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11 ways to maximize engagement on your tweets

11 ways to maximize engagement on your tweets | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. For gaining more engagement, clicks, retweets, and replies, Twitter images work.
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Could autopilot technology have saved Germanwings Flight 9525? - CNN

Could autopilot technology have saved Germanwings Flight 9525? - CNN | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Autopilot could have taken over Germanwings flight and flown plane to safe altitude, but some experts say taking control from humans could lead to dangers.
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LG Electronics begins to promote 8K UHD resolution

LG Electronics begins to promote 8K UHD resolution | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
4K ultra-high-definition video resolutions have not yet become popular on the market mainly due to the lack of content, high prices of displays and TVs as well as insufficient performance of mainstream graphics adapters.
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DeNA hopes Nintendo mobile games will generate $25 million per month

DeNA hopes Nintendo mobile games will generate $25 million per month | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Recently it was announced that Nintendo would be partnering up with Japanese mobile game maker, DeNA, in hopes to break in to the mobile gaming market and return to profitability.
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How the internet of things could revolutionise council services - The Guardian

How the internet of things could revolutionise council services - The Guardian | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Street lights that detect approaching cyclists, CCTV cameras that identify unusual activity, and bus stops that count. Welcome to the future of local public services
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Chapter Three: A “Week in the Life” Analysis of Smartphone Users

Chapter Three: A “Week in the Life” Analysis of Smartphone Users | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pew Research Center technology surveys (such as those that form the basis of Chapters 1 and 2 of this report) typically ask respondents whether they use various devices or online platforms, the ways in which they incorporate those tools and...
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Chapter Two: Usage and Attitudes Toward Smartphones

Chapter Two: Usage and Attitudes Toward Smartphones | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Smartphones often serve as a go-to source for staying informed about breaking news and community happenings, getting from place to place, conducting transactions, and navigating life events such as finding a new job or getting information about a...
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Chapter One: A Portrait of Smartphone Ownership

Chapter One: A Portrait of Smartphone Ownership | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
As smartphones have grown increasingly common in recent years, these devices have taken on a central role in the information lives of a substantial number of Americans.
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Ants' intruder defense strategy could lead to better email spam filters ... - Stanford University News

Ants' intruder defense strategy could lead to better email spam filters ... - Stanford University News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Biology Professor Deborah M. Gordon presents a model suggesting that the human immune system and ants use similar distributed defense strategies to fight off intruders. Adapting this technique could yield stronger email spam filters.
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Apple hires Dolby's technology chief to bolster audio and display technologies - 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

Apple hires Dolby's technology chief to bolster audio and display technologies - 9 to 5 Mac (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Continuing its high-level executive hiring spree, Apple has recruited Dolby Executive Vice President Mike Rockwell to become an executive in its hardware division, 9to5Mac has learned. According to...
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Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make ... - Quartz

Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make ... - Quartz | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The patent wars are spreading to lithium-ion batteries.
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Lessons from the trenches of a cybercrisis rapid response team

Lessons from the trenches of a cybercrisis rapid response team | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Many major security vendors have teams of professionals ready to aid companies under cyberattack. At IBM, calls to the hotline for its emergency response team dubbed 'Cyber 911' have tripled over the past year.
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4 ways Blockchain technology will change the world - VentureBeat

4 ways Blockchain technology will change the world - VentureBeat | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
GuestBlockchain technology could enable everything from unbreakable contracts to reliable electronic voting and more. Here’s a look at its big potential beyond handling Bitcoin transactions.
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NYPD uses ShotSpotter technology to detect Brooklyn shooting - New York Daily News

NYPD uses ShotSpotter technology to detect Brooklyn shooting - New York Daily News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Twenty-four bullets were fired from an automatic pistol during a single shooting in Brooklyn last month — but no one bothered to call 911.
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Microsoft’s Spartan browser will arrive in next Windows 10 build

Microsoft’s Spartan browser will arrive in next Windows 10 build | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft has confirmed that its technical preview users will finally get their hands on the Project Spartan browser in the next build of Windows 10.
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The internet of things is revolutionising our lives, but standards are a must

The internet of things is revolutionising our lives, but standards are a must | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The internet of things may stall unless providers collaborate to link up different services
“The internet of things” was first coined by a British visionary called Kevin Ashton.
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Smartphone use rises in US – but many owners struggle with cost, says study

Smartphone use rises in US – but many owners struggle with cost, says study | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Research shows 64% of Americans own a smartphone but 23% run into money problems and 15% run out of mobile data In the last three years the number of Americans owning a smartphone has jumped from 35% to almost two-thirds but affordability has...
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The best cities to play Pac-Man in Google Maps

The best cities to play Pac-Man in Google Maps | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Google has marked this April Fools’ Day by superimposing the classic video game on to its 2D maps. Here’s our urbanist’s guide to the best street layouts to play on Continue reading...
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You Can Now Test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer Successor - Yahoo Tech

You Can Now Test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer Successor - Yahoo Tech | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today.
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Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice - CNET

Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice - CNET | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A new executive order lets the US Attorney General and the Secretaries of Treasury and State go after cyberattackers "where it really hurts -- at their bottom line."
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Can We Learn Anything From the Germanwings Disaster? - The Atlantic

Can We Learn Anything From the Germanwings Disaster? - The Atlantic | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A technologist says the day of airliners flown by remote control is closer than we think. Is that good news or bad? Plus, why it's better to be a co-pilot and other lessons from the latest crash.
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Spain's Telefónica Junking Copper; Switching Customers to 300/30Mbps Fiber Broadband (And Charging $41/Mo) | Phil Dampier | Stop the Cap!

Spain's Telefónica Junking Copper; Switching Customers to 300/30Mbps Fiber Broadband (And Charging $41/Mo) | Phil Dampier | Stop the Cap! | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Spanish telephone company Telefónica knows the days of traditional ADSL broadband are numbered, so the company is junking its copper wire network and upgrading customers to fiber broadband at no extra charge.

Telefónica president Luis Miguel Gilpérez said the upgrade is part of Spain’s march to be the most digital country in Europe. It also establishes a modern broadband platform on which Telefónica can sell its streaming video and pay TV services to the public. The company holds an 85 percent share in the fiber network.

Gilpérez likened the company’s current top-tier of 100Mbps as yesterday’s news.

“It appears that 100Mbps falls short and customers demand more speed, so the company is looking to develop these services [with] an increase in speed,” Gilpérez told El País.

Spain already has 10.3 million households connected to fiber. Telefónica hopes to reach an additional 3.6 million homes this year, but is threatening to cut its investment if it is forced to share its fiber network with competitors.


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World of Technology – What jobs will we have in the future?

World of Technology – What jobs will we have in the future? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In recent decades, mankind has achieved an unprecedented breakthrough. Today, smartphone owners have access no matter where they are to more information that was available 30 years ago.

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In recent decades, mankind has achieved an unprecedented breakthrough. Today, smartphone owners have access no matter where they are to more information that was available 30 years ago. The automation


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Intelligence agencies in 'technology arms race' - Telegraph.co.uk

Intelligence agencies in 'technology arms race' - Telegraph.co.uk | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Alex Younger, the head of MI6, warns that globalisation has a dark side as terrorists exploit new technology
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Qualcomm sees smartphone technology powering robotics - U-T San Diego

Qualcomm sees smartphone technology powering robotics - U-T San Diego | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
San Diego company trying to bring robots closer to mainstream consumers
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