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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Family Technology | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


Via Lauren Moss
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Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

Source:  Internetsociety.org    ~  D 

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

Mel Leggatt's curator insight, November 20, 2014 11:36 AM

A really excellent visual resource for understanding how the Internet has and continues to evolve.

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7 Science Fiction Technologies that Actually Exist Now

From Trekkie tricorders to Wolverine’s wares, we look at 7 Science Fiction Technology That Actually Exists Now. What sci-fi tech would you want to becom
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104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About

104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About | Family Technology | Scoop.it

 

I spent a lot of time searching, and came up with a large organized list of 104 photo editing tools and apps that you should know about.

I believe all these services might be useful for some photographers, so I’ll share them here with you. And just to make it easier to find something specific, the list is numbered. Enjoy!

Table of contentsPhoto enhancers (1-3)Online editors (4-21)Free desktop editors (22-26)Paid desktop editors (27-40)HDR photo editors (41-53)Cross-platform image editors (54-57)Photo filters (58-66)Photo editing mobile apps (67-85)RAW processors (86-96)Photo viewers and managers (97-99)Other (100-104)

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/best-freeware-software/?tag=Photo-Software

 


Via Boxer Sign, Anna, reuvenwerber, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Gust MEES
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Great list of photo tools here. One important online editing tool missed...Canva - I use it every week!
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Celia Ruiz Flores's curator insight, September 8, 2:39 AM
Hasta 104 herramientas para editar imágenes!! Seguro que encuentras algunas que por su sencillez y gratuidad  serán de utilidad a tus alumnos y alumnas para mejorar sus proyectos.
Andre Piazza's curator insight, September 11, 5:20 PM
104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About
Aaron Darke's curator insight, September 13, 12:33 PM

Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I've been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of pho

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21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom | Family Technology | Scoop.it
21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom
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Some great tools for the classroom!
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Some great tools for the classroom!
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3-D Printers, Now Cheaper, Take On Toys

3-D Printers, Now Cheaper, Take On Toys | Family Technology | Scoop.it
For $400, the New Matter MOD-t, Printrbot Play and XYZPrinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0W make 3-D printing much more accessible to families and schools. But using them is still a project.
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3D printers are becoming affordable for families now.
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Judge Orders Apple to Help the FBI Hack San Bernardino Shooter's Phone

Judge Orders Apple to Help the FBI Hack San Bernardino Shooter's Phone | Family Technology | Scoop.it
In an ironic twist, the FBI isn't asking Apple to unlock the phone. Instead it wants Apple to prevent data from being erased as agents try to bruteforce hack the phone on their own.
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How strong is your password on your phone....do you even have one?
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Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics | Family Technology | Scoop.it

When you're on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe.

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Nothing like good 'ol footpower!

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The best new technologies (probably) arriving in 2016

The best new technologies (probably) arriving in 2016 | Family Technology | Scoop.it

We sort the fluff from the futuristic. 

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Think of it, solar powered screens on your phone, cool, huh?  

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National Geographic Future of Glasses, Wearable Technology 2015 Science BBC Documentary 20

National Geographic Documentary Future of Glasses, Wearable Technology 2015 Science BBC Documentary 2015. Best Documentaries 2015 | Next Future ...
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See how robots will personally change our world.

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Search For Stuff To Do With Kids

Search For Stuff To Do With Kids | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Caperz helps you find fun activities and classes to do with your children. Share your plans and set up play dates with your friends.
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Some great ideas.

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IKEA's Internet of Things plans: First up, networked kitchen

IKEA's Internet of Things plans: First up, networked kitchen | Family Technology | Scoop.it
IKEA's future kitchen ideas include networked devices, shelves that act as refrigerators, tabletops that cook, and instant food delivery by drone.
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I've seen this full kitchen concept at the Consumer Electronics Show, induction counter tops can boil water in seconds.  Kudos to IKEA for "charging" the way!

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, May 5, 2015 1:12 PM

I've seen this full kitchen concept at the Consumer Electronics Show, induction counter tops can boil water in seconds.  Kudos to IKEA for "charging" the way!

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Staring at your phone before bed may be hurting your sleep

Staring at your phone before bed may be hurting your sleep | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Staring at electronic devices before bed could be ruining sleep, according to a new study.
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Hmmm, no surprise our electronics are keeping us up at night, even e-readers, which tend to keep us up 10 minutes longer than reading a book.

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Z-Wave Chairman on SmartThings, HomeKit, Thread, 6LoWPAN, ISE 2015 - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

Z-Wave Chairman on SmartThings, HomeKit, Thread, 6LoWPAN, ISE 2015 - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Z-Wave Alliance Chief Mark Walters chats about SmartThings joining Z-Wave Alliance Board, and how Z-Wave stacks up to other home automation initiatives like Apple HomeKit, Thread, AllSeen and OIC. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
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Z-Wave provides the most comprehensive solution for automation in the home.  I'm excited to see that Samsung will now sit on their board.

