Technological Sparks
2.9K views | +0 today
Follow
Technological Sparks
Notable Ideas in Technology and General News About What's Happening On, Around and To the WEB
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers

T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
T-Mobile will match and beat other carriers' trade-in prices this fall, hoping to attract customers looking to upgrade while getting maximum value from their old devices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Dell introduces 5K display with 5120*2880 resolution

Dell introduces 5K display with 5120*2880 resolution | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Dell on Monday introduced its first display with ultra-high-definition 5K (5120*2880) resolution. The monitor is designed for professionals and will become available later this year.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

UB research to improve cloud computing earns NSF grant - UB News Center

UB research to improve cloud computing earns NSF grant - UB News Center | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
UB research to improve cloud computing earns NSF grant
UB News Center
...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Marc Newson joins Apple the pair go hand in hand

Marc Newson joins Apple the pair go hand in hand | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
News that one of the worlds most acclaimed designers, known for his sensual, organic shapes and products, has joined the company ahead of its iWatch launch is not a surprise Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

European Commission reopens Google antitrust investigation after political storm over proposed settlement

European Commission reopens Google antitrust investigation after political storm over proposed settlement | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Competition commissioner says very negative responses from complainants and new data raised over summer requires examination Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees - CBS Local

US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees - CBS Local | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
CBS Local
US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees
CBS Local
Nearly half would rather invest in new technology than hire or retain workers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Reading in The Mobile Era | Visual.ly

Reading in The Mobile Era | Visual.ly | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Book shortages continue to represent a significant obstacle to literacy, worldwide.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Top DJ and producer Alesso turns to Snapchat to premiere his new music video

Top DJ and producer Alesso turns to Snapchat to premiere his new music video | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Top Swedish DJ/producer Alesso will be breaking new ground on Snapchat, when he debuts the video for his last single, ‘Tear the Roof up’, through the platform later this week.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Microsoft rolls out Office Delve, a personalized search interface for Office 365

Microsoft rolls out Office Delve, a personalized search interface for Office 365 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft today announced that it has begun rolling out Office Delve, an intelligent search feature, for its Office 365 business customers.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

I hope this is less annoying then Bing. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Lithium, the Salton Sea and a startup that’s trying to change the game

Lithium, the Salton Sea and a startup that’s trying to change the game | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Novel tech from a young startup could break the log-jam for American-produced lithium and change the future of electric car batteries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Stanley Crouch: Deadly virus supported by ravenous fat cats - Bemidji Pioneer

Stanley Crouch: Deadly virus supported by ravenous fat cats Bemidji Pioneer The only difference between this era and earlier ones is that the technology is so powerful, we are in danger of changes that are truly revolutionary in their...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat - Black Press USA

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat - Black Press USA | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Black Press USA Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat Black Press USA In this June 5, 2014 file photo, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden participates in a conversation via video with John Perry Barlow, co-founder & vice chairman of...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Gary LaFree's and Andromachi Tseloni's "Democracy and Crime" (2006), which analyzed homicide trends in 44 Countries between 1950 and 2000, shows that...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button

Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Evidently fed up with driving sales to every corner of the web without being able to take much credit, Twitter has implemented a way to buy products directly through the social network, thereby scoring itself a small portion of the profit.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Intel reveals detailed specifications of Core M ‘Broadwell’ chips

Intel reveals detailed specifications of Core M ‘Broadwell’ chips | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Intel Corp. has revealed detailed specifications of the first Core M microprocessors based on the “Broadwell” architecture.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

What Apples iWatch could mean for the marketing world

What Apples iWatch could mean for the marketing world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The wearable device, due for imminent launch, could open up a wealth of opportunities, but a high price tag would limit adoption Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times

YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Clips actually even bigger than Harlem Shake in its early days, as charity challenge spreads far beyond the US Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure - Business Insider

Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure - Business Insider | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Business Insider Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure Business Insider The iPhone 6, expected to be announced Tuesday, will incorporate tokenization technology, according to a report from Bank Innovation, which...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Twitter moves into e-commerce with 'buy' button on promoted tweets

Twitter moves into e-commerce with 'buy' button on promoted tweets | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Some users in America can now buy click-to-buy goods directly from Twitter as part of a trial that sees the messaging service storing users payment details Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

WhatsApp for iPhone gets option to archive chats, trim videos, add photo captions and more

WhatsApp for iPhone gets option to archive chats, trim videos, add photo captions and more | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
WhatsApp has rolled out a sizeable update to its iPhone app today, despite arriving with a seemingly insignificant “2.11.9” version number.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Yahoo launches publishing tool Yahoo Recommends with personalized content and native advertising

Yahoo launches publishing tool Yahoo Recommends with personalized content and native advertising | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Yahoo today launched Yahoo Recommends, a publishing tool that offers personalized content recommendations and native advertising. The company believes it can help visitors discover more of a publisher’s content while helping them monetize it as well.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Apple is sending iCloud users email alerts when their account is accessed via iCloud.com

Apple is sending iCloud users email alerts when their account is accessed via iCloud.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
With the recent furore around iCloud, stirred by the substantial leak of nude celebrity photos online, it should come as no surprise that Apple wants its services to appear a little more secure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

Surveillance Software Key Concern at Internet Governance Meeting - Big News Network.com

Surveillance Software Key Concern at Internet Governance Meeting - Big News Network.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Big News Network.com Surveillance Software Key Concern at Internet Governance Meeting Big News Network.com "Otherwise, every state - democracy or not - will use this technology, and these technologies will [become] less and less expensive and more...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica S Mcfeeters
Scoop.it!

