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50 pc of Android devices vulnerable: report - CIOL

50 pc of Android devices vulnerable: report - CIOL | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

More than 50 per cent of Android devices are susceptible to security errors which facilitate rouge applications gaining access to the OS and also information stored in the devices, finds finds a report by Duo Security, a mobile security firm.

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The Car That Can Run For 100 Years Without Refuelling - The Thorium Car | TechCrunch360

The Car That Can Run For 100 Years Without Refuelling - The Thorium Car | TechCrunch360 | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Thorium power?  Now there is an idea.

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The big mistake nearly every designer makes. — Medium

The big mistake nearly every designer makes. — Medium | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
And quite honestly, it’s not a mistake that is unique to the design profession.
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Make time to grow.....

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Thing Piece: The Ugliest Sign in America — Matter — Medium

Thing Piece: The Ugliest Sign in America - Matter - Medium
How an LED eyesore swept across the country and made stores everywhere a little bit worse
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Fascinating starting point to a potential project theme.....

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Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker

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The humanInside the top-secret lab where the world’s most powerful design team created the Apple Watch.

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The human designer.

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Raspberry Pi 2 revealed: Huge performance increase, Windows 10 support - ExtremeTech

Raspberry Pi 2 revealed: Huge performance increase, Windows 10 support - ExtremeTech | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The new Raspberry Pi 2 is now available with about six times the total CPU performance and the same price tag at $35 -- but with added Windows 10 support.

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Now its getting even more useful!

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A low cost Braille printer invented by 13-year old Shubham - Maxability

A low cost Braille printer invented by 13-year old Shubham - Maxability | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Many of us do not know how do people with blindness read the printed material. Even the same question is in the mind of 13-year old Shubham Banerjee. He has done some research and was shocked to know that the braille printers are too expensive. Realising the fact that most of the people with disabilities …
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Are your students inventive? 

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another wind turbine failure - Google Search

another wind turbine failure - Google Search | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Few people know that Wind turbines suffer failures. How would you make safer turbines?

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CES 2015: Five big 3D printing trends to shape the year ahead

CES 2015: Five big 3D printing trends to shape the year ahead | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
CES 2015 launched its first 3D printing pavilion and TechRepublic's Lyndsey Gilpin scoured it for the latest developments. Here are the five big trends she found.
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3D Printing in 2015.  Watch the invasion of the classroom.

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(2) Home - Quora

(2) Home - Quora | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Seriously, there is a problem here.  Don't always rely on specifications. There are many differences. Real World test are better.  In this case, its better design.

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14 Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2014

14 Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2014 | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
On January 23rd of this year, 3DPrint.com officially launched. We were just a 2-man team back then -- but fast forward 11 months and we now have 5 full time emp
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Some interesting examples of where the 'state of the art' is in 2014.

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Dream Car 2015 | Toyota UK

dream car art contest What would the best car in the world look like?
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Now we are getting somewhere...... 

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Design and technology 'marginalised'

Design and technology 'marginalised' | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Lost in the curriculum? I'll say it again and again..... Design and Technology taught well is just what the engineers and innovators of the future need to experience. 

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/11/13/design-education-tragic-says-jonathan-ive-apple/

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Lego's egalitarian instructions from the 1970s

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This is going around the 'net like lightning. It's wonderful, but is it real? How likely is it that Lego would have used a proportional Times-esque typeface--with such rough layout--in the early 1970s?
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Hoorah, hoorah..... its like a new conservative Education manifesto (Not).  A lot can be learned from a toy.  Come on Le -go (let go).

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A single GCSE for D&T – will it fly?

A single GCSE for D&T – will it fly? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Design & technology (D&T) is a relative newcomer to the curriculum. Its roots which go back to the late 1800s can be found in the teaching of a variety of crafts very much on a gender biase...
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D&T should be at the HEART of the curriculum...so, no, it cannot fly.

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The big mistake nearly every designer makes. — Medium

The big mistake nearly every designer makes. — Medium | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
And quite honestly, it’s not a mistake that is unique to the design profession.
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Is Microsoft still the CIO's best friend? | ZDNet

Is Microsoft still the CIO's best friend? | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The relationship between the CIO and Microsoft goes back decades - but that doesn't mean that either side can be complacent.
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Times,they are a'changin'.....

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Well That Didn't Work: The 1899 Car With a Full-Size Wooden Horse Head Stuck to the Front | WIRED

Well That Didn't Work: The 1899 Car With a Full-Size Wooden Horse Head Stuck to the Front | WIRED | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Well That Didn’t Work: The 1899 Car With a Full-Size Wooden Horse Head Stuck to the Front
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The early years of the American auto industry looked a lot like Silicon Valley today. Instead of countless apps and startups aiming to fix problems that probably don’t exist, the entrepreneurs of the age were making all sorts of new kinds of cars, before the industry was pared down to just a few juggernauts.

