Last Chance for FCC Comments Today

September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Last Chance for FCC Comments Today

Today is the last day to respond to comments on a proposal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put forward that would allow ‘fast lanes’ for Internet users who can afford them and consign everyone else (that’s all of us, except big providers like Comcast) to slower Internet access. If the FCC surrenders on the […]

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iTold’ya So! ‘Wall’ covered with smartwatches in anticipation of Apple bar-setting ‘iWatch’

August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Whud’I tell ya! Recently I said ‘uWatch! Apple competitors will, as always, be slinging products against the wall in the new smart-watch space until Apple finally steps up and sets the bar with an ‘iWatch.’ Here’s me quoting me on 7 July 2014: Here’s the established pattern for the emergence of truly innovative computing technology: 1. […]

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What We Made: A Collection of Tech Tools

August 21, 2014 0 Comments

Peter Kittle started up a crowdsourcing activity early on in the Making Learning Connected MOOC — asking people to add tools and technology resources they were using as they were “making” projects this summer. I took that list and grouped things as best as I could, and share it here with you.  [ Note from […]

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Decline of the Mobile Web?

August 21, 2014 1 Comment

On the uWebD mailing list (University Web Developers’ List) there is an interesting post about the Decline of the Mobile Web. One bemoans the decline of the mobile web based on the idea that end users consume and use content on mobile APPS, not mobile WEB PAGES. The second article “The Decline of the Mobile […]

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30 Best HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers

August 12, 2014 0 Comments

30 Best HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers : quite excellent list of HTML5 tools (2014 edition). From the abstract: “Today, we’ve handpicked 30 useful & best HTML5 tools for designers and developers. These HTML5 tools not only save your time but also improve your productivity as well.”

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Has Twitter become nation’s official news release engine? Pentagon tweets first announcement of Iraqi airstrikes

August 8, 2014 0 Comments

The Pentagon press secretary announced Friday that U.S. forces launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in Iraq, using just 132 characters and giving Twitter the news of the United States’ reengagement in that country first.

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tracking.js: A modern approach for Computer Vision on the web

August 7, 2014 0 Comments

Continuing to push the boundaries of what can be done “in a browser”: The tracking.js library brings different computer vision algorithms and techniques into the browser environment. By using modern HTML5 specifications, we enable you to do real-time color tracking, face detection and much more — all that with a lightweight core (~7 KB) and […]

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Spherical displays: Science on a Sphere & the OmniGlobe

August 7, 2014 0 Comments
Spherical displays: Science on a Sphere & the OmniGlobe

TAMHSC & TAMU will be hosting an Omniglobe in the September/October timeframe to show off content related to the environment (water, weather, etc.). It is a continuation of the OmnGlobe presentation at Earth Day Texas 2014.

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iPhone 6 – Bigger, Faster, Leaner … Pricier? Find out Sept 9

August 7, 2014 0 Comments
iPhone 6 – Bigger, Faster, Leaner … Pricier? Find out Sept 9

VentureBeat claims an ‘exclusive’ from “a VentureBeat source with knowledge of the plans.” The ‘exclusive’ details plans for the new iPhones likely to be announced at Apple’s September 9 ‘new release’ event.

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Unlocking cell phones is now legal in USA: 3 things to know

August 6, 2014 0 Comments

The mobile phones sold by most US carriers have been sold ‘locked.’ This prohibits users from using SIM cards from different providers on their devices.

But a new bill, signed into law by President Obama, will allow mobile phone owners to break this lock and use new networks of their choice on their old cell phones. 3 Takeaways.

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