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Edcetera expands its footprint in engineering education with the acquisition of exam prep solution PrepFE.
Buried within the tZero Offering Memorandum for its ongoing initial coin offering were several interesting items of note. The first was the fact the SEC was in the process of reviewing the offering. Another interesting bit of information was the fact tZero has acquired a majority stake in VerifyInvestor.
Independent contractors have always had issues keeping track of their expenses, and DTLA-based Levee has built a platform to help solve that. The team of five, like the other startups, have found their business habits creep into their personal lives.
Making Taxes Easy & Maybe Even Fun
And that’s because Apple, for whatever reason, doesn’t allow native animations to take place on the wearable...However, the clever team over at We Make Apps has put together Pitch Out, the best workaround I’ve seen yet.
To help the shared economy community handle their business, Davis developed the Tabby app with his technical co-founder, Damien Sutevski.
Another anonymous mobile chat app: Poundcake lets you create your own rooms to talk with your friends. No signup is required, be in a room in 1 second. It's that fast. Everytime you enter a room, you are assigned a random icon. You can also join rooms for colleges and trending hashtags on Twitter.
Well to make this process easy and swift there is a new mobile app in town called Poundcake. This app is out on a mission to make communication super fast. With this app you can now join or start exclusive conversations with folks on any hashtag or topic you wish to know or discuss about.
Filing a tax return can be a daunting experience for an independent contractor. There’s the obligation to keep an accurate log of business expenses. There’s the dread of navigating a morass of potential deductions. There’s the need to save throughout the year to pay the government back.
We Did It - You Can Too!
My friend Damien Sutevski and I tried to game Warren Buffett’s 2014 March Madness bet with the public. Kinda goofy but it attracted 21,000 signups and a mention on Nate Silver’s blog, fivethirtyeight. The biggest challenge of this project was designing a bracket visualization system that was responsive down to tablet and mobile.
Damien Sutevski is trying to boost those collective odds. Sutevski, a graduate student at UCLA who studies fusion engineering, created the website Take Buffett’s Billion to coordinate entries. People who sign up are assigned brackets that are likely without ever being duplicative. They agree to donate any winnings to charities (the Immunity Project and Habitat for Humanity).
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This is a full-length practice exam for the NCEES® FE Electrical and Computer exam. It includes 110 problems, thorough and detailed solutions, and an optional Performance Analysis tool available online for you to interpret your results.
Versatile uses of 3-D printing sparks its demand.
Scattered across my laptop, home and office computers are dozens, if not hundreds, of academic papers, journal articles and other referenced work.
Even after sitting in on a UCLA web design course, watching various online video tutorials and working through a textbook, I had made only a small dent in creating my personal website.
The general decline of Westwood Village ““ characterized by a loss of retail stores, a decline in moviegoers, a lack of parking and the issue of homelessness ““ compelled the Westside Urban Forum to engage UCLA’s cityLAB in developing a future plan to restore the community on Monday.
With only his last name, university ID number and birth date, I reset and changed a friend’s password to gain access to his UCLA law school email account Thursday. I then told Eric Bollens, a software architect at the Office of Information Technology and a fifth-year computer science student, about this “exploit.” Bollens relayed the information and within an hour, the IT security department had disabled the reset password feature for LawNET. While researching this column, I attended DEF CON, an annual hacker convention, in Las Vegas this summer.
When it comes to buying a computer, I have a few things to consider. The obvious advantage of purchasing online is that it ships directly to me. As a busy graduate student, this is an invaluable service.
More gluten-free menu options will soon be available at Il Tramezzino, a restaurant in the Anderson School of Management courtyard that wants to cater to gluten-free eaters.
Cellphone users frustrated with short battery lives may soon have a more convenient charger at their disposal ““ the recycling of energy from the phone’s own backlight.
I got my first computer in fourth grade. In fifth grade, I found my first ““ and only ““ online girlfriend.
To build racket control and speed, a group of young children dashed to pick up their rackets in their first tennis lesson drills Friday night at Van Ness Recreation Center in South Los Angeles.
A sellout crowd of more than 400 people packed a Broad Art Center auditorium decorated with multiple visual displays, musical instruments and a crowd-sourced, fully-automated Nerf gun.
At the headquarters of Homeboy Industries located in downtown Los Angeles, Jesuit Father Greg Boyle works to reform the lives of nearly 200 former gang members.
Less lecturing and more interaction may significantly improve higher education learning, a new study suggests.
Den season bus passes are now a reality. Undergraduate Students Association Council General Representative David Bocarsly announced the season pass this week, two weeks after being sworn into his position.
At Facebook’s first SoCal Camp Hackathon competition this weekend, a team of UCLA computer science students spent 24 hours building an application that involves video conferencing and drawing on a shared canvas.
Marc Reicher used to play 400 poker hands per hour using only a mouse and a keyboard. But on April 15, the home page of the second-year math and economics student’s favorite poker website, PokerStars.com, was replaced by this greeting: “This domain name has been seized by the FBI.” In an FBI crackdown this month, the three largest online poker websites were shut down on charges of illegal gambling activities.