Curious much? This e-learning site may have the answer

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Description: Ever wanted to learn how to cook paella, wrangle HTML code or play the ukulele?’s mission is to become the go-to site for that. Source: CNET Date: January 10, 2015 It’s surprisingly easy to dislocate a man’s shoulder. Using a move known in Japanese as Oogyaku, or “great reversal,” you just have to get him… Read more »

Apple hikes app prices in Canada and Europe, spurred by currency swings

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Description: Canadians will notice the absence of the $1.99 apps; prices set to increase very soon. Source: Globe & Mail Date: January 9, 2015 Apple Inc. changed the prices of software applications from Canada to Europe today, in one of the company’s more comprehensive global responses to currency swings in recent years. Read the Full Story… Read more »

This Desk Will Tell You When To Sit And When To Stand

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Description: Here’s a desk that can help you lose weight! Source: TechCrunch Date: January 11, 2015   Standing is better than sitting. Most of the time. Sometimes your body needs a rest and that’s where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play. Tome’s Jack Sigal stopped by the TechCrunch broadcast booth to show me how… Read more »

This Drone Could Be Your Paparazzi

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Description: Samuel Burke, CNN Business Correspondent, discusses what could end up being a new type of “paparazzi”. Source: CNN Money Date: January 9, 2015 AirDog is getting closer to delivering the first batch of drones that can follow and film you on their own. Questions for discussion: 1. In what other types of industries might these… Read more »

Next Generation of Robots Designed to Naturally Socialize With Humans

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Description: Robots created to socially interact with guests and perform small service roles are being tested out at Aloft Hotels. Source: Globe and Mail Date: September 9, 2014 Robotic advancements are improving with the ability to socialize and interact with humans. Watch the Video. Questions for discussion: 1. What industries are at risk of losing jobs to… Read more »

In the Wake of Shellshock, Mac Users Are Left Waiting for a Patch

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Description: There’s a new threat affecting Linux and Mac computers that experts are saying could be potentially more dangerous than the Heartbleed bug. Source: Mashable Date: September 25, 2014 A new vulnerability called Shellshock — also called the “Bash Bug” — is affecting both Linux computers and Macs, and it has the potential to let attackers take… Read more »