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5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Qualcomm demonstrated some of the practical new abilities its new Snapdragon 810 processor will enable in next year’s smartphones.
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Man eaten by anaconda is why nature hates us

Man eaten by anaconda is why nature hates us | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Paul Rosolie is consumed by an anaconda for his show, 'Eaten Alive,' on the Discovery Channel.
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Facebook finally lets everyone search for old posts

Facebook finally lets everyone search for old posts | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Facebook is finally updating its search to let users find posts they've seen before.
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Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end humankind

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end humankind | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Stephen Hawking admitted his fears about the consequences of future creations and artificial intelligence.
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Malcolm Francis's curator insight, December 8, 2014 7:16 PM

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6 higher ed presidents to watch in 2015

6 higher ed presidents to watch in 2015 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Over the next year, these administrators could set new standards for dealing with everything from cheating scandals and campus sex assault to questions about leadership backgrounds.
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How much did the Salaita controversy damage the U. of Illinois?

How much did the Salaita controversy damage the U. of Illinois? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Department heads at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have written a letter describing the damage done by the decision to rescind a job offer over controversial tweets against Israel.
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The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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The Most Tech Savvy States in America (According to #Twitter) [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The Most Tech Savvy States in America (According to #Twitter) [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The Most Tech Savvy States in America (According to #Twitter) [INFOGRAPHIC]
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How 6 higher ed institutions are continuing to approach MOOCs

How 6 higher ed institutions are continuing to approach MOOCs | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Cornell, Northwestern, UW-Madison, and others have launched their own MOOCs in the past year, but how is the format faring for them?
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Next U. of I. president eager to get going, may start job early

Next U. of I. president eager to get going, may start job early | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Timothy Killeen, picked as the 20th president of the University of Illinois, wants to work as an understudy to President Rob Easter.
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15-Year-Old Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in Amazing LEGO Stop-Motion Animation

15-Year-Old Recreates Famous Movie Scenes in Amazing LEGO Stop-Motion Animation | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Morgan Spence, a 15-year-old aspiring filmmaker from Scotland, spent three weeks using hundreds of LEGO bricks to recreate famous movie scenes in an amazing stop-motion animation. Popular scenes from iconic works such as Dracula, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Titanic are instantly recognizable even in tiny plastic form, speaking to the fame of the films as well as Spence's extraordinary skill at replicating characters, props, scenery, and other details using the toy building blocks.
Each scene—las
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4 things your tech incubator is probably missing

4 things your tech incubator is probably missing | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Tech incubators: they should offer more than just a desk and a Keurig.
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4 cloud realities to be thankful for

4 cloud realities to be thankful for | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The move to the cloud seems to be going smoother than many expected
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'Bionic Bra' could revolutionize the brassiere as we know it

'Bionic Bra' could revolutionize the brassiere as we know it | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are working on the the world's first "Bionic Bra" that tightens and adjusts based on movement.
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17 most awkward moments that made us cringe in 2014

17 most awkward moments that made us cringe in 2014 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Awkward moments -- including videos, photos and social media fails -- that made everyone feel uncomfortable in 2014.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: 'I've made billions of dollars of failures'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: 'I've made billions of dollars of failures' | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Among them? The Fire phone, which is widely considered to be a flop.
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Beyond Giving Tuesday: Social media fuels school's 85 Acts of Kindness

Beyond Giving Tuesday: Social media fuels school's 85 Acts of Kindness | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Anybody can donate money or time on Giving Tuesday, but a girls’ prep school in New York City is encouraging students, staff, alumnae and...
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The Internet of Things to bring a new economic boom

The Internet of Things to bring a new economic boom | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet and could deliver a new era of prosperity.
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How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees. For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% higher [...]
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COVER BOY: Dec. 15 Issue of ‘Time’ Features Mark Zuckerberg on Connecting the World - AllFacebook

COVER BOY: Dec. 15 Issue of ‘Time’ Features Mark Zuckerberg on Connecting the World - AllFacebook | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The cover of the Dec. 15 issue of Time features a familiar face -- that of Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the star of a long feature by Lev Grossman, the bulk of which is devoted to Internet.org and Zuckerberg’s mission to connect the 4.3 billion or so people in the world who currently lack Internet access.
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32 visionaries we lost in 2014

32 visionaries we lost in 2014 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
From Robin Williams to Maya Angelou, here are some of the famous folks who passed away in 2014.
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As winter approaches, virtual school replaces snow days in some districts - The Hechinger Report

As winter approaches, virtual school replaces snow days in some districts - The Hechinger Report | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In the Owsley County School District in Kentucky, each winter there are more than 30 days when there’s too much snow to get students to school safely. So the district, located in a rural area south of the Daniel Boone National Forest, pioneered virtual school in the winter several years ago, getting students to hang …
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The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car - IEEE Spectrum

The Unknown Start-up That Built Google’s First Self-Driving Car - IEEE Spectrum | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Two of Google’s signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars, were actually developed by 510 Systems, a small start-up that the tech giant quietly bought in 2011
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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets, these innovations made the world a better place in 2014.
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20 predictions for the future of storytelling

20 predictions for the future of storytelling | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
In preparation for the Media Summit, 'Mashable' readers shared their bold predictions for the future of storytelling.
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