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Google Glass hacked with malicious QR code to yield its pictures and video - The Guardian

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The Guardian Google Glass hacked with malicious QR code to yield its pictures and video The Guardian Google said in a statement: "We want get Glass into the hands of all sorts of people, listen to their feedback, see the inspirational ways they use...
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I heard  Jaron Lanier, known as the father of virtual reality technology say we should be getting for providing data to all these companies that are earning billions of dollars a year on data we are supplying or collecting into the system for free for them. That's something to think about as you read through this article.

 

He didn't say how we could go about that, so that might be something we need some new innovators to come up with. The whole world has been working hard for nearly 30 years or more to provide data and only a few are making money from that collection the whole world is working to build. That's something to think about.

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5 Online Tools For Activists, By Activists | De...

5 Online Tools For Activists, By Activists | De... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Why are social networks powerful tools for causes and campaigns? Many times, people begin to engage in activism only after they’ve been attracted by the fun stuff in a campaign — connecting with old friends and sharing photos, for example.
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Do you like to change the world? Here are some tech ideas for those that do!

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Graphene may boost internet speed 100 times - Zee News

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Graphene may boost internet speed 100 times
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Graphene may boost internet speed 100 times. In the long term this research could also lead to the development of quantum cascade lasers based on graphene.
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How fast will the internet eventually get?

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Nokia's Stephen Elop: 'Strategically, we have an opening'

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Chief executive of Finnish handset maker says new Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone offer a 'third ecosystem' to carriers. By Charles Arthur
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Well, I own the Symbian version of this and I love it! I own an iPhone 4s I bought because Nokia didn't have their best smart phone out yet and my Nokia finally needed replacing after at least 5 years! Got the newer 808 which is the Symbian version of the one featured here. It's a Great phone! Still a work horse that holds up for anyone not so gentle on with things. Great pics are a plus and the Battery last great!

 

Unless you have all day to play with apps and many of us don't get into that...It's the best of the lot for everyday workhorse kind of phones or anyone that loves pictures and durability. I'm sure the apps will keep coming. I do hope the Finns hold their own and keep the ownership of their great designs. Throwing in with Microsoft did cost them some of the built up funds, but it's a great phone....Back those Finns and buy one...or just buy some stock while it's still affordable.

 

If you like filming concerts or music with your phone it is also hard to beat. Spring for an open, unlocked one and it travels all over the world and allows you to buy the best deal on sim card data plans where ever you travel. You could buy 3 phones in full if you try to use international cell plans from home based companies...That's the other problem with my iPhone. iI's stuck to a lousy plan ATT offers. T-mobile has a $50 dollar month to month, everything unlimited in the states....So use it if you live where T-Mobile works and maybe they will even expand it or some new cell service even more. No other deals I checked have been as good as that....Let's promote some competition, own our phones and even get them more open and innovated!

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Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The PS4 will let you access your digital library of games from the PlayStation Network on any console.
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Pakistani Middle School Student on Education, Technology and ...

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Khadija, a 12-year-old Udacity student from Pakistan, writes about the role of technology and MOOCs in breaking down barriers to education access all over the world.
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Here is MOOCs from a 12 year old's point of view.

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Your child's data is stored in the cloud

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InBloom, a cloud-based database system for schools, is storing students' data on their servers.
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Before a child even knows how his future will play out his life will be recorded for all times. People need to make sure they never make unwise choices when young or it will be forever stored.

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Mozilla's Firefox OS phone might sell – because it's cheap, not because it's open

Mozilla's Firefox OS phone might sell – because it's cheap, not because it's open | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The low price for the new ZTE Open smartphone unveiled in Spain indicates that Telefonica is trying to grab first-time smartphone buyers in a saturated market The announcement that the first Firefox OS (FFOS) smartphone is on sale in Spain has...
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Open and cheap! How can others top that!

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Tapping the world's fiber optic cables - Deutsche Welle

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Tapping the world's fiber optic cables
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Tapping the world's fiber optic cables. Huge masses of data flash around the world along thousands of miles of fiber optic cables. ...
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Here's a bit of info about tapping into the web on a global basis.

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Hiking trails to be on Google street view - 3News NZ

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Hiking trails to be on Google street view
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Rapoport said Google will offer the technology to other organisations around the world who want to sign up for similar partnerships.
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Well who wouldn't love this development?

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Chinese firm charged with stealing technology from Mass. company - Boston Globe

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Chinese firm charged with stealing technology from Mass. company
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AMSC has been embroiled in the case since one of its field crews in China came across the allegedly stolen technology.
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WellWellness there has always been two ways of getting  your hands on to something you want.  One way  is to be creative and design it, the other way is to either buy it or steal it from those who can create.

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Finding, Using, Modifying and Creating OER: Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons (Part 2)

Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons, discusses the nuts and bolts of how to: find existing OER, use, revise and properly attribu...
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This is an important step to sharing info and still retaining ownership and some profits.

