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Mysites - the best speed dial and start page

Mysites - the best speed dial and start page | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

The start page thats personalized, stylish and practical. See your top sites on newtab, access your bookmarks and apps in a click.

MySites customizes your browser window’s start page based on the sites most frequently browsed, most used web applications as well as your favorite bookmarks.

On first appearances, this Chrome extension does appear to be an inspiration from the Windows 8 Metro.

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Edinburgh International Book festival podcast: the Edwin Morgan Poetry prize

Edinburgh International Book festival podcast: the Edwin Morgan Poetry prize | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Five poets shortlisted for the annual Edwin Morgan Poetry prize read their entries at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, then we tell you the winner.

The poets

Daisy Behagg, reading "Peach"
Malcom Watson, reading "The Perils of Surgery"
Kathrine Sowerby, reading "forest glass"
Mike Vallely, reading "Look Hamewards, Now"
Jen Hadfield, reading "The Kids"

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Swedish refusal to interview Assange in London is a "matter of prestige" - Radio Sweden

Swedish refusal to interview Assange in London is a "matter of prestige" - Radio Sweden | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

"As a rule Swedish citizens who are suspected of criminal behaviour should be interrogated in Sweden", says professor emeritus Ove Bring, of the Swedish national defence college. "And now it's too late to make an exception for Mr Julian Assange. That would not be a very good precedent for the Swedish legal system."

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Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel - ThePianoGuys

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away...

 

 

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WeKnowYourHouse.com - do we know where you live? Aggregating public location data from Twitter to reveal users home addresses

WeKnowYourHouse.com - do we know where you live? Aggregating public location data from Twitter to reveal users home addresses | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

WeKnowYourHouse.com is another simply privacy experiment that takes public tweets that contain location data and are about being at home and aggregates other location specific data.

The site aggregates tweets by users who write about being home and sifts through those posts to find ones that also include users' location data. With those two pieces of information, which are publicly available, the site uses Google Streetview to post an image of what may be the person's home. It does the same thing for users of Foursquare and Instagram.

The tech site Gizmodo called the site “creepy as hell.”

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Want extra credit? Professors can now track who’s reading on Academia.edu

Want extra credit? Professors can now track who’s reading on Academia.edu | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Academia.edu, a website that has crowdsourced 1.5 million academic papers, has given university professors the capability to track who’s actually reading their academic papers and research.

In its initial incarnation, Academia.edu was designed as a social network for researchers to connect with each other; it was described by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Facebook for nerds.” The San Francisco-based startup has been around since 2008, and it boasts 1.7 million members. After pulling in $4.5 million in funding last year, the site has focused its energies on building analytics around its catalog of freely available research papers.

 

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The 5 Big Reasons Schools Should Have Free Internet Access Right Now | Edudemic

The 5 Big Reasons Schools Should Have Free Internet Access Right Now | Edudemic | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

The digital divide is real. There’s a major gap between the schools, people, and organizations who can afford high-speed connections and those who cannot.
 

Imagine a classroom with wi-fi versus one without.

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Prehype Uses Collaboration to Bring Startup Culture to Big Companies

Prehype Uses Collaboration to Bring Startup Culture to Big Companies | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

What if you could incubate the energy and talent that fuels so many startups, inside a big company?
 

Prehype, a product innovation company with offices in New York City, London, Copenhagen, and Rio, is doing just that, providing an infrastructure of collaboration in which big company executives and their team members willingly play on equal ground. The result? Companies retain more talent, and entrepreneurial employees get the chance to remake their day jobs into their dream jobs.

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36 Hours in Porto, Portugal - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

36 Hours in Porto, Portugal - Slide Show - NYTimes.com | ciberpocket | Scoop.it


For years, Porto’s motto was, in essence, “You’ve tried the wine; now try the city!” But these days Portugal’s second-largest metropolis — an attractively faded hillside city of venerable town houses and Baroque churches — no longer needs to coast on the reputation of its famous digestif. A jam-packed new night-life district is taking shape, and a blossoming creative scene features everything from an upstart design center to the avant-garde Rem Koolhaas-designed Casa de Música, a stunning concert space. And there’s great news for oenophiles as well. With the Douro region’s emergence as a hotbed of prize-winning red wines — not just port — Porto (also known as Oporto) can now intoxicate you with myriad vintages, new ambitious restaurants and even wine-themed hotels.
 

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Hubble takes an amazing photo of two colliding star clusters

Hubble takes an amazing photo of two colliding star clusters | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
A new photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows two star clusters that appear to be in the early stages of merging.
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Co-oproduct - Make It Yourself (MIY), Creative ReUse and 'open' Product Design

Co-oproduct - Make It Yourself (MIY), Creative ReUse and 'open' Product Design | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Co-oproduct is the web portal that shows you how to creatively ReUse your Household Packaging and Everyday Waste Materials to make new desirable products.
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Official Google Blog: Voice Search arrives in 13 new languages

Official Google Blog: Voice Search arrives in 13 new languages | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

With the addition of these new languages 100 million new speakers can now use Voice Search.

