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Random Things of Interest
Random stuff that I came across that caused me to raise an eyebrow (my left one as I can't raise my right!!)
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Apple Patents A Clever UI Trick For Using Your Phone With One Hand

Apple Patents A Clever UI Trick For Using Your Phone With One Hand | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Apple Patents A Clever UI Trick For Using Your Phone With One Hand
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This GIF Shows the Evolution of the Breaking News From Orlando

This GIF Shows the Evolution of the Breaking News From Orlando | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A look at how The Times’s treatment of the Orlando shooting evolved as we learned more and discovered the scope of the horror.
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The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed

The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed
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Is the rise of the misinformed the biggest threat to the future of the media? Great read on truth, trust, media and politics.
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This tattoo-like display is made possible by a new ultra-thin protective ‘E-skin’

This tattoo-like display is made possible by a new ultra-thin protective ‘E-skin’ | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
show our emotions or level of stress or unease
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Wearing your heart on your sleeve? Now you can wear your blood oxygen rate and maybe even your emotional state on your skin
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Google Calendar’s newest feature uses machine learning to help you actually accomplish your goals

Google Calendar’s newest feature uses machine learning to help you actually accomplish your goals | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Google Calendar has launched a new feature called Goals that uses machine learning to help you figure out when you have time to pencil in stuff like spending..
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The More We Empathize With Others, The More Generous We Are

The More We Empathize With Others, The More Generous We Are | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Science proves the obvious: If you can put yourself in someone else's shoes, you're more likely to want to help them.
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The Breathless Rhetoric (and Prosaic Economics) of Virtual Reality - The New Yorker

The Breathless Rhetoric (and Prosaic Economics) of Virtual Reality - The New Yorker | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
David Sax on the breathless rhetoric surrounding the Oculus Rift and other virtual-reality systems.
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A good read if you're wondering about the substance vs. hype in all the VR discussions
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Jetlag

Jetlag | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Two photographers shooting at the same time over 12 hours in two different places in the world. They have to select one shot every 30 minutes, hopefully nice...
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This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year

This Popular Emoji Was Named Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
THIS POPULAR EMOJI WAS NAMED OXFORD DICTIONARIES' WORD OF THE YEAR
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This Dutch Bridge Has A Secret: It's A House For Bats

This Dutch Bridge Has A Secret: It's A House For Bats | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Welcoming spooky wildlife to a town called Monster.
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Victorian-era diseases like scarlet fever are making a comeback in England

Cases of gout and malnutrition have dramatically increased.
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Zuckerberg: We have a 'moral' obligation to connect India to the Internet - CNET

Zuckerberg: We have a 'moral' obligation to connect India to the Internet - CNET | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO says he wants to ensure India and other developing countries have total access.
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Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ Startups and Research in U.S.

Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ Startups and Research in U.S. | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ Startups and Research in U.S.
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Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older Are Living Alone

Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older Are Living Alone | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are
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Proteus Digital Health raises another $50M for ingestible sensor-enabled digital medicine

Proteus Digital Health raises another $50M for ingestible sensor-enabled digital medicine | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
a medication management and adherence system that includes measurement tools like sensor-enabled pills, a peel-and-stick biometric sensor patch worn on the body, and companion smartphone apps. The patch records when a pill is ingested and can also track other things like sleep patterns and physical activity levels.
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The Color Thesaurus - Ingrid Sundberg

The Color Thesaurus - Ingrid Sundberg | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Update: Hey everyone! Thank you so much for your support of my color thesaurus. I’ve gotten tons of wonderful emails from writers, designers, and educators who all love the thesaurus and want one in their own home. After so many requests, I’m excited to announce I’m currently working on a poster version of the color thesaurus
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Handy so you know pearl from linen 
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Take A Photo, And This Crazy Neural Network Can Deduce Where You Are

Take A Photo, And This Crazy Neural Network Can Deduce Where You Are | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
GPS is unreliable in cities. But urban explorers may soon have a better, faster alternative.
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Memo to the BBC: keep the broadcasting, cut the net

Memo to the BBC: keep the broadcasting,  cut the net | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Local papers whinge about the BBC, and the BBC about the over-75 squeeze on licence fees. Clipping the corporation’s digital wings would be a neat solution
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DeepGram (YC W16) is Building a Google for Audio

Call

centers in the United States generate more than a billion hours of
phone audio
every year, at a cost of over $10 billion. Despite this huge
investment, less than 25% of this audi
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Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face

Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered what causes Resting Bitch Face
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Who Knows What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps - Technology Science

Who Knows What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps - Technology Science | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
We tested 110 popular free Android and iOS apps and found 73% of Android apps shared personal info such as a user's email addresses and 47% of iOS apps shared geo-coordinates with third parties.
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Good read with a handy feature allowing you to select an app you use and see what data is shared about you.

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A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
robust Driving Mode on smartphones would reduce distractions and save lives
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