Technology

Yahoo buys vizify, shuts it down

Vizify shuts dow: From Vizify: Keep your bio online a bit longer We’ve created a way to archive a snapshot of your bio so that it remains online at Vizify a while longer. You have until April 7, 2014 to archive your bio. Your archived bio will remain publicly visible through September 4, 2014. If you make changes to your bio after you’ve archived it, ...

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Wake up and smell the bacon with your phone

Wow… Announced earlier today by Oscar Mayer, the Wake Up and Smell the Bacon dongle plugs into the bottom of your iOS device and fires out a scented bacon spray in the morning as you are emerging from bed. Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/oscar-mayer-iphone-device-wakes-smell-bacon/#ixzz2vqdeK8aK Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook )

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3D technology – the next industrial revolution

As schools across the country are beginning to prepare children for what some have called “the next industrial revolution” by assimilating 3D printing technology into their curriculum, toy manufacturing giant Hasbro is planning to incorporate the technology into kids’ playtime. More here and here References:http://www.3dprinterworld.com/article/3d-systems-hasbro-team-bring-3d-printing-playtime http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/17/hasbro-3d-printing-children-kids

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The future of print books – crystal ball gazing

Over the past few months, if not years, I keep reading about print books becoming obsolete. I don’t think that will happen – at least, not entirely. I see parallels between print books and vinyl. In high school, I worked in a record store that was transitioning from vinyl to CDs (cassettes and albums kind of co-existed, but CDs were seen as an actual replacement). ...

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happy ada lovelace day – tech, science, math, & geek girls!

Happy Ada Lovelace Day geek girls! Celebrated on October 15th, the day aims to promote women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and encourage female role models. It’s named in honour of Ada Lovelace, who wrote an algorithm for the engine in 1842 and is widely credited as being the world’s first computer programmer. (Robin note: She was the daughter of Lord Byron,  a ...

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