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5 Online Scams To Be Aware Of This Christmas

5 Online Scams To Be Aware Of This Christmas | Stuf | Scoop.it
The holidays are a dangerous time. It'd be nice if the season of cheer was all happiness and joy but, unfortunately, there are malicious people out there who will capitalize on your good spirits to scam you out of a lot of money.

Via Tiaan Jonker
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I think that this is really helpfill because you want to get the most out of your money this year. Since times are tough, you need to save as much money as you can. But also the scammers are trying to get as much money as they can get out of you. So you just have to be careful on where you buy your gifts. 

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A short list of some of the scams that people have learned to use, exploiting the holidays and the 'madness' that holidays bring.

Laura Wiesner's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:52 PM

This article is talking about all the online scams of this Christmas. In a way, it is sad that people do this. They know it is not right, but they still do this. I wish there was a way that made it possible for these people to get blocked off how they can reach you.  Because of this people will be more cautious and reluctant to doing things which has it positives and negatives. 

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9 Top Tech Breakthroughs of 2013

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2013 has been a banner year for innovation. Here are nine of our favorite breakthroughs from around the tech world.

Via Tiaan Jonker
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I like how there is new technology in this world. I think that it is good that we are discovering new things that can make life easier. But I also have some problems with it. I just think that people are to fixed into technology that they don't really have a life outside of it. 

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Are you getting pain meds you don’t need?

Are you getting pain meds you don’t need? | Stuf | Scoop.it
Oxycontin. (Are you getting pain meds you don’t need?

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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This is a huge problem in our society today. The doctors are giving their patients too many pain meds and they overdose or get addicted which can kill you. Sometimes you just have to bear through the pain. It is not nessiary to take all of those pills. I hope that they stop giving away so many pills to people who don't really need them.

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Neurocam wearable camera reads your brainwaves and records what interests you

Neurocam wearable camera reads your brainwaves and records what interests you | Stuf | Scoop.it
The neurocam is the world's first wearable camera system that automatically records what interests you.It consists of a headset with a brain-wave sensor and connects to an iPhone. The system estimates whether you're interested in something from the brain-waves captured by the sensor, and uses the iPhone's camera to record the scenes that appear to interest you.Just buy wearing the neurocam, the scenes you have shown an interest in are recorded automatically, and are added to an album which you can look through later."Right now, the iPhone's camera is ready to record what's in my line of sight through a prism. The iPhone shows what the camera has captured, so it feels as if it's reading my mind. My brain-waves are analyzed by an iPhone app, which quantifies my level of interest on a scale from 0 to 100. If the level exceeds 60, the number turns red, and the camera starts to record automatically, producing a 5-second GIF animation.""We're using the iPhone so that analysis and capture can be done with one device. But this is still a concept model. So, we think there are lots of possibilities, such as turning this into a wearable camera."The neurocam arose from the neurowear project, which is involved with items that use brain-waves and bio-sensors, like necomimi, which works using brain-waves. The algorithm for quantifying brain-waves was co-developed with Associate Professor Mitsukura at Keio University.In the future, the project team aims to create an emotional interface, which could link a range of devices and services to people's individual thoughts and feelings."Because this system is hands-free, we think it could capture a life log, which would be different from deliberately pressing a shutter to capture things you like. As an application in a B2B environment, neurocam could determine what goods in stores interest people. And because the information includes position data, you can do mapping, so it could also show what places people are interested in as an aid for urban development planning. We think it could be used in lots of ways like that."

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Rudd launches Labor campaign with fighting talk about jobs and training

Rudd launches Labor campaign with fighting talk about jobs and training | Stuf | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has threatened a federal takeover of the vocational training system and promised a $10,000 immediate tax deduction for small business, in a campaign launch that focused on jobs and training.

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I think that it is good that he won. I hope he does all the things that he says he will for example  he promised 10,000 immediate tax deduction for small business. I hope that they made the right decision when they switched out the girl who was running for prime misinister for him!

