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Woz: We've made machines too important

Technically Incorrect: Speaking in Massachusetts, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans lost to the machines 200 years ago and that putting computers in a classroom doesn't make kids smarter.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am …

Steve Wozniak

The Internet of Everything: Boring, But So Important

When we are just getting used to Twitter and Facebook, Email and SPAM, along comes "The Internet of Everything" (IoE) where everything -- well almost everything -- is connected to everything else.<p>Goldman Sachs calls it the 3rd wave, and points out that while:<p>The 1990s' fixed Internet wave connected …

Internet of Things

Google doubling the free trial period for new Play Music All Access members

Google Play is currently handing out two <b>free</b> months of its Unlimited All Access Music service. While you can always grab one month for free as a trial, today’s deal packs an extra 30 days on for nothing. After the usual 30 day grace period, All Access will regularly run you <b>$9.99</b> per month, bringing …

Learn To Code Startup Kano Gets $15M To Build A Creative Computing Brand

London-based startup Kano, which makes a software platform and DIY computer kit built atop the Raspberry Pi to encourage kids to learn coding, has a new building block of its own to announce today: $15 million in Series A funding, led by Jim Breyer of Silicon Valley VC firm Breyer Capital. Other …

Raspberry Pi

Meerkat adds ‘mobbing’, Facebook integration

Live-streaming service Meerkat, which recently made a foray into Android, hasn’t forgotten iOS. Over the weekend, Meerkat updated their iOS app to …

Livestreaming

Hangouts Chrome app updated with phone tab and better notification support

The Hangouts Android app has been going through quite a few changes lately. Just a few days ago, we saw the mobile app receive more Material Design enhancements, stickers and “last seen” timestamps. Now, an update has rolled out to the Hangouts Chrome app that brings updated notification support …

Google

We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data

Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.<p>Traditionally, privacy worries for consumers and tech companies have been limited to keeping information secure from third parties or hackers. But a series of internal abuses show that tech …

iOS App Design Bundle: Name your Own Price!

If there’s one thing the world’s most popular mobile apps have in common, it’s that they look great. Designing the perfect interface takes time and requires skill and practice – and our latest bundle includes everything you need to shape a beautiful iOS app.<p>Pay what you want for four top-notch …

Using iCloud Photo Library for Storing Videos

I’ve now got all of my home videos across all of my devices, accessible via iCloud Photo Library. I’ve done a little bit of testing over the last few weeks and can now report on how iCloud Photo Library performs for on-demand video viewing.<p>First off, videos don’t ever appear to download as …

iCloud

TD Bank to Soft Launch Apple Pay on December 16, Full Launch Coming Mid-January

TD Bank plans to soft launch Apple Pay on Tuesday, December 16, according to a source with knowledge of the bank's plans. As of tomorrow, the U.S. subsidiary of the Canadian bank will begin allowing customers to add their TD Bank Visa Debit or Credit Card to Apple Pay, making purchases with their …

One Reason Why Businesses May Avoid Apple Pay

And there's one big technology problem that could stand in the way, according to a new analyst note from UBS — Apple Pay doesn't let merchants "push" deals to people's phones when they're in or near a store.<p>Mobile payments expert Richard Crone talked to UBS about Apple Pay's hurdles.<p>He told UBS …

Apple Pay

Workflow for iOS helps automate everything on your phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Skype can translate spoken Spanish to English in near real-time

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for Skype on Monday: Skype Translator will translate …

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story. Over the past few years, …

Education Technology

Which Digital Media Are Worthy of Classroom Use?

<b>Start with a highly skilled team.</b> Our editors and 30-plus expert teachers from around the world were selected because of their strong education, …

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning?

Sponsored feature: Technology such as Twitter and videos does support language learning, but teachers will only see the benefits if it goes hand-in-hand with a change of pedagogy<p>"There is no longer a four-walled classroom," says Dr Cecilia Goria, of Nottingham University's Language Centre. …

Follow:<p>11.01.2013 9:30 AM<p>Ted Landau has been here, there, and everywhere tracking down bugs and unexpected behaviors in Apple's latest release of the …

Green Screen AppSmashing

The app smashing continues, this time with a new twist...green screen video! With the recent release of DoInk's Green Screen app, multi-track, …

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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 4

Apple has seeded the fourth Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers, some two weeks after the release of Developer Preview 3.<p>OS X Mavericks is slated for release this fall and includes new features like a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new …

Google visits reportedly represent nearly 25 percent of North American web traffic

Google's pretty popular here in North America, but one analytics firm is reporting some figures that might sound a bit too good to be true. DeepField, a company that focuses on analyzing web performance, is today claiming that Google broke a web record within the last month -- visits to the site …

Evernote for iOS Updated: Skitch Support, Synced Shortcuts, New Related Notes Tool

Evernote has upgraded both their free and premium level iPhone and iPad apps, adding synced shortcuts, Skitch integration to allow marking up images …

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

Google uses Gmail's promotions inbox to promote a new kind of ad

Google's new Gmail tries to declutter your inbox by dividing it into distinct parts: one inbox for social media updates, one for promotions, one for message boards, one for bills and receipts, and one primary inbox for everything else. Since the new Gmail's introduction in May, though, users have …

Review: Take notes the old-fashioned way with Penultimate for iPad

While I can't remember the last time I did any amount of pen-to-paper long-form writing (do signatures count?), it's hard to refute that Evernote’s …

KQED

Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices have gained popularity as educational tools in part because of the belief those devices could cut …

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

by <b>Kimberly Tyson</b>, Ph.D., learningunlimitedllc.com<p><i>Update: This post was originally published in February, 2013</i><p>Vocabulary instruction is just about the …