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Calm Technology
Calm technology is maintained by Amber Case
technology  ambient  attention  distraction  calm  bestpractice 
5 days ago by garrettc
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."
computers  technology  feminism  sexism  equality  uk  history  programming 
13 days ago by garrettc
Built With
Web technology information profiler tool. Find out what a website is built with.
analysis  analytics  technology  worldwideweb  data  tool 
24 days ago by garrettc
ethicalos.org
Ethical OS Toolkit As technologists, it’s only natural that we spend most of our time focusing on how our tech will change the world for the better. Which is great. Everyone loves a sunny disposition. But perhaps it’s more useful, in some ways, to consider the glass half empty. What
ethics  technology  culture  design  society 
august 2018 by garrettc
Teaching Tech Together
"Hundreds of grassroots groups have sprung up around the world to teach programming, web design, robotics, and other skills to free-range learners outside traditional classrooms. These groups exist so that people don’t have to learn these things on their own, but ironically, their founders and instructors are often teaching themselves how to teach.

There’s a better way. Just as knowing a few basic facts about germs and nutrition can help you stay healthy, knowing a few things about psychology, instructional design, inclusivity, and community organization can help you be a more effective teacher. This book presents evidence-based practices you can use right now, explains why we believe they are true, and points you at other resources that will help you go further."
teaching  education  technology 
july 2018 by garrettc
The original proposal of the WWW
HTML version of Tim Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web "Information Management: A Proposal".
history  worldwideweb  technology  society 
july 2018 by garrettc
BigK 2014
A cinematographer on the lack of need for 4k TVs.
film  cinema  television  technology 
june 2018 by garrettc
Password Tips From a Pen Tester: Common Patterns Exposed
"Let’s take a look at how that kind of information is helpful on a penetration test, and correlate what we know to actual data collected."
security  password  technology  bestpractice 
june 2018 by garrettc
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends at Code 2018
"When you have rising monetization, rising growth and rising data collection, it drives a lot of regulatory scrutiny whether it’s related to data privacy, competition or safety in content."
video  internet  worldwideweb  technology  analysis  trends 
june 2018 by garrettc
The crooked timber of humanity
Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today
history  security  technology  telegraph  hacking  cool  culture 
may 2018 by garrettc
Words To Avoid in Educational Writing
"I'm no English major, but as a writer and consumer of loads of educational (mostly tech) writing, I've come to notice a number of words and phrases that come up fairly often and don't add anything to the writing. In fact, they might detract from it. This started as a Twitter discussion so I thought I'd write it up."
education  writing  technology  bestpractice 
may 2018 by garrettc
UNESCO Institute for Statistics database
UIS.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across UIS’s many databases.
world  society  culture  history  data  geodata  datamining  science  technology  resource  education  communication 
april 2018 by garrettc
We're not ‘appy. Not ‘appy at all.
GDS is leading the digital transformation of the UK government.
mobile  app  government  strategy  technology  gds  govuk  mobilefirst  responsivedesign 
april 2018 by garrettc
Tiger LCD Games
LCD screens from old games.
games  gaming  lcd  history  technology 
march 2018 by garrettc
What AR needs to get right to win our hearts
Experts believe AR could be more popular than VR in the future, but it still needs to work on its issues.
augmentedreality  virtualreality  mixedreality  business  technology 
january 2018 by garrettc
Choosing new technology
As part of the 12 months of digital transformation series, we’re kicking off with an activity around how to choose new technology.
business  technology  bestpractice  transformation  requirements 
january 2018 by garrettc
Digital transformation: making it work
"For digital transformation to truly succeed, it needs to include technology transformation — transformation focused on making technology an enabler of change. This area needs to be better understood, and to become an established part of any transformation process."
business  transformation  technology  growth 
december 2017 by garrettc
Free-market software development
"Enabled by thousands of software-as-a-service providers, internal teams are evermore competing against external markets for their colleague's business.

