Google Embraces ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Sites in Search Shake-up

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Description: Change billed as ‘mobile-geddon’ by some search experts, Google has been urging websites to cater to mobile device for years, mainly because that is where people are increasingly searching for information. Source: CBC News Date: April 17, 2015   Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in… Read more »

Here’s How to Get a Job at Google

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Description: Google’s Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains what does and doesn’t matter when applying to work at the company. Source: CNN Money Date: April 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would the opportunity to work at Google be a dream job for you? 2. If you were offered the job of a lifetime, but had… Read more »

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Watch this Pen Draw in 3D, Mid-Air

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Description: If there are 3D printers, then why not 3D pens? This pen has already been used to create many things including writing braille! Source: CNN Money Date: January 16, 2015 3D Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects. Questions for discussion: 1. In what other industries might… Read more »

The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

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Description: There’s actually a science behind why we are seeing repeated nude photo hacking scandals — the science of social Source: TechCrunch Date: November 29, 2014   If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with… Read more »

Fund a Mission to the Moon on Kickstarter

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Description: With hopes to get a time capsule to the moon, a campaign has been started on Kickstarter. Source: CNN Money Date: November 21, 2014 Lunar Mission One has turned to Kickstarter to raise some of the money needed to send a time capsule to the moon. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1. Would you help fund… Read more »

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Guide for Youth

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Description: Facebook is taking the issue of teen suicide very seriously with the launch of this new initiative hoping to make a difference in the cause. Source: TechVibes Date: September 11, 2014   Yesterday Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides… Read more »

Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

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Description: MasterCard has recently launched a new campaign that hopes to drive more women into the STEM industries. Source: TechVibes Date: September 19, 2014 Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women. For those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of… Read more »

Apple’s New Software Security Is So Tight, Even Police Can’t Break In

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Description: Apple has upped it’s game in the security department, promising that once your phone has been locked, it’s next to impossible to access the information on it. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 19, 2014 In light of the celebrity photo leaks that have been happening over the last little while, the new release of… Read more »