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Should I leave my full time job to focus on my business?

http://www.evancarmichael.com Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up below and/or leave a comment - Thank you!!! "Great videos, keep ug the good work. I... (Should I leave my full time job to focus on my business?

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I think that if your idea is good enough then you should but do it gradually. For example, start of just planning and perfecting your idea. Then ask your peers about it and get their feedback. Then slowly start taking some time of from your work gradually. And then when you think you are ready then quit your job.

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3D prints of eyes, noses, bones, implants and blood vessels

3D prints of eyes, noses, bones, implants and blood vessels | Stuf | Scoop.it

At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home. That hasn’t quitehappened — -and like so many emerging technologies, rapid prototyping has found its foothold in a surprisingly different field: medicine.

 

The following studies and projects represent some of the most fascinating examples of “bioprinting”, or using a computer-controlled machine to assemble biological matter using organic inks and super-tough thermoplastics. They range from reconstructing major sections of skull to printing scaffolding upon which stem cells can grow into new bones.

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I feel happy that they have done something like this. But I have some doubts. I have a feeling that it may not work the same as a regular heart. It might not do something, that is vital for a human heart to have. It is probably going to take them a long time to figure out all of the problems and defects of the bio heart and then fix it so it is to the standard to a regualar human heart. 

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Common bird-killing disease documented in Alaska for 1st time - Anchorage Daily News

Common bird-killing disease documented in Alaska for 1st time - Anchorage Daily News | Stuf | Scoop.it
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Common bird-killing disease documented in Alaska for 1st time
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Avian cholera, common in certain areas of the Lower 48 and Canada, causes mass die-offs of wild birds in places like California, Nevada and Texas.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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I hope that they find a way to cure this disease. I wonder how it got to Alaska. I hope that they  can find where it came from so they can stop it. They need to find a way soon because the population is dying. Maybe they can t totally stop it but maybe limit the deaths.

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Neurocam wearable camera reads your brainwaves and records what interests you

Neurocam wearable camera reads your brainwaves and records what interests you | Stuf | Scoop.it
The neurocam is the world's first wearable camera system that automatically records what interests you.It consists of a headset with a brain-wave sensor and connects to an iPhone. The system estimates whether you're interested in something from the brain-waves captured by the sensor, and uses the iPhone's camera to record the scenes that appear to interest you.Just buy wearing the neurocam, the scenes you have shown an interest in are recorded automatically, and are added to an album which you can look through later."Right now, the iPhone's camera is ready to record what's in my line of sight through a prism. The iPhone shows what the camera has captured, so it feels as if it's reading my mind. My brain-waves are analyzed by an iPhone app, which quantifies my level of interest on a scale from 0 to 100. If the level exceeds 60, the number turns red, and the camera starts to record automatically, producing a 5-second GIF animation.""We're using the iPhone so that analysis and capture can be done with one device. But this is still a concept model. So, we think there are lots of possibilities, such as turning this into a wearable camera."The neurocam arose from the neurowear project, which is involved with items that use brain-waves and bio-sensors, like necomimi, which works using brain-waves. The algorithm for quantifying brain-waves was co-developed with Associate Professor Mitsukura at Keio University.In the future, the project team aims to create an emotional interface, which could link a range of devices and services to people's individual thoughts and feelings."Because this system is hands-free, we think it could capture a life log, which would be different from deliberately pressing a shutter to capture things you like. As an application in a B2B environment, neurocam could determine what goods in stores interest people. And because the information includes position data, you can do mapping, so it could also show what places people are interested in as an aid for urban development planning. We think it could be used in lots of ways like that."

Via nrip
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I think that this is really cool because now I don't have to write down everything that I'm interested in. Now I can just think of it in my mind instead of getting a piece of paper and writing this down. The only problem that I would have with it is that it is kinda weird to wear on your head. It would kinda be inconvenient to wear on your head all the time. But overall I think that it is a cool idea.
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