UX For Good

Help Do Some UX for Good

UX for Good is an organization that brings user experience skills to bear on some of the most difficult social issues we face. For this year’s annual challenge, UX For Good be working with Aegis Trust, which established the Kigali Genocide Memorial on behalf of the Rwandan people in 2004. More than a museum or shrine, […]

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Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

Fifty-three years ago today, Yuri Gagarin pierced the veil of Earth’s fragile atmosphere in his Vostok 1 space capsule, becoming the first human being to enter “outer space.” His trip was barely even dipping the tip of a toe into the ocean, but what he began should always be remembered in the annals of human history. In 2001 George and Loretta Whitesides (nee Hidalgo) threw a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yuri’s flight. That party has grown into a yearly event, with over 300 parties around the world being held today and this weekend.

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Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

GEMS was started to address the well documented but underserved problem of girls not taking high-level math and science classes in high school, thereby limiting their college and career options. It has evolved over the years into a full-focus STEM program, addressing the dearth of female engineers and computer scientists, in addition to the workforce problem of low numbers of female workers in these fields.

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Have Yourself an Angsty Little Christmas: 12 Geeky Holiday Tunes to Raise Your Spirits

The winter solstice is a time of joy and merriment. It’s a time to visit family, to renew old friendships, and commune in a spirit of love, brotherhood and sisterhood with our fellow Homo sapiens. It’s no wonder, then, that this season has produced some of the most angst-filled music ever heard, and no one knows how to throw down the angst like a geek.

Here are 12 great and geeky holiday tunes to help you alleviate your holiday angst.

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Find Bluetooth Speakers For Everyone on Your Shopping List

I wanted to share four speakers I’ve been testing for the last couple of months. All four work with most Bluetooth enabled devices, including Mac, iOS and Android; include rechargeable batteries, and a line out for directly connecting to devices. But there the similarities end. The size and features are different, but, more importantly, the price for each vary greatly, but so does the sound quality.

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Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt to Work Day VI #tshirtday

GeekDads Represent: What Band T-Shirt Are You Wearing Today? #tshirtday

Wear your band t-shirt Friday, take a selfie, and send pictures to the 6 Music website and/or via Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #tshirtday or #6MusicTShirtDay, and they will be rewarded for their efforts by receiving one specially designed 6 Music t-shirt as a mark of our appreciation for their support. We’re asking GeekDad readers to do that, but then also post their T-shirts to our Flickr page, and we’ll show the results here in a live feed.

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