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Education Eye - Mapping Innovations About Education Eye Futurelab's Education Eye brings you a wide range of exciting, relevant and useful innovations which are selected from the best of the web and updated daily. The Eye provides a way to discover, explore and share new ideas. It maps hundreds of the top educational websites, blogs, forums and practitioner case studies. With additional features like saving your own favourite innovations, Futurelab's favourites, customisable email digests, and a widget version, it is invaluable. Visit the links below to find out more about Education Eye: Many thanks to Becta and Futurelab's design and development team for supporting and working hard on the Eye. Tour of features The Education Eye key features include A searchable, browsable space which leads you to discover new and exciting innovations tailored to the education industry and brought together in one easy-to-use location. Try the 'More like this' suggestions to discover similar innovations that you will likely find interesting.

How to camouflage yourself from facial recognition technology The day when you’ll be able to hold up your phone and identify a stranger through a viewfinder is getting closer. Google’s Goggles, a mobile app for visual search, has a facial recognition version unreleased to the public, while Israeli startup’s technology can tag people’s faces in Facebook photos. Facebook even released a basic version of face detection last night, although it doesn’t have recognition. So in a world where technology chips away at our ability to remain anonymous, how does one reclaim some semblance of control? It turns out there’s actually a pretty simple way around the facial recognition technology available in the market today, according to Adam Harvey, a graduate student at NYU’s ITP (the same program that produced Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley and that Twitter’s location guru Raffi Krikorian taught at). “It breaks apart the gestalt of the face,” he said. Harvey says there a couple of projects that could stem from idea.

The Future Of Online Dating? Home » iPhone , Mobile , News Last week I was presenting on augmented reality at a minibar event in central London. As part of my talk I was giving an overview on the opportunities and how companies can include augmented reality functionality in their existing solutions. One of the examples I gave was around online dating. Specifically, if you are single, wouldn’t it be great to be able to see who around you right now is single? Street Spark is an augmented reality dating application for the iPhone that allows you to see other single people who are around you and send them private messages. To avoid being spammed by psychos and bunny boilers, if you spot someone you like you can express your interest by ‘igniting’. StreetSpark is free and you can download it here . Give it a try this weekend, I would be interested in how you got on. Did you like this? Related posts you may like: Hidden iPhone Augmented Reality Feature Augmented Reality iPhone – July Stats

Light Touch projector makes any surface a touchscreen A previously little-known company from the UK called Light Blue Optics has demoed a projector at CES which allows users to interact with the light image as if it were a touchscreen. The Light Touch throws a 10-inch image at WVGA resolution at incredibly short distances thanks to the holographic projection technology involved. At the same time the infra-red touch sensitive system allows users to interact with social networks, multimedia sharing and any other applications that can use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth support in the device to connect to the Internet. It comes with 2GB of onboard flash memory, a microSD card slot for expanding the storage and the battery life will last 2 hours. Expect to hear more from this one on the OEM front as interest grows. UPDATE: Two years on and although Light Blue Optics doesn't seem to have come up with the goods, others have. - Prodigy projection keyboard iPhone case turns any surface into a keyboard

Immersive games beats classroom in maths Well designed studyThe tested a hypothesis; that interactive maths games are more effective than classroom instruction. This was a well constructed study; The Effects of Modern Math Computer Games on Learners' Math Achievement and Math Course Motivation in a Public High School Setting, MansurehKebritchi, Ph.D., AtsusiHirumi, Ph.D. and HaiyanBai, Ph.D. They took 193 algebra students, control groups and then did evaluation through pre- and post-study assessments, surveys, classroom observations and interviews. Over 18 weeks, on average, students in the experimental group made gains of 8.07 points (out of 25), while students in the control group made gains of 3.74 points. They used an immersive video game world that engages students in the instruction and learning of mathematics. Teachers and students report improved mathsTeacher and student interviews support the quantitative findings.

User Interface Design Framework | Huge GUI elements library for Illustrator | 290 free vectors icons Graphic styles Library 200 graphic styles to change buttons, headers or blocks in 1 click Minimal Vector Icons 260 Vector Icons for creatingWireframes and Webdesign GUI Elements Library Hundreds of vector elementsfor designing Interfaces API for mobile augmented reality developers I ran an interesting workshop at Mobile World Congress for people interested in augmented reality. The topic, should I build a plug-in for another application was one of the groups discussion topics. Some of the audience members were in favour of building plug-ins and I can see the attraction. Products like Layar and Wikitude provide you with the application leaving you only to worry about your POIs. If you are not a marketing expert then you also have the opportunity to take advantage of their vast number of users with out doing a thing. With all these benefits there must be some drawbacks? Complexity: if you are looking for a solution that goes beyond clicking on a POI and displaying data then building a plug-in is not for you. The other option is building an application yourself; the obvious benefits are you control everything and if your application is chargeable you keep a lions share of the money, but it’s not without its draw backs either: Use the Wikitude API Did you like this?

Quid Novi Ainda estava escuro, quando às 6 horas da manhã, do dia 29 de fevereiro de 2012, a mansão de luxo, na Rua Cedroarana, Quadra G-3, Lote 11, no Residencial Alphaville Ipês, em Goiânia, de propriedade do governador de Goiás Marconi Pirillo até 2010, foi invadida pela “swat” da Polícia Federal. Carlos Augusto de Almeida Ramos, o Carlinhos Cachoeira, foi preso numa ação cinematográfica. O arrombamento da porta da sala e a chegada dos agentes federais ao quarto de Carlos Cachoeira coroava a Operação Monte Carlo. Cachoeira, como é chamado, acordou assustado. Governador de Goiás Marconi Perillo O delegado espalhou sobre a cama todas as joias, a maioria herança de família, principalmente dos avós e do ex-marido de Andressa Wilder Morais, atual suplente do senador Demóstenes Torres (DEM-GO). A Polícia Federal acreditou ter fechado a Operação Monte Carlo naquele momento, mas não sabia que ali começava um dos maiores escândalos da política brasileira. José Dirceu Aécio Neves Waldomiro Diniz

Data science We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? In this post, I examine the many sides of data science — the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets. The web is full of “data-driven apps.” One of the earlier data products on the Web was the CDDB database. Google is a master at creating data products. Google’s breakthrough was realizing that a search engine could use input other than the text on the page. Flu trends Google was able to spot trends in the Swine Flu epidemic roughly two weeks before the Center for Disease Control by analyzing searches that people were making in different regions of the country. Google isn’t the only company that knows how to use data. In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the amount of data that’s available.