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05 August 2013
05 August 2013

'Google, more than perhaps any other company, is aggressively putting sensors and the software to activate them into our environment.

The just-unveiled Moto X phone... has a custom microchip that allows it to listen for voice commands literally all the time, even when the phone is "asleep". Google's Chrome web browser now supports voice commands; that means it's also rolled into every Chrome OS notebook computer.

Google's face-based computer, Google Glass, responds to voice commands...voice is a dominant theme in the future of Google, and is clearly slated to make its way into every product the company makes.'

 

Read the full article here.

30 July 2013
24 July 2013

'How you act online is important. Not just because everything is stored, backed up, and freely available to anyone with a keyboard. But because your online reputation is actually just your reputation. There's really no difference between online and offline anymore.

Microsoft has just unveiled a new (free) curriculum that's all about digital citizenship, intellectual property rights, and creative content. Read more here.

via edudemic.com