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Is Dropbox planning to take on Google Docs?

File-sharing company Dropbox plans to take on Google Docs and Evernote with a new online word processing service. Or at least, it appears so.<p>The new …

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Firefox Hello to allow screen sharing on video calls

Mozilla's Skype-like in-browser service, Firefox Hello, is on the verge of evolving into something far more exciting. In a few weeks Firefox Hello …

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10 red states that mooch off the federal government

Republicans claim they’ve had it with American socialism. Maybe they should return the tax dollars subsidizing them<p>One of the most hilarious talking points coming from far-right Republicans and the Tea Party is that when “red states” like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are asked to bail out …

5 Ways Yammer is Improving Communication, Connections, and Learning in our Schools | Emerging Education Technologies

Social Networking Tools can Facilitate Excellent Communication and Build Connections and Community When They are Limited to the Community They're …

The Internet’s Telltale Heartbleed

The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the “catastrophic bug” known as Heartbleed, “On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,” it’s safe to conclude that the Internet …

LibGuides v2: Content Migration FAQ

Are you ready for it? We know you are. 😉<p>Well, we’re nearly there! We know you have tons of questions, so we’re here to answer the ones we’re getting …

Will Running Too Much Kill You?

The annual look at the current state of the evidence.<p>Let me start with a simple truth: there <b>is</b> such a thing as "too much" running. This is just common sense. If your goal is to optimize health, there will come a point where running an extra 5 miles per week doesn't make you healthier in any …

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HathiTrust Publishes 2013 Year in Review Report

The HathiTrust 2013 Year in Review report was recently made available on the HT web site.<p>Direct to Full Text of HathiTrust 2013 Year in Review ||| …

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – …