“ A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this. "Broadband Internet is become more [...]”
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"Here's 2nd in 'do something useful in 5 mins with Google Apps Script'. The first was about how to use a spreadsheet as a database. In case you've got fed up with that by now, here's how to graduate to using a parse.com backend."
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“By now, most iPhone users take for granted that the contents of their iPhone is backed up wirelessly to their iCloud account, and they can restore that content if need be back on their iPhone or to an upgraded iPhone model (see this article about restoring from iCloud). But it is still useful to know how to restore your iPhone from iTunes.”
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“Today Google finally delivered on their promise to release an iOS version of Google Slides. It is free, available in the App Store right now, and joins Docs, Sheets and Drive as part of Google's pr...”
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A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge.
The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.
“Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region.
In the HCPVT system, instead of heating a building, the 90 degree Celsius water will pass through a porous membrane distillation system where it is then vaporized and desalinated.
Such a system could provide 30-40 liters of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, while still generating electricity with a more than 25 percent yield or two kilowatts hours per day.
"If you are new to Google Apps script this post will give you the information you need to get started. Writing a Google Apps Script can be an intimidating process for those who have not done programming before so be patient and take your time getting comfortable with this incredible tool for educators."
“ For the longest time, pundits said that Google's Chromebook initiative wouldn't amount to much because Chrome OS couldn't run complex applications like..”
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Darlene Clapham K12's insight:
Cloud computing and applications offered on the cloud, can be and will be as good as what can be installed on a desktop. It is just a matter of transition and time before more and more developers adapt to the changing technology environments. A wonderful time to be a developer and use your creative talents to raise application functionality to new heights. Happy Cloud Computing!
“You think you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's ...”
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September 30, 2014 Highlights include: * Added the LinearOptimizationService, which allows scripts to model and solve linear and mixed-integer linear programs. * Add-ons for Google Sheets and Docs can now use most installable triggers, although they still cannot use time-driven triggers (sometimes called clock triggers). * Added an installable open trigger for Google Docs. Like the installable open triggers for Sheets and Forms, this trigger is similar to the simple onOpen() trigger, but allows the triggered function to call services that require authorization, if the user has authorized the script ahead of time. * Added several new ScriptApp methods, classes, and enums to support installable triggers in add-ons: * The UiService widget DocsListDialog now requires that you call DocsListDialog.setOAuthToken(oAuthToken) before calling DocsListDialog.showDocsPicker().
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“ No matter how clean a house you keep, your computers and gadgets are bound to get a little dirty here and there. Here's what you need to clean them, and how to do it without hurting them.”
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