The Google Effect and Memory

July 31, 2011

Researchers are observing an interesting effect of internet search engines on human memory. The studies allege that if information was easy to find, people are more likely to remember where they found the information than the actual information itself. So the age old adage that says, “An educated person knows where to find the information […]

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Finally, a useful technogadget

July 23, 2011

At Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2011, Takara Tomy exhibited the Beer Hour, which turns a beer can into a beer dispenser.

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When is a Kiss definitely NOT a kiss

July 19, 2011

Recently, scientists have developed a machine that mimics a human kiss. It doesn’t have lips, it doesn’t look human, but it is supposed to be able to replicate the kiss of, say, Justin Bieber so fans may have the feeling of kissing him. Right.

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July 11, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having some issues with tweeting. Perhaps I’m following too many people, although those I know who rule in the twittersphere say that’s not possible. Perhaps I’m not spending enough time on the interfaces, but I already have so little time to write. Perhaps I’m too old. Nope! Not […]

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K-12 Teachers Rock Technology!

July 5, 2011

Last week I spent three days with fifteen or so K-12 educators as one of five facilitators for the Bluegrass Writing Project Tech Academy. What I learned was ever more dramatic than I think they took away, at least for me.

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