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IBM reveals its top five innovation predictions for the next five years

IBM reveals its top five innovation predictions for the next five years | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it
IBM's predictions all involve big data and using computing to glean intelligence from vast systems. We discuss them with IBM's research boss.
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I especially liked the education and local buying predictions.  How will the web help us?  I like the positive vibe behind this question.  Might be a good research question for next semesters research paper or a long blog post:  how will the web help us help learners?

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OMG SCIENCE!

OMG SCIENCE! | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it
Henry Reich of Minute Physics shares his favorite science blogs, video channels, and other resources on the web. (Minute Physics previously)
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Millenoki Launches Mobile Data Compression App Datasquasher To Put The Squeeze On Onavo, Snappli | TechCrunch

Millenoki Launches Mobile Data Compression App Datasquasher To Put The Squeeze On Onavo, Snappli | TechCrunch | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it
The irony of the UK rolling out its first "super fast" 4G network last week, courtesy of EE, won't be lost on consumers for too long: we can now burn through our rationed mobile data plans even faster.
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The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Education Technology | Edudemic | iPad Implementation

The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Education Technology | Edudemic | iPad Implementation | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it

The Teacher's Quick Guide to Ed Tech (http://t.co/d0otWlEL...)...


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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standards...

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Quantifying Mood · tellio · Storify

Here is my gathering of information about how to quantify mood and whether or not that can lead to positive change.
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A truly staggering multi-post series on quantifying mood.  Time to dive in the deep end.

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The Original Greenhouse Hoop Bender

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Hoopbenders is an awesome company and I have bought a few items from them with no regret.  I am going to get a couple of hoopbenders and a kit from them.  Shipping seems a little high but the product is worth it.

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3 Easy Magic Tricks

3 Easy Magic Tricks | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it

One of the things I realize as I review simple magic tricks is how much it depends on simple composition tricks--conflicts, narrative, dialogue, misdirection.  They have a lot in common.Neat.

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Soylent: A Word Processor Made of People - Daily Crowdsource

Soylent: A Word Processor Made of People - Daily Crowdsource | RandomFactoids | Scoop.it

Soylent workers are people. I am astonished and appalled simultaneously.  Not an easy match.  This add-on for Word mashes up with Amazon Turk to get real folk to edit your work.  Any English major want to work for Amazon Turk?

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