Technology-Enhanced Learning

The FORGE iBook is live on the Apple Store

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The FORGE iBook is now live on the Apple iBooks Store and available in 51 stores worldwide. This is a fully interactive eBook for iOS and MacOS. It introduces a range of Future Internet topics using FIRE facilities. Readers have the opportunity to study in depth various aspects of networking protocols and infrastructure, watch instructional movies and screencasts, as well as conduct experiments […]

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The first FORGE newsletter is out!

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The FORGE project has the ambitious aim to transform FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) into a learning resource – making world class experimental facilities available to students within eBooks. Read the first newsletter and learn what the project has achieved so far: http://ict-forge.eu/newsletter/FORGE-newsletter-1.pdf

Technology/Internet

I am not a robot. I am a unicorn.

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Conversations with chat bots can be quite amusing. Their intelligence hasn’t yet evolved to a point where they would fool us to believe we’re talking to a human being. What would happen though if a bot had a conversation with another bot Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab tried just that. The result is at least surreal:

Technology/Internet

Reinventing reading (?)

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In anticipation of the big announcement of the new tablet / e-reader by Apple next week, Jason Bradbury of the Gadget Show wrote a very passionate piece in his blog: Let me place my neck squarely on the block and predict the most important dimension of the next Wednesday’s launch: it will change publishing, forever. […]

Technology/Internet

Finding your way in Google Wave

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If you’re lucky enough to hold a Google Wave account, or just want to learn more about this exciting new technology, there is a guide out there by Gina Trapani, editor of Lifehacker.com. The guide is freely available under the Creative Commons licence and can give you a pretty good idea of what the Wave […]

Personal

A tribute to GeoCities

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As of today, GeoCities belongs to the past. After almost 15 years of offering free web space to anyone with “creative” ideas, GeoCities is no more. Yahoo! has decided to permanently terminate the service, as it was surpassed by the booming blogging and social networking sites. Like many other internet users of my age, my […]

Fun

I am in control

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I’m not much into gaming consoles, but we are talking about a real breakthrough here. Last week at E3, Microsoft unveiled a revolutionary controller for the Xbox 360 console: the human body! Project Natal aims in abolishing all conventional game controllers and replacing them with… nothing! The system uses sophisticated algorithms to capture human motion […]

Social Web

Innovative startups for 2009

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Erick Schonfeld, editor in TechCrunch, is wondering about the kinds of innovative startups we mostly need in 2009: At the moment I’m writing this post, electric car batteries have the lead with 30%. Considering the serious global energy and pollution problems, I’ve voted for this option too. However, I’m sure we’re going to see lots […]