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Samsung promises data speeds of ‘tens of gigabits per second’ by 2020 after making 5G breakthrough

Samsung promises data speeds of ‘tens of gigabits per second’ by 2020 after making 5G breakthrough | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Some parts of the world, such as China, have yet to launch 4G networks, but already Samsung is promising to deliver high speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020. The ...
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Storify Launches VIP Service for Publishers

Storify Launches VIP Service for Publishers | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Storify announced it will offer a premium VIP service for publishers, as well as WordPress VIP integration.
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New CCFC Guide to Help Early Educators Navigate Digital World; Facing the Screen Dilemma Separates Hype From What Children Really Need | Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood

New CCFC Guide to Help Early Educators Navigate Digital World; Facing the Screen Dilemma Separates Hype From What Children Really Need | Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
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Facebook posts $59 million net loss in fiscal Q3, touts 1.01 billion active users

Facebook posts $59 million net loss in fiscal Q3, touts 1.01 billion active users | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
The bloom is slightly off the rose for Facebook.
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Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation | TechCrunch

Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation | TechCrunch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
On stage at the second-day keynote, Major General Robert Wheeler talked about the changing role of industry and enterprise as it relates to technological innovation, and how where once the military led in that department, now the vast majority of...
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One big misunderstanding?: The problem with misconceptions and epublishing

One big misunderstanding?: The problem with misconceptions and epublishing | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
One of the biggest misunderstandings that plagues the publishing industry today is that ebooks are inherently cheaper, faster, and easier to produce than their print counterparts and, as a result, ...
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New E-Reader for Under $13 From Txtr | Digital Book World

New E-Reader for Under $13 From Txtr | Digital Book World | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
German e-bookseller txtr will shake up the e-book market later this year when it releases an e-reader smaller, lighter and cheaper than any currently on the market.
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Self-Publishing Partnership To Turn Libraries Into Publishers, Patrons Into ... - mediabistro.com

Self-Publishing Partnership To Turn Libraries Into Publishers, Patrons Into ... - mediabistro.com | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing Partnership To Turn Libraries Into Publishers, Patrons Into ...mediabistro.comLibrary patrons will no longer just be readers, thanks to a new partnership between digital publishing company FastPencil and library technology provider...
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If Twitter Gets Into The Video-Hosting Game, It Could Be A Wonderful, And Horrible, Thing | TechCrunch

If Twitter Gets Into The Video-Hosting Game, It Could Be A Wonderful, And Horrible, Thing | TechCrunch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
According to AllThingsD, Twitter has decided to get into the business of hosting video by acquiring NYC startup Vine. We've reached out to Twitter but haven't been able to confirm this as of yet.
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3 Social Media Hacks to Learn From

3 Social Media Hacks to Learn From | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
If you manage a company social media account -- whether your own or your business' -- beware these mishaps.
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Microsoft’s ‘Digits’ Replicates Human Movement On-Screen

Microsoft’s ‘Digits’ Replicates Human Movement On-Screen | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
New software blends the digital and real worlds and allows for the potential of hands-free control of your devices.
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Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly

Smore - Design beautiful online flyers and publish instantly | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
The days of posting a flyer around the neighborhood are over. Smore helps you create amazing pages that you’d be proud to share.

 

Handy for creating posters, flyers, collages, newsletter etc.


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Storms That Spawned Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes Seen from Space (Video)

Storms That Spawned Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes Seen from Space (Video) | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
The storms that gave rise to the Moore, Okla. tornado and others nearby were sighted from space.
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Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries

Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
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OpenArch Adds A “Digital Layer” To The Average Room | TechCrunch

OpenArch Adds A “Digital Layer” To The Average Room | TechCrunch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Creating a workable Minority Report-like screen isn't very hard but what about an entire room or building that responds to touch, voice, and movement? Now that's hard.
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Book Data Could Turn Libraries Into Scavenger Hunts

Book Data Could Turn Libraries Into Scavenger Hunts | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Detecting the exact components of a good book is as difficult as deducing a recipe from a finished dish.
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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8 "Service Pack" - Before Its Launch

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8 "Service Pack" - Before Its Launch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Is a service pack still a service pack when it's called by another name? For Windows 8, it might be.
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Wikimedia enables ebook export feature on Wikipedia for your offline reading pleasure

Wikimedia enables ebook export feature on Wikipedia for your offline reading pleasure | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Wikimedia today announced that it has enabled a new EPUB export feature on Wikipedia, but only on the English version of the site. You can use the new feature to collate your personal ...
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Verizon Wireless To Hit 400 LTE Market Goal Ahead Of Schedule, Says CTO Nicola Palmer | TechCrunch

Verizon Wireless To Hit 400 LTE Market Goal Ahead Of Schedule, Says CTO Nicola Palmer | TechCrunch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
It's been less than two years since Verizon first lit up its 4G LTE network, and there's little question that it's been growing at a quick clip.
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Idea Box draws community to public library

Idea Box draws community to public library | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play.” The 9 x 13 glass-enclosed space opened in March and has already played host to...

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New learning spaces for new learning

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Reed Hastings Won’t Be Returning To Microsoft’s Board, Will Skip Re-Election | TechCrunch

Reed Hastings Won’t Be Returning To Microsoft’s Board, Will Skip Re-Election | TechCrunch | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Today, Microsoft announced a shakeup on the board side of the company by announcing that Reed Hastings will not be seeking re-election.
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Installation Goers Walk Through Rain Without Getting Wet - PSFK

Installation Goers Walk Through Rain Without Getting Wet - PSFK | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
'Rain Room' exhibit in London is a non-stop shower that responds to visitors’ movements.
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Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com

Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com | ChadMairn_ThingsILike | Scoop.it
Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.

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