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2011-08-23 11:05:46     One API to Link Them All | uberblic

http://uberblic.com/2011/08/one-api-to-link-them-all/

There is an ever-increasing amount of data available on ... waiting to be integrated by product developers. But actu... more than just one API into a product poses a problem to...
A location based product, for example, would aim to pull ...
Uberblic’

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2011-08-23 11:03:49     Writing the Dissertation: One Reason Why it is Difficult « Beki's Blog

http://beki70.wordpress.com/...e-reason-why-it-is-difficult/

I have a theory about why writing the dissertation is su...
The dissertation is a reflective document. It requires i ...
And what self-critical researcher (which of course is wh ...
This is not the writer’s fault. This is the fault of r ...
... I’d l

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2011-08-23 11:00:36     Tweet-a-Prisoner: Social Media and Prisoners « Clare Hooper's Blog

http://clarehooper.wordpress.com/...ial-media-and-prisoners/

A friend of mine called Mark Alexander is in prison, wro...
He’s been in prison for quite some months (good lord, ...
(Andy and I have been discussing related issues of laten ...
Email A Prisoner is a nice service, and has been complem ...
So I was ab

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2011-08-23 10:58:32     Page 1 The programming secrets today's coders have forgotten - ComputerworldUK.com

http://www.computerworlduk.com/...coders-have-forgotten/?...

Today's coders may know how to whip up a PHP script or a... create a mobile app for both the iPhone and Android, and... car's GPS (which has been done, it turns out). But there... predecessors knew that today's programmers don't.

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2011-08-18 18:12:48     Ben’s Blog - Inside Time Newspaper

http://www.insidetime.org/articleview.asp?a=737&c=bens_blog

Lifer Ben Gunn’s Prison Blog … the only blog by a se... prisoner which ‘looks stupidity and ignorance in the e... attempting to inject some neurons into the criminologica...

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2011-08-18 11:17:18     Online TV Database - An open directory of television shows for HTPC software

http://thetvdb.com/

Welcome to TheTVDB.com. This site is an open database th... by anybody. Please click on login in the navigation to g... content and images on the site have been contributed by ... database schema and website are open source under the GP...
This site a

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2011-08-18 10:51:49     Valuing patents: Doing the maths | The Economist

https://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2.../valuing-patents

GOOGLE'S $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility ...
How might Google, a company famously fond of numbers and ...
"Motorola has a portfolio of 24,500 patents and pate ...
Using one of the industries recent patent auctions a ...
... lio and

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2011-08-18 10:50:27     Scotland Yard considered shutting down Twitter - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...red-shutting-down-Twitter.html

Tim Godwin, the Scotland Yard acting commissioner, said ... management team at Scotland Yard discussed shutting down... networking site "a few times" as rumours about further r...

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2011-08-16 18:14:47     WhoTweetedMe.com

http://whotweetedme.com/

WhoTweetedMe.com will analyze a URL and show you its mos... retweeters, potential reach and timeline. Due to Twitter... It works best on blog post URLs that are between 1 day a...

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2011-08-15 17:15:51     Times Higher Education - Leader: Hours and hours of reckoning

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?...#.Tkks...

In higher education, it's not how much time you spend wi... what you do with it that should count
What is a contact hour? How does a lecture with 70 other ...

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2011-08-15 17:13:57     India unveils prototype of $35 computer -  Tech & Gadget - MSN CA

http://tech.ca.msn.com/canadianpress-article.aspx?...

MUMBAI, India - It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th ... unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet... which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.
If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux ope ...

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2011-08-15 15:12:39     Police kill mobile phone service to squelch protest • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...ce_cut_mobile_phone_service/

In response to a threatened protest in its subway system... authorities temporarily shut down mobile phone service i... stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, known l...

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2011-08-15 14:28:17     Documentation | uberblic

http://uberblic.com/documentation/

The Doppelganger service translates between IDs of entit... APIs. When you query Doppelganger with an entity ID, you... of that same entity in other APIs. In addition, a persis... serves as an anchor for your application that you can us... queries.

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2011-07-26 14:39:12     Skinput: Appropriating the Skin as an Interactive Canvas | August 2011 | Communications of the ACM

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114948-skinput/abstract

Skinput is a technology that appropriates the skin as an... analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through t... Specifically, we resolve the location of finger taps on ... using a novel sensor array worn as an armband.