Here's some notes after a few years in working in this environment."
economy  management  business  technology  bestpractice  software  opensource  saas 
december 2017 by garrettc
As We May Link
The history of hypertext reaches as far back as the history of storytelling. Its future, in turn, is characterized by the power of building connections across an ever-expanding body of knowledge.
html  worldwideweb  hypertext  technology  history  society  knowledge 
november 2017 by garrettc
What Web Can Do
An overview of the device integration HTML5 APIs.
browser  html5  javascript  mobile  worldwideweb  api  technology 
november 2017 by garrettc
What technology can do for Africa
TO FLY NORTH from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to look down on a country that has become hell. The dark shadow cast by the UN helicopter passes over mile after empty mile of green, fertile land.
africa  technology  equality  electricity  power  poverty  mobile  mobileweb 
november 2017 by garrettc
dConstruct Audio Archive
"In the last 10 years, dConstruct has presented 3390 minutes of insightful thinking from the brightest minds in the digital design industry…"
audio  webdevelopment  webdesign  society  inspiration  technology  internet  worldwideweb 
november 2017 by garrettc
Fooling Neural Networks in the Physical World with 3D Adversarial Objects
We've developed an approach to generate 3D adversarial objects that reliably fool neural networks in the real world, no matter how the objects are looked at.
machinelearning  artificialintelligence  3dprinting  technology 
november 2017 by garrettc
Meet Butterfly iQ - Whole body imaging, under $2k
Medical imaging should be accessible to everyone on the planet. We are dedicated to democratizing ultrasound. Learn more about our first product, Butterfly iQ.
iphone  technology  electronics  systemonachip  ultrasound 
november 2017 by garrettc
Why internal user experience matters to delivering better services
"I see very few organisations that think enough about the experience of their staff (especially when it comes to technology). If your internal user experience is broken then, as an organisation, you probably don’t care enough about user experience (full stop)."
userexperience  technology  webdevelopment  webdesign  internal 
october 2017 by garrettc
The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction
Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?
bitcoin  blockchain  technology  education  edtech 
october 2017 by garrettc
The Good Life
"What is best in life? How should we live, and behave towards other people? And what are our ethical duties and responsibilities as software engineers, in a world where software controls everything?"
technology  society  psychology  ethics  business 
october 2017 by garrettc
Zipline - Lifesaving Deliveries
More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, like blood and vaccines. Zipline is solving this using instant on-demand delivery using small robot airplanes.
drone  medical  medicine  technology 
october 2017 by garrettc
The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
future  artificialintelligence  technology 
october 2017 by garrettc
What is AI? Not even the experts agree on the answer
I get bored with folks who don't understand my field of study too - 'Stop pretending you really know what AI is...'
machinelearning  artificialintelligence  software  business  technology 
september 2017 by garrettc
Creation and consumption
"There's a pretty common argument in tech that though of course there are billions more smartphones than PCs, and will be many more still, smartphones are not really the next computing platform, just a computing platform, because smartphones (and the tablets that derive from them) are only used for consumption where PCs are used for creation. You might look at your smartphone a lot, but once you need to create, you'll go back to a PC.

There are two pretty basic problems with this line of thinking. First, the idea that you cannot create on a smartphone or tablet assumes both that the software on the new device doesn't change and that the nature of the work won't change. Neither are good assumptions. "
analysis  technology  creativity  mobile  ios  android 
july 2017 by garrettc
A real world guide to WebRTC
Learn what WebRTC is, how it works, what you need to get started and where this guide fits in
communication  webrtc  worldwideweb  internet  technology  guide  howto 
july 2017 by garrettc
BBC micro:bit MicroPython documentation
A really really good example of well written docs, super friendly and easy to follow.
python  bbc  microbit  board  technology  education  learning  programming  documentation 
july 2017 by garrettc
Designed lines.
Designing a lightweight, inexpensive digital experience is a form of kindness.
broadband  internet  performance  empathy  society  technology  equality  worldwideweb 
july 2017 by garrettc
Mezzanine by Oblong Industries Inc.
