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Microsoft Office 2013 Launches Tomorrow: What You Need to Know

Microsoft Office 2013 Launches Tomorrow: What You Need to Know | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft is planning an event on Tuesday, Jan. 29, seemingly to coincide with the launch of the next version of Office.
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$99 per year?  The cost of Office rises.

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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech - Edutopia

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech - Edutopia | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sixth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.

Via John Evans
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Make, enjoy, learn.....

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A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery

A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
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Fascinating!

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Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app

Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple has remained silent on its plans for PrimeSense, the 3D scanning firm it acquired last November. But a new iPad app based on some of the same underlying technology--which allows users to quickly capture three dimensional models for use in CAD and 3D printing via a third party peripheral--indicates that Apple may be planning to integrate the tech into future iPads as a differentiating feature.
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PrimeSense itSeez3D is a ground breaking 3D scanning device that Designers can use on the move.

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Icing Images Releases Advanced Edible Printing Software program Features - Atw.sg - Cheap Printing Company

Icing Images Releases Advanced Edible Printing Software program Features - Atw.sg - Cheap Printing Company | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Winchester, VA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Last week, Topping Images’ released updates to their edible printing software tool, iPrint, to enhance the flexibility of modifying photos for printing on icing sheets.

. iPrint is Topping Images’ online software program made…Read more ›
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Mmmmmm....sweet toppings with creative flourishes.  Perfect for D&T/Art?

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33 Ridiculously Clever Product Packages From Around The World - StumbleUpon

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/98VLp5/1udT8JdCr:jmNm3H4h/news.distractify.com/fun/the-most-creative-and-clever-packaging/

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Love these ideas.  I guess the 'beardy' ones are a little passé, but some other packaging innovations deserve an airing and may stimulate thinking.

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DIY IoT computer smaller than a square inch

DIY IoT computer smaller than a square inch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Hits crowdfund target, ready to ship
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A lower cost computer - a Square inch in size. Imagine the possibilities?

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Apple Introduces Education Pricing for iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, Now Starting at $469 and $379

Apple Introduces Education Pricing for iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, Now Starting at $469 and $379 | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple has introduced reduced education pricing for the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, offering both tablets at starting prices of $469 and...
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Great News - Small changes, but these prices will be valued.

 

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'Thermal Touch' Tech Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

'Thermal Touch' Tech Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Screen | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Still 5-10 years away, Metaio's technology will eventually focus on heads-up displays or interactive spectacles.
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AstroPrint: Control Your 3D Printer from iOS/Android Devices - iPhoneNess

Those of you who are lucky to have a 3D printer know how much fun they are. You can create all kinds of neat things with a decent 3D printer, but you will
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Whey, hey.  At last.....

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Tablets on the rise in nation’s schools

Tablets on the rise in nation’s schools | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers transform format and pace of lessons for students through iPads, but the devices also raise concerns.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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If there is one market the Tsunami isn't subsiding, its schools.  I have to say that its the same in enterprise.....regardless of what some people think...

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New report calls on government to put design at heart of digital economy | Digital By Default News

New report calls on government to put design at heart of digital economy | Digital By Default News | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A new independent report warns that the UK’s digital economy will not reach its full economic and social potential without the strategic application of design.
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Why can't this ripple turn into a Tsunami?  Design needs to be at the heart of the economy.  Lets get it back on every agenda.  Back to user-centric , embedded, taught, cross discipline opportunities.

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Chap builds mobe based on Raspberry Pi

Chap builds mobe based on Raspberry Pi | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
$US158 phone WILL burn a hole in your pocket
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Raspberry Pi pours on the cream.  Makers crack the possibilities.

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Man compares a DIY $50 3D-printed prosthetic hand to a $42,000 one

Man compares a DIY $50 3D-printed prosthetic hand to a $42,000 one | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Simply amazing changes 3D printing will make...

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15 Most Awesome Lamps And Chandeliers Designs. A Must See! - StumbleUpon

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Some stunners here.....playing with light. Maybe Blackpool Illuminations could borrow a few ideas?

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Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS | TechCrunch

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS  | TechCrunch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with..
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This looks like a really interesting option for D&T developments

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LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Lix 3D pen enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level.
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Am I seeing simulations here?  If not, this looks like a really cool (well, warm actually) tool.  Imagine this in the classroom.

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Photos: 10 clever 3D printed camera accessories

Photos: 10 clever 3D printed camera accessories | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Photo accessories can be expensive, but now some are simple and increasingly easy to 3D print. Here are 10 highly useful 3D printed accessories for your cameras.
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More great ideas to explore.

 

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Ohio Chemist Creates 'Unbreakable' Alternative To Smartphone Glass Coating

Ohio Chemist Creates 'Unbreakable' Alternative To Smartphone Glass Coating | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
At this point, we've got some really amazing technology in our smartphones, and not just on the inside. Corning's continued work on their Gorilla Glass has... by Michael Crider in News
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Unbreakable?

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Rejoice: the USB wall socket is here | Stuff

Rejoice: the USB wall socket is here | Stuff | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Hurrah - a UK version at last.

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Week 01 Teacher on Vimeo

This is "Week 01 Teacher" by Design Thinking for Educators on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Yes, great series of videos on Design Thinking. 

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3D Printing Basics: The Free Beginner's Guide - 3D Printing Industry

3D Printing Basics: The Free Beginner's Guide - 3D Printing Industry | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Welcome to The Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing and what is really is! Whether you're new to 3D printer technology or just looking to close a few knowledge gaps.
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A great guide....

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Adapt to BYOD or Face Extinction by @ALUEnterprise #infographic #alcatellucententerprise http://www.slideshare.net/Alcatel-Lucent_Enterprise/adapt-to-byodorfaceextinctioninfographicen via @SlideShare

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The Creativity Revolution , Some of Us were Integrating Art into Science Long Ago

The Creativity Revolution , Some of Us were Integrating Art into Science Long Ago | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A lot of people who never entered a classroom that I used to teach in, began to chastise me about inserting art into my curriculum. When I stopped laughing, because my side hurt, I started to tell ...

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In fact, before a long time ago.  

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Dedicated to those of us who have been involved in education and doing it with innovation and creativity.

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Microsoft begins rolling out free Skype group video calling | ZDNet

Microsoft begins rolling out free Skype group video calling | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft is making Skype group video calling a free, cross-platform feature, starting with the Windows desktop, Mac and Xbox One platforms.
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Ooooo, beyond one to one.

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New iOS malware with a funky name: "Unflod Baby Panda"

New iOS malware with a funky name: "Unflod Baby Panda" | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

PandaYou may have heard mention, over the past few days, of some curiously-named new iOS malware.

You'll hear it called "Unflod", because of the name of the file in which it was found, as well as "Ba...

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The 'Pandamonium' among reports to cause FUD over iOS. If you decide to ignore the rules - the outcome is black and white.

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