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November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am

Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

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Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives.

Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The mobile world by the numbers

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Smartphone users found they use their smartphones for 221 tasks consuming three hours and 16 minutes per day.

Here are a few stats that were pulled together for the Code/Mobile conference that provide a snapshot of just how pervasive mobile technology is today.

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The growth of free Wi-Fi is transforming life in Africa

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Free hotspots are widespread in South Africa.

2014 is the “watershed year” for Wi-Fi, according to Ruckus Wireless. The company predicted the number of hotspots across the world would increase to 5.8 million by next year, an increase of 350 per cent from the number in 2011. (Video)

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

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People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014.

A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a smartphone, a game console, or a set-top box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 11:50 am

Video gamers speak out against sexual harassment

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Adult women are playing video games in greater numbers than ever.

Heather Knight thought she had found a like-minded community when she joined her first formal gaming group. The last thing she expected was what came next: unwanted, sexually harassing messages from her fellow players.

 

 

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October 17th, 2014 at 9:37 am

New study reveals big data analytics adoption imperative for global organizations

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The Industrial Internet has the potential to drive trillions of dollars in new services and overall growth.

 A new study from GE and Accenture, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than 29 percent of the 250 executives surveyed for the study are using big data across their company for predictive analytics or to optimize their business.
 

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October 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Study: Online classes really do work

 

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Online classes really can teach as effectively as traditional classroom courses.

Two years ago, a New York Times article declared it the “year of the MOOC,” short for “massive open online courses.” For the first time every, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses—and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.

 

 

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October 1st, 2014 at 10:50 am

Facebook’s solar-powered internet delivering drones could be in use by 2018

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Facebook internet delivery drone.

Facebook is pushing toward thousands of solar-powered internet delivering drones.  They will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 mile height. The semi-autonomous drones will be the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four billion people currently unable to get online. They want to fly them for months and years at a time. The drones will need to rise above the weather, flying at between 60,000 and 90,000 feet – around 17 miles above the ground.

 

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September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 am

SlideRule searches for the best online courses

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SlideRule is a fantastic new tool that will save you some serious time as you search around for the best online course that suits your needs. The service is free to use. SlideRule lets you search for courses based on your specified criteria but also narrows down your search based on your needs. Best of all, you can actually leave a review for courses to better inform other users.

 

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September 4th, 2014 at 10:57 am

A map of all the pinged devices on the internet

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Here’s a map where all devices on the internet are located.

The Internet consists of a vast series of tubes, computers, and devices networked together sharing the same information. But where are all those pieces of hardware located?

 

 

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