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2013-09-20 17:56:00     Peripheral vision is whacked. - Imgur

http://imgur.com/gallery/opNnoOx

Peripheral vision is whacked.

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2013-09-17 20:03:46     Fairphone | A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first.

http://www.fairphone.com/

Fairphone is a social enterprise. We started in 2010 as ... society, Action Aid and Schrijf-Schrijf, aimed at raisin... conflict minerals in electronics and the wars that the s... minerals is fueling in the DR Congo. The campaign and re... complex sup

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/Channels/HCI stuff/mobiles

2013-09-16 13:23:17     BBC News - Online shopping: The pensioner who started a home shopping revolution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24091393

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2013-09-16 07:48:46     Curiosities: Maps That Will Change the Way You See the World

http://www.slightlywarped.com/...ps_that_will_change.htm#...

These are an interesting collection of maps that may hav... our planet in a completely different way!

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/Channels/maps and geography
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2013-09-15 21:52:49     A 1,476-foot tower equipped with its very own cloaking device

http://io9.com/...pped-with-its-very-own-cloaking-1300809867

The South Korean government has granted approval to begi... what will be the world's first "invisible" tower. Called... Tower, it will be equipped with an LED facade system and... give it a reflective skin — and a striking translucent...

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2013-09-07 16:04:18     Critiquing Maps II | Words in Space

http://www.wordsinspace.net/wordpress.../critiquing-maps-ii/

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2013-09-07 14:41:54     start [electric imp]

http://devwiki.electricimp.com/doku.php?id=start

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2013-09-05 14:53:52     F.T.C. Says Webcam’s Flaw Put Users’ Lives on Display - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...ut-users-lives-on-display.html?...

According to the F.T.C., the company, TRENDnet, told cus... products were “secure,” marketing its cameras for ho... baby monitoring. In fact, the devices were compromised. ... a hacker in January 2012 exploited a security flaw and p... live feeds,

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2013-09-05 11:43:40     Nike+ FuelBand and Google Glass: what next for the 'quantified self'? | Technology | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...d-google-glass-quantified-self

We're only just at the beginning of the 'quantified self... tracks movement, diet and other issues using gadgets

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2013-09-05 11:42:44     We’re not ‘appy. Not ‘appy at all. | Government Digital Service

http://digital.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/...appy-not-appy-at-all/

We’re in the middle of a significant change in how peo... services. Use of mobile devices such as smartphones and ... exploding.
People should be able to use digital services wherever t ...
Here’s how government services have been responding to ...

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2013-09-05 11:33:27     Putting the Person Back Into Personalization | Elizabeth F. Churchill

http://elizabethchurchill.com/...-back-into-personalization/

Personalization is a multidimensional concept, and it is... unpack it. If we are really talking about personalizatio... simply co-opting a word to make the technically feasible... and socially sophisticated, we need to think more deeply.

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2013-09-05 11:31:07     What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...uite-a-bit-research-shows.html?...

Nostalgia has been shown to counteract loneliness, bored... makes people more generous to strangers and more toleran... Couples feel closer and look happier when they’re shar... memories. On cold days, or in cold rooms, people use nos... feel warmer

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2013-09-05 11:28:46     Mademethink: Leap Motion a flawed and isolated advance

http://tcperspectives.blogspot.se/...d-isolated-advance.html

I was one of the people who funded Leap otion on Kicksta... wowed by the potential of the product. I put my money do... eager anticipation. I loved the idea of an almost magica... interacting. I dreamt of the way it might, might, help m...
I have been

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2013-09-05 11:27:31     Teaching Programming the Way It Works Outside the Classroom | August 2013 | Communications of the ACM

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2013/8/166303-teac.../fulltext

Regardless of setting, here are the typical steps my col...
Forage: Find existing snippets of code to build my p ...
Tinker: Play with these pieces of existing code to a ...
Weld: Try to attach ("weld") pieces of existing code ...
... repeat

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2013-09-01 21:04:56     BBC News - Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23902918

Abraham Maslow and some examples of pyramids inspired by...
Continue reading the main story
Health Check
Herrings - good to eat, not to inhale
... s satisfied, the desire to fulfil the next set kicks in.

