you’ll take your browser to the next level and transform your academic research. Sharing & Discovery A Quick, Painless Tutorial on the Python Language Norman Matloff University of California, Davis June 17, 2008 The battle between SSD and HDD is over, and the winner is clear Hadrian While there are merits to both Solid State Drives and Hard Disk Drives, the choice at this point is clear — you need an SSD. The price advantage HDDs once held is quickly slipping, and unless you have 1TB or more of data to store, you should buy a system with an SSD. They provide a noticeable bump in performance during boot-up times and data movement, often clocking in at five times faster than the speeds possible on an HDD. Storage Capacity Mike Mols
Emerging Technologies Ready to Break Out, In One Chart In Brief Research group Gartner is famous for its "hype cycle for emerging technologies," which breaks down new tech into a neat graph that predicts which technologies are ready to be commercialized today. According to Gartner, new technology with the potential to be exponential usually follows a predictable cycle: Early innovation, then a peak of inflated expectations, then a period of disillusionment, followed by a steady rise to ubiquity and profitability.For instance, Gartner is pointing to autonomous vehicles as a technology at the peak of hype. But that doesn’t mean that autonomous vehicles won’t change the world — they will, but it might take 5 to 10 years to be commercially viable.
100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling. If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that can help you bring your best to all you do. Pick out a few to start with, then get ready to listen and learn while you're in the car, on the treadmill, or during your morning commute. 1.
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