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Website writes up notes for you using Instagram font

Kidnappers who send out ransom notes made of magazine cutouts are <i>so</i> old school. Any self-respecting, tech-savvy abductor who finds ordinary fonts boring would use Type To Design's Instagram font generator instead. It's pretty easy to use, too. You just go its website, type in your sinister warning …

Create a Physical Record of Your Blog With BlogBooker

The end of the school year is near for many of us. If your students have been blogging all year, you might want to have a physical copy of what …

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The Narrative Clip 2 Camera Is Up For Pre-Order At $199

Narrative, the startup whose cameras are built to surreptitiously capture moments throughout a person’s day, has put its second-generation camera up for pre-order on its website.<p>Available in red, white, and black, the site says the Narrative Clip 2 will ship in September. The camera is priced at …

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How to Make Your Blog More Twitter Friendly

There are many elements that go into a blog post to make it more prone to widespread distribution like optimizing all your content for easier sharing on Twitter.<p>Most businesses today understand the value of marketing on Twitter and sharing their various forms of content on the social network, but …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

They look like giant cosmetic wipes. But really they are powerful devices that can slowly clean whole ponds and reduce river pollution.<p>To look at Mark Owen’s LilyPad water purifiers, you wouldn’t think they could do very much. They look like giant cosmetic wipes–the sort of thing you clean make-up …

Evernote Updates Mac app With Inline Image Resizing

Evernote updated the Mac version of its note-syncing application today. The update brings a plethora of new features to the application that you’ve been adding your grocery list to.<p>In addition to improved syncing and larger checkboxes, the update brings the ability to dynamically resize images …

10 video-making apps that help you make the best home movies

Vloggers, home movie-makers and video enthusiasts can all have a lot of fun and get professional results with these apps<p>Smartphones are not only changing the way we watch films, but also the way we make them. When director Malik Bendjelloul ran out of money filming his documentary feature <i>Searching</i> …

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here's How To Tell

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our <i>emotional</i> intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and …

GIF your favorite movie quotes with Quotacle

A site called Quotacle might revolutionize the way you whip out movie quotes in an online discussion. It is a searchable repository consisting of over 250,000 lines from 143 movies. What makes it unique is that each entry comes with an embeddable clip showcasing the precise quote, and the ability …

Featuring Interactive PDF As A Learning Aid To Supplement eLearning

<b>Performance Support: Featuring Interactive PDF as a Learning Aid To Supplement eLearning</b><p>As an organization focusing on online learning solutions for …

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

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Square Now Works With IFTTT

Imagine a Venn diagram with two big circles: “People who use Square”, and “People who use IFTTT”.<p>If you sit in the overlap between the two — Hurray! Today is your day. Square now plays friendly with IFTTT.<p>If you’re left wondering WTF IFTTT is, here’s the tl;dr: IFTTT (short for If This Then That) …

UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.<p>Dr. Robert Howe, a reproductive endocrinologist in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, says his medical practice showed him how computerized …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

The Return Of The Desktop Productivity App

Sunrise. Evernote. Feedly. Wunderlist. Mailbox.*<p>Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful but not transformative. But with multi-device access, they have become …

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

<b>4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase,</b> Heutagogy of Community Practice<p>Writing is always a learning experience for me.<p>Writing forces …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Inc.com

In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high demand.<p>As social technologies play a more important role in value creation, skills such as social intelligence and new media literacy, among others, will become …

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A new Kinect for Windows is coming, and this is why you should care

July 15th marks a new era for Kinect hacks<p>Microsoft’s second Kinect for Windows sensor is arriving on July 15th for $199, and it’s aiming to take things even further away from gaming. While Kinect’s early usage was boosted by the Xbox 360, developers haven’t enthusiastically supported Kinect on the …

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A framework for mobile learning

In order to move from theory to practice in mobile learning, one needs a framework. The JISC Mobile InfoKit introduces its frameworks discussion by …

Postcard For iPhone Lets You Post To Any Social Network At Once, Even Your Own Website

A new application, Postcard, launching today, will help you cross-post to various social media websites, but with a few unique twists. Unlike similar tools, this “Swiss Army Knife” of an app lets you set any one social network, or even your own website, as the content’s host. So, for example, if …

40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011

It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today. In 2011, just …

Storify's Embeddable Stories Now Listed In Twitter's Related Headlines

Storify has released an update whereby its embeddable stories are now included as part of Twitter’s related headlines feature. As a result, if you view a particular Tweet’s permalink page, it will display content where it’s been embedded. Before this section only included approved publishers — now …

Facebook and Twitter Advertising Tips for Your Business

For small business owners, the complex ecosystem of social media advertising can be difficult to navigate. For every success story — and there are …