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10 SEO Tips for 2013

10 SEO Tips for 2013 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The team at Cognito just put together the following 10 tips on search engine optimization for our clients.

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Excellent advice to follow when creating or managing a site.

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Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube

Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. What if you never found yourself lost in a new bu...
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Watch the video and see what your phone is going to be able to do in a few years...actually, it can do a lot of it now, but just magnify that by about 1,000 times.

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Swype 1.6 Demo Video - YouTube

Learn about Swype 1.6's new features like: Bilingual Input, Keyboard Size, Haptic and Secondary Character Input Personalizations, Continuous Dictation, New G...
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Have loved this product since it came out.  It's the reason I won't switch to an iPhone - it makes me way too productive!

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High-Tech Tennis Shirt Debuts at U.S. Open

High-Tech Tennis Shirt Debuts at U.S. Open | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
The fabric is the sensor. Continue reading →

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Just being warn by the ball boys and girls this year, but the wearable tech trends continues to grow.

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Google Glass now on sale to all in US, but still in beta

Google Glass now on sale to all in US, but still in beta | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Just a month after letting anyone in the US buy Google Glass as part of a one day sale, Google's making it available to everyone once again. This time it doesn't appear to be a limited time offer,...

Via Danielle M. Villegas
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Still not sure it's ready for prime time (and I'm very certain that way too many folks believe so without even trying it), but as AR is the future of our interactive environment, it's sure cool to see what it is like and to get a taste of our future.

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sara young's curator insight, May 14, 12:28 PM

I want a Google glass

Anne Bartlett-Bragg's curator insight, May 17, 5:15 PM

Opening up the market in the US is start, but I'm afraid the Aussie market is still looking rather distant!

Factor Teamwork's curator insight, May 26, 4:06 AM

Aquí seguimos con mucho interés el temade las gafas de Google.

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Crowd Mics - Smartphones are wireless microphones

Crowd Mics - Smartphones are wireless microphones | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Crowd Mics turns smartphones into wireless microphones. The audience can be heard over the room's sound system. Also includes text commenting and polling.
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Now this is really cool & clever.  Being able to use your smartphone in a conference as a wireless lav microphone.  No internet connection needed (though you do need a router).   It seems like a perfect app for public speakers to know about...as long as they're comfortable hearing from the crowd. 

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Autographer - Photography Reimagined

Autographer - Photography Reimagined | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Meet Autographer, the small, wearable, hands-free and fully automatic camera that changes how you capture and experience photos forever.
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Sound really interesting and cool, but is it way too creepy for folks in 2014?   It clearly helps move forward the fact that we are in the era of the wearable device.

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The Ultimate Social Media Event Marketing Checklist [Infographic]

The Ultimate Social Media Event Marketing Checklist [Infographic] | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A sample social media event marketing check sheet to help you plan and execute a social strategy around your marketing events.
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Really good game plan, especially for people just starting to integrate social media into their events.   Now, if people only started to think about social media more as PR and less as marketing...well, that's another conversation for another time.  Still, an excellent document to have.

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Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones

Content Discovery Tools: a Directory of My Favorite Ones | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

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Awesome, comprehensive list of curation tools.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 3, 6:06 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Roberto De Pedrini (Telnext - Italy) - Twitter: @depetwi's curator insight, October 4, 2:39 AM

This is an Off-Topic but interesting !

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Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless ,Presentation Device.

Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless ,Presentation Device. | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Prijector: The World’s First Conference Room Wireless Presentation Device.
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I'm really intrigued by this.  Seems like a no-brainer for conferences (as long as the wifi is working) to end the problem of multiple device connecting to LCDs, renting bulky switchers, etc.  Tempted to get a pre-order of it and see if the promise meets the potential.

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Ian Feigelman's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:27 PM

For all my hotel conference peeps. 

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Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter

Bill Nye officially launches space web-series on NASA's journey to Jupiter | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
What does putting together Bill Nye, YouTube, and NASA get you? A pretty awesome Friday night, if you ask me. Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is back on the small screen to teach you...
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For students of all ages, the Science Guy, Bill Nye, is back, helping to explain why the Jupiter probe is of importance to us all.  The fact that he's using YouTube to do so is wonderful.  What a great classroom opporutnity for students to learn about this important voyage.

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4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page

4 Great Apps And Extensions To Renovate Chrome’s New Tab Page | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
For the Chrome users, these four tools allow you to customize your new tab page. Good alternatives that blend visual and practical.
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BeanGenius

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Artificial intelligence for coffee? I guess we're ready for it: A specialty coffee subscription and discovery service.
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Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4

Report: Samsung's Smart Watch Coming Sept. 4 | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Samsung's rumored smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, will be announced on Sept. 4, according to a report.
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Will 2014 become the year of the Wearable technology devices.  Interesting that Samsung is coming to market before the availability of Google Glasses. Apple will also be in that mix.  We may not gravitate to these devices immediately, but they will be the foundation for other wearable technologies to be better accepted.

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The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Virtual-Reality Beach Vacations | WIRED | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
But part of the promise of VR has always been what it means outside of gaming and entertainment. Now, with the Teleporter, Marriott Hotels is trying to be the first to show the world…well, the world.
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Really?  It's Star Trek time for good?  Not surprised that it's here, but I am a bit surprised that Marriott jumped on the early bandwagon...good for them!

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LEGO DIGITAL BOX - augmented reality kiosk system - YouTube

This augmented reality kiosk called "DIGITAL BOX" has been developed by LEGO Digital Systems and metaio. After an evaluatiion phase it is now rolled out to L...
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It still amazes me how many retailers and businesses in general are not working with tech tools such as Augmented Reality to further their business.  It may be still fairly new, but the life span of technologies can be short, which means by the time you adopt, you're behind the curve again.  

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The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity

The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A deep dive into all the many ways to work smarter with IFTTT recipes for Twitter, Facebook, social media, productivity, and plain old fun.
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IFTTT is one of my fave social productivity tools.  This list will help you understand its value, or help you to use it better.

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Heartbleed Detector: Check If Your Android OS Is Vulnerable with Our App | The Official Lookout Blog

Heartbleed Detector: Check If Your Android OS Is Vulnerable with Our App | The Official Lookout Blog | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Monday, the world learned about a critical bug in OpenSSL called "Heartbleed." It severely compromises the integrity of secure communications and there
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It just makes sense to pay attention to this one.  Never like to be alarmist, so if you see this, read the article, and make sure you change your passwords.  Yeah, it'll be annoying, and you'll have to remember more stuff, but it's far better than having your device/compromised.  Always have used Lookout's Android mobile protection, and like that they are quick to provide an app to check your mobile device.

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

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Louis Foussard's curator insight, February 22, 9:13 AM

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Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 4:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

Josette Williams's curator insight, June 23, 1:42 AM

I love the idea of this site-Archive Is-archive any site permanently and access it later. Thanks Robin Good.

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Fin : Wearable Ring Make your Palm as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface

Fin : Wearable Ring Make your Palm as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Fin is a Tiny Wearable Device that you can wear on the Thumb of your hand as a ring and it will make your whole Palm,Fingers as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface.
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The march of the wearable devices continues.  This one looks interesting, with a small footprint (thumbprint?), bluetooth connectivity, and a host of uses.  Still in funding stage (indiegogo), but one to watch.

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Jelly – Introducing Jelly

Jelly – Introducing Jelly | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Jelly is a new way to search with pictures and people from your social networks. It's also people helping each other—something that's both meaningful and fun.
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Search was clearly on the track to be more mobile.  This hybrid approach of social, visual and text (especially considering its' creators track record) is something to watch.

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21 of the Best #Hashtag Tools

21 of the Best #Hashtag Tools | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Lilach Bullock shares her 21 favourite hashtag tools that can help you get better results and exposure on social media.

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Great list of hashtag tools.  I use Tagboard and Hashtagify.me often, as well as TweetChat.

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)

Via Mark Rounds
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Really like this concept.  Great for classrooms, but also great for any organization looks to create simple explanations for ideas and concepts.  The fact that it's free makes it a no-brainer to try.

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Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:49 PM

Wideo allows you to create short, animated videos and Common Craft like videos in your web browser. Today,Wideo announced that you can now upload your own audio files into your video projects. This means that you could record a voiceover and add it to your video.

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

Mark Rounds's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:50 PM

With Wideo's new voiceover tool you could really have your students creating explanatory videos in the Common Craft style. The art of Common Craft videos is the way in which confusing topics are boiled down to a concise explanation. If your students can do the same with a topic in your class, they can prove that they know the material. 

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Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

Mobile Usage Today [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
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The stats shouldn't be surprising, but when all placed organized in one place, it really makes a compelling reason for thinking mobile first from your business perspective.  And it's still growing exponentially!

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Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short

Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it
Google Launches 'Chrome Apps' for When the Web Falls Short - Ever since Google and its hardware partners launched the first Chromebooks in 2011, they've argued that a browser-based operating system could be enough to...
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The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning

The Future of Advertising: 'Pay-Per-Gaze' Is Just the Beginning | Way Cool Tools | Scoop.it

Advertising is going to change more in the next 20 years than it has in the last 100. If you need proof of that, just look at the patent Google was granted Thursday for a Google Glass-based ad system.

Dubbed "pay-per-gaze," the content would charge advertisers for the number of times someone literally looked at their ad. The concept is buried pages deep in a patent for a "gaze tracking technique ... implemented with a head-mounted gaze-tracking device that communicates with a server."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/08/15/the-future-of-advertising-pay-per-gaze-is-just-the-beginning/

 

 


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"Pay per gaze", huh?  It was obvious that wearable technology such as Google Glass would make a huge change in everything we do.  Just didn't think the new terms would be defined so quickly.

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Fabiola Hermosilla Alegria's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:33 AM

¿Que opinión tenemos de la publicidad?

JMTTQ's curator insight, August 17, 2013 6:03 AM

Pay per live...

luke sumich's curator insight, August 4, 11:31 PM

predictions for future advertising. seems like some very scary stuff.