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Digits Hand Tracker: Freehand 3D Computer Interaction Without Gloves

Digits, a wrist-worn gloveless sensor developed by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, U.K., enables 3-D computer interaction in any environment and is practical beyond computer gaming. Please find the video with more technical details here: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=173838
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Is Public WiFi Safe? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Public WiFi Safe? [INFOGRAPHIC] | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In the past year public Wi-Fi usage has gone up 240%, but the questions we should be asking: do we need to protect ourselves when we use it and how can be keep ourselves secure?

 

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Read also my FREE course where YOU will find advice about it and also a FREE program who allows YOU to surf secure here:

 

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 


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Search Google by Image

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Search by Image


Discover all sorts of content that's related to a specific image. Just specify an image, and you'll find other similar or related images as well as relevant results from across the Web.

 

For example, search using a picture of your favorite band and see search results that might include similar images, webpages about the band, and even sites that include the same picture.

 

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A Toy Train in Space

On Aug 24th 2012 we sent my son's favorite train "Stanley" to space in a weather balloon with a HD camera and an old cell phone for GPS. He was recovered 27 miles away in a corn field. This video documents the journey from liftoff to landing.


PLEASE read below, it answers most questions I get emailed.


My 4 year old and Stanley are inseparable like Calvin and Hobbes. He's been attached to him since he was two, and they play, sleep and do everything together. I animated Stanley's face with After Effects and Photoshop to bring him to life how I imagine my son sees him.


Here's the first video I made of my son and Stanley when he was 2 years old, documenting the beginning of their friendship. I shot it over 5 months: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_1lnkUPUkI


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What to Share With Whom: the Social Minefield for Young Professionals [INFOGRAPHIC]

What to Share With Whom: the Social Minefield for Young Professionals [INFOGRAPHIC] | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Image I don’t envy students and those starting out on the career ladder right now.  Combining sharing with a career path, especially when you’re impulsive and inexperienced, is a social minefield.  Back in the old days, knowing what personal...

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Web Design History & Transformation Through The Years [Infographic]

Web Design History & Transformation Through The Years [Infographic] | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

In a new infographic from All Web Design Info, we get to take a look at web design history and how the Internet has evolved since it was first introduced to us.

 

The World Wide Web got introduced to the general public as late as in the 1990s. It feels like it’s been a lot longer since I started using this highly creative way of sharing, innovating and connecting. However, the Internet’s web design history is really fresh compared to many other things we are still using today.

 

HTML has become the backbone of the Internet itself, and it is apparently in its fourth generation right now. Many new and more effective languages have been added since HTML became popular, but it still serves as one of the main keys to creating a visually stunning and user friendly website. The second generation of the HTML language was introduced in order to stop confusion about the tags available. People had started to add their own tags, so between 1992 and 1994 the second generation of HTML was put together to unify the language and make it more simple.

 

Today, HTML 5 is becoming more and more popular, and it looks like many of the features that previously we were only able to include through Java, Javascript and so forth have been injected into the HTML 5 batch enabling more creativity without having to involve other languages. This ultimately makes the work easier for any web developer and designer. Only the collective developers and designers know what web design history will be written in the future since they are the ones who together invent features and approaches that in the future will require simpler implementations.

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

Create Animation - Sketch Star | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Sketch Star is a fantastic place where you can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!

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Another tool to help teach social skills

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Twitter considers video-hosting service, report says

Twitter considers video-hosting service, report says | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The company has been bringing more features in house, including a recent effort to restrict third-party photo services. Read this article by Shara Tibken on CNET News.

 

Read more:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57528730-93/twitter-considers-video-hosting-service-report-says/

 


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A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos

A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great New Feature from YouTube: Add Quizzes to your Videos.


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Edit & share PDFs for free, send faxes from the browser | PDFzen

Edit & share PDFs for free, send faxes from the browser | PDFzen | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Free HTML5 PDF editor. Edit & share PDFs for free, send faxes from the browser - even on iPhone or iPad. No software, no commitment, & no strings attached.

 

PDFzen is a free online PDF editor that lets you edit & share your PDFs without leaving your browser.

 

Free online PDF editing. Simple sharing & faxing. No strings attached.

 

Fill out PDF forms, sign documents, highlight text, leave comments, and even draw on the PDF. You don’t need to create an account to use PDFzen. Just upload your document and start editing. When you are finished, you can download the document as a PDF or get the link to share via email or social media. HTML5 PDF editing means PDFzen works right from the browser of your iPhone or iPad. (Android coming soon.)

 

Trying to go paperless? PDFZen is great for when someone sends you a form to fill out, but you are nowhere near a printer. And you don’t want to spend money on PDF software to only use it one time. And you will never own a fax machine even though it costs you $7 per page to use the fax machine at your local copy shop. (We understand - its the principal of the thing.)

