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2012-09-28 10:13:13     New Statesman - Tax avoidance isn't a left or right issue, it's a cancer eating our democracy

http://www.newstatesman.com/...s-cancer-eating-our-democracy

Topshop pays 140 times as much tax as Google, despite be... less profitable business.

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2012-09-28 10:04:29     BBC News - Missing children messages go on 404 error pages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19741350

NotFound page The project changes 404 pages to display i...
Continue reading the main story
Related Stories
Trafficked young 'missing in UK'
... missing children on the well-known 404 Not Found pages.

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/Channels/digital economy
/Channels/techie/web theory

2012-09-25 08:10:48     BBC News - Chinese families' worldly goods in Huang Qingjun's pictures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19648095

Amid China's tumultuous dash to become rich, one man's p...
Huang Qingjun has spent nearly a decade travelling to re ...
The results offer glimpses of the utilitarian lives of m ...
But seen more closely, they also show the enormous socia ...
Elderly Chi

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2012-09-24 09:35:09     Adopt a Kiosk | BT.com

http://www.payphones.bt.com/adopt_a_ki.../case-studies-3.htm

Taking the phonebook to a whole new level
Villagers in Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset got togethe ...
Community book exchange
The iconic and much loved village phonebox was offered t ...

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2012-09-24 09:32:52     BookLending.com - FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - BookLending.com - Book Lending - Borrow and Lend Kindle Books for Free.

http://www.booklending.com/faq.htm

BookLending.com is a website that matches lenders and bo... ebooks.

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2012-09-24 09:19:53     About Us

http://www.deliverthis.com/sample-page/

Designed to connect people with something to deliver…⮮. can deliver it!
Example 1 – A mum is on her way to drop her kids off t ...
Example 2 – A Truckie has an empty backload from Sydne ...

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2012-09-21 08:09:18     In Sweden, A School With No Classrooms | Blog on Academic Earth

http://www.academicearth.org/...chool-with-no-classrooms?...

Vittra, the Swedish Free School Organization, has opened... school -- one without classrooms. The school's designers... open environment that encourages exploration and intelle... allowing students to learn in themed learning environmen... Digital med

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2012-09-21 08:04:52     Facebook Is Badware (and Why Google Should Warn Its Users)

http://lifehacker.com/...nd-why-google-should-warn-its-users

Facebook has moved from merely being a walled garden int... its users' ability and willingness to navigate the rest ... evidence that this is true even for sites which embrace ... technologies is overwhelming, and the net result is that... gaslighting

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2012-09-18 22:03:03     LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented by Phil Bosua — Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/...lifx-the-light-bulb-reinvented

LIFX is the smartest light bulb you've ever experienced.... wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that ... your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented con... lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years ... amazing ran

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/Channels/cognition and art/digital light
/Channels/fairylights

2012-09-18 20:18:23     Ten... phones for seniors • Reg Hardware

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/08/18/ten_phon.../page2.html

Cycell Easyphone
RH Numbers
Brainchild of designer and entrepreneur Tom Sunderland, ...
CyCell uses a printer from the Japanese company Mimaki t ...
Cycell Easyphone

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2012-09-12 22:55:04     CCTV used in more than 200 school toilets - Home News - UK - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...-school-toilets-8129979.html

More than 200 schools are using CCTV cameras in toilets ... figures showed today.
A total of 825 cameras were located in the toilets or ch ...

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/Channels/education

2012-09-06 11:04:28     World Wide Web Foundation | The Web Index

http://thewebindex.org/

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, ... the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web... utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 d... developing countries, incorporating indicators that asse... economic an

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2012-09-06 10:55:41     BBC News - Denmark pioneers hi-tech graveyard memorials with QR code

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19267930

Carrying a posy of bright flowers, Dorthe Frydenlund str...
Mrs Frydenlund is among those pioneering a novel way to ...
Nestling amongst the colourful plants and vases is a sto ...
Mrs Frydenlund's 14-year-old son Nikolai has a smartphon ...
... ph of h

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2012-09-04 06:51:51     Sight on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/46304267

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2012-08-31 00:58:46     UW CSE News » “Wireless Charging Technology – One Step Closer to Reality”

http://news.cs.washington.edu/...one-step-closer-to-reality/

Intel today announced its intention to actively commerci... Charging Technology (WCT), which lets you charge your sm... from your notebook PC.
WCT was pioneered by UW CSE and EE professor Josh Smith ...

