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Flip out over the world's greatest Nokia Lumia 920 freerunning video - Nokia Conversations

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Flip out over the world's greatest Nokia Lumia 920 freerunning video. Published by Joel Willans on April 16, 2013 ...
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How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples

How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three.

And if you're looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best?

To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we've curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below. 

Since you're already interested in PowerPoints – click here for our free guide on delivering a great presentation.

When you're clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with features exclusive to the platform on which they were created. These are all crucial elements to making an awesome presentation -- ones that you can certainly adapt and apply them to your own, with the right approach.

Even better ... you may just learn a thing or two about marketing while you're at it.

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5 Gamification Fails And How To Fix Them 

5 Gamification Fails And How To Fix Them  | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

"Is gamification an innovative game changer, or a gimmick that will fall by the wayside? When used with the right content and audience, it has great potential… but it’s not always easy to find that sweet spot."


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Blockchain can make social networks more private — and profitable for you

Blockchain can make social networks more private — and profitable for you | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Fact: You’re going to spend a total of five years of your life on social media. Are you going to waste it lost along with all the mindless drivel of memes and fake news? Or will you make sure that you have a voice, and that you will matter? Here’s where I think blockchain technology can make a big difference.By combining a decentralized consensus mechanism with a private and secure platform for exchanging messages and information, we might be able to finally get connected without the risk of exposing too much to those who own the platforms.This is just what Obsidian aims to do, with its Obsidian Messenger, a blockchain-based platform for messaging, data sharing, which also supports cryptocurrency as a means of sending money....
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Blockchain could add privacy and meaning to your future social media channels.
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Commanding in Multi-Domain Formations: Vision 2050 Warfighter Cyber-Security, Command and Control Architecture | Small Wars Journal

Commanding in Multi-Domain Formations: Vision 2050 Warfighter Cyber-Security, Command and Control Architecture | Small Wars Journal | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
By: Radhika R. Roy and Brian M. Dempsey

TRADOC Mad Scientist Project: The rise of super-intelligent information technologies fueled with robotics, smart munitions, ubiquitous sensing, and extreme networking.
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How Two 20-Somethings From Ireland Built a $9.2 Billion Company

How Two 20-Somethings From Ireland Built a $9.2 Billion Company | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.
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Feel Like You've Stopped Learning at Work? Elon Musk Just Nailed the Reason Why

if you were anything like me, math class was painful, on a good day. Oh, if only fidget spinners had been invented back then. I can vividly recall discussions with my mom revolving around the question, "When am I ever going to use this stuff?"

Fast forward to today's math students and they may be as disinterested and frustrated as I was.


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The Big List of 25 Top Social Media Management Tools That'll Help You Succeed on Social Media

The Big List of 25 Top Social Media Management Tools That'll Help You Succeed on Social Media | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

How do you stay on top of all your social media marketing tasks?From creating and publishing content to analytics and reporting, it can be pretty overwhelming to think of all the jobs social media marketers have to complete every day.

 

Thankfully, there are a bunch of awesome social media management tools available to help. These tools can streamline your workflows, help you save some time and even ensure your content reaches the right audience at the right time.

 

But how do you decide which product to use? With so many great social media management tools out there, we thought it could be great to showcase some of the top ones to help you pick what’s best for your business.

 

Here are 25 of the very best social media management tools out there....


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The best social media management tools are the ones that meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Here are 25 top ones to consider from Buffer.

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The best social media management tools are the ones that meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. Here are 25 top ones to consider from Buffer.

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The Algorithm That Makes Preschoolers Obsessed With YouTube Kids

Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.
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The Benefits Of Microlearning: Win-Win For Employees And Organizations 

The Benefits Of Microlearning: Win-Win For Employees And Organizations  | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

"Microlearning has caught the imagination of organizations and employees alike and with good reason. It provides advantages to both employees and organizations and this has made it a favored option among training managers and eLearning developers."


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Google’s Rules For Designers Working With AI

Google’s Rules For Designers Working With AI | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

As part of a new project to humanize AI, the company created a guide to what it calls “human-centered machine learning.”


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Are Smart Cities Prepared For Cyber Attacks?

Are Smart Cities Prepared For Cyber Attacks? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Malware attack on JNPT port last monthn not only exposed the vulnerability of our cyber infrastructure, but it also highlighted the lack of trained manpower to handle such incidents., , infrastructure, smart cities, cyber attacks, malware, ports

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Perspective | The app economy is about to explode

Perspective | The app economy is about to explode | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The big driver could be mobile shopping.
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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, August 22, 3:20 AM
CloudConvert is an excellent converter to use for converting almost anything Educational Practitioners and/or Learners will want. 
CloudConvert stands out from the crowd. 
It is... 
  - fast (even with large files), 
  - simple, 
  - easy to use, and most important of all, 
  - integrated with Google Drive and other cloud services such as Dropbox. 
This makes it possible to start a large video conversion, leave the app and just wait until the file appears in the users Google Drive / Dropbox.
It is possible to use Google Drive or Dropbox both as input or output destination for user converted files. 
CloudConvert supports over 200 different formats including... 
  - audio (MP3, AAC, FLAC…), 
  - video (MP4, AVI, MPG…), 
  - document (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT…), 
  - ebook (MOBI, EPUB, CBC…), archive (ZIP, RAR…), 
  - spdreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV…), and 
  - presentation (PPT, PPTX, ODP). 
Some of the types of conversions users can carry out using CloudConvert include: 
  - Extract ZIP, RAR etc directly on Google Drive / Dropbox 
  - Merge multiple PDFs, JPGs, DOCs into one PDF 
  - PDF to DOC 
  - AVI to MP4 
  - M4A to MP3 
  - MOBI to PDF 
  - DOCX to ODT 
  - PNG to JPG 
CloudConvert does not require any software installation, users simply upload their files to the site and once the conversion is finished, files are permanently deleted. 
NOTE: The free version of CloudConvert supports up to 1GB maximum file size and provides you with 25 minutes maximum conversion time per file. 
Well worth a closer look!
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New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures

New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers developed the structure-based color printing technique as an alternative to ink-based printing, in which colors fade with time.

