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IxQuick and StartPage Are Starting An Email Service More Secure Than Gmail

Could StartMail, from the makers if StartPage, offer Americans a way to be secure from the National Security Agency’s online military spies? [...]

Review of Two Classroom Response Systems for Instant Student Feedback

Educators: are you looking for instant feedback from your students? Consider one of the following student response systems for your classroom. A brief description of system features is listed below:

The i>clicker interactive student response system relies upon a base unit with proprietary software and dedicated presented remote (hundreds of dollars) plus a remote-controlled “clicker” [...]

While U.S. Government Secretly Tapped Phones and Internet, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was Stymied

This morning, you may feel like wearing a tin-foil hat to protect yourself, and such an act wouldn’t be entirely kooky. Yesterday, leaks to newspapers revealed that the United States government has not only been seizing the records of billions of phone calls taking place inside and outside the United States, but also has been [...]

Ukranian Cronax Personal Transportation System Provides Alternative to Segway and Hovertrax

An amazing feature of the Cronax transportation system is that it doesn’t change the appearance of the people who use it. What’s more, the Cronax can go for decades without need of repair. [...]

Why Would I Let Facebook Hijack My Smart Phone?

I understand why Facebook executives are excited about Facebook Home. It gives them tighter control of more screens, creating more income streams for their corporation. [...]

Google To Release GoogleMug In April

The apps specially designed for the GoogleMug will make use of an array of sensors on the interior of the cup. The background of the screen exterior will change color as the coffee or tea inside cools. Embedded heaters can also be set to automatically reheat the liquid once it goes down below a certain temperature. [...]

Social Media Infographic Hype Doesn't Help

This morning, a contact of mine recommended an infographic to me.

Go ahead and click on the infographic (uploaded April 2012) if you’d like to read it in detail on its original website, whitefireseo.com; I can’t find the space to post the graphic at its full size and write about it at the same time. [...]

The Evolution of a Quote: Misconceived, Misattributed, Misconstrued

Yesterday a professional contact of mine shared the following message on Facebook:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an [...]

Wear Google Glass, Help Big Brother Grow Bigger

Mark Hurst of Creative Good writes a convincing essay about “the Google Glass feature no one is talking about:” ubiquitous personal and corporate surveillance.

Google Glass is a set of glasses that, in addition to projecting information on a tiny screen only the user can see, records audio and video, geo-codes it, and stores it [...]

The March 2013 Obama Microchip Comes With A Side of…

Over the past year or so, right-wing and libertarian websites like News With Views, These Last Days News and Polidics have been busy spreading the story that under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by Barack Obama all Americans will be forcibly implanted with a trackable RFID microchip by March 23, 2013. The [...]

How We're Talking About Drones Today

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood noted the leaking of a previously secret legal document written by the presidential administration of Barack Obama, a document that justifies the killing of American citizens who have been convicted of no crime, without the right to a trial and even without charges being brought to a criminal court. The tool for [...]