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February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

3D scanner app for iPad can do full-body 3D models

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Itseez3D a mobile scanning software maker, has released an update to its 3D scanner app that can accommodate full-body 3D models.  itSeez3D now allows the iPad to create realistic full-body models from 3D scans using Occipital’s Structure Sensor ($379), a snap-on hardware device.  Before the update, the app was only capable of scanning the head and shoulders.   Continue Reading »

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February 12th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Virtual reality changing how we play games in 2015

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It’s no surprise that virtual reality is gaining momentum like never before, with the rate at which the younger generation takes refuge in the excitements of a virtual sphere.  The reality surrounding us is becoming more and more mundane and less adventurous as technology improves and innovates. Continue Reading »

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February 5th, 2015 at 9:16 am

China overtakes the U.S. as the biggest source of spam

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The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.

 

 

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February 4th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other energy sector

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Solar isn’t just the way to go for our power needs, but it’s the way to go for jobs as well. The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of solar jobs has surpassed the number of coal mining jobs. This is a hopeful sign for both alternative energy and job growth.

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February 4th, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Top 7 trends shaping the workplace of the future

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The workplace is changing. The next-generation workplace will be more productive, efficient, and will deliver meaningful cost savings to organizations of all sizes around the world.

 

 

 

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February 4th, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Four Rules for Game Testing Our Way to a Better Future

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Futurist Thomas Frey: At a recent video game tournament in Denver called ClutchCon, I was moderating a panel discussion on the future of video games, and we got into the topic of leveraging the time and energy spent playing video games into a “wisdom of crowds” approach for solving the world’s problems.

 

 

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February 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Made in Space finishes first round of 3D printing on International Space Station

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The Silicon Valley startup, Made in Space made the 3D printer that’s been installed on the International Space Station. After four months, the printer has finished its first round of objects.

 

 

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February 4th, 2015 at 9:16 am

Blended learning and gamification increases student engagement

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Rob Schwartz has been a technology education teacher for nearly two decades. He is in his first year at Sheridan Technical High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a blended-learning magnet school where he teaches an online technology course. In his previous position at Seminole Ridge High School in Palm Beach County, Schwartz created Brainbuffet, a classroom website, and oversaw students’ efforts to create a plugin to gamify the blogging platform WordPress. Now, students using WordPress can choose a screen name and an avatar and participate in digital design “missions.”

 

 

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February 3rd, 2015 at 9:15 pm

MIT researchers reveal an interface that allows us to plug our brain into a computer

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MIT senior, Christina Tringides, holds a sample of the multifunction fiber.

MIT researchers reveal an interface that could make plugging our brain into a computer a reality. Their system uses new fibers less than a width of a hair that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with electrical readouts to continuously monitor the effects of the various inputs.

 

 

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January 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

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Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”

 

 

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