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Information Technology and Democracy, Two Years On | Impact of ...

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The revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa were widely thought to have been influenced by the internet. It was argued that people were influenced by the free expression on the internet to demand democracy in their ...
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WyzeCam: 1080p HD Smart Home Camera With Free AWS Cloud

WyzeCam: 1080p HD Smart Home Camera With Free AWS Cloud | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
See the moments that matter. 1080p full HD, night vision, 2-way audio, 14-day free cloud storage, continuous recording, time lapse, and more.
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 Globally connect your classroom with Skype in the Classroom via ‎@AnthonySalcito

 Globally connect your classroom with Skype in the Classroom via ‎@AnthonySalcito | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
daily edventures | “We live in a global, collaborative world. Students need to be connected for global collaboration and co-creation if we want to prepare them for the future.” – Nam Ngo Thanh, Vietnam

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How Can You Recover Data After Hard Drive Crash, Look Here

How Can You Recover Data After Hard Drive Crash, Look Here | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
It is an urgent task to recover data after hard drive crash; if you do not know how to do, please take a look at this tutorial.

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Custom Logo design services are playing important role in the field of business and marketing most of the companies recognized by their logo.

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Experimental tech 'smells' disease on breath

Experimental tech 'smells' disease on breath | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Na-Nose, an experimental technology, smells and identifies the chemical composition of a person's breath and can diagnose up to 17 diseases, scientists say.
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PayPal launches a payments product designed for marketplaces, platforms and crowdfunding sites

PayPal launches a payments product designed for marketplaces, platforms and crowdfunding sites | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
PayPal today is beginning the rollout of a new product designed for customers operating larger online marketplaces, like ride-sharing platforms, crowdfunding..

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What is 5G Technology? Introducing 5G with NOKIA || Next Step to Automation ||

5G is the coming "Fifth-Generation" wireless broadband technology based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard. ... 5G operates with a 5Ghz signal and is set t
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‘Catch Me if You Can’ Scam Artist Has a Warning for Today’s Consumers

‘Catch Me if You Can’ Scam Artist Has a Warning for Today’s Consumers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Frank Abagnale Jr., whose exploits inspired the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, says digital technology and social media only make things easier for swindlers now.
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Learning How To Learn: Anatomy Of A Good MOOC - eLearning Industry

Learning How To Learn: Anatomy Of A Good MOOC - eLearning Industry | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Interested in an anatomy of a good MOOC? Check why the Learning How To Learn MOOC has 2 million learners and a retention rate 5 times more than other MOOCs.

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Membit

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Amazing augmented reality map-based app where users pin images to specific geo-locations for others to discover. Upload photos, clues for a virtually trail, or virtually displaying work around your school. Default set to share to contacts only for pupils to use safely, but teachers can share publicly.

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Researcher Claims AT&T Modems Have Nasty 0-Day Vulnerability

Researcher Claims AT&T Modems Have Nasty 0-Day Vulnerability | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
News: A security research firm claims they have discovered that most AT&T U-verse modems have security flaws allowing attackers to remotely access the modem and devices on your network -- bypassing an
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How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples

How to Create the Best Powerpoint Presentations, With Examples | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three.

And if you're looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best?

To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we've curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below. 

Since you're already interested in PowerPoints – click here for our free guide on delivering a great presentation.

When you're clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with features exclusive to the platform on which they were created. These are all crucial elements to making an awesome presentation -- ones that you can certainly adapt and apply them to your own, with the right approach.

Even better ... you may just learn a thing or two about marketing while you're at it.

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5 Gamification Fails And How To Fix Them 

5 Gamification Fails And How To Fix Them  | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

"Is gamification an innovative game changer, or a gimmick that will fall by the wayside? When used with the right content and audience, it has great potential… but it’s not always easy to find that sweet spot."


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Blockchain can make social networks more private — and profitable for you

Blockchain can make social networks more private — and profitable for you | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Fact: You’re going to spend a total of five years of your life on social media. Are you going to waste it lost along with all the mindless drivel of memes and fake news? Or will you make sure that you have a voice, and that you will matter? Here’s where I think blockchain technology can make a big difference.By combining a decentralized consensus mechanism with a private and secure platform for exchanging messages and information, we might be able to finally get connected without the risk of exposing too much to those who own the platforms.This is just what Obsidian aims to do, with its Obsidian Messenger, a blockchain-based platform for messaging, data sharing, which also supports cryptocurrency as a means of sending money....
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Blockchain could add privacy and meaning to your future social media channels.
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A company hacked a Tesla so it drives on hydrogen | Kyree Leary | Futurism.com

A company hacked a Tesla so it drives on hydrogen | Kyree Leary | Futurism.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

The Tesla model S is one of the most renowned electric vehicles on the market. The cheapest, 75D model, boasts an impressive range of 416 km (259 miles), while the 100D and P100D have ranges of 539 km (335 miles) and 506 km (315 miles), respectively. What if you wanted your Model S to go farther? Sure, you could stop and charge it at one of Tesla’s supercharger stations, but what if you didn’t have to stop and could instead drive for, say, another 500-600 km? All it would take is a little hydrogen.

As reported by The Drive, a gas supplier in the Netherlands called Holthausen Group managed to boost the maximum range of Tesla’s Model S by essentially hacking in a hydrogen power source. The company’s success at making an electric- and hydrogen-powered Tesla makes them the first in the world to do so. They even gave it an appropriate name: Project Hesla.


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Look! 4 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos Windows 7/8/10

Look! 4 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos Windows 7/8/10 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Here, you will find 4 Ways to recover Windows 7/8/10 deleted photos. Select a suitable one to retrieve deleted pictures from your computer.

