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Guelph family lives like it's 1986

Guelph family lives like it's 1986 | Nerdism | Scoop.it
If you ever need to know who was the prime minister in 1960 and you’re willing to wait 10 minutes for the answer, Blair McMillan is your man.
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I'm not sure I could do it, but I do wish my kids were outside more.

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How A Company Gets Away With Stealing Independent Designers' Work

How A Company Gets Away With Stealing Independent Designers' Work | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Upon the back of cheap tchotchkes design pirates build an empire.
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I'm all for open source and creative appropriation, but this is pretty lame.

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Bing Adds Pinterest Collections To Image Search | TechCrunch

Bing Adds Pinterest Collections To Image Search | TechCrunch | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Bing announced today that it has integrated Pinterest data into its image search capability. Noting that computer sorting is a powerful tool, but that individuals can also effectively curate, Bing has added a new image collections feature...
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This is interesting since I think that although Google gives you lots of results, the quality can be a little sketchy.

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Guelph family lives like it's 1986

Guelph family lives like it's 1986 | Nerdism | Scoop.it
If you ever need to know who was the prime minister in 1960 and you’re willing to wait 10 minutes for the answer, Blair McMillan is your man.
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I'm not sure I could do it, but I do wish my kids were outside more.

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Wacom unveils two new high-end tablets | Wacom | Creative Bloq

Wacom unveils two new high-end tablets | Wacom | Creative Bloq | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Looking for items to add to your Christmas list? Then Wacom has some serious pro designer tech for you…
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cool. I want.

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A Printer That Eats Its Way Down a Stack of Paper | Wired Design | Wired.com

A Printer That Eats Its Way Down a Stack of Paper | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Stack swallows each piece of paper underneath, printing it, and then depositing it on top of the machine.
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That's some truly creative thinking right there!

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A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions

A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions | Nerdism | Scoop.it
This new set is a bit headier than snapping together a castle for a smiling minifig army.
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An all-while Lego set with no instructions? Yes, please.

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You Can Now Ask Google for Stuff

You Can Now Ask Google for Stuff | Nerdism | Scoop.it
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This would be more useful for me if I didn't have to sign into my university account EVERY time I want to use the app.

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An Infographic to End All Infographics

An Infographic to End All Infographics | Nerdism | Scoop.it
If time is a river, the Histomap, created by John B. Sparks and first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi.
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Beautifully compressed information.

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Drunken Geniuses [infographic]

Drunken Geniuses [infographic] | Nerdism | Scoop.it
They say one or two beers can help the creative process. A bit of booze loosens the mind and let's our thoughts flow freely, with less of the annoyance of self-censorship.
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FYI

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Chineasy

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A very memorable, easy way to learn Chinese. Not to mention the fact that "Chineasy" is a great name.

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Google Play Adds Digital Textbooks For Rent And Purchase | TechCrunch

Google Play Adds Digital Textbooks For Rent And Purchase | TechCrunch | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Google today announced that its Play store now features digital textbooks from well-known publishers like Pearson, Wiley, Macmillian Higher Education, Random House, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning. The announcement doesn't come as a surprise,...
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Useful.

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The Edupunk's Atlas of Lifelong Learning

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All hail the infographic!

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Interactive, sortable, and applicable to all sorts of training and learning environments. Nice!

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Webflow - Responsive Web Design Tool

Webflow - Responsive Web Design Tool | Nerdism | Scoop.it
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Pretty spanky. Only works in Chrome ro Chrome Canary, but it's damn nice!

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13 of the Year's Best Infographics | Wired Design | Wired.com

13 of the Year's Best Infographics | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The list of contributors includes artists, statisticians, developers, illustrators, and more.
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Print your own iPad-designed Moleskine...

Print your own iPad-designed Moleskine... | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Book, a new collaboration between Moleskine and FiftyThree, the Paper app's maker, is an authentic Moleskine with an accordian-style fold-out showing 15 Paper sketches.
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sweet.

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Mark Edmundson’s Essays Ask, ‘Why Teach?’

Mark Edmundson’s Essays Ask, ‘Why Teach?’ | Nerdism | Scoop.it
In “Why Teach?” Mark Edmundson, an English professor at the University of Virginia, defends the mission of higher education against the contemporary “corporate university.”
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Good essay.

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The new Garmin HUD looks pretty slick.

The new Garmin HUD looks pretty slick. | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The device works great, but it does nothing without a smartphone plus a pricey app.
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I like it when the future shows up in my present.

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Get Those Wrists Ready: Samsung Reportedly Outing Smartwatch Sept 4

Get Those Wrists Ready: Samsung Reportedly Outing Smartwatch Sept 4 | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The Arm Race is on. Sources tell Bloomberg that Samsung will introduce its new Galaxy Gear device at a press event on September 4.
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I'm totally onboard for the whole wearable technology thing... and 3D printing.

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Help inspire the next generation of technology creators: Apply for a 2014 RISE Award

Help inspire the next generation of technology creators: Apply for a 2014 RISE Award | Nerdism | Scoop.it
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We (Alaska) should submit something cool for our rural villages.

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Google Maps Has An Incredible Doctor Who Easter Egg

Google Maps Has An Incredible Doctor Who Easter Egg | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Hey, you know how it is. One minute you're walking down a London street, minding your own business, when you accidentally step into a police call box and all of a sudden you're inside the TARDIS and the Doctor has enlisted your help fighting aliens.
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"It's Bigger On the Inside" That's what she said...

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Grades.io

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A simple, beautiful, and elegant way for teachers to manage their grades and assignments online.
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Interesting grading web app. It's still in beta and has some kinks, but the simple interface is pretty amazing.

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Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation | TechCrunch

Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation | TechCrunch | Nerdism | Scoop.it
If you're in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it's pretty safe to book September 10.
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Quickcast.io: a nifty Mac app that lets you create short shareable screencast videos and animated gifs

Quickcast.io: a nifty Mac app that lets you create short shareable screencast videos and animated gifs | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Quickcast.io is a free open source Mac app that lets you create 3 minute screencasts videos.

Simply download, install, click the QuickCast logo in your toolbar and hit record. After ...
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Nice little screencasting app for your Mac.

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Sun's Magnetic Field Flip Won't Doom Earth, Scientists Say

Sun's Magnetic Field Flip Won't Doom Earth, Scientists Say | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The sun's magnetic field is set to reverse its polarity in the next few months. But the shift won't spark an increase in solar storms or other events that could have a damaging effect on Earth and its inhabitants, researchers say.
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Thank heavens.

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Art That Shows Abe Lincoln and Chewbacca Like You’ve Never Seen Them—Pink

Art That Shows Abe Lincoln and Chewbacca Like You’ve Never Seen Them—Pink | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The faces of Che Guevara and Abe Lincoln are among the most culturally ubiquitous. We’ve seen them in every possible context and in every media, from currency to film to t-shirt. So it’s unusual to see these icons presented in a surprising way.
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