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The FTC beefs up technology investigations with new office - Washington Post (blog)

The FTC beefs up technology investigations with new office - Washington Post (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The FTC plans to hire a bunch of new technologists for new research office.
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Cisco small business phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling - PCWorld

Cisco small business phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling - PCWorld | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
An authentication flaw allows attackers to listed to audio streams and make calls from Cisco SPA 300 and 500 IP phones
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7 career progression tips from the UK's digerati - ComputerworldUK

7 career progression tips from the UK's digerati - ComputerworldUK | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Digital leaders at the Everywoman in Tech forum gave their advice for career progression in the tech industry
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Pimping the Nokia 808 PureView (in 2015)

Pimping the Nokia 808 PureView (in 2015) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In perhaps the most 'current' Pimping piece yet, I tackle the Nokia 808 PureView, still a lot of people's main device, perhaps based on the super flexibility, the great camera, the gadgets, and so on. But what are the keys to keeping this going into 2015 - any tips, tricks or software goodies that you need to know about? It's all here. This is a major revamp to the original article, bringing advice, links and software up to date!
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Nvidia highlights five startups that use cool graphics technology - VentureBeat

Nvidia highlights five startups that use cool graphics technology - VentureBeat | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New startups do everything from robot vision to face recognition.
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A Chicago Startup is Creating the Visual Hashtag - Chicago Inno

A Chicago Startup is Creating the Visual Hashtag - Chicago Inno | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The hashtag, as a social staple, is seven years old. And though its ubiquitousness has spread in that relatively short timeframe, its functionality has remained stagnant.
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Microsoft and EdX Partner To Offer Free Online IT Classes - CIO Today

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EdX announced on Tuesday that it will be joining forces with Microsoft, to offer seven online programming courses.
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The coding language course roundup

The coding language course roundup | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a first-time coder or a seasoned programmer, we’ve got several great courses on coding languages for you to learn and improve your skills with.
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Antivirus labels itself as malware

Antivirus labels itself as malware | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Two Panda Security antivirus programs marked corrupted files in their own systems as malign, causing them to stop working.
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Durex wants couples to disconnect from technology in #connect campaign - The Drum

Durex wants couples to disconnect from technology in #connect campaign - The Drum | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Durex has launched an online campaign urging couples to disconnect from technology to connect with each other in the bedroom. The ...
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10 critical security habits you should be doing (but aren't)

10 critical security habits you should be doing (but aren't) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Staying safe these digital days takes more than antivirus. Here are 10 fundamental things you do to protect your PC and other devices.

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Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo System Sounds Better Than Your New One

Why Your Dad's 30-Year-Old Stereo System Sounds Better Than Your New One | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably won't like hearing that the receivers of yesteryear produce comparable sound. Why is that? Technological advancement, ironically.
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Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
You've heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth......
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3 Powerful Alternatives to Evernote

3 Powerful Alternatives to Evernote | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
March 23, 2015
This post is a response to a couple of questions we received from some teachers asking about alternative apps to Evernote. While we do recognize the huge educational potential of...
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True tech integration starts with learning goal...

True tech integration starts with learning goal... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
“The real challenge is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use”
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Near death, explained

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New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences -- with shocking results.
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Here is an interesting article on out of body experiences in a near death or dead situations. Some try to use technology to explain the experience.

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The skills gap is widening – but here’s how you can close it

The skills gap is widening – but here’s how you can close it | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Rosie Allabarton is a writer who lives in Berlin. Her journalism specializes in technology, education, employment and women in technology.
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Yahoo unveils sneak peek at end-to-end email encryption plugin | ZDNet

Yahoo unveils sneak peek at end-to-end email encryption plugin | ZDNet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The web portal giant wants encryption in everyone's hands by the end of the year.

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The web portal giant wants encryption in everyone's hands by the end of the year.


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Two Powerful Web Tools to Create Disposable Email Addresses

Two Powerful Web Tools to Create Disposable Email Addresses | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Disposable Email Addresses (DEAs) are email addresses that are anonymous and have a very short life span. They are especially helpful to use on websites that require registration....
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Arrange your iPhone’s icons any way you want with Makeovr

Arrange your iPhone’s icons any way you want with Makeovr | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
One of the biggest gripes I have with the iPhone 6 Plus is that there’s no way to permanently bring my homescreen icons closer to the bottom of the giant screen. With Makeovr, a new web app, there’s finally a way.
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Art and tech meet under a kaleidoscope of brilliant hues at SXSW

Art and tech meet under a kaleidoscope of brilliant hues at SXSW | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
While technology is essentially creative, it does not always look creative. However, in the case of 3Ms huge outdoor installation at SXSW, it was both.
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“Virtual” Recruitment Roundtable What Can Be Done With Social Media Big Data

“Virtual” Recruitment Roundtable What Can Be Done With Social Media Big Data | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Social media and Big Data are two buzzwords in the clinical space that will influence recruitment practices in the future. In this segment of...

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The 15 best Android apps that use material design

The 15 best Android apps that use material design | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Google’s Material Design aesthetic is supposed to be the new standard for Android design, but not all apps have made the transition to the catchy new look.
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Rogers buys no new spectrum as AWS-3 wireless auction raises $2.1B

Rogers buys no new spectrum as AWS-3 wireless auction raises $2.1B | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The federal government unveils results of the latest spectrum auction, which saw many cellular service carriers bid for chunks of Canada's digital airwaves but didn't include one of the biggest, as Rogers didn't buy.
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The Learn-to-Code bundle: Pay what you want!

The Learn-to-Code bundle: Pay what you want! | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Coding is a great hobby to get into because it offers endless possibilities for what you can build, but it can also unlock new avenues in your career.
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