Voice Search
Speak your search queries instead of typing. ☛ http://www.google.com/mobile/voice-search/ ;

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In-Focus: Amazing Underwater Photography by Kathleen Wilke

In-Focus: Amazing Underwater Photography by Kathleen Wilke | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Kathleen Wilke is a photographer who is currently based in Dallas, Texas, United States.
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Microsoft once ruled the world. So what went wrong?

Microsoft once ruled the world. So what went wrong? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Microsoft is suffering a slow death by committee as bureaucracy stifles the company's core creativity, writes John Naughton...
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Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America - Not much has changed in the US

Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America - Not much has changed in the US | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Nicholas Lezard finds Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is as relevant and accurate today as it was 150 years ago.

 

Project Gutenberg's e-book
Volume 1 ☛ http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/815
Volume 2 ☛ http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/816

 

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Be More Productive. Take Time Off.

Be More Productive. Take Time Off. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Change is important. When we were growing up, we got summers off from school. Summer vacation was change. It was something to look forward to. A few months of something different really meant a lot.

 

We grow out of a lot as we grow up. One of the most unfortunate things we leave behind is a regular dose of change. Nowhere is this more evident than at work.

 

By JASON FRIED

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Cognitive Science C103, 001, History C192, 001 - Spring 2012

Cognitive Science C103, 001, History C192, 001 - Spring 2012 | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

History of Information - This course explores the history of information and associated technologies, uncovering why we think of ours as "the information age." We will select moments in the evolution of production, recording, and storage from the earliest writing systems to the world of Short Message Service (SMS) and blogs.

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Simon Rich: “Center of the Universe”

Simon Rich: “Center of the Universe” | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

On the first day, God created the heavens and the earth.


“Let there be light,” He said, and there was light. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening—the first night.


On the second day, God separated the oceans from the sky. “Let there be a horizon,” He said. And lo: a horizon appeared and God saw that it was good. And there was evening—the second night.


On the third day, God’s girlfriend came over and said that He’d been acting distant lately.
“I’m sorry,” God said. “Things have been crazy this week at work.”


He smiled at her, but she did not smile back. And God saw that it was not good.

 

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2012/01/09/120109sh_shouts_rich#ixzz23vLMywqP


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Three female engineers build toys to inspire young girls to love science

Three female engineers build toys to inspire young girls to love science | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

When Alice Brooks was a little girl, she asked her father for a Barbie doll. He gave her a saw, which she used to hack a dollhouse.

Alice, now 24, excelled at school and went on to study mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This summer, while enrolled in graduate school at Stanford University, a project has been brewing: can a toy inspire the next generation of young girls to love science, technology, engineering and math?

 
by Christina Farr 

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Low-cost house build in 20h

Contour Crafting (CC) is a layered fabrication technology developed by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures as well as sub-components. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning.

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California (USC). He is active in CAD/CAM, robotics and mechatronics related related research projects that include the development of novel Solid Free Form, or Rapid Prototyping, processes (Contour Crafting and SIS), automated construction of civil structures, development of CAD/CAM systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry, rehabilitation engineering, haptics devices for medical applications), autonomous mobile and modular robots for assembly applications in space, and invention of technologies in the field of oil and gas. His research in simulation has aimed at creating intelligent simulation tools that can automatically perform many simulation functions that are conventionally performed by human analysts. His textbook, "Discrete Systems Simulation", and his simulation software EZSIM benefit from some aspects of his research in simulation. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars on invention and technology development.
 

He is a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation and a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. His website: http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~khoshnev/
 

 


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Genetically engineering 'ethical' babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor - Telegraph

Genetically engineering 'ethical' babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor  - Telegraph | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Genetically screening our offspring to make them better people is just 'responsible parenting', claims an eminent Oxford academic.
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Jake Baddeley - symbolist painter and artist

Jake Baddeley - symbolist painter and artist | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

"The Quest" by Jake Baddeley, symbolist painter and artist.
 

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Black Button - Short Film

«God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.»

Written by Lucas Crandles and Hayden James Weston
Directed by Lucas Crandles

 

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Replying to the Wow Signal - National Geographic sends Tweets to Aliens

In 1977, scientist Jerry R. Ehman discovered the ‘Wow! signal’ which was detected by the Big Ear radio telescope during a SETI project. The intensity of the signal has been interpreted as a special message sent from an extra-terrestrial source. 35 years later, National Geographic replies to this message with tweets as part of its Chasing UFO TV series.

 

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