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How open data is transforming democracy in Africa – and the challenges it faces - The Next Web

How open data is transforming democracy in Africa – and the challenges it faces - The Next Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
How open data is transforming democracy in Africa – and the challenges it faces The Next Web One of the key points raised by Gorbis in the presentation was the shifting of governance away from politicians and governments towards the citizens thanks...
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I'm liking this move to a power shift through technology. I hope this trend moves forward and is here to stay1

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ACLU on the Hill: NSA Surveillance "Intrusive and Unconstitutional" - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

ACLU on the Hill: NSA Surveillance "Intrusive and Unconstitutional" - American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
ACLU on the Hill: NSA Surveillance "Intrusive and Unconstitutional" American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog) These programs have been made possible by huge advances in the technology of surveillance, but in many respects they...
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Some news on groups that are not willing just to sit down and trust someone spying without just cause and be OK with that or tolerant for their own safety. When you pay someone to spy on your enemy for your own safety that is one matter. Paying someone when you don't even know it to spy on you for your own safety when you don't know it is another is more than a bit of a stretch of the law...…even more so when you realize you pay and spying on you is so secret you're not even allowed to know your paying to spy on yourself.

 

No one trust spies unless your at war and they are gathering information for you as someone on the information gathering side.."A global war on terror" is not the license for governments together with private industry to spy on everyone in the world. This was another gift from Mr. Bush to scared leaders and the rich and powerful as a way of gaming the system forever. We seem to have other enemies among us that are pretending to be our friends but are far more dangerous than the ones tying bombs around their friends.

This article is about others that see it that way as well.

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The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon - The Verge

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The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon
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The tracking technology retailers use to compete with Amazon. By Matt Brian on July 15, 2013 06:54 am @m4tt 0Comments. Don't miss stories Follow The Verge.
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The 8 Most Common Mistakes on Twitter - Business 2 Community

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The 8 Most Common Mistakes on Twitter
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... how to use it. Let's face it, mistakes are made all the time – it's how we learn. But some mistakes ...
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Here is some good info to consider if you use twitter.

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Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name - Engadget

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Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name
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Intel has been open with its plans to introduce an internet-based TV service, but many of the details remain up in the air -- not the least of which is the name.
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This will be something to watch for before long! Here's the latest word!
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How Dropbox & Evernote overcame those 'white knuckle' scaling challenges - VentureBeat

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How Dropbox & Evernote overcame those 'white knuckle' scaling challenges
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To spur this adoption, his team invested in development for desktop and mobile.
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Those that like these apps might like keeping informed about them so here is some news.

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3D-Printed Cast Lets Broken Arms Breathe Odor-Free

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Three-D printing is making the medicine rounds. Whether it’s a young boy’s new robot hand or an older woman’s customized jaw, the technology is catching on with doctors across the globe.
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Wow how cool is this?

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Google Reader has expired, but your data lives until ... - CNET News

Google Reader has expired, but your data lives until ... - CNET News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
... but there are still a few weeks to stop by and grab your stuff. Read this article by Eric Mack on CNET News. ... Candy-colored iPhone photos surface online. More reports are out about Apple's cheaper iPhone, Best Buy will ...
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A technology that helps bridge the digital divide - Livemint

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A technology that helps bridge the digital divide
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IVR, which uses automation to attend incoming calls, has been around for over two decades and is used by most corporations across the world.
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Do you love this idea or what? I live in two countries and this is a dream come true for the increasing numbers of those that migrant work at all levels or travel.

 

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 Imagine being able to make international calls at the price of a local call, or for that matter, using a basic Rs.1,000 cellphone from a remote village to access information that would otherwise only be accessible to tech-savvy users in big cities who flaunt fancy, high-end smartphones or tablets.Such a scenario is fast becoming a reality with an ambitious communications project called IVR Junction developed by two young Bangalore-based computer science researchers at Microsoft Research India,Bill Thies and Aditya Vashistha. 

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Nokia to fully acquire Siemens' stake in Nokia Siemens Networks - Marketwire (press release)

Nokia to fully acquire Siemens' stake in Nokia Siemens Networks - Marketwire (press release) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Nokia to fully acquire Siemens' stake in Nokia Siemens Networks Marketwire (press release) Nokia Siemens Networks has since become a leading global provider of telecommunications infrastructure, deploying networks that help people stay connected in...
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For all of those waiting for Nokia to gain more ground again here is a step in that direction.

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NSF, Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on faster, smarter Internet - R & D Magazine

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NSF, Mozilla announce breakthrough applications on faster, smarter Internet R & D Magazine First, Mozilla hosted a brainstorming round, during which the public was invited to imagine applications that make use of ultra-fast and deeply programmable...
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Here is a great new advancement! Check it out!

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Sharp to form LCD tie-up with China Electronics, license technology - Yahoo! News

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Sharp to form LCD tie-up with China Electronics, license technology
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Licensing IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide displays, fits into a strategy by cash-strapped Sharp to leverage its technology to bolster its finances.
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China buys into another technology advancement. So  many officials and corporations will use the economical threat when speaking of China yet when the price is right they would sale their soul to get to the Chinese market and given some tight times will sale their innovations even faster.

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Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets - The Guardian

The Guardian Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets The Guardian Oh, the naivety … On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a...
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HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO KEEP  DATA PRIVATE!

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