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2011-07-26 13:57:17     How BrowserID Works

http://lloyd.io/how-browserid-works

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2011-07-26 08:57:45     BBC News - Fragmented sleep 'harms memory'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-14279123

Broken sleep affects the ability to build memories, a st... suggests.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science findi ...
The Stanford University found disrupting sleep made it h ...

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2011-07-25 22:41:56     ‪Pass-Them-Around: Collaborative Use of Mobile Phones for Photo Sharing (CHI 2011)‬‏ - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omx50UD_J0o&feature=share

Pass-Them-Around is a phone-based application that allow... collocated people to share photos using the metaphor of ... photos around. The prototype encourages people to share ... use them interchangeably while discussing photos face-to... prototype s

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2011-07-25 21:46:07     happiest Public Beta Invitation

http://happie.st/

Your social motivation network to explore, create and sh... happiest experiences

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2011-07-25 21:34:28     Microsoft Says It Will Give Your Data to the U.S. Government, Even If It's Not in the U.S. - ReadWriteCloud

http://www.readwriteweb.com/...soft-says-it-will-give-yo.php

Microsoft has admitted that it will hand over data to th... if properly requested, even if that data is stored somew... the U.S.

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2011-07-25 12:57:18     ‪The Wednesdays - Sam's posterous

http://girlcheese.posterous.com/the-wednesdays

The Wednesdays
via youtube.com
Reminded of this today by someone. Brilliant.

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2011-07-25 11:24:17     Anders Behring Breivik: Tunnel vision in an online world | Thomas Hylland Eriksen | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...hring-breivik-norway-extremists

The role of the internet in fragmenting the public spher... subject of some scholarly and journalistic interest, mos... Pariser's excellent The Filter Bubble, which shows how G... and other major actors filter our web searches, updates ... our user pr

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2011-07-25 11:02:37     Open-data cities: The road to a digital Brighton | Cogapp

http://www.cogapp.com/...n-data-cities-road-digital-brighton

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2011-07-24 20:11:49     What Apple Has That Google Doesn’t - An Auteur - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...t-google-doesnt-an-auteur.html?...

Two years ago, the technology blogger John Gruber presen... Auteur Theory of Design,” at the Macworld Expo. Mr. Gr...
The auteur, a film director who both has a distinctive v ...
“The quality of any collaborative creative endeavor te ...
Two years a

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2011-07-22 19:18:00     About CloudMade

http://cloudmade.com/about

CloudMade enables you to build dramatically different Lo... Applications and Services.
CloudMade provides application developers with a range o ...

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2011-07-22 19:11:44     Data Web Marketing

http://www.slideshare.net/sjbrinker/data-web-marketing

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2011-07-21 14:54:02     Kill Math

http://worrydream.com/KillMath/

The power to understand and predict the quantities of th... be restricted to those with a freakish knack for manipul...
When most people speak of Math, what they have in mind i ...
This mechanism of math evolved for a reason: it was the ...
We are no l

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2011-07-18 20:20:39     The Internet of Things [Infographic] — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/201.../the-internet-of-things-infographic/

In 2008, the number of devices that connected to the Int... number of people. That number continues to rise, thanks ... number of connected devices and gizmos, ranging from tel... machines. Folks at Cisco have put together this infograp... the growth

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2011-07-12 11:27:31     This chip makes sure you always buy your round | Science | The Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...bserver.theobserversuknewspages

The old excuse 'I've left my wallet at home' will soon n... it's your round. A nightclub is about to offer its regul... having a microchip implanted in their arm that will obvi... carry cash or plastic.
Queuing for entry or a drink at the bar would als

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2011-07-12 11:27:11     andrew losowsky - I've got you under my skin

http://www.losowsky.com/archives/008395.html

Two months ago, Baja announced it would be the first nig... to offer their VIPs something more than a gold-plated en... wanted it could have a microchip implanted under their s... only guarantees entry but provides access to a debit acc... they can pa

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2011-07-12 11:21:44     Microchip implant (human) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microchip_implant_(human)

The hand of microchip implant hobbyist Amal Graafstra, j... operation to insert an RFID tag. The yellow coloration c... used to disinfect the hand for surgery.

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