That includes Uriah Smith of Battle Creek, Michigan, a Seventh-day Adventist preacher who also dabbled in engineering. He figured the biggest problem with cars was that they scared the bejeezus out of horses, with dangerous results.

This was a serious issue: Horses scare easily and run fast, which is a problem when people have tied them to heavy carts. (They also bite, kick, and liberally distribute manure.) In 1900, they killed 200 people in New York City, according to the University of California Transportation Center’s ACCESS magazine. In 2014, when the city’s population was four times larger, fewer than 300 people were killed in all traffic accidents.

So presumably, anything that could make horses less likely to freak out would have been welcome. And in 1899, Smith announced his vehicle, the Horsey Horseless. According to his patent, it was a “new and original design for a vehicle body, and it has for its object to provide a design of this character that shall be both useful and ornamental.” (If you’ve ever wondered how someone who spends his time in the pulpit would write a patent application, there’s your answer.)

More simply, it was a car with a big wooden horse head stuck on the front of it. It looked as if someone had grabbed the figurehead from the prow of a ship and plunked it on a car as a massively oversized hood ornament. Added bonus: The hollow equine bust doubled as a fuel tank.

The idea was straightforward: If a car looks like a horse, actual horses won’t be scared of it. And they won’t cause a ruckus. “The live horse would be thinking of another horse,” Smith said, “and before he could discover his error and see that he had been fooled, the strange carriage would have passed, and it would then be too late to grow frantic and fractious.” Problem solved.

The Horsey Horseless didn’t catch on. It’s not even clear if Smith ever produced or sold one. But we do know that had he convinced people to give him money for this thing, it wouldn’t have worked. “A horse would not be fooled,” says Lauren Fraser, a horse behavior consultant in British Columbia. “The animals deserve—but don’t always receive—a bit more credit than that for their intelligence.” They didn’t get it from Smith.

Plus, Smith missed the bigger point: Visual trickery wasn’t the way to go. “The biggest thing that horses use for recognition is smell,” says Dr. Carey Williams, an equine specialist at Rutgers University. It doesn’t matter how much mare urine you pour on the wooden sculpture, “it’s not gonna smell like a horse.” Especially since the vehicle will produce other scents—like gasoline, oil, and wood—that reveal it to be something else.

Yes, horses can spook easily. But they also have good memories, and stop freaking out once they’re used to a new thing. For today’s carriage horses in cities like New York, for example, “their first or second time might be a little scary because it’s all new,” Williams says. But after a few more trips, “they don’t even look at the cars anymore, cause they know they’re not gonna get hurt.” Ultimately, it’s that ability to learn—not the inability to distinguish a piece of wood from a fellow Equus ferus caballus—that made their cohabitation with the automobile possible.
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So, they expect horses - give 'em horses. #FAIL.

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11 Unreal Augmented Reality Examples

11 Unreal Augmented Reality Examples | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Unreal?  No, these are as real as they can be, augmentedly!It may seem that Augmented Reality use in marketing campaigns is slowing down; however, some marketers have found ways to use it to create some very intere

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Unreal?  No, these are as real as they can be  -  Augmentedly!

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Ideas Box fuses design and technology to transform refugee life | ZDNet

Ideas Box fuses design and technology to transform refugee life | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A French project to bring mobile libraries and connectivity to people in the aftermath of crises has been given a vote of confidence in a recent 'tech for good' list.
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This sounds very innovative.......

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Learning to code: How CareerFoundry's program launches successful careers

Learning to code: How CareerFoundry's program launches successful careers | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
In the U.S. today, the vast majority of young students pick up, put down, play with, watch, and interact with electronics all day long. Their smartphones are the core of their social lifestyle, and...
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Excellent news

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When Stop Motion met 3D Printing

When Stop Motion met 3D Printing | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Whilst 3D printing technology is a relatively modern concept, stop motion animation has been around for decades. Who would have thought then, that the two would fit together so effortlessly? Of course, when you look at it logistically, it's obvious......
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Music, animation and 3D Printing.....

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Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History

Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Guess who's coming to dinner.
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If this is true, it may have made a massive difference. It's a shame no one from the UK Government could have the same experience.....Jobs was a 'one-off'.  That said, I'm sure Jony Ive has tried his best.

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Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality

Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple uncerimoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. Although the iPod Classic probably won't be coming back any time soon, this concept, if it were to become real, would make it all ok.
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Nice idea - maybe an alternative UI (retro) UI?

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Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind.

Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Pro...
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Amazing - man and machine - technology and design in perfect synchronisation.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.


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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 2014 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:50 AM

Very useful!