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5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation

A presentation is one of the best ways to convey ideas, especially for visual learners and thinkers. While many of us grew up creating class …

21 Useful iPhone Apps We're Obsessed With Right Now

Many of these app makers are raising a ton of money to enhance, remix, or try to take down kings like photo-favorite Instagram, travel comparison service Kayak, and even Apple's own camera app.<p>Take for example LandCam, a brand-new camera that will have you itching to ditch Apple's stock camera. …

Range Smart Thermometer

A lucky few are born with the ability to cook perfect dishes time and again. For the rest of us, there's the Range: A smart thermometer that measures and records temperature, sending alerts to your mobile devices when your food is ready—or more accurately, almost ready. This means no longer being …

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

The best iPhone apps for bikers

If you consider yourself a biker, from riding motorcycles to mountain bikes, then check out our list of the best iPhone apps for bikers.<p>Got into an …

The app that makes music from your heartbeat could also save you a trip to the doctor

BioBeats, the big data company that made it possible for you to dance along to music tuned to your heartbeat, announced today that it now hopes to venture into more serious health and wellness apps. With $650,000 in seed funding, its team wants to get people thinking about their health before (and …

Can An iPad App Help Solve The Literacy Problem?

<i>Learn With Homer</i> is a new app that provides a comprehensive contextualized literacy curriculum that kids can use at home on the iPad.<p>The app is created by Stephanie Dua, a well-known education reformer who led the effort to improve understanding of the intent and implementation of the Common Core …

Receiptmate Scans Your Receipts and Saves Them to Evernote

iOS: Saving paper receipts is a tedious and messy project. Receiptmate makes it easier by scanning your receipts and then saving them directly to an …

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Our Once And Future Oceans: Taking Lessons From Earth's Past

One of the most powerful ways to figure out how the Earth will respond to all the carbon dioxide we're putting into the atmosphere is to look back into the planet's history.<p>Paleontologists have spent a lot of time trying to understand a time, more than 50 million years ago, when the planet was much …

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

<i>This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing</i> …

Quip Is A Beautiful New Mobile-First Word Processor From Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor

30 years later and our word processing software hasn’t evolved, not even to adapt to mobile. That changes tonight with the launch of Quip, a freemium new word processing app from former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s new startup. Quip works on desktop but is designed for mobile. It automatically …

10 Must-Try Mobile IFTTT Recipes

10 IFTTT Mobile App Recipes You Have To Try<p>Backup Contacts To a Google Spreadsheet<p>Share Photos Uploaded To a Specific iPhone Album on Facebook<p>Have …

HopStop Transit App Receives First Update Following Its Acquisition By Apple

HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone has stopped at another major update. Notably, this is the first update to arrive for the app since the company …

6 Apps to Prepare for Natural Disasters in Asia

Asia has experienced its share of devastating natural disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, storms and floods. Although some might say weather and …

Thematic Mapping Engine - thematicmapping.org

• Select a statistical indicator and one of the years available.<br>• Choose a thematic mapping technique.• <i><br>Proportional symbol</i>: Choose type (image, regular …