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IBM Offers Watson as Cloud Application Tool

IBM Offers Watson as Cloud Application Tool | Technology News | Scoop.it
Programmers will be able to access the IBM Watson Developers Cloud, an online marketplace with resources for developing apps, use a content store with data from third-party providers and get help from IBM and contracted professionals.
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The Best Bluetooth Speakers 2015: JBL Charge 2+, Bose Soundlink Mini II and UE Roll/Megaboom

The Best Bluetooth Speakers 2015: JBL Charge 2+, Bose Soundlink Mini II and UE Roll/Megaboom | Technology News | Scoop.it
L to R: UE Mini (review), Roll (review), Boom (review) and Megaboom (review), JBL Charge 2+(review) and Charge 2 (review), Bose Soundlink III (review) and Soundlink Mini 2 (prev review) There's not...
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I purchased the Bose Soundlink Mini II for my summer wireless listening entertainment and very happy with this speaker. Great sound for the backyard, cottage and virtually anywhere that you have access to your tunes on mobile device or PC. If I use my PC, I can play all my iTunes music from both my home stereo system (connected to Apple TV) and wireless speaker at the same time, which means that we have room to room and outside audio in sync. The Bose Soundlink Mini II has great sound quality for such a small mobile speaker. Enjoy the summer tunes!
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How Google tries to keep 'sneaky' spam from your inbox - CNET

How Google tries to keep 'sneaky' spam from your inbox - CNET | Technology News | Scoop.it
The search giant is now using savvier machine learning to better tell which messages are legit and which ones are junk.
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ A look at the 10 most important work skills for the future.”
Via Felix Jacomino, Aki Puustinen, Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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Corinne Chauffrut Werner 's curator insight, July 7, 3:51 AM

Etes vous prêt pour demain ?

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 7, 8:35 AM

PDGLead

Lucia Red's curator insight, July 10, 7:18 AM

Very enlightening!

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?”
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Pat Weber's curator insight, June 13, 8:38 AM

This puts both extrovert and introverts on an even scale.

Magverse711 Ltd's curator insight, June 16, 10:44 AM

Powerful!

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All you need are these apps and your iPad to take your office with you -- AppAdvice

All you need are these apps and your iPad to take your office with you -- AppAdvice | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Keep your finger firmly on the pulse of your business from virtually anywhere with the best business tools available for the iPad. From email clients to collaboration tools, you’ll never miss a beat regardless of where your work takes you. Be forewarned, you may never want to go back to your desktop again.”
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5 methods for innovation you should try in your Team • Inspired Magazine

5 methods for innovation you should try in your Team • Inspired Magazine | Technology News | Scoop.it

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

At the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) at SAP we frequently organize the so-called “Method Mondays”, a regular one-hour meeting series in which the team members share, practice, and test different methods.

In this article I would like to share the 5 methods with you that work best for us – it’s worth trying!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 1, 1:23 AM

Do you work with teams? Here are 5 strategic ways to build team results. Recommended reading. 9 / 10

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Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Got an HDMI port handy? Sure, you could plug in a Chromecast, Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick to get your Netflix fix. Or you could pay $150 to get a full Windows 8.1 PC in the same form factor.”
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, January 11, 12:32 AM

Now, this is interesting. Why pay for a Chromcast, Roku Streaming Stick, or Fire TV Stick just to get Netflix?  Pay a little more and get a complete Windows 8.1 PC in the same form.  Imagine carrying a complete PC in your pocket or purse.  I need one of these.  Aloha, Russ.

Brent Shelton's curator insight, March 10, 10:52 AM

4K TV deals just got better! Turn that UHDTV into a dual purpose machine and get cash back on both items via Fatwallet.com (http://www.fatwallet.com/tv-deals).

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Storytelling with Data Visualization

Storytelling with Data Visualization | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.”
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Anna Vetter's curator insight, May 1, 8:21 AM

L'infographie pour raconter des histoires.

Un article fort clairement documenté sur l'émergence des données visuelles. En prime, quelques conseils utiles pour la conception :

- organiser le plan de l'infographie sur le papier

- identifier l'idée force (comme sujet principal de l'infographie)

- vérifier l'exactitude des informations et la légitimité des sources

- faire aussi beau que possible !

Nikke Blout's curator insight, May 13, 5:16 PM

Content Marketing: the magic of visualizations in helping data tell the story. #contentmarketing #marketing #bigdata #sales #agility

Dianita Páez's curator insight, May 14, 1:23 PM

Infografías que cuenten historias. 

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The Key To Innovation is Personal Growth

The Key To Innovation is Personal Growth | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Innovation doesn't come from hard work and long hours. It emerges from the personal growth of everyone involved.”
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Andres Jordan's curator insight, April 27, 8:31 AM

So true. The challenge for organizations is that those immersed in the innovation/practice tend to get ahead with the new learnings than those on the outside. It takes egoless managers to accept that fact. Worse, it can awaken narcissistic tendencies in the same managers in an effort to defend the status quo.

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17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do

17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do | Technology News | Scoop.it
“There's no place like Chrome.”
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 10, 3:20 AM

Great post from reporter Nicole Nguyen of http://www/buzzfeed.com. Chrome is my browser of choice and Ms. Nguyen shows you why many bloggers have made the switch to this lean and fast browser.  I use Chrome because of its voice search, great keyboard shortcuts, a secure password generator, mute tabs for unwanted audio, the ability to make GIFs from youtube videos.  Aloha, Russ.

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A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Do you know how the internet gets across the ocean? This amazing map shows every cable that makes it possible.”
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Seth Forman's curator insight, March 23, 5:46 PM

Summary:  This article discusses what all has to go behind globalization via the internet.   

 

Insight:  This article is very relevant to the concepts we learned in Unit 1.  It shows that globalization is not as easy as it may seem because of the separation of the worlds regions.

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, March 25, 4:28 PM

And no, not everything has turned virtual! We still rely on concrete stuff. Cables network says a lot about the way our World works. 

Logan Haller's curator insight, May 25, 9:07 PM

This article deals with unit 1 because it has to do with maps. This map shows how underwater cables connect the internet throughout the world. The cables transmit 99% of international data instantly. On this map you can also see latency. Another map in this article shows 1912 trade routes and underwater cables today. The routes are similar and the interdependency has stayed but the methods and meanings for each of these things are different. To pass the ocean is risky by the investments, and trading. Sailors took tHess risks and now the tech companies are taking them. The cables are thin in the deep water equalling 3 inches across. In addition the cables are thicker in shallower water. The interesting thing is these cables can go as deep as Mount Everest is high. 

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Tip: How to Use Track Changes in Google Docs - PC Magazine

Tip: How to Use Track Changes in Google Docs - PC Magazine | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Work smarter with your collaborators in Google Docs by turning on this essential feature.”
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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, January 12, 8:39 AM

Make your collaboration more powerful by turning "Suggestions" on for your documents.

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Set an Auto-Expiry Date for Shared Files and Folders in Google Drive

Set an Auto-Expiry Date for Shared Files and Folders in Google Drive | Technology News | Scoop.it
You can set an expiry date for your shared folders and files in Google Drive and the shared links will automatically get disabled at the specified date and time.
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How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data

How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Data loss is a fact of life - you drop your phone, it hits the ground, shatters to pieces, and chances are you lost the majority of your data on the device. Thankfully, we have services like iCloud that automatically backup your data, making it easily retrievable in the case of a shattered or damaged smartphone. Unfortunately, it isn't the best solution for backing up data, particularly because Apple just isn't the best when it comes to cloud services. Security is a big concern with iCloud, and if you ever want to get more storage, it's quite pricey compared to competitors. The company also gives you a mere 5GB of cloud storage that it's hardly possible to backup all of the pertinent data on your iOS device, especially if you have a large photo library full of special moments you want to keep. That said, there are plenty of other ways to make sure your data is safe by backing up your files across a few free services. The first step is, of course, making sure you have a backup of your device on your PC or MacBook.”
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4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Customers

