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The secret to swarming robots? Simplicity

Simple robots that identify and move toward each other could open the way to armies of machines that measure pollution, pollinate plants, or fly through our bodies. 364 more words


How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of your emails so the company can deliver what it calls “tailored advertising,” in addition to ferreting out spam and malware. 451 more words



Ever seen someone wearing amazing shoes, or carrying a beautiful handbag but been too embaressed to ask where they got them from? Fear not, the new ‘Awear’ chip allows users to scan other chip users using the ‘Awear’ app, which takes you to the store you can buy it from. 74 more words


IATEFL 2014: Linguistic landscapes, lexical sets, and recording students

The next series of sketchnotes from the 2014 IATEFL conference in Harrogate is in fact a set of 3 different talks: “Linguistic landscapes” by… 171 more words

Conference Commentary

Muibit Palmputer, if it's kosher I want one. I wish the Ubuntu edge had happened.

I like mobile technology, I like it a lot. The one thing I miss though is tactile experience of keying physical buttons. If this is real, I want it. 119 more words


Meet your friends near to you with Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’

Facebook has launched yet another interesting and innovative feature, Nearby Friends. Ever since, Facebook has launched, it has reduced the gap between Social life and Real life. 250 more words


Arduino Workshop

  • Arduino Workshop
  • Main Library
  • April 23, 2014
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Registration Required (421-1255)

An Arduino is like a super-tiny computer that you can program to do things.  115 more words