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2012-08-30 07:00:42     Ross Selkirk Taylor (DriverRoss) on Twitter

https://twitter.com/DriverRoss

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2012-08-24 10:33:20     JS/UIX - Terminal

http://www.masswerk.at/jsuix/

JS/UIX is an UN*X-like OS for standard web-browsers, written
entirely in JavaScript (no plug-ins used). It comprises ...
tual machine, shell, virtual file-system, process-manage ...
and brings its own terminal with screen- and keyboard-ma ...

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/Channels/techie/JavaScript

2012-08-23 11:43:10     Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/...coursera-adds-honor-code-reminders/?...

After a report last week about plagiarism incidences on ... offers free online courses, the startup has added honor ... help keep students honest.

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/Channels/education/open learning

2012-08-20 21:27:06     Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...s-more-believable-than-others

Are some fonts more believable than others? A curious ex... documentary filmmaker Errol Morris suggests as much. Aft... approximately 45,000 unsuspecting readers on nytimes.com... that subjects were more likely to believe a statement wh... in Baskervi

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/Channels/visualisation
/Channels/writing

2012-08-20 21:26:02     Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth (Part One) - NYTimes.com

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/...ple-hearken-o-earth/

Are there certain typefaces that compel a belief that th... are written in are true?

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2012-08-19 21:29:25     Move Over Harvard And MIT, Stanford Has The Real “Revolution In Education” | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/...e-real-revolution-in-education/?...

Lectures are often the least educational aspect of colle... taught college seniors and witnessed how little students... four years in higher education. So, while it’s noble t... are opening their otherwise exclusive lecture content to...
A revolutio

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2012-08-19 21:22:36     Battle for the lounge room

http://www.smh.com.au/...the-lounge-room-20120608-2006e.html

11:36PM Sunday Aug 19, 2012
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See today's paper
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... ly design experiences to be the same on the all screens.

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2012-08-19 19:00:09     Rise of the elder care robot

http://www.smh.com.au/...lder-care-robot-20120819-24g7w.html

It's no secret to that our society is getting older. Mor...
The solution, the robotics industry hopes, is technology ...
Japanese Nursebots can lift up elderly patients and brin ...
In recent years, Japanese tech giant Panasonic has creat ...
In the next

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/Channels/AI

2012-08-17 11:46:40     Make an iPhone App, Create iPhone App, Create Android Apps

http://infinitemonkeys.mobi/en

Most social networks out there brag about the hundreds o... friends they have online. But, who wants to spend their ... updates from hundreds of millions of "online friends"? Y...
That's where Infinite Monkeys comes in. Our self-service ...
Now, you ca

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/Channels/techie/mobile development
/Channels/techie/social networking

2012-08-16 07:16:36     A 3D Printed House? You Bet

http://thenextweb.com/...onstruct-house-little-20-hours/?...

Imagine 3D printing on such a large scale, using a concr... that could “print” a house in as little as 20 hours.... material can withstand over three times the PSI force of... walls. There can even be larger versions, with multiple ... for use in

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2012-08-16 07:15:29     Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/...otential_of_sixthsense_technology.html

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help... interact with the world of data -- including a deep look... device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In a... Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthS... possibiliti

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2012-08-16 07:15:14     Beautiful short film shows a frightening future filled with Google Glass-like devices | VentureBeat

http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/27/sight-systems/

Here’s an amazing eight-minute-long short film we came... art school grads Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz as a final... the short shows a not-too-unrealistic future wherein we ... with contact lens-like devices that connect us to the cl... from games

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2012-08-16 07:14:29     elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform

http://www.elearnspace.org/b.../moocs-are-really-a-platform/

Our MOOC model emphasizes creation, creativity, autonomy... networked learning. The Coursera model emphasizes a more... learning approach through video presentations and short ... testing. Put another way, cMOOCs focus on knowledge crea... whereas xMO

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/Channels/education/open learning

2012-08-16 07:13:45     BBC News - Women and tech: Why don't girls want to be geeks?

http://www.bbc.com#?utm_source=t...

This image problem starts at school, according to one te...
"Girls don't see IT as creative. It is that image of the ...
Gender differences become apparent during IT lessons, ev ...

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/Channels/education/CS education

2012-08-16 07:10:44     WREX, 3D Printed "Magic Arms" and the Future of Pediatric Prosthetics - Core77

http://www.core77.com/..._of_pediatric_prosthetics_23101.asp

wrex_2.png
Rahman and Sample found that, with the use of 3D printer ...

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