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Some info on the new Http/2 standard that will be implemented in browsers in the near future.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/02/http2-finished-coming-to-browsers-within-weeks/
HTTP/2 should be a faster, more efficient Web protocol.
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This is quite interesting. Shooting raw is especially useful for images that have a large range between highlights and shadow. In those cases, software can operate on the raw to pull the information out of the blown out areas. I'll have to try it on the phone and see what I think.
 
How Android 5.0 lets you get raw for better photos: http://cnet.co/1z44aoP
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There's some good games here. Take a look, it's a big sale.
 
Amazon Deal of the Day Alert!
Check out the games below and more for only once-in-a-year level deals!
Store Link: http://goo.gl/o5dgHA
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This is good news.
 
EFF is helping to launch a new non-profit organization that aims to dramatically increase secure Internet browsing. Let's Encrypt is scheduled to offer free server certificates beginning in summer 2015.
Today EFF is pleased to announce Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that we have put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS.
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IBM's new take on email.  It looks pretty good.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/ibm-verse/
Next week IBM will launch a new email service based around a simple idea: you should organize your email the same way you organize instant messages.
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New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?
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There are flurries, snowstorms, blizzards -- and then there's what's going on in Boston. So far in February, 58.5 inches of snow have fallen there. That's more than the total seasonal snowfall that...
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This is how I adjust my side mirrors. It works pretty good. I check them when I'm on the interstate by confirming that when a car leaves my rear view mirror, it shows up in the side mirror.  Try it out, it's for safety.

http://lifehacker.com/a-simple-method-for-adjusting-a-vehicles-mirrors-to-fix-1669507486
We've talked about how your mirrors should be set up to safely remove your vehicles blind spots, but finding the sweet spot for each mirror can be tricky. This method makes it easier to adjust your mirrors properly in any vehicle.
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Will a dropped feather and ball dropped from the same height at the same time hit the ground at the same time? Galileo says yes, our experience says no because of air resistance. Here Brian Cox tests the theory.

Brian Cox visits the world's biggest vacuum chamb…: http://youtu.be/E43-CfukEgs
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This is awesome. I use the safari service at work and it's a great resource. All the schools should take advantage of the program.
 
If  told you that any K-12 student in the US can get full access to all O'Reilly books and videos via a free Safari subscription, you'd be looking for the catch.  There isn't one (except that it's only open to US students - sorry. If anyone has ideas about how we can validate young people in other countries, we can explore adding them.

 +Andrew Savikas explains how this came about. Congratulations to the Safari team, especially +Keith Fahlgren, who took the bit in his teeth and figured out how to make this happen.  I particularly like how the Safari team figured out how to make this an internet self-service play rather than something we had to work through bureaucratic channels.

And thanks to the folks at the White House, who used their convening power to get a whole lot of donations to help kickstart better STEM education in America.
Safari is providing K-12 students and teachers open access to books, videos from O'Reilly Media as part of $100M White House ConnectED commitment. Read More...
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It's a dark day for personal space bubbles everywhere: JetBlue is about to cram 15 more seats into its Airbus A320. What's more, after being one of the only remaining major airline holdouts, it's also finally caving in and tacking on baggage fees. Delightful.
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This is really cool.  Apparently there was a mechanical computer that could do Fourier analysis.  This gentlemen is going to describe how it works and demonstrate it in a series of videos. So far only the introductory video is available. See it at: (1/4) Intro/History: Introducing a 100-year-old mechanical computer
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