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So the #TryLGG4 event is officially over. Man, this month went by fast! They asked us to do a bunch of tasks with the camera and I can honestly say, the camera is awesome! Here is my connection of shots I took over the 1 month period.

I'm keeping mine for a few more days. Going to be keeping it until after Canada Day. It'll be hard to let it go.

Thanks +LG Electronics Canada​! I had fun.
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My son and I spent the afternoon together today. We had lunch and then got our hair cut. Afterwards, we checked out the interactive light exhibit at @MetropolisAtMet called #METlightroom. 
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A security official said the selfie was forwarded via WhatsApp, the instant messaging system owned by Facebook, to a phone number in Canada
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WHOHOO! My new +MEE audio M6 Pro In-Ear Monitors have arrived! Here are my unboxing shots as well as a selfie with me wearing them. I've decided to use one of the double-flange silicone tips, although I'm sure the regular medium tip will seal my ear canal quite well. I'm going to leave the Comply foam tips in the baggie for now.

So far, I like them. They're more brighter and balanced than my old +Klipsch S2A's but they hold a bit better because of the over-ear memory wire. They're not as bright as my wife's brand-new Audio Technica IM-01, but the M6 Pros are clear and detailed.

They're quite comfortable to wear and the wire doesn't transmit a lot of noise when it brushes and rubs against your clothing. What's nice is that it comes with TWO sets of cords - one which is straight headphone, and with a mic AND analog volume slider on it. That's a nice touch - an analog slider! The slider has a good feel of drag on it. It definitely won't get bumped louder or quieter by accident. There's also a button on it to control your phone as well.

Lastly, since I have the #TRYLGG4 phone for one more week, I have to do the #LGG4Selfie challenge so you'll find a selfie of me wearing them! :D
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So it makes it okay to do so when it's written in a contract?
 
* Taylor Swift Photo Contract: Break Our Rules, and We Can Break Your Gear*
Yesterday, photographer Jason Sheldon published an open letter to Taylor Swift, accusing the singer of being a hypocrite by accusing Apple of treating arti
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I wonder what it would be like in the classroom and to watch it change and evolve for nearly 100 years!
 
Remember those chalkboards? Here's a follow-up from KGOU, which is the NPR station at the University of Oklahoma:
http://www.npr.org/2015/06/23/414616431/school-scrambles-to-preserve-newly-discovered-chalkboards-from-1917
Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.
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Ooooh, that would be so cool: educational time lapse! :-)
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+Google giveth and, taketh away +Google+?  I guess time will tell!

I for one LOVE Google+.
 
I've never hated hitting that publish button more...
It's hard not to question the future of Google+ when statements from Google themselves come to light questioning the future of the social media service.
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Working at home today. Need a dual screen setup but I don't have a mini displayport to VGA. But I do have the wireless video adapter!

So I now have a nice 46" secondary display today.
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Drool! I'd love to have this #Chromebook

Via +Chris Robato
 
My ASUS Chromebook Flip came today. I am so impressed with it that I am dumping my iPad and switching to Chromebook Flip. Thanks +Brent Sullivan for the tip on its availability. 

As detailed review is coming up on the +ITworld +ASUS 
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If a Chromebook is your daily driver then Pixel 2 all the way. I'm simply amazed by it... Even with the current Google Now voice snafu that the Chrome OS advanced engineers are researching for my unit, still worth it.
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It isn't a chip! It's an NFC antenna. NFC stands for Near Field Communication and it is what allows for contactless payments, and short distance communications between compatible devices. It does not transmit personal information without your knowledge.

Also, you can get third party batteries which do not have this antenna. Your phone will 'work' but because there is no NFC antenna, that one feature will no longer work.

In any case, I'll be using this video in my IT course next year. There's lots to talk about this topic. Privacy, authorship, authority on a subject, viral - lots.
 
There's a viral video going around Facebook telling Samsung users to remove the chip inside their phones, but no need to be paranoid, it's just NFC.

http://itechtriad.com/2015/06/24/samsung-users-that-chip-in-your-phone-is-not-uploading-your-data-without-permission-its-just-nfc/

#Samsung   #Android   #NFC   #Facebook  
There's a viral video going around Facebook telling Samsung users to remove the chip inside their phones, but no need to be paranoid, it's just NFC.
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Another example of Marshall McLuhan's, "The medium is the message"
 
AP Says Shots of Gun Pointed at Ted Cruz’s Head Not Intended to be Negative
Associated Press photos of presidential candidate Ted Cruz sparked controversy and criticism this past weekend after people noticed that they showed a hand
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Oooh! These new #Skytrain cars look nice! Carry more people too!
Sleek-looking, longer SkyTrain trains arriving this year
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Computing Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Simon Fraser University
    Professional Development Program, 1999 - 2000
  • Burnaby Central Secondary School
    1988 - 1993
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If it isn't broken, you're probably not using it to its full potential!
Introduction
I am a open source technology user and advocate.  If it's open and cross platform, I'm interested in it.

I teach computer studies, digital media design (a.k.a. Game Programming) and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Current hobbies include digital photography, GIMP, Android, Linux, and playing with my Raspberry Pi.
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I am a digital senior citizen! Been online since the late 80s using a modem over POTS!
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Highschool ICT Teacher
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Photography, music, programming, Linux, GIMP, Android
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  • Surrey School District
    Teacher, 2000 - present
    I currently teach ICT and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School.
  • Simon Fraser University
    ITDA Mentor, 2011 - 2013
    I mentored in-service teachers who were in the ITDA (Integrating Technology for the Digital Age) Field Program.
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Looking for pho? You can't go wrong here.
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