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Duke Carico
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I'm still holding out hope that someone soon includes a real quality display in a Chromebook. With that said, this could be the one to replace my Samsung series 3
Chromebooks are best known for being simple, pared-down devices that browse the web and don't do much else. As a result, aside from the exhorbitantly expensive Chromebook Pixel, most Chromebooks...
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Now Convert Smartphone Camera Into A Microscope:

Micro Phone Lens that can turn almost any cell phone Android or iPhone into a powerful microscope.

This can be used in three simple steps just sticking to the device camera lens and focus the image and capturing the miniatures!

Source: http://goo.gl/SO85Wc
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America the Crumbling: The Case for Greater Internet Access, Broadband and Lower Pricing

http://www.informit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?uk=America-the-Crumbling-The-Case-for-Access-Broadband-and-Lower-Pricing-

If you're like me, you view Internet in the United States through a mired gaze full of potential and limited access. 

Some Stats: 

- The United States ranks 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds.

-  The average connection speed in the United States is 20.77 Mbps. We rank behind nations like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uruguay.

- The United States ranks 48th in upload speeds. Clocking in at an average of 7.72 Mbps, the United States is firmly behind nations like Zimbabwe, Macedonia, Bhutan, Armenia, Aland Islands and Andorra - to name a few.

- The United States ranks 14th in quality of Internet service, 19th in expenditure value and 29th in promised ISP Internet speed vs. actual ISP provided speed.

- 1/3 of households in the United States (roughly a bit more than 100 million citizens), "have either no choice for home broadband Internet service, or no options at all."

The United States has a major problem when it comes to upload, download and throughput speeds. The United States has a major problem when it comes to Internet Access and broadband access. The United States has a major problem with how much consumers pay for Internet services when compared with the service promises of ISP's and what services are actually provided.

I want to know, how do you think the United States can fix its terrible Internet infrastructure? What are the steps needed for the United States to improve access, improve speeds and lower costs to consumers?

#Internet   #InternetAccess   #Broadband   #BroadbandAccess  +Stacey Higginbotham 
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Duke Carico
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A while back the poll question of the day was what is your favorite weather app? Well, +The Verge has done an article on that!  

iOS users, click here:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/9/5883799/best-weather-app-for-iphone
Is it going to rain today? Should I bring a jacket with me? Is it safe to plan a trip to the beach this weekend? Just a couple of years ago, answering any of those questions required watching...
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When I was Trucking, it was "Weather Bug". Now, that I'm working in the local area, it's "Weather Underground". 
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Duke Carico
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I've been traveling a lot these last few days and am reminded once again at what a great service Google Maps are!
Google Maps is making it a whole lot easier to find out exactly how far apart any two (or more) points are on a map. As of yesterday, you can now right click anywhere on Google Maps on the web and...
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Why do some sites ask you to disable AdBlock?  Will I get special ads then?  Do they like visiting site that have ads?  Do you disable AdBlock on these sites?
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Newsflash to these people, if I was the sort of person who clicked on ads I wouldn't have an adblocker in the first place. And if you start using interstitials and popunders like it's bloody cable TV, then goodbye, there's plenty of sites that don't irritate people like this. In fact I've learnt a fair bit of regular expressions and javascript/DHTML only so that I could make my own filters for crap like this!
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Baka Mobile

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How often do you charge your devices?
Such network-connected devices consumed more than the output of 200 medium-size coal-fired power plants in 2013
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Jeff Zajas
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Just amazing...
 
A fun look at the CGI that turns ordinary scenes into The Game of Thrones.

http://vimeo.com/100095868
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/886924859/eyespeak-beyond-communication
Eye tracking augmented reality glasses that revolutionize the hands free interface. Specially designed for ALS, MD and SCI patients.
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Best bluetooth hooks I've ever used . Unbreakable Bluetooth ear hooks: http://youtu.be/cVpxbaXoZzk
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Duke Carico
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Really, I hope no one wins!  But you have to admit Apple and Google are finally starting to push a lot of change within Microsoft. 
Satya Nadella has been CEO of Microsoft for five months, and he's made it clear he intends to change and re-focus the software behemoth as it navigates the next generation of technological change....
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He's like the kids brother jumping up and down for his parent's attention
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Hi guys..... Just a question
I am looking for a router in 100$
And I need it to have good range
(about 15 meter and 3 THICK walls)
I do a lot of online gaming and videos streaming

If anyone has any good suggestions please let me know.... 
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Most products ratings are like that. Make sure the specs are up to what you want and go for it. Netgear is pretty good in my opinion.
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Duke Carico
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I've followed John Dvorak's writings since the early 90's. I remember him predicting the failure of the iPhone.  Now he is begging Apple not to make a watch . . . 
Creating a smartwatch is just adding to the noise and annoyance of humanity. Please, don't.
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Today's question - Is GPS tracking for Parents of young children a good idea? Why? Any Downsides?
Using GPS and Wi-Fi, the LG KizON lets parents track their kids using a smartphone or tablet.
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It's fine if the parent wants to do it. It's not acceptable for government to do it or mandate it.
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Lance Richard

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Mind wandering software!!
 
Mind Wandering Software- An easy way to keep you glued to your work: http://goo.gl/gFxwGB

20-40% individuals typically zone out while working that ends up in performance failures, poor memory recall and low reading comprehension.

The software package tracks the attention movement of someone via a commercial eye tracker.

If the software package sees that the user is losing concentration, it has the flexibility to pause the content, advise the user concerning his waning concentration and highlight the content that had been missed.

Read more: http://en.docsity.com/news/news/mind-wandering-software-easy-glued-work/ 
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nice. came across this just as we were talking about it in the office
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Jeff Zajas
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This wasn't what Google was talking about regarding 40 hour work week

He was a Google Exec.. too much money can kill
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well.. you know it's that "early morning mug shot" shoot..
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Digital #marketing is rising in popularity – and quickly! Do you think digital communications is taking over? http://bit.ly/1pZlLQf 
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