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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.
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Our future - this one is for your kids and grandkids....  do share

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The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?
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what does it all mean - is it a good decision?

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Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.
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Official Gmail Blog: The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together

Official Gmail Blog: The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
P.S. The new Contacts isn’t yet available for Google Apps customers, but we’re working on it.
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good or bad?

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Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin. It's the size of a jet engine and it can power airplanes, spaceships, and cities. Skunk Works claims it will be operative in 10 years.
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Humanity is unmistakably at the beginning of the adventure.....

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How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for..
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cards changing the way we use the internet?  sounds like a return to granddads day of index cards!

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Start10 will make Windows 10's Start menu even more like Windows 7

Start10 will make Windows 10's Start menu even more like Windows 7 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Not satisfied with the new Start menu in Windows 10? Stardock still sees a role for replacements.
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A Mars One Finalist: Why I’m Volunteering to Die on Mars

A Mars One Finalist: Why I’m Volunteering to Die on Mars | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
One of the Mars One finalists, Sonia Van Meter, reveals what it's like to face leaving Earth forever.
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Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Equation Group's attack on hard-drive firmware is one of the most advanced ever discovered, Kaspersky Lab said
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Google offers free 2 GB of storage after 'security checkup'

Google offers free 2 GB of storage after 'security checkup' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google is doling out an extra 2 GB of Drive storage in exchange for customers performing a security checkup on their accounts.
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This would appear to be a good idea - I just completed mine (very short task).

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Future Flying Train that Will Blow your Mind (HD) - YouTube

Future Flying train that Will Blow your Mind (HD)
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will it ever fly?

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Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.
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Anarchist hackers go to cyber war with ISIS

Anarchist hackers go to cyber war with ISIS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The shadowy group is trying to dismantle ISIS's vast social media operation.
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Can't beat them - dismantle them....

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Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch | MINING.com

Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch | MINING.com | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.
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Sounds BIG

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.
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Historically Apple hardware holds its value far more than a PC, seems to have less problems - wonder how many folks will look at changing...    I might

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Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan gives 1.5 billion reasons why Windows 10 will change everything

Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan gives 1.5 billion reasons why Windows 10 will change everything | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A mass migration of Microsoft’s installed base to Windows 10 will give developers one big reason to support the platform.
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Phoenix rises!  Let the games begin.

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Why Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone can learn something from Pixar

Why Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone can learn something from Pixar | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Facebook's CEO has selected "Creativity Inc.," the story of Pixar, as his latest book club selection.
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Creativity is the life blood of the internet.....

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5 things every designer needs to know about UX | Web design | Creative Bloq

5 things every designer needs to know about UX | Web design | Creative Bloq | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
How do you embark on a UX project? Generate New York speaker Irene Pereyra explains how she goes about it.
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The User Experience....

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How to turn your old phone into a basic PC for cheap

How to turn your old phone into a basic PC for cheap | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Don't let that old smartphone waste away in your junk drawer! Turn it into an Android-powered PC for less than the cost of a couple pizzas.
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Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Lenovo's Superfish debacle has thrust bloatware back into the limelight. Here's why PC makers intentionally make your PC experience worse, and how to blast the crap off your computer.
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Microsoft's latest move is a smackdown on Google AND Apple

Microsoft's latest move is a smackdown on Google AND Apple | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft is being super smart in adding Office features for iPad before it adds them to Windows.
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His Grandpa Kept Wandering Off Till His 15 Year Old Grandson Came Up With THIS

His Grandpa Kept Wandering Off Till His 15 Year Old Grandson Came Up With THIS | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This boy's grandpa got Alzheimer's Disease, and began to wander around in the middle of the night. Until the 15 year old came up with this genius solution.
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From the love for his grandfather.....

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Why the 'Father of the Internet' Thinks You Should Print Out Your Photos

Why the 'Father of the Internet' Thinks You Should Print Out Your Photos | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google executive warns that 21st century history may be lost.
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Scary thought....   Ya think it could happen?

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9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing

9 ways to lock down your iPhone or Android device before it goes missing | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
You know that icy stab of panic when you suddenly realize your Android phone or iPhone isn't where it should be? Don't have that feeling. Read this instead.
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I made some of the suggested changes and tried "find my phone" - it worked well, told me the iPad was still in the bedroom and the iPhone was right next to me in the office. (OK - just kidding - but it did locate them to the house address)

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.
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If you have a smart TV in your bedroom, you seriously want to read this....oh heck, if you have one at all - have a look...

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