The Benefits Of Texting

The Benefits Of Texting

Have a peak at this interesting info-graphic on texting

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Post-it Notes Now Have A Productivity App To Capture Your Scribbles

Even with all of the digital optionsPost-it Notes are still a handy way to jot things down for future reference. To help you keep those small pieces of paper organized and with you at all times, 3M released the Post-it Plus app for iOS.

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BeamPro: From Parlor Trick to Paradigm Shift

This picture of my family was taken last week. You may notice that one of my sons looks like a talking head on a video monitor. Three weeks ago, he moved to Hong Kong. This is the story of how he attended a very important family gathering (from 8,047 miles away) using his iPhone as a 3G hotspot, his MacBook Air and a remarkable device called the BeamPro from Suitable Technologies.

I became aware of the BeamPro at a trade show a year or so back. To me it seemed like a complete parlor trick. Truly, what is the point of a remote-controlled webcam? Moving it has to be clunky at best and the experience is cute, but ultimately meaningless… or so I thought.

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Alabama Sheriff says ComputerCOP Keylogger Could have Stopped Columbine

A county sheriff from Limestone, Alabama is sticking by his department’s endorsement of ComputerCOP, a shady piece of software given to parents to monitor their kids online. Other law enforcement agencies, it appears, have followed that example.

Earlier this week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published an investigation into software called ComputerCOP which approximately 245 agencies in more than 35 states, plus the US Marshals, have been distributing to parents to use to monitor their children. The software is essentially spyware, and many versions come with a keylogger, which in some cases transmits unencrypted keystrokes to a server.

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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal. (…)

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GoPro Confirms Two New Hero4 Models, With Pro-level 4K And Built-In Touchscreen

Update on September 29, 2014: 

GoPro has officially announced the Hero4 Black ($500) and Hero4 Silver ($400), both available on October 5, 2014. Much of the rumor we reported on is accurate, with the Black model supporting cinema 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and 2.7K at 50 fps, while the Silver model has a built-in touchscreen display, 2.7K recording at 30 fps, Full HD 1080 video recording at 60 fps, and 720p at 120 fps. GoPro says the Hero4 Black doubles the performance power of its predecessor.

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Latest Games Are Finally Unlocking the Key to Making Learning More Fun

A new generation of educational games is harnessing students’ love of video games and turning them into voracious learners — without them even realizing it. That’s the promise, anyway. Unlike previous educational games that functioned like glorified worksheets or tech-enhanced tests, the latest game developers say they are closer to figuring out how to unlock kids’ passion for gaming. (…)

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October 2014

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