4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Customers | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Did you know that customers are twice more likely to talk about negative experiences than positive ones? Turn the number around by focusing on their negative bias to deliver people-centric service. And the first step is language.”
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Become a Spreadsheet Superstar by Scripting Google Sheets

Become a Spreadsheet Superstar by Scripting Google Sheets | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Google Sheets offers powerful tools that let you create sophisticated applications for your needs. Here's a quick primer on how to use this cool feature. Continue reading →”
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Secrets of the Windows Control Panel

Secrets of the Windows Control Panel | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Want to get the most out of Windows? You need to master the Control Panel. Here are the basics.”
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David Bembry's curator insight, May 10, 11:09 AM

Here I'm a bit biased. :) I've been a Microsoft guy all my life.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 12, 2:25 AM

A highly useful and instructive tutorial on the basic operation of the Windows Control Panel. Once you master the control panel, you will be better able to use Windows apps and other features of this operating system.  A good review for most of us "non-experts."  Aloha, Russ.

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Use Color Enhancer for Chrome to adapt color display on websites - CNET

Use Color Enhancer for Chrome to adapt color display on websites - CNET | Technology News | Scoop.it
Do you wish more sites took colorblindness into consideration? Now there's a little help while you're waiting.
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New Cleantech-as-a-service models to be accelerated by big data and the IoT

New Cleantech-as-a-service models to be accelerated by big data and the IoT | Technology News | Scoop.it
“Cleantech-as-a-service was the theme at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2015, with experts weighing in on the importance of the cloud, big data, and IoT in driving adoption of renewable energy.”
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Cambium's curator insight, April 24, 10:35 AM

Resource efficiency and sustainability will be one of the markets, where the IoT "crosses the chasm".  How you will your business make the most of this game changing innovation?

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17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do

17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do | Technology News | Scoop.it
“There's no place like Chrome.”
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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 10, 3:20 AM

Great post from reporter Nicole Nguyen of http://www/buzzfeed.com. Chrome is my browser of choice and Ms. Nguyen shows you why many bloggers have made the switch to this lean and fast browser.  I use Chrome because of its voice search, great keyboard shortcuts, a secure password generator, mute tabs for unwanted audio, the ability to make GIFs from youtube videos.  Aloha, Russ.

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Spring cleaning: Should you use a cloud storage service to back up your PC? - CNET

Spring cleaning: Should you use a cloud storage service to back up your PC? - CNET | Technology News | Scoop.it
Cloud storage or cloud backup -- which is better for backing up your stuff?
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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - CNN.com

Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - CNN.com | Technology News | Scoop.it
Dr. Thomas Webster of Northeastern University, in Boston, is applying nanotechnology research to the battle against cancer and Ebola
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I've fallen in love with Firebase - Google Apps Script Examples

I've fallen in love with Firebase - Google Apps Script Examples | Technology News | Scoop.it
" Firebase is a BaaS solution (Backend as a Service), acquired by Google last October and targeting developers who need to store and sync data in realtime (eg chat apps)."
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A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ Whether you're a student, educator, executive or a scientist, Google offers online services and products that help everyone remain as productive as possible.”
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 11, 10:14 PM

I had no idea the features Google has to offer.  I am definitely underutilizing Google.

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Google Docs makes it easier to edit Office files from Gmail, adds support for ... - The Next Web

Google Docs makes it easier to edit Office files from Gmail, adds support for ... - The Next Web | Technology News | Scoop.it
“ As popular as Google Docs is, Office remains the dominant suite of productivity apps. Google knows this, so it’s making it a bit easier to work with Office files with…”
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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, January 12, 8:48 AM

Google and Office are playing better together!