 

If you don’t want to upload your sensitive information to the cloud, download deskPDF Reader with PDFzen integration. Just click on the PDFzen button to publish PDFs to the web. This is great for sharing your edits, and collaborating with others. (Available for Windows & Mac, Linux coming soon.)

 

PDFZen is powered by ServerPDF from Docudesk. Docudesk offers desktop and enterprise PDF solutions for creating, converting, & editing PDFs. For more information on licensing, please click here to contact us.

 

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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations

Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Talking avatars for PowerPoint presentations can help to make more dynamic and familiar presentations. There are many different places where we can download free avatars and characters for presentations.


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Animated Avatars for PowerPoint Presentations
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Bonjour

 

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This course has been a tedious and challenging at time; however, I think that the redesign activities really helped me to see how my activities and lessons can be improved in order to help my students.  

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Professor Word is a useful browser plugin to help you develop your vocabulary. It enables you to click on words in a text on any webpage and get a definition. It also shows related words. Good tool for vocabulary building.

 


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Maria Pia Montoro's comment, October 15, 2012 6:09 AM
contact the developers!
Maria Valdes's comment, October 15, 2012 7:11 AM
It does work with Mac, I've just checked. It might be a problem of the browser, not the app.
Maria Pia Montoro's comment, October 15, 2012 7:21 AM
it works fine for me as well!
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Digital Public Library of America » [November 8-9, 2012] DPLA Appfest

Digital Public Library of America » [November 8-9, 2012] DPLA Appfest | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

 

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is delighted to announce our first Appfest, an informal, open call for both ideas and functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The first Appfest will take place on November 8-9, 2012, at the Chattanooga Public Library on The 4th Floor. We’ll have access to their new 1 gig wireless internet connection, so anything you build should be smokin’ fast!

 

We’re looking for web and mobile apps, data visualization hacks, dashboard widgets that might spice up an end-user’s homepage, or a medley of all of these. There are no strict boundaries on the types of submissions accepted, except that they be open source (the DPLA platform is released under a AGPLv3 license) and interoperable with the DPLA platform. Participants are asked to pitch ideas for apps on the DPLA Appfest wiki page before the event, as pitches made on the wiki will inform what is made on Friday, November 9th.

 

For inspiration, participants might consider building or pitching an app that recommends cultural heritage content such as maps and photographs based on user preferences or a certain set of criteria, an app that helps kids find content related to the topic of their upcoming history paper, or an app that visualizes metadata in new and interesting ways. Any number of approaches to building or pitching an app that utilizes the DPLA platform are open for exploration. Please note that the platform will largely contain cultural heritage data from the DPLA’s seven service hubs, as part of the Digital Hubs Pilot Project. We encourage participants to make their development process open, sharing their designs and sketches and draft code as it develops.

 

The introductions, Appfest demos, and closing session will be streamed live.

 

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Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la/)

 

The DPLA Steering Committee is leading the first concrete steps toward the realization of a large-scale digital public library that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all.

 

The DPLA planning initiative grew out of an October 2010 meeting at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which brought together over 40 representatives from foundations, research institutions, cultural organizations, government, and libraries to discuss best approaches to building a national digital library. In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to begin work on this problem; a two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted at the Berkman Center, will result in a realistic and detailed workplan for launching the DPLA, as well as unveiling of a prototype of the system with specially digitized materials.

 

The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s, but it has not yet materialized. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historical records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials that could be brought together under the frame of the DPLA, but these digital collections often exist in silos. Compounding this problem are disparate technical standards, disorganized and incomplete metadata, and a host of legal issues. No project has yet succeeded in bringing these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together with leading technical experts and the best of private industry to find solutions to these complex challenges. Users have neither coherent access to these materials nor tools to use them in new and exciting ways, and institutions have no clear blueprint for creating a shared infrastructure to serve the public good. The time is right to launch an ambitious project to realize the great promise of the Internet for the advancement of sharing information and of using technology to enable new knowledge and discoveries in the United States.

 

In March 2012, the DPLA Steering Committee drafted an updated Concept Note to describe the initiative ☞ http://dp.la/files/2012/04/DPLA-concept-note-032812-draft-to-SC-1.pdf

 

 

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20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education

20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Social learning is a subset of augmented reality - technology intersecting with traditional learning management to help users gather, interact, and learn.

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Story Structure Diagrams « Ingrid's Notes

Story Structure Diagrams « Ingrid's Notes | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Yes, it's true, I've had story structure on the brain. I've also recently joined pinterest (of which I immediately became addicted). But there's a happy side effect of these two obsessions… this post!

 

Holy Cow! Here's a blog post with 10 different diagrams on story structure! I doubt you will ever need another story structure diagram after looking at these.

 

Some are similar. Some have their own unique twist. And then there's the 17 stages of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth to explore. Yikes -- that's a big one!

 

Of course, the simplest story structure is: problem -- resolution. Add to that a set-up/context in the beginning and a meaningful close at the end, and you are done.

