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A Scoop of Technology with Education Sprinkles: Pinterest Project

A Scoop of Technology with Education Sprinkles: Pinterest Project | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
After taking a look at the art teacher's Pinterest boards, I just had to get in a classroom and use Pinterest to do something, anything, but I was bitten by a Pinterest bug. So I emailed my fourth grade teachers who are getting ...
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Here's the scoop about an art teacher and her Pinterest board and how much it inspired another teacher.

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Google searches predict market moves

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A study of Google searches and US stock market data finds that rises in searches for financially relevant terms precede market slumps.
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This is some interesting information!

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GILBERT: Weighing a new 'technology intensive school' - Oakland Press

GILBERT: Weighing a new 'technology intensive school' Oakland Press A proposal for a “technology intensive school” developed by a group outside of government ought to be weighed on its own merits as opposed to the histrionics that accompanied its...
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"A small group of technology leaders in Michigan  volunteered to design what they called a wholly new public education experience that bundles the most advanced technology tools for learning to apply in  public education  concepts that are being applied throughout society. Technology would be used to both reduce  costs and increase quality and performance, the group said."

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5 Technologies That Will Change the World in 2013

5 Technologies That Will Change the World in 2013 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
You may want to get used to these technologies, they aren't going anywhere.
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Some of the technologies that have the biggest implications for businesses include the following. The full list can be found at the MIT Technology Review website.

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Five ways Apple has lost its bite - The Guardian

Five ways Apple has lost its bite - The Guardian | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Five ways Apple has lost its bite
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The breathtaking expansion of the world's most successful technology company has skidded to a halt.
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This is a fast happening when not long ago the stocks were at $700 each I think.

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HTC Now Offers 32GB Unlocked HTC One Via Its Web Store - TechCrunch

HTC Now Offers 32GB Unlocked HTC One Via Its Web Store - TechCrunch | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
TechCrunch HTC Now Offers 32GB Unlocked HTC One Via Its Web Store TechCrunch HTC's sales strategy this time around with the One is a full-court press, with traditional sales via carriers supplemented out of the starting gate with off-contract sales...
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UnBlocked is the way to go!!!

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Heat imaging technology a critical tool in Boston manhunt - Los Angeles Times

Heat imaging technology a critical tool in Boston manhunt - Los Angeles Times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Heat imaging technology a critical tool in Boston manhunt Los Angeles Times As thousands of police officers closed in on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday evening, airborne authorities relied on thermal imaging technology...
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Verizon Continues to Build FiOS TV, Internet Subs in Q1 | Multichannel.com

Verizon Continues to Build FiOS TV, Internet Subs in Q1 | Multichannel.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Verizon’s fiber-fed FiOS platform continued to generate subscriber gains in the first quarter, as revenues for that part of the telco’s business rose 15.1%, to $2.6 billion, versus the year-ago quarter.  FiOS services represented 69% of consumer revenues at Verizon during the quarter.

 

Verizon added 188,000 FiOS Internet customers  in the quarter, down from 193,000 in first quarter 2012. The additions pushed the total to 5.6 million, up from 5.01 million a year ago. FiOS Internet penetration was 38.2%, versus 36.4% in the 2012 period.

 

The telco signed on 169,000 FiOS TV subs, for a total of 4.9 million, compared with 4.35 million in the year-earlier period, a 12% gain. In the first quarter last year, Verizon added 180,000 video subs. Video penetration reached 34.1%, improving from 32.3%. 

 

Verizon added 99,000 net broadband customers, giving it a total of 8.9 million.  Gains for FiOS Internet offset the  89,000 DSL customers Verizon lost in the quarter.

 

The FiOS network passed 17.8 million homes at the end of the quarter as Verizon migrated roughly 83,000 homes on its old copper network to fiber.  Verizon plans to upgrade 300,000 copper-connected homes to fiber in FiOS markets by the end of the year.

 

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Just in case you were wondering what Verizon has been up to lately this is an update.

 

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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled by Your Brain - Technology ...

Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled by Your Brain - Technology ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
An easy-to-use EEG cap could expand the number of ways to interact with your mobile devices.
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This sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. A great development for those that no longer have use of their body.

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Anonymous 'brandjacks' Westboro Baptist Church on Facebook - NBCNews.com (blog)

Anonymous 'brandjacks' Westboro Baptist Church on Facebook - NBCNews.com (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Anonymous 'brandjacks' Westboro Baptist Church on Facebook NBCNews.com (blog) The Internet was positively giddy with schadenfreude Wednesday as rumor spread that Anonymous, that loosely connected cabal of cyber-vigilantes, had seized control, or...
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We should have excepted this!

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Time to nurture the creative passion of a new generation of coders (video) - Siliconrepublic.com

Time to nurture the creative passion of a new generation of coders (video) - Siliconrepublic.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Time to nurture the creative passion of a new generation of coders (video) Siliconrepublic.com The gathering of CoderDojo mentors at DojoCon 2013 at Slane Castle in Co Meath at the weekend demonstrated the mentors' resolve to instill a passion for...
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More visionaries in tech are a "Good Thing"!

