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really enjoyed this, a ton of topics covered, excellent videography with time lapse and we even see some sausages and beans ..
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the idea of people gathered around a parasol in the street for knowledge is just awe inspiring..
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Microsoft also filled our classrooms with computers... outdated technology. Many times we use cell phones to get to information, although we are forbidden to use them. What? Are we going to lose information? Are you nuts?
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The Dan Fredinburg Foundation .. from now, until forever .. https://www.crowdrise.com/celebratingdan ..
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I always watch everything from +Rebecca Bowring - I'm never let down. This video looks like a submission? What it tells us brilliantly, how Rebecca thinks about current issues, storytelling and the media of tomorrow ..
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Case study..
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essential reading for info & support .. 
Statement from Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley regarding the national policing response following the attack.
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always worth keepig an eye on this feed: http://news.npcc.police.uk/
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I see short videos like this as gateways for tomorrow - in terms of how people live their normal lives while enhancing them. Some of the best things to happen in the last few years, where google have made a service and users have used that service in a way not intended - google eat this up, as they are one of the few companies that thrive on mutation. And I mean this in a terrific way - what else do you expect when we have chrome and android as open source? watch for the one spoken question in the video that is different from the rest ..
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Absolutely, +Mike Downes. short talks and videos, tasks and evaluations, are a gateway for the future. I think we are already there.
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incredible imagery, a dozen to see, the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, home to 350,000 people is a hard image to investigate .. 
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Full appreciation of the intricacy of human infrastructure is difficult to capture just from looking around you. See how satellite images are capturing a fuller picture of our impact on the world around us.
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In 1987, writer Frank White coined the term “overview effect” in his book of the same name, describing the cognitive shift that occurs in astronauts’ perceptions when contemplating the whole of planet Earth from space. We can’t all be astronauts, but Benjamin Grant, a New York City–based brand strategy consultant, was inspired by...
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Beautifully crafted upload from +Lucy Rose .. On investigation, you get Till The End six times each followed by a 30 sec trailer for the new album .. kudos to Team Lucy for the nous to produce this :)
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This excellent report from +Christy Wilcox on Virtual Training ticks so many boxes in my theories into the use of the immersive classroom. It seems 360 video maybe the current rage, but with the www.virtra.com/v-300 .. they use 300 degrees, it seems to me that could be made up of 60 degrees ahead, then 120 left, 120 right making the 300 degrees. There are also 100, 180 versions available.
  As a thinking point, compare this with the immersive group experience: http://digitalworlds.ufl.edu/site/assets/files/1211/anta-premiere-pict-_13.jpg ..
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Quite a lovely video this one, sums up what happen this time last week with the #queensyoungleaders  ..
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Most Android users are probably familiar with Google’s smart personal assistant Google Now. At least since the Android 4.4 KitKatnew commands update which integrated it profoundly into the user interface. One cool feature that came with KitKat are the many new voice commands together with the ability to trigger them by simply saying “Okay Google”. …
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Note to self: Replace Google Now with Hound!
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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing - Google Groups
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Story Spheres Talking and Testing. After hearing about Story Spheres a few days ago, I called it a dream come true. I made a resource blog p

The World Beyond Your Head – Books on Google Play
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From Matthew Crawford, 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time' (Sunday Times), comes The World Beyond Your Head - a hugely ambiti

You have reached a limit for sending mail - Google Product Forums
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You have reached a limit for sending mail, donniccolo, 14/04/15 07:43. Despite not sending many emails, not using many recipients, and not r

AZ Screen Recorder - No Root - แอปพลิเคชัน Android ใน Google Play
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Featured on Google Play Home Page, Android Police, Yahoo News, CNET, Android Central, Droid-Life and more.AZ Screen Recorder is the best app

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Make your videos even more interactive with cards
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As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you

Hide YouTube Comments
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Hides all user comments on YouTube. The extension is very lightweight. You cannot turn the comment-hiding functionality off (but…

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Google Product Forums · YouTube video thumbnail choices and custom thumbnail showing as gray with 3 dots. How do I fix? Neco Turkienicz, 21-

Broods
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Over the last eight months Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) have distinguished themselves as one of the most c

Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
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Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

Highlight to Search
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Highlight to Search allows you search keywords by highlighting instead of typing them into a search box.

Google Quick Scroll
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Quick Scroll lets you jump directly to the relevant bits of a Google search result.

Google Maps API Checker
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Checks websites for proper Google Maps API for Business implementation.

Earth View from Google Maps
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Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.

PageSpeed Insights (by Google)
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PageSpeed Insights analyzes the performance of your web pages and provides suggestions to make them faster.

BBC News
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The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel, to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better ov

On a four mile walk across London yesterday, Somerset House was my highlight. When you step through those three arches, you enter a quiet hidden world of tranquillity. The courtyard has little chairs where people sat alone read a paper book, just brilliant.
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Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Great place for a drink and a chat, great location and free wifi at 9.49 meg, what's not to like :)
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