Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focused On Machine Learning And Language Processing Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – Famed inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing. He starts this upcoming Monday, according to a report issued on his website. It’s certainly very interesting news, but it does not come as a huge shock. (IT news)

Human After All: Why Nate Silver’s Math Revolution Won’t Kill The Punditsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? (IT news)

2013 IT Checklist: Top 5 Must-Have Skillsetsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Well I can’t believe it but ThanksHanuChristmas is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was BBQing in the yard and lazing by the pool. Well, with three kids, it isn’t really lazing … more like dunking and throwing. (IT news)

Pundit Forecasts All Wrong, Silver Perfectly Right. Is Punditry Dead?view story

http://techcrunch.com – The New York Times election statistician, Nate Silver, perfectly predicted all 50 states last night for President Obama, while every single major pundit was wrong–some comically wrong. (IT news)

Telecoms tipped to take 10 percent of global energyview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyAlcatel-Lucent is calling for urgent action to improve the energy efficiency of telecommunications networks amid predictions that, on current projections, the Internet could consume as much as 10 percent of global energy supply by 2020. (IT news)

CompTIA Breakaway 2012: Big Data, M2M & Rumors in the Hallsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – CompTIA Breakaway 2012 has attracted several hundred VARs and MSPs this week in Las Vegas. So what’s the chatter here in the halls? Beyond cloud computing, CompTIA is now focused on Big Data and Machine to Machine opportunities for partners, said CEO Todd Thibodeaux. Also, he called on the U.S. (IT news)

Valve's Newell: Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linuxview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm not really a gamer, and I also think that the interface of Windows 8 isn't too bad at all since it also offers a traditional desktop, but I found the following article quite interesting... (Hardware)

Microsoft Office 2013 (Formerly Office 15) Launch Date, Pricing?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Microsoft Office 2013 (formerly Office 15) will offer cloud integration with SkyDrive, and social media integration with Yammer, SharePoint and Skype. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled an Office 2013 Customer Preview today, positioning it as a “cloud service” best used with Windows 8 on PCs and tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface tablets. (IT news)

Help With Events Predictor - Your Predictions Wanted!view story

http://www.unix.com – Excuse me for cross-posting, but as no-one reads the Members Forum, it seems, I will leave this here for a while: Hi. We're looking to inject some life into our Events Predictor feature, and recently assigned member ni2 to manage it. If you could help out by offering predictions you would like to see in the areas of: Natural Events Business and Finance People Sports Science and Technology (HowTos)

Manage Your Vehicle With aCarview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – I’m what some people call a “hypermiler”. Yes, I drive a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid and I like to try to maximize my fuel mileage when I drive. Ok, before you start groaning about me being the slow guy in the left lane, I’m not that guy. Driving in the left lane is bad for mileage, so why would I go there? (IT news)