ClassJump - Free web sites for teachers

ClassJump - Free web sites for teachers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Free Web Sites For Teachers
ClassJump.com provides teachers web sites free of charge, where multiple classes can be managed and updated using an easy to understand interface. No knowledge of web site programming is needed to get your class or classes set up and quickly providing up-to-date information for your students and parents.
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:

Classjump.com

Love this site. If you try it and like it please don't forget to help foot the bill. Classjump isn't overly sleek but I can connect with my students here in a great way and it is very easy to use. Students and parents are informed the site is learning and club supplement only. All formal issues having to do with grades or problems go through the official school sites and procedures and are not dealt with on this class web page I set up with classjump.com.

 

I can print off any inappropriate entries submitted (which has never happened so far) and report it to administrators just as I can in my classroom.  I inform the students and parents through "must sign as read" printouts of conduct requirements and use of the class web page. I can also ban inappropriate users from making entries. The WEB page is solely to connect online learning experiences and class related online discussions within class to an extended online learning format and provide makeup info for those out sick or need a review and for those that wish to learn more on their own. I think public writing challenges all of us, including me to improve writing and proofing skills. No one wants to look bad in front of others if they can avoid it. We have never had anyone make fun of weak writing skills displayed from each other. I think we all know we could be the next one to "mess up"' our written statement and understand we are there to share our thoughts, work, enjoy connections and support but mainly seek to encourage and understand each other while we learn.

 

My students have indicated they would like to be able to comment on each other’s art work, upload their work from their own devices and interact about their work on this site. So far students can only personally send/upload me a document or photo to review and the other students cannot view or comment on what they send to me. With appropriate etiquette and criticism training it would be great if the students could comment on the work documents summited when fellow students seek input. I can post these as photos and use the class message boards for comments. It would be good to be able to post a pic of their art work to the message board so that students wishing input on their work could request it there directly. Only I can post the photos on the photo albums.  Students cannot upload images of their artwork from their devices.

 

 I use the site also to connect my students with enrichment material and hope to back up my own classroom instruction there and on JUNO/Jupitergrades.com as well with video and printouts of my core instruction. I find myself repeating the same thing over and over to those that miss class or just don't pay attention. I’m sure hearing all this repeated in the background isn’t fun for those that listened the first time and have to hear it continually restated for those that couldn’t or didn’t listen. I intend to give them a link to replay very soon. It will take some time to get all my key content uploaded. My only regret is that all this wasn't available years ago when I would have looked better on videos.


The art work shown is an original work by Josh Johnson of Mississippi.

 

more...
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 6, 2014 9:37 AM


Classjump.com

Love this site. If you try it and like it please don't forget to help foot the bill. Classjump isn't overly sleek but I can connect with my students here in a great way and it is very easy to use. Students and parents are informed the site is learning and club supplement only. All formal issues having to do with grades or problems go through the official school sites and procedures and are not dealt with on this class web page I set up with classjump.com.

 

I can print off any inappropriate entries submitted (which has never happened so far) and report it to administrators just as I can in my classroom.  I inform the students and parents through "must sign as read" printouts of conduct requirements and use of the class web page. I can also ban inappropriate users from making entries. The WEB page is solely to connect online learning experiences and class related online discussions within class to an extended online learning format and provide makeup info for those out sick or need a review and for those that wish to learn more on their own. I think public writing challenges all of us, including me to improve writing and proofing skills. No one wants to look bad in front of others if they can avoid it. We have never had anyone make fun of weak writing skills displayed from each other. I think we all know we could be the next one to "mess up"' our written statement and understand we are there to share our thoughts, work, enjoy connections and support but mainly seek to encourage and understand each other while we learn.

 

My students have indicated they would like to be able to comment on each other’s art work, upload their work from their own devices and interact about their work on this site. So far students can only personally send/upload me a document or photo to review and the other students cannot view or comment on what they send to me. With appropriate etiquette and criticism training it would be great if the students could comment on the work documents summited when fellow students seek input. I can post these as photos and use the class message boards for comments. It would be good to be able to post a pic of their art work to the message board so that students wishing input on their work could request it there directly. Only I can post the photos on the photo albums.  Students cannot upload images of their artwork from their devices.

 

 I use the site also to connect my students with enrichment material and hope to back up my own classroom instruction there and on JUNO/Jupitergrades.com as well with video and printouts of my core instruction. I find myself repeating the same thing over and over to those that miss class or just don't pay attention. I’m sure hearing all this repeated in the background isn’t fun for those that listened the first time and have to hear it continually restated for those that couldn’t or didn’t listen. I intend to give them a link to replay very soon. It will take some time to get all my key content uploaded. My only regret is that all this wasn't available years ago when I would have looked better on videos.


The art work shown is an original work by Josh Johnson of Mississippi.

Suggested by Jonathan A. Bennett
Scoop.it!

Samsung UN85S9 – An Ultra HDTV That Blows Everything Out Of The Water

Samsung UN85S9 – An Ultra HDTV That Blows Everything Out Of The Water | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The current TV market is crazy about Smart LED UHDTV with the biggest manufacturers showcasing their own unique models. However, when it comes to making the biggest splash, nothing even comes close...
more...
No comment yet.