Multi-screen, multi-location presentation system.
design  technology  visualisation  presentation 
july 2017 by garrettc
Progressive Web Apps: Bridging the Gap Between Web and Mobile
Mark Pedersen takes a look at what progressive web apps are, their advantages and disadvantages, and reasons to consider building one for yourself.
webdevelopment  progressiveenhancement  progressivewebapps  technology  worldwideweb 
july 2017 by garrettc
Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology
How do we get beyond 'that's a toy!' and 'but everything looked like a toy!', and try actually to understand whether a new technology might matter? What are valid lines of reasoning, and what statements are 'not even wrong'?
designthinking  technology  predictions  society  flight  history  science 
june 2017 by garrettc
Howtoons.com
"Get creativity and learning, conveniently delivered right to your front door. Sign up and receive a brand new imaginative project kit every month."
education  learning  cartoon  comic  science  engineering  art  technology 
june 2017 by garrettc
Vectors Website Map
The Vectors website is dedicated to educational writings on science, technology, and history
history  reference  science  technology 
june 2017 by garrettc
An ISACA Global Survey Report: Breaking Gender Barriers
"More than half of global executives say they
face a shortage of
capable tech workers
—a shortfall that is preventing businesses from
growing as rapidly as they would like.
With women holding only one in four technology jobs, the field lacks
an immense amount of brainpower—and potential for innovation.
Companies must consider whether they are hiring or promoting the
best available talent.
What can businesses do to change this? To gain insight, ISACA
conducted a study of women currently working in technology fields
around the globe."
equality  feminism  study  gender  technology  business 
april 2017 by garrettc
PouchDB & CouchDB: An interview with Nolan Lawson
"With so many databases out there to choose, it’s hard to know which one will work best with your project’s infrastructure. Nolan Lawson, software developer and core maintainer of the popular JavaScript database PouchDB, understands firsthand the importance of examining a database’s tradeoffs before implementing it into your stack. He recently offered us some of his database insights."
database  technology  internet  worldwideweb  pouchdb  couchdb 
april 2017 by garrettc
The story of #beeftweets
There are probably more delightful names for initiatives. There are probably more enticing names for channels. But for what it is, #beeftweets works for us. Because it is a channel full of tweets…
slack  customerservice  technology  support 
march 2017 by garrettc
Pi Zero W Starter Kit
Everything* you need to get started with the Pi Zero W, including an SD card with operating system pre-loaded, a smart and colourful Pibow Zero W case, and even one of our lovely Blinkt! multicolour LED strips to take your first steps with coding in Python!
python  raspberrypi  computer  technology 
february 2017 by garrettc
Inclusive Design - Microsoft
"It’s in our mission statement: empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Designing for inclusivity opens up our experiences and reflects how people adapt to the world around them."
accessibility  microsoft  webdesign  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  society  technology  equality 
february 2017 by garrettc
The Mark I Computer at Harvard
Many terms commonly used in computer programming originated with Mark I.
These terms, nowadays digital, originally referred to physical features of the machine and the paper tape that encoded the programs.
history  technology  computer  computing  patch  bug  loop 
february 2017 by garrettc
Kathleen Kennedy made your favourite childhood films. Now she's reinventing Star Wars
The making of Star Wars: Rogue One (out in the UK on December 16) and Kathleen Kennedy's plans for an endless Star Wars universe
film  cinema  starwars  technology  vr  creativity  inspiration 
january 2017 by garrettc
Kemuri
Wellbeing monitors for elderly people to allow safer and happier independent living.
monitoring  technology  socialcare  society 
january 2017 by garrettc
Where does 9600 bps come from?
