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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Roland Gesthuizen

Roland Gesthuizen

2014: The year Microsoft lost my loyalty | ZDNet - 4 views

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    Summary:From productivity to email to operating systems to mobile to hardware, David Gewirtz is no longer actively using Microsoft products. He's not a Microsoft hater. The transition just happened organically as he adopted products that better served his needs.

Roland Gesthuizen

Teachers re-evaluate value of video games - 2 views

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    "Although most homes have video games there's been a lot of resistance to them entering the classroom, but that's changing as teachers recognise their educational benefits."
Roland Gesthuizen

A guide to smartphone insurance and warranties - WhistleOut - 3 views

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    "A guide to protecting your smartphone: what's covered by insurance and by a manufacturer's warranty, and your rights as a consumer"
Roland Gesthuizen

3 Free iPhone Apps for Creating Your Own Stop-Motion Videos - 5 views

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    Reviewed three simple iPhone apps, and recommend that stop-motion animation beginners give them a go.
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Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center | Enterprise | WIRED - 0 views

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    "If you're looking for the beating heart of the digital age - a physical location where the scope, grandeur, and geekiness of the kingdom of bits become manifest-you could do a lot worse than Lenoir, North Carolina. This rural city of 18,000 was once rife with furniture factories. Now it's the home of a Google data center."
Roland Gesthuizen

BBC News - BBC begins kids coding push with Bitesize and TV shows - 4 views

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    "The BBC has published computer programming study guides, quizzes and other support materials on its Bitesize site to coincide with the new computing curriculum's introduction in England."
Roland Gesthuizen

Join Us for a Maker Camp Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden | The White House - 0 views

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    "Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford is inviting you to join a virtual Maker Camp Field Trip to the White House Kitchen Garden on Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Roland Gesthuizen

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic - 6 views

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    ".. the handy infographic below takes a look at 4 ways technology is changing how people learn"
Roland Gesthuizen

Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken | Threat Level | WIRED - 0 views

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    "Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. But the security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn't just in what they carry, it's built into the core of how they work.

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Roland Gesthuizen

'Vexatious' digital activist forces Australian Electoral Commission to release secret c... - 1 views

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    "The Senate has forced the Australian Electoral Commission to disclose the source code of the software that counts Senate preference votes after the organisation refused to release it in response to a freedom-of-information request.

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Roland Gesthuizen

The Universal Typeface Project Averages the World's Handwriting to Produce an Incredibl... - 2 views

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    "The Universal Typeface is a constantly evolving, algorithmically produced font created by averaging hundreds of thousands of handwriting samples submitted to BIC's website. Anyone with a touchscreen can help shape the Universal Typeface by linking their phone or tablet to the website and writing directly on the touchscreen - the lettering is quickly transferred to the Universal Typeface algorithm."
Roland Gesthuizen

GroupMap - Real time Brainstorming and Group Meeting Tool - 3 views

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    "Easy and effective online group brainstorming with visual templates."
Roland Gesthuizen

Budget 2014-15 Tables and Data - Datasets - data.gov.au - 0 views

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    "The 2014 15 Budget is officially available at budget.gov.au as the authoritative source of Budget Papers (BPs) and Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) documents. This dataset is a collection of data sources from the 2014 15 Budget"
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All About Drones 'n' Dronies on Vimeo Video School on Vimeo - 0 views

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    "Recently in the video world, we've seen an ever-heightening use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - also known as drones, quadcopters, or octocopters (depending on the number of blades!). And what with the recent invention of the "drone selfie" or "dronie," and elevation of that phenomenon into Internet stardom, we thought it would be a good time to sit you down for a little lesson on aerial videography.:
Roland Gesthuizen

News - GLOBE.gov - 4 views

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    "NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event."
Roland Gesthuizen

The iNet Network Toolbox for Mac - 6 views

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    Find what devices are connected to your home network.
Roland Gesthuizen

A Tag With Killer UX That Finds Lost Keys and Pets | Design | WIRED - 0 views

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    "Keys hiding in couch cushions. Wayward wallets causing panic. It's estimated that each of us will spend six months of our lives looking for things we've lost. San Diego startup XY wants to make locating lost items as easy as Googling for directions.

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Holy Shit, A New David Attenborough Documentary is Coming to Oculus Rift | Gizmodo UK - 0 views

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    "Facebook buying Oculus Rift was seen by some people as a huge blow to the future of the system, but now we have some news which'll make the odd virtual reality privacy intrusion worth its while: An upcoming David Attenborough documentary is being filmed specifically for the Oculus Rift."
Roland Gesthuizen

'Heartbleed' Bug Exposes Passwords, Web Site Encryption Keys - Krebs on Security - 1 views

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    "Researchers have uncovered an extremely critical vulnerability in recent versions of OpenSSL, a technology that allows millions of Web sites to encrypt communications with visitors. Complicating matters further is the release of a simple exploit that can be used to steal usernames and passwords from vulnerable sites, as well as private keys that sites use to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.

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