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We Tested More than 50 Free Security Tools so You can Use Them for Your Online Protection - Heimdal Security Blog

We Tested More than 50 Free Security Tools so You can Use Them for Your Online Protection - Heimdal Security Blog | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
We tested more than 50 free cyber security tools that you can use to enhance your cyber security and privacy.
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WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins could face 40 years in US prison

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins could face 40 years in US prison | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The young computer expert who stopped the WannaCry global cyber attack could face decades in a US prison following accusations that he helped create and sell a malicious software that targeted bank accounts.
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Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids | JSTOR Daily

Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids | JSTOR Daily | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Quickly, now: Go rip a smartphone out of the hands of the nearest teen. If you have a teen child of your own, you can start there—or if you have kids under 13, you can take away whatever device they’re presently using. Feel free to just tear your TV off of the wall, if that’s all you’ve got to turn off. And if you don’t have kids, snatch a phone from any teenager who happens to walk... 


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I’d love to tell you we used this shiny new tech to look up educational resources for our children, or play them classical music in utero. And sure, there was a bit of that. But you know what smartphones and social media are really great at? Tuning out your children. 

 I know, we all really enjoy reading articles about how it’s those evil smartphones that are destroying our children’s brains and souls. It lets us justify locking their devices up with parental monitoring tools, or cutting off their mobile plan when they fail to make the grade. 

 Fellow parents, it’s time for us to consider another possible explanation for why our kids are increasingly disengaged. It’s because we’ve disengaged ourselves; we’re too busy looking down at our screens to look up at our kids. I know: it’s how I live myself. Children are super annoying—especially teenagers, I would say, now that I’ve got one. 

I would much rather spend half an hour playing Words with Friends on Facebook than spend it playing an inane board game with an 11-year-old who refuses to play by the rules. I would much rather spend an hour perusing Wonder Woman crafts on Pinterest than listening to my 13-year-old ramble on about anime. As a friend warned me when I first got pregnant, “children are simultaneously overwhelming and under-stimulating.” Why wouldn’t we want to be distracted from that?
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5 New Facebook Ad Types You Should Be Using (But Probably Aren't)

5 New Facebook Ad Types You Should Be Using (But Probably Aren't) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Facebook ads can get tricky because there’s a ton of variables on each and every campaign. It doesn’t help that Facebook’s constantly rolling out more updates and improvements.

 

The good news is that many of these new Facebook ad types are game changers if you know what you’re doing and how to use them each properly.

 

In this article, I’m going to unveil five options that can drastically improve the ROI you’re seeing.

 

I’ll even show you how to combine several of these techniques, using them together to add new layers of context to predict exactly what your customers want to see (and when they want to see it)....


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A fresh approach to Facebook ads from Neil Patel.

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With Disney’s Move to Streaming, a New Era Begins

With Disney’s Move to Streaming, a New Era Begins | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Disney set off a sonic boom in Hollywood by unveiling plans to start two Netflix-style services: For the first time in the streaming age, the world’s largest media company had decided that embracing a new business model was more important than clinging to its existing one.

Disney’s decision to better align itself with consumer trends — deemed “a rare and impressive pivot” by RBC Capital Markets — instantly reverberated through the entertainment industry. Disney’s cable channels, which include ESPN, have long been seen as the reason many viewers were refraining from cutting the cord entirely. If Disney was going all in on streaming, the impact would be felt by almost every television company and cable operator.

As part of its announcement on Tuesday, Disney said that it would spend heavily on original programming for its entertainment streaming service and pull future Disney and Pixar movies from Netflix. That sent Netflix shares downward. The question seemed to be, how would Netflix, even with its head start in terms of audience and reach, manage without the mighty mouse? And would Disney’s plunge into streaming encourage the likes of Discovery and Viacom to do the same, intensifying competition?

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Personio, a HR startup in Munich, closes $12M Series A

Personio, a HR startup in Munich, closes $12M Series A | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Personio, a German startup that offers a HR management and recruiting platform, has closed $12 million in Series A funding. European VC Northzone led the..
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3 Tips To Empower Your Employees With Cybersecurity Knowledge 

3 Tips To Empower Your Employees With Cybersecurity Knowledge  | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

"Cybersecurity isn’t just the IT department’s responsibility. Everyone within an organization should be equipped with the education they need to detect risks and know what steps they can take to mitigate them."


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Slidely - Create & Share Beautiful Videos, Slideshows and Photo Collages

Slidely - Create & Share Beautiful Videos, Slideshows and Photo Collages | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Slidely - Create, share and discover visual moments in beautiful and creative ways. Use our slideshow, video and collage maker to turn your photos and videos into stunning collections.

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Cool visual and video marketing tool.

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5 Rules To Registering A Domain Name - regiSTAR.com

Registering a domain name is a very important step and not one to be taken lightly. Choosing the right domain name for yourself personally or for business, can make the difference between having a successful web presence or not. When thinking about which domain name to register, always follow these 5 basic rules. Rule #1 …
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Something’s phishy: How to detect phishing attempts

Something’s phishy: How to detect phishing attempts | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Phishing has evolved from the days of the Nigerian prince, taking on many forms and mediums. Learn how to detect today's sophisticated phishing attempts.
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