We use serial communication all the time. But why are we using multiples of 300?
history  technology  internet  dialup  communication  society 
december 2016 by garrettc
How it works
Museum In A Box explanatory video.
video  museum  history  technology  designthinking 
november 2016 by garrettc
Bruce Schneier: 'The internet era of fun and games is over'
Speaking before members of Congress, the internet pioneer made clear the dangers of the internet of things.
internet  security  internetofthings  technology 
november 2016 by garrettc
Cook-Along Kitchen Experience
"The Cook-Along Kitchen Experience (CAKE) is a new object-based broadcasting experiment from BBC R&D using a cooking programme as an example learning experience."
bbc  research  technology  communication  experiment  broadcast 
november 2016 by garrettc
105 Cultural Artifacts That Influenced Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker
Watching the show can be a dizzying experience, but it’s not without its forebears, and Brooker is keen to share them.
culture  film  television  blackmirror  dystopia  history  society  technology 
november 2016 by garrettc
The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Chatbots
"What are chatbots? Why are they such a big opportunity? How do they work? How can I build one?"
chat  bot  chatbot  designthinking  technology  userinterface 
november 2016 by garrettc
What on Earth is “Digital” Anyway?
I still think many businesses significantly under estimate the changes digital is bringing to consumer behaviour.
technology  society  business 
november 2016 by garrettc
PowerPig's Lego Builds
Custom Lego kits for tiny technology, holiday, food, bonsai, modular arcade, gaming
lego  retro  shop  gift  tobuy  technology  decorating 
november 2016 by garrettc
There is no “technology industry”
The label’s become too big to be useful, and tech could suffer for it.
technology  business  society 
november 2016 by garrettc
The Government IT Self-Harm Playbook
How not to do things. Just as applicable to businesses as government.
govuk  gds  procurement  technology  business  pamoja 
october 2016 by garrettc
The Original Emoji Set Has Been Added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection
We are thrilled to announce the addition of NTT DOCOMO’s original set of 176 emoji to the MoMA collection.
history  technology  emoji  docomo  moma  art  design 
october 2016 by garrettc
There is no “technology industry”
The label’s become too big to be useful, and tech could suffer for it.
technology  business  society 
october 2016 by garrettc
Blockchain A to Z
Everything You Need to Know About the Game-Changing Tech Beneath Bitcoin
bitcoin  blockchain  technology  guide 
october 2016 by garrettc
The Future of TV
"The rise of mobile video consumption, ‘cord cutting’ and streaming services have led many to claim that TV, as a device in the home, is dead. Despite this, the sales of televisions and connected devices – including the new Apple TV – increased significantly in 2015, and data shows us that this trend is set to continue into 2016 and beyond.

In this three part series we look at the current state of TV, attempt to analyze some of the challenges it faces as it attempts to stay relevant with evolving audiences, and present some concepts for our future vision of TV."
design  television  future  designthinking  technology 
october 2016 by garrettc
Notice.city
"Notice is a family of three online electronic devices that provide an on­street communication platform for planning applications and other city notices, replacing the text­–heavy sheets of paper that currently reside on lamp posts throughout cities."
city  device  government  society  technology  environment  prototype  designthinking  inspiration 
october 2016 by garrettc
Research on evaluating technology
"I’ve spent the past few months preparing a new talk for An Event Apart San Francisco […] For this talk on evaluating technology, I’ve put together this list of hyperlinks for further reading, watching, listening, and researching"
research  technology  links  webdevelopment  progressiveenhancement  serviceworker  designthinking 
october 2016 by garrettc
MakeUseOf
"Your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet."
blog  howto  software  technology  recommendations 
september 2016 by garrettc
10 EdTech Companies You Need To Know About
In 2012, the MIT Technology Review posed the following question: “What’s been the single biggest innovation in education ?” At the time, most people couldn’t come up with a single answer. Today, however, MIT’s question might not stump as many people."
education  technology  edtech  innovation 
september 2016 by garrettc
Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation
"Communities of practice bring together people who share areas of interest or concerns. They have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns. Communities of practice bring people together to regain the benefits of regular contact while keeping the value of multidisciplinary agile teams."
community  agile  delivery  business  technology  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  society 
september 2016 by garrettc
Internet Use In Asia
At some point this year, we’ll likely see of half of the world’s internet users be in Asia (currently it is 49.6%).
worldwideweb  business  society  technology  asia  userexperience  pamoja 
august 2016 by garrettc
Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of Technology
"The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology."
future  technology  society  drones 
august 2016 by garrettc
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