Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper? - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

The Modern Language Association likes to keep up with the times. As we all know, some information breaks first or only on Twitter and a good academic needs to be able to cite those sources. So, the MLA has devised a standard format that you should keep in mind.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS) - Microsoft UK Faculty Connection - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

There has been tremendous excitement with Microsoft Kinect within the robotics space signalling the potential opportunities that exist in transforming robots to low-cost mainstream consumer devices. RDS 4, with support from the Kinect sensor, aims to make it easier for developers to build applications, including those directed at personal robotics and consumer scenarios, both in hardware and in simulation.

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Thursday, 8 March 2012

GDC: "Traditional developers are scared," Google offers Native Client as solution | GamesIndustry International

Google's Native Client easily brings PC games to the Chrome browser and Google+

Google is making it as easy as possible for publishers and developers to bring their existing PC games to both the Chrome browser and to Google+ through their Native Client initiative. Some 15 games have already made the transition and more are in the works, according to Colt McAnlis, Developer Advocate for Google.

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Windows on a stick: hands-on with Windows 8's "Windows to Go"

But Windows 8 does offer a “mobile” alternative that may at least pique business and tech support users' curiosity: Windows to Go, an installation of Windows 8 that boots from a USB thumb drive. In theory, Windows to Go could give administrators a way of creating a verified, locked-down image of the Windows 8 OS that can be given to wandering users, temporary off-site contractors, or telecommuters to allow them to connect to the corporate network with confidence from their own (or someone else's) computer.

Windows to Go could also be attractive to desktop support teams—or anyone else who ever gets drafted into fixing a friend's or relative's computer. While it doesn't access local storage at start-up, local drives can be mounted and accessed so they can be repaired, or scrubbed of boot-sector viruses and other nastiness on the host computer.

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Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Simple Comparison: Textbooks, Digital Textbooks and the Techbook – DEN Blog Network

Here’s my ToonDoo-inspired take on the differences between classrooms that are driven by books (digital or otherwise) and those that are driven by inquiry-based instruction.

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