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Google Earth PRO For FREE For PC or Mac

Google Earth PRO For FREE For PC or Mac | Family Technology | Scoop.it
 Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.

Via Gust MEES
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Now this is pretty cool.  Download Google Earth Pro to see places all over the world.  Going on vacation, show the kids using this first.  Use your google email address and the license key:  GEPFREE

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:51 AM

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.


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Samsung Note 7 Review

The Note 7 does an admirable job combining some of the best features of the Note and Galaxy S lines, while sprinkling even more features on top. In the cas
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The Samsung Note 7 is out!  The stylus makes taking notes easy and translates your handwriting into text, love it!
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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion  | #Acquisitions 

Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion  | #Acquisitions  | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft is buying social-network vendor LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 13, 8:58 AM

Microsoft is buying social-network vendor LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

 

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Check In With the Velociraptor at the World’s First Robot Hotel

Check In With the Velociraptor at the World’s First Robot Hotel | Family Technology | Scoop.it
The world of tomorrow exists in Japan today–at a hotel run by robots. Please see the velociraptor for check-in.
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Only in Japan!
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Domino's pizza delivery robot is coming to your door

Domino's pizza delivery robot is coming to your door | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Domino's Australia showed off a self-driving robot that can deliver pizzas. It's just a prototype for now.
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Now I have seen everything! Cool but a bit impersonal.
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The first 4K Roku TVs are now shipping, and they're relatively cheap | Lauren Goode | The Verge

The first 4K Roku TVs are now shipping, and they're relatively cheap | Lauren Goode | The Verge | Family Technology | Scoop.it

At CES this year Roku and its TV manufacturer partners announced that some 4K models would be coming to market this year, bringing inexpensive Roku-branded TVs from the likes of TCL and Insignia to the next level. Now the first 4K Roku TV is here.

This morning Roku and TV-maker Insignia announced that Insignia-Roku 4K UHD TVs are for sale, selling at Best Buy.com exclusively and at Best Buy stores later in the month. They range in price from $400 for a 43-inch LED 4K TV, to $650 for a 55-inch TV. The TVs are available in the U.S., but some models are also shipping in Canada.


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Human-Sized Drone Unveiled at CES

Human-Sized Drone Unveiled at CES | Family Technology | Scoop.it

We've seen some pretty cool stuff on day 1 of CES 2016, but probably nothing more eye-catching than the EHang 184, a human-sized drone built by the..


Via Guillaume Decugis
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How cool would this be?

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 7, 12:49 PM
23' flights only and no public availability soon. Yet an interesting concept!
Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 19, 12:30 AM

Like my son asked me when I showed him this video... "How will it avoid trees and buildings?" I guess he saw me piloting my own drone way too much!! :D


Anyhow, beside these "SMALL" question from my son, the idea is great! Lot of to be solve before having it flying though... But it could get ride of Uber once it is there and we have solved air traffic! 

Martin McGaha's curator insight, March 8, 6:18 AM
23' flights only and no public availability soon. Yet an interesting concept!
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Family Technology | Scoop.it

A resource of educational iPad and Android apps for teachers, educators, and students

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There are some great resources out there for teachers and homeschooling parents.

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Technology News from Business Wire

Technology News from Business Wire | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Technology News from Business Wire, by BW Technology News: Tech-related Press Releases and Multimedia
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Many people don't know 3D printers now print out food!  Take a look...

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How Apple keeps my far-flung family together

How Apple keeps my far-flung family together | Family Technology | Scoop.it
Modern technology gets a bad rap for creating distance between people (how
many tiresome memes have we all see depicting people playing on their
iPhones instead of talking to each other?
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This family uses Path on their Apple products to keep in contact.

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FAA Bans Drones from Delivering Your Packages - Robotics Trends

FAA Bans Drones from Delivering Your Packages - Robotics Trends | Family Technology | Scoop.it
New laws proposed by the FAA require drones to remain in the operator's line of sight, which effectively bans drone delivery services like Amazon Prime Air and others.
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Can you believe Amazon Prime was thinking about delivering packages via drones?  I wonder how many packages would have been intercepted by drone enthusiasts?

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INFOGRAPHICS: The World Mentioned CES Over a Million Times at #CES2015 - CEA

INFOGRAPHICS: The World Mentioned CES Over a Million Times at #CES2015 - CEA | Family Technology | Scoop.it
The 2015 International CES was a record-breaking show, not just on the show floor but in the social media world as well.
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Intel's use of promoted tweets earned them the number one spot in soical impact stemming from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

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Technology to blame for teens' poor sleep health - UPI.com

Technology to blame for teens' poor sleep health - UPI.com | Family Technology | Scoop.it
A new study suggests today's generation of teenagers are especially vulnerable to the sleep-related consequences of tech overuse.
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For teens and adults alike, limit technology use right before bed.  Teens in particular need lots of sleep at this age.

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