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The Guardian view on internet security: a huge and growing problem | Editorial

The Guardian view on internet security: a huge and growing problem | Editorial | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Editorial: The power of smartphones is too easily turned against their users. Governments, companies and users must all work together to keep themselves safe
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Free Technology for Teachers: 6000+ Children's Books Available for Free

Free Technology for Teachers: 6000+ Children's Books Available for Free | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
The University of Florida's Digital Collections offers a huge library of digitized children's books. Thanks to Open Culture I discovered this collection this afternoon and immediately started to browse through it.
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Play Solitaire and Tic Tac Toe in Google Search

Play Solitaire and Tic Tac Toe in Google Search | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Google Search now comes with 2 games you can play right from your desktop or mobile browser: Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe. Just search for [solitaire] or [tic tac toe] and you can quickly start the games.
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The Depths of the Unseen Ocean

The Depths of the Unseen Ocean | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it

"The depths below the ocean’s surface comprise a staggering 95 percent of the Earth’s living space, and much of it is unexplored by humans. To put into perspective just how deep the oceans go, this XKCD comic, (hi-res image).  Most of the ocean doesn’t even see sunlight. Even scientists aren’t familiar with everything that’s down there."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 30, 1:50 PM

XKCD is a comic strip that deals with many intellectual issues, but it can also be a wealth of quality scientific information.  This infographic on the oceans is staggering.

 

Tags: XKCD, artinfographic, physical, environmentwater.

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Getting Started Making And Programming With LEGO Robotics

Getting Started Making And Programming With LEGO Robotics | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
For years, LEGO has been at the forefront of innovative building kits for young makers and creators. Always looking for new ways to keep kids building and experimenting, LEGO has gone far beyond the static blocks we are all familiar with.

From LEGO City kits to LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Technic, and even LEGO Minecraft kits, there really is something LEGO for every age, skill level, and interest. But the jewel in the ever-growing crown of the LEGO universe just may be the addition of LEGO robotics, and the maker sensation that is the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 building kit and programming platform.

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How video games stave off dementia

How video games stave off dementia | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Playing a difficult game for the first time can feel like ‘stretching’ your brain, similar to exercising a muscle
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Free Technology for Teachers: Download Your Videos - Knowmia and ScreenChomp Close In Three Days

Free Technology for Teachers: Download Your Videos - Knowmia and ScreenChomp Close In Three Days | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Download Your Videos - Knowmia and ScreenChomp Close In Three Days https://t.co/TOSF5iDcLA #edtech
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Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation

Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
EPFL researchers have developed a type of glass that offers excellent energy efficiency and lets mobile telephone signals through. And by teaming up with Swiss manufacturers, they have produced innovative windows. Railway company BLS is about to install them on some of its trains in order to improve energy efficiency.
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Open Content at the Getty: Three Years Later, Some Lessons Learned

Open Content at the Getty: Three Years Later, Some Lessons Learned | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Lessons learned from two recent open-content projects.
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Smoke and mirrors | Honesty, honestly…

Smoke and mirrors | Honesty, honestly… | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
“Technological solutionism” – a term coined by Evgeny Morozov – offers us solutions to problems we often do not know we have. Some might feel that it sometimes creates new problems, too often without solving the problems it is designed to solve. So often and too often, it fails to do what it says on the tin.
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Microsoft wants to pay you to use its Windows 10 browser Edge

Microsoft wants to pay you to use its Windows 10 browser Edge | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Rebranded Microsoft Rewards will now pay you to dump Google’s Chrome for its browser – but only if you make Bing your default search engine
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Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Adds a New Post Attribution Feature

Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Adds a New Post Attribution Feature | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
RT @learnocracy: Padlet Adds a New Post Attribution Feature https://t.co/QqjF84Uuht #edtech #education #edchat
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Microsoft gets catty over Apple's 'iPad Pro is a computer' claims

Microsoft gets catty over Apple's 'iPad Pro is a computer' claims | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Voice assistants duke it out in the most passive aggressive display of tech company feuding via slick-looking adverts yet
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Google DeepMind and UCLH collaborate on AI-based radiotherapy treatment

Google DeepMind and UCLH collaborate on AI-based radiotherapy treatment | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Google’s AI research arm is partnering with the hospital to improve the scans available for radiotherapists by using machine learning
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Maps Mania: Facebook Remembers Everything

One of the central themes of the Jason Bourne films is the idea that the CIA are pretty good at tracking everybody's movements (unless you are Jason Bourne). Of course most of us make it very easy for the CIA by sharing our every waking moment with the world anyway - on social media.

To prove this point the internet campaign for the new Jason Bourne film uses data from your Facebook and Instagram accounts to prove how much of your life you reveal on social media. Log-in to Remember Everything with your Facebook and Instagram accounts and you can view your life replayed on Google Street View.
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How to get a satellite into a bottle

How to get a satellite into a bottle | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Five EPFL students participated in this year’s CanSat competition. Their mission: to fit all the components of a spacecraft into a 3.5-liter container, then release and fly the spacecraft at an altitude of 600 meters.
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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Directory of Free Educational Resources for Teachers

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Directory of Free Educational Resources for Teachers | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
“Directory of Free Educational Resources for Teachers: Classroom Productivity” is a collection of free quality software which is ready to be installed directly onto your computer. It includes a collated set of freely available productivity tools, such as content authoring software, mind-mapping software, graphic editors, office suite among many others.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 31, 12:30 AM

Some very big files to download but sounds very useful.

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A complete and interesting directory for teachers !
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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
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Tate Britain project uses AI to pair contemporary photos with paintings

Tate Britain project uses AI to pair contemporary photos with paintings | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
IK prize-winning system matches images from the 24/7 news cycle with centuries-old artworks and presents them online
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Car hacking is the future – and sooner or later you'll be hit

Car hacking is the future – and sooner or later you'll be hit | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Security is finally being taken seriously but the fact that we are increasingly entrusting our lives to self-driving cars creates unease
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How birds fly while sleeping, Newshour - BBC World Service

How birds fly while sleeping, Newshour - BBC World Service | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Research has found for the first time that birds can fly while they sleep - Dr Niels Rattenborg, who led the study, explained how.
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A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert

A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
A glimpse into how librarian/archivist Holly McGee digitizes the collection at the Getty Research Institute
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Two Graphing Tools for Google Docs via Free Technology for Teachers - The question that I often ... https://t.co/glmSuSgA2I
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Internet access is now a human right? We've got a podcast series for that

Internet access is now a human right? We've got a podcast series for that | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
On 1 July, 2016, the United Nations resolved that access to the internet is to be considered a human right. Our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything, has produced an in-depth series on the topic.
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7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software programs that will make “portfolios” easy to share, yet do we truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our schools? Since it is “digital”, we need to go beyond a portfolio that only represents one year of learning, but can show the progression over time.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 1:08 AM

Some interesting thoughts on portfolios

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 20, 5:19 AM
Quelques bonnes questions à se poser en cas d'utilisation d'un portofolio numérique.