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Technology in schools: Basic drills. Watching videos.

Technology in schools: Basic drills. Watching videos. | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Center for American Progress released a new report today on technology use in schools, concluding that schools were not using technology to its fullest potential.
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The study states: "Across the nation, we found that many schools were using technology in the same way that they have always used technology; students are using drill and practice programs to hone basic skills. Students are passively watching videos and DVDs. Too many students do not have access to hands-on science projects. In short, there is little indication that technology has revolutionized our nation’s school system."

 

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Clueless about social media? Here are 17 clues for getting started

Clueless about social media? Here are 17 clues for getting started | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted from an original version on his blog, Feldman Creative. Just four years ago, I felt like you do.
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The #FutureOfBusiness Is Social: Adapt Or Die

The #FutureOfBusiness Is Social: Adapt Or Die | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
I spoke to someone the other day, who, like me, was trying to sell nascent technology/solutions to businesses who, largely, were less inclined to buy, let alone, understand these new products/services. This gentleman imparted a conversation he had with a current client, who was frustrated with the way things are today to sell his service: …

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China linked to cyber attacks on Taiwan exploiting Windows vulnerability

China linked to cyber attacks on Taiwan exploiting Windows vulnerability | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Malicious PowerPoint documents launch exploit code on target PCs when opened, but could have used any Microsoft Office file Continue reading...
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Bitcasa nixes unlimited storage plan as it upgrades its infrastructure

Bitcasa nixes unlimited storage plan as it upgrades its infrastructure | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
As part of the change, users will need to download new Bitcasa apps and then migrate their old data to the new platform by November 15 or face their data being erased.
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Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales

Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Etsy is offering up its own credit card reader to its sellers, competing with popular mobile point-of-sale services like Square.
Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
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Doctors begin to practice "web-side" manner - CBS News

Doctors begin to practice "web-side" manner - CBS News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
As waiting rooms fill up, more physicians are seeing patients through online channels, but not every doctor is buying it
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The content marketing trends your business should be implementing

The content marketing trends your business should be implementing | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
JT Ripton is a business consultant and freelance writer. Through proper content marketing, businesses can build their brand, raise awareness, and engender trust.
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This New Battery Can Charge Phones & Electric Cars In Minutes!

This New Battery Can Charge Phones & Electric Cars In Minutes! | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
For most of us to fully charge our phone battery, we need to leave it plugged in for at least an hour -with the average life expectancy of the battery being 500 charge cycles; approximately two to three years.
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A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With ... - Business Insider Australia

A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With ... - Business Insider Australia | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No.
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OS X Yosemite review: Macs finally play nice with iPhones

OS X Yosemite review: Macs finally play nice with iPhones | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Now that Apple has moved to an annual OS X release, Mac users can expect regular iterative improvements to their desktop operating system instead of occasional ground-breaking shifts.
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Buildings to bangles: Will.i.am teams with architect Zaha Hadid to design funky Puls ‘cuffs’

Buildings to bangles: Will.i.am teams with architect Zaha Hadid to design funky Puls ‘cuffs’ | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Will.i.am is at Wired’s annual conference in London today, where he was on hand to talk about all-things tech and, in particular, his newly launched ‘smart cuffs’ (or smartwatch to you and me).
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Ghosts in the machine: how AI research is bringing game characters to life

Ghosts in the machine: how AI research is bringing game characters to life | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In an era of crowd-sourced machine intelligence, games may be about to do what authors have been trying to do for centuries
The ambition to create real, believable characters has been a cornerstone of literature since the 19th century.
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Apple Pay launches in US

Apple Pay launches in US | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Companys contactless mobile payments service to be integrated with upcoming Apple Watch
iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 live coverage of the Apple event
Apple releases newest version of Mac OS, Yosemite, for download Continue reading...
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Chrome and Firefox flag Bit.ly links as malware

Chrome and Firefox flag Bit.ly links as malware | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Having issues accessing Bit.ly links? You’re not alone. It seems many internet users are being greeted with this following message when accessing links that emanate from the popular link-shortening service.
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Verizon invests in Flint Mobile, a Square competitor that uses no hardware

Verizon invests in Flint Mobile, a Square competitor that uses no hardware | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Flint uses the phone camera to scan in card details, which it processes like any other credit transaction. Mobile carriers like Verizon and Digicel have taken a lot of interest in its app.
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The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your ... - The Next Web

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your ... - The Next Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A great website design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about... Keep reading →
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Prizm want to build a context-aware music streaming adapter

Prizm want to build a context-aware music streaming adapter | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
What if your stereo knew who was in the room, and which music they liked? That's what Prizm wants to do with its context-aware streaming adapter.
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Where can I use Apple Pay?

Where can I use Apple Pay? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
More than 220,000 stores across the country — such as Macy's, McDonald's, Subway and Walgreens locations — are now accepting Apple Pay, the tech giant's electronic payment system that allows customers to pay with their phone.
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9 real technologies that will soon be inside you - Yahoo!7 News

9 real technologies that will soon be inside you - Yahoo!7 News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology. Not so.
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The iPhone 6 Plus Gets A One-Handed Keyboard App, And It’s Glorious | TechCrunch

The iPhone 6 Plus Gets A One-Handed Keyboard App, And It’s Glorious | TechCrunch | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
While I came around to the iPhone 6 Plus and its unique allure, as told in a post from a couple of days ago, Apple's big smartphone still isn't the easiest to..
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Southeast Asia's Health App Explosion - Forbes

Southeast Asia's Health App Explosion - Forbes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Millions of Southeast Asians today lack access to affordable, quality healthcare.
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Tumblr for OS X is available now from the Mac App Store

Tumblr for OS X is available now from the Mac App Store | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In celebration of Apple’s release of OS X Yosemite yesterday, Tumblr has today released a desktop version of its software which allows you to share content directly from your desktop to your Tumblr page.
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Facebook Messenger update for iOS lets you draw on photos before sending

Facebook Messenger update for iOS lets you draw on photos before sending | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Today Facebook updated its Messenger app for iOS with a feature that’s sure to bring out the artist in everyone. Now you can draw and type directly on photos from your camera roll before you whisk them off to your friends.
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Router Makes You Anonymous Online, Skirts Censorship - Discovery News

Router Makes You Anonymous Online, Skirts Censorship - Discovery News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
An open-source router automatically directs Internet data through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address. Continue reading →
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Facebook ‘Safety Check’ helps you tell friends and family you’re safe during natural disasters

Facebook ‘Safety Check’ helps you tell friends and family you’re safe during natural disasters | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook is adding a feature called ‘Safety Check‘ to help its users broadcast their health and whereabouts during natural disasters. The tool will be available on the Web, iOS, Android and feature phones.
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