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Twitter is forcing us to drop users ability to flattr creators by favoriting their tweets

Twitter is forcing us to drop users ability to flattr creators by favoriting their tweets | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
RT @API500: New API neutrality case with Twitter, about flattering authors with favorite tweets via @Flattr
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I think it is like saying "thanks" to be able to fav a tweet.

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Video ads to hit your Facebook feed this summer: Report - NBCNews.com (blog)

Video ads to hit your Facebook feed this summer: Report - NBCNews.com (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Video ads to hit your Facebook feed this summer: Report
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Your Facebook news feed may be invaded by auto-playing video ads starting this summer, according to a report by Ad Age.
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Wow can you wait for this to happen? Most likely you're already over loaded with all the new "sponsored" ads flooding the pages.

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This Device Turns A Charcoal Stove Into A Cell Phone Charger

This Device Turns A Charcoal Stove Into A Cell Phone Charger | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
VOTO is a new device that turns fire into a power source for cell phones. Now, where there's fire, there can be modern civilization! The key is a (These devices are pretty handy for the camper and people living in poverty all around the world.
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Those camper types out there will find this a handy gadget to have.

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Microsoft pushes into the world of startups and Rahul Sood is leading the charge - The Next Web

Microsoft pushes into the world of startups and Rahul Sood is leading the charge - The Next Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Next Web Microsoft pushes into the world of startups and Rahul Sood is leading the charge The Next Web Yes, Microsoft is working to link up, nurture, fund, and accelerate startups around the world, using a combination of financial,...
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Microsoft is always looking for ways to move it's brand forward.

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Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service Now At 30 More Subway Stations

Wi-Fi, Cellphone Service Now At 30 More Subway Stations | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The MTA announced underground Wi-Fi and cellphone service has expanded to 30 more New York City subway stations throughout Manhattan including Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle.
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As long as it is affordable or free this will be great.

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AMD reveals G-Series X embedded chips, drops a little ARM-powered bombshell - Engadget

AMD reveals G-Series X embedded chips, drops a little ARM-powered bombshell - Engadget | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
AMD reveals G-Series X embedded chips, drops a little ARM-powered bombshell Engadget "As the Internet of Things permeates every aspect of our life from work to home and everything where in-between, devices require high performance, I/O...
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Here's a new update on the internet of things!

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Twitter is becoming the first and quickest source of investment news

Twitter is becoming the first and quickest source of investment news | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The social media tool has outstripped news wires and puts the financial world in rapid touch with expert opinion and analysis (#news Twitter is becoming the first and quickest source of investment news http://t.co/BzXBen5sgi...
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The new fast way to decide what to do with your money!

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New Tool to Help Teens Manage the Impacts of Cyberbullying - Canada NewsWire (press release)

New Tool to Help Teens Manage the Impacts of Cyberbullying
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This new online resource is designed to help Canadian youth deal with the negative consequences of the creation and distribution of sexual images online.
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Facebook brings 'chat heads' feature to app - Technology - NZ Herald News

Facebook brings 'chat heads' feature to app - Technology - NZ Herald News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook has updated its iPhone and iPad applications to let people keep using its chat feature even when they are doing other things, such as reading friends' updates.
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In case you weren't multi-tasking enough Facebook will add one more way to do that.

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Revealed: The Most Annoying Types of Ads on the Internet [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Revealed: The Most Annoying Types of Ads on the Internet [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pop-up ads, lottery scams, and other types of advertising do more than just interrupt the flow of information online.
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A fun, most likely true little infogragh for everyone. How do you react to these ads and what do you find most offensive?

 

I'd like to ad drugs of nearly all kinds that seem to sponsor all TV shows , followed by the medical lawyers that follow the drug ads, followed by the never ending insurance ads that come in between the other two, followed  by junk drink and food ads that seem to fill in all the other spots.

 

NO wonder bad habits are so hard to change they are literally brain washed into everyone so steadily. The cure to the irritation and brainwashing is to take more walks through woods, on beaches, and down lanes....Make some live music or dance to it.....Learn to enjoy our own ablity to grow food, cook that food and share it with our friends and neighbors more in our own homes and back yards. I live in a small southern town and rarely ever see any kids paying outside.

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Twitter launches targeted ads - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Twitter launches targeted ads - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Yahoo!7 News Twitter launches targeted ads San Francisco Chronicle (blog) Technology · Markets · Real Estate · Mortgage Rates · Home Guides · Public Notices · Press Releases · Sponsored Content · Movies · Music & Nightlife · Performance · Art ·...
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Here at last...The Ads.....but then many using twitter use it for personal promotion as well.

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Bitcoin Is No Longer a Currency

Bitcoin Is No Longer a Currency | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It's the ultimate dotcom stock.
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Flip out over the world's greatest Nokia Lumia 920 freerunning video - Nokia Conversations

Flip out over the world's greatest Nokia Lumia 920 freerunning video - Nokia Conversations | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Flip out over the world's greatest Nokia Lumia 920 freerunning video
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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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Google speeds up mobile web search, introduces expandable sitelinks and ... - Engadget

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Google speeds up mobile web search, introduces expandable sitelinks and ...
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Continuing its efforts to speed up the way we find things when searching the web from our smartphones, Google is rolling out expandable sitelinks.
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