 

Hah -- would that storytelling could be so simple! As every professional storyteller will tell you, a powerful story is all in the delivery. Still, if you don't follow the structures in these diagrams, you will simply end up with a plot-based description: "I went to the store. I bought some bread. I came home." No story there! I doubt you would pay money for that one.

 

Soooo -- check out these diagrams, use them to craft your stories, and you are half-way there. Then go work on your delivery :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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The Art of Online Storytelling

The Art of Online Storytelling | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

It’s all the craze these days, parallax scrolling single page websites. Sure they are over-done, but there are a few exceptional designers who have taken this effect and built a compelling story whilst creating a great user experience. Using several effects, and careful narration, you can subtly mesh into design techniques to create an experience that doesn’t make you feel that it’s just following trend.

 

These sites are more about the story and the emotion that a visitor gets from navigating than being hip. Designers have taken the next steps and moved past just design, it’s about capturing the visitor with content and creating something that is more than just clicks; connecting to the reader, giving them a visual storytelling adventure.


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PowerPoint 2013 reviewed

PowerPoint 2013 reviewed | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

When you first open PowerPoint 2013 you are instantly struck by the sleek new look and feel. This is not only visually appealing but makes the whole program feel very solid and reliable...


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Because somebody has to make fun of our new computer overlords.

Because somebody has to make fun of our new computer overlords. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The Joy of Tech... the comic about pop culture and technology, by Nitrozac and Snaggy!

 

Gust MEES:

 

Learning with comics, read also my FREE courses created with comics here:

http://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 


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Make it Share it - Free online drawing and animation tools

Make it Share it - Free online drawing and animation tools | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Free online drawing and animation tools and software...

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How to embed, record, insert, edit audio in PowerPoint?

How to embed, record, insert, edit audio in PowerPoint? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

We all love and admire presentations jazzed up with multimedia elements. Who would not love a custom PowerPoint greeting having audio message from someone you love or a PowerPoint photo album with right blend of sound and music?


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Online Collaborative Video Editing with WeVideo


Robin Good: WeVideo is an online collaborative video-editing platform which allows you and your team to easily upload raw video footage (even from your mobile phone) and to start immediately editing it while having at your disposal an intuitive and fully-featured video editing suite.

 

Key features include:

 

Cloud-based Integrates with Google Drive for web-based storage Fully-featured video editor Drag n' drop, visual video timeline and real-time preview Collaborative - multiple users/editors can participate Integrated animations and transitions sets Color correction and filters Music library of 400 royalty free tracks Support for all major video file formats Export to 360p, 480p, 720p or 1080p full HD Export directly to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter Upload video footage directly from your mobile phone

 

 

Free version available for Personal Use.

 

Paid versions, organized in Personal, Educational and Business categories, provide higher quality exports, larger storage capacity, no WeVideo watermarking or bumpers, larger video file size uploads,  more collaborators and better support.

 

Pricing and plans: https://www.wevideo.com/sign-up

 

Video commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcFANnMZVIA&feature=colike

 

Tutorials and other videos: https://www.wevideo.com/inspire

 

More info: https://www.wevideo.com/

 

Sign-up here: https://www.wevideo.com/account-setup

 

 

 

 


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News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists

News Discovery: Where To Find Great Sources and Stories - Tips and Tactics for Journalists | ciberpocket | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Here's a good guide for journalists looking to find quality sources and hot news to cover in simple and effective ways.

 

The article covers:

Creating Facebook and Twitter lists Setting up persistent searches Hashtags Keywords Searching by location or time Creating RSS search feeds for Twitter Google advanced search operators Using contacts to find new contacts Source verification

 

Good stuff. Great advice. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-use-social-media-in-newsgathering/s7/a550556/

 

 


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30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
As the web becomes more and more inundated with blogs, videos, tweets, status updates, news, articles, and countless other forms of content, "information over...

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A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive

A Huge Curated Library of Quality Icons: The IconArchive | ciberpocket | Scoop.it


Robin Good: The Icon Library offers over 350,000 free icons which can be sorted by category, artist, popularity, date or searched by color, tag or name.

 

Favorite icons can be easily collected, organized and shared with others and can be used across different operating systems.

 

The library exists since 1994 and it has been growing steadily, by collecting quality icon designs from capable artists and supporting the best ones by purchasing their icon licenses.

 

Good stuff and free to use. Recommended.


Check it out now: http://www.iconarchive.com/

 

 


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3D Printing Is The New Personal Computing

3D Printing Is The New Personal Computing | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Currently very niche, 3D printing is set to go mainstream.

 

 

he similarities between the early era of personal computing and the current state of 3D printing are huge.


When personal computing was in its salad days in the late 1970s, it was a fringe interest for weirdos with beards. While it had its share of true believers who envisioned a world with a computer in every home and school, there were just as many skeptics asking the question, "What is this and who is it for?"

 

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printing-future-2012-10#ixzz28kIMoLy1

 

 


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