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Banner ad design is a powerful way to promote your business.

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Banner ad design is most important factor in business promotion.

There are different companies which provide banner ad design but kool design maker is one of the best graphics designing company.

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SoundCloud has one last chance to monetize — here’s what it should do

SoundCloud has one last chance to monetize — here’s what it should do | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Things are looking up for SoundCloud, who have weathered a tumultuous summer. They came out with an SOS funding round of $170M and a new CEO, Kerry Trainor, formerly of Vimeo. Now Trainor has announced the newest addition to the platform — increased playlist statistics for artists. Improving analytics for artists is a major step …
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Boundary Pushing Using Digital Networks

Boundary Pushing Using Digital Networks | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
By Terry Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Athabasca University, Canada Human survival and evolution makes extensive use of boundaries. Boundaries allow us to structure and to feel control and mastery of a safe subset of our environment – that which we call home. The protective walls of the walls of the housing compound, the moat and oaken…

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Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk | Steve Dent | Engadget.com

Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk | Steve Dent | Engadget.com | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol that could allow hackers to intercept your credit card numbers, passwords, photos and other sensitive information.


The flaws, dubbed "Key Reinstallation Attacks," or "Krack Attacks," are in the WiFi standard and not specific products. That means that just about every router, smartphone and PC out there could be impacted, though attacks against Linux and Android 6.0 or greater devices may be "particularly devastating," according to KU Leuven University's Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, who found the flaw.

Here's how it works.


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Procurement Or Supply Chain? What's The Difference? And Should There Be A Difference?

Procurement Or Supply Chain? What's The Difference? And Should There Be A Difference? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
One of the interesting aspects of working within the world of corporate procurement, is the agony of self-identity. Is the name ‘procurement’ or ‘supply chain’ management, when attached to a department, useful, or could we perhaps do without it?
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Google Researchers Create Algorithm to Remove Image Watermarks

Google Researchers Create Algorithm to Remove Image Watermarks | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers at Google have published a paper on a new algorithm that can trivially remove many watermarks from protected images. Here's how to beat it.

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The Rise of Emotionally Intelligent Machines That Know How You Feel // The New Stack

The Rise of Emotionally Intelligent Machines That Know How You Feel // The New Stack | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

By Kimberly Mok

"So much information about us can be digitally quantified now: what we read, what we buy, and even our vitals can be tracked on our phones to give us a better idea of our long-term health. But how comfortable would you be with a machine tracking, analyzing and even responding to your emotions?

Emotionally Quantified Selves

That’s what proponents of what is called affective computing want to do: to bridge the cognitive-emotional gap between computers and humans, to develop systems that would be able to interpret, adapt and respond to the emotional states of their human users. But is this something we want in our machines?

For many, the machine learning paradigms developing around speech and handwriting recognition make sense. After all, being able to speak with your computer and have it understand and interact with you on that level is useful. But evidence from the latest neuroscience is revealing that emotions do play a large role in reasoning and cognitive control, leading to affective computing experts assert that emotional reasoning is vital for true machine intelligence.

This position is now being borne out by evolving research in computer science, artificial intelligence, psychology and neuroscience, leading to a flourishing in the affective computing field.

 

Startups like Affectiva, Emotient, Realeyes and Sension are developing applications that can analyze and differentiate the emotional quotient behind facial expressions: the furrow in a brow, whether a curled lip represents a smile or a grimace."...

 

For full post, see: 

https://thenewstack.io/affective-computing-emotionally-intelligent-machines/ ;


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Charter Customer Data Left Sitting on an Open Server

Charter Customer Data Left Sitting on an Open Server | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
News: The personal data of millions of Time Warner Cable customers were left last month on an Amazon server openly accessible to the public. The 600GB worth of personal data was a href=&quote;https://mackeepersecurity.com/post/global-communication-software-left
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WhatsApp is killing free access to its platform for business users

WhatsApp is killing free access to its platform for business users | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook is finally looking into monetizing WhatsApp with paid features for businesses to capitalize on its massive $22 billion acquisition deal from 2014.
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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, August 22, 3:20 AM
CloudConvert is an excellent converter to use for converting almost anything Educational Practitioners and/or Learners will want. 
CloudConvert stands out from the crowd. 
It is... 
  - fast (even with large files), 
  - simple, 
  - easy to use, and most important of all, 
  - integrated with Google Drive and other cloud services such as Dropbox. 
This makes it possible to start a large video conversion, leave the app and just wait until the file appears in the users Google Drive / Dropbox.
It is possible to use Google Drive or Dropbox both as input or output destination for user converted files. 
CloudConvert supports over 200 different formats including... 
  - audio (MP3, AAC, FLAC…), 
  - video (MP4, AVI, MPG…), 
  - document (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT…), 
  - ebook (MOBI, EPUB, CBC…), archive (ZIP, RAR…), 
  - spdreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV…), and 
  - presentation (PPT, PPTX, ODP). 
Some of the types of conversions users can carry out using CloudConvert include: 
  - Extract ZIP, RAR etc directly on Google Drive / Dropbox 
  - Merge multiple PDFs, JPGs, DOCs into one PDF 
  - PDF to DOC 
  - AVI to MP4 
  - M4A to MP3 
  - MOBI to PDF 
  - DOCX to ODT 
  - PNG to JPG 
CloudConvert does not require any software installation, users simply upload their files to the site and once the conversion is finished, files are permanently deleted. 
NOTE: The free version of CloudConvert supports up to 1GB maximum file size and provides you with 25 minutes maximum conversion time per file. 
Well worth a closer look!
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New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures

New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers developed the structure-based color printing technique as an alternative to ink-based printing, in which colors fade with time.

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