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March 13, 2008  10:08 AM

Video: New Features in the Next C++ Standard



Posted by: GuyPardon
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This Google Tech Talk addresses each of the new features in the upcoming standard for C++. You can read more about them in depth at the Wikipedia entry for the new standard,

March 11, 2008  9:35 AM

Video: Ted