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2013-09-01 15:10:36     About Us - OpenSignal

http://opensignal.com/about.php

With your help, we're creating a comprehensive database ... towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi a... the world. Our goal is to become the global authority on...

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2013-08-31 16:56:39     What justifies intervening if Syria uses chemical weapons? - CNN.com

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/27/us/syria-int.../index.html

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2013-08-30 08:38:40     BBC News - Virtual reality: Lessons from the past for Oculus Rift

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23877695

with excitement building for the release of a new VR hel... Rift - it is worth asking what went wrong the first time... lessons be learned?

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2013-04-16 11:56:34     How To Get Started with Programmable RGB LED Strip Lighting - Tested

http://www.tested.com/...rogrammable-rgb-led-strip-lighting/

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2013-04-10 08:26:39     RTÉ to employ semantic web and big data to preserve Ireland’s memories - Ireland's cloud news service - Siliconrepublic.com

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/...rt-to-employ-semantic-web/

Ireland’s State broadcaster RTÉ, as part of its strat... memories of a nation in digital form, is to collaborate ... recently announced mega CSET the Insight Centre to emplo... semantic web to make hundreds of thousands of hours of a... content ava

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/Channels/digial media
/Channels/techie/open data

2013-04-09 18:59:58     Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet - Apr. 8, 2013

http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/08/technology/security/shodan/

Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web ... websites, Shodan navigates the Internet's back channels....
Shodan runs 24/7 and collects information on about 500 m ...
It's stunning what can be found with a simple search on ...
Shodan sear

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/Channels/search

2013-03-31 14:02:58     Laura Ingalls Wilder: Husband claimed homestead in 1884

http://www.slate.com/...d_claimed_homestead_in_1884.html?...

Before Almanzo Wilder married Laura Ingalls, the author ...
In this “Homestead Proof,” one A.J. Sheldon, a fello ...
The clerk of the Homestead office certified that Sheldon ...
Having claimed his land, Wilder married Laura in 1885. L ...
Almanzo Wil

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2013-03-30 17:08:40     About the Makers Guild

http://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk/about-the-makers-guild

Established in 1984 as a maker co-operative, the Makers ... formed to bring together and promote the best of Welsh c... grown and developed into a strong and vigorous organisat... international reputation for craft and applied art. The ... committed t

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2013-03-30 17:08:18     About the Heritage Crafts Association

http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/index.php/.../about-the-hca

The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for... heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government ... it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies ... as individuals who care about the loss of traditional cr... works towar

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2013-03-29 21:28:15     Can Technology End Poverty? - Susan Davis - Harvard Business Review

http://blogs.hbr.org/.../can_technology_end_poverty.html?...

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us ... Advances have indeed made a huge difference in the lives...
The organization I'm part of, BRAC, is known for going t ...
But I'm hardly a naysayer when it comes to tech. I agree ...
The trick i

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2013-03-28 18:56:25     Lovebird is ready for beta testing | Not The User's Fault

http://jonoscript.wordpress.com/...s-ready-for-beta-testing/

I wrote a Thunderbird add-on to make the email interface... wanted — one that helps me remember to stay in touch w... care about, instead of always distracting me with the ne... trivia.

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2013-03-28 11:28:48     About Bitbeam - Bitbeam

http://bitbeam.org/pages/about

Perspicaciously, Bitbeam is just holes in poles.
The marketing tagline would be something like this: "Bit ...

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2013-03-28 11:28:29     what_is_grid_beam [The Gridbeam Wiki]

http://wiki.gridbeam.com/what_is_grid_beam

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2013-03-28 11:25:50     BBC News - The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21878739

They can be noisy and distracting or depressingly quiet,...
In the spring of 1962, a fourth-year British architectur ...
In the course of his research, Frank Duffy stumbled acro ...
"The arrangement of the desks was somehow organic," Duff ...
... The pla

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2013-03-26 23:10:10     ScienceDirect.com - Acta Psychologica - Motor expertise modulates movement processing in working memory

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar.../S0001691813000255

A substantial amount of literature has demonstrated indi... to code verbally a series of movements for subsequent re... mechanisms underlying movement encoding remain unclear. ... argue that sensorimotor expertise influences the involve... processes t

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