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2012-01-04 12:17:14     Trade between belligerents — Marginal Revolution


I have been enjoying Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars... Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, which covers the Briti... War I. My favorite section details how the British resp... turned out they had a drastic shortage of binoculars, wh...
The Germans

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2012-01-04 12:05:05     Tech Specs | Sphero


Sphero is like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s the ... that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your ... tablet. Sphero delivers a unique mixed-reality experienc... multi-player games that let you engage in the virtual wo... real one. M

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2011-12-22 23:54:27     Personal data | Policies | BIS


Midata - access and control your personal data
BIS is working with leading businesses and consumer grou ...
The three main objectives of midata are to:
secure broad private-sector participation in the pro ...
... omers create rich, new ‘person-centr

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2011-12-22 22:34:29     BBC News - In pictures: Rare lenticular clouds over West Yorkshire


In pictures: Rare lenticular clouds over West Yorkshire
Cloud over Leeds
Cloud over Denholme
More properly known as Altocumulus Lenticularis, the clo ...
... Image 2 of 7

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2011-12-21 14:05:02     Introducing Amazon Silk | Amazon Silk


Silk isn’t just another browser. We sought from the s... the power and capabilities of the AWS infrastructure to ... limitations of typical mobile browsers. Instead of a de... software application, Amazon Silk deploys a split-archit... browser sub

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2011-12-21 13:09:30     Scientists to study psychological benefits of birdsong | Environment | guardian.co.uk


Remove birds from poetry, Aldous Huxley once said, and w... cast aside half of the English canon.
Now, the impact of birdsong on our creativity and on our ...
The study will examine the psychological impact of being ...

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2011-12-19 21:33:21     Vortex Activ USB


Vortex Activ USB
Vortex Activ USB
Vortex Activ USB Vortex Activ USB
Product Code: VORTEX-ACTIV
... a at specified times throughout any piece of music/film.

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2011-12-19 16:19:35     Young Rewired State - Young people coding a better country


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2011-12-19 16:18:55     A First Look at the Canvas for iOS Mobile App | Inside Higher Ed


Do you believe that:
In the (near) future, students will access their dig ...
That mobile apps should not try to duplicate the bro ...
So far, the mobilization of learning has been more h ...
It is with these questions in mind that I've been p

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2011-12-19 16:07:30     USF-AWB objectives


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2011-12-14 10:03:00     Google Currents - Yet another contribution to the UI-fragmentation of Android - MIN MING


Google just released Google Currents (what's up with the... supposed to be "kind of" like Flipboard, except that it ...
Google also released an update to Google Maps some weeks ...
Google, here is the problem: If you cannot make the UI o ...

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2011-12-14 09:54:26     BBC News - 3D voyage from cinema screen to cereal box


3D voyage from cinema screen to cereal box
Katia Moskvitch By Katia Moskvitch Science and technolog ...
3D Nestle Rio campaign A 3D bird from the film Rio comes ...
Still not very used to having a full-size car jump out a ...
... s of a jewellery firm De

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2011-12-11 20:06:53     Senseg’s E-sense Technology Creates Texture on Touchscreens, Aims for Availability in 2012 | TalkAndroid.com


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2011-12-11 18:10:30     Bacteria, Not Electricity, Powers This Light Bulb - Earth911.com


Bacteria, Not Electricity, Powers This Light Bulb
by Mary Mazzoni
Published on December 5th, 2011
... More articles by Mary

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2011-12-10 14:09:31     Blueseed Project To Overcome Immigration Bureaucracy By Building Startup Incubator In the Ocean | Singularity Hub


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2011-12-04 23:52:54     smiley slider


smiley slider
11/7/11 RSS
John Horton commissioned this thing on oDesk.. I need to ...

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2011-12-04 13:51:29     Programming should take pride of place in our schools | Technology | The Observer


Programming should take pride of place in our schools
If we don't change the way ICT is thought about and taug ...
reddit this
John Naughton
... owerPoint presentations will look like Dead Sea scrolls.

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2011-12-04 13:42:46     MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Kit - MakerBot Industries


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2011-12-04 05:57:06     Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret - YouTube


Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret
Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Dec 2, 2011
http://www.ted.com We're taught to try to live life with ...

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2011-12-04 05:37:41     BBC News - US senator calls for answers on phone 'snooping'


The maker of the smartphone software that triggered a sn... called to account by a US Senator.
Senator Al Franken has written to Carrier IQ asking it t ...
Mr Eckhart claimed Carrier IQ software could log everyth ...
Carrier IQ said its software helped d

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2011-12-02 11:03:16     TeaDipMOV - YouTube


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2011-12-02 10:40:52     How content delivery networks (CDNs) work | NCZOnline


Content delivery networks (CDNs) are an important part o... infrastructure that are frequently used without a full u... what’s happening behind the scenes. You’ll hear peop... we put that on the CDN” or “make sure static assets ... when they h

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2011-11-30 23:10:38     The importance of a preservation strategy for your digital memories


In October 2006, I was away on a business trip when a fr... event destroyed the contents of my family’s rural home... oncoming five-foot wall of water, my wife had little tim... possessions. For all the things we lost that day, I stil...
I’ve hear

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2011-11-22 13:24:27     About | Learning Resource Metadata Initiative


The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is a pr... common vocabulary for describing educational content. Wh... benefits to such a project, the main goal of the initiat... end-user search and discovery of learning resources.

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2011-11-22 13:05:28     Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey relationship


Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey...
By John Timmer | Published about 17 hours ago
You'll frequently hear references to a "software ecosyst ...
The team went back to 1993 and compiled statistics on ev ...
... PNAS, 2011. DOI: 10.10

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2011-11-22 08:51:29     Facebook Is Badware (and 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...
In this pos

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2011-11-22 06:54:22     The power of the written word | Ruth Stalker-Firth


Charlie Brown Wah Wah Wah
I used to read a woman’s blog, everyday. It was amazin ...
I can only guess that the last entry, before the blog go ...

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2011-11-16 19:14:14     Scans reveal how the brain's GPS helps us navigate from A to B | Science | The Guardian


People walking on Old Compton Street in Soho, London
One part of the brain keeps track of the straight line d ...
Brain scans have revealed the workings of the brain's GP ...
Two areas of the brain appear to take turns as our inter ...
... identify how th

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2011-11-16 12:49:33     Slide to Unlock: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere – get addicted to ... DAILY MIX OF CREATIVE CULTURE


Slide to Unlock: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere
Slide to Unlock.
Chris Harrison completed this mesemerizing work while he ...

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2011-11-16 11:31:08     A List Apart: Articles: Dark Patterns: Deception vs. Honesty in UI Design


We might not like to admit it but deception is deeply en...
To fill the gap, darkpatterns.org was created in August ...
If we put aside our moral quibbles let’s put ourselves ...
Let’s continue a while as evil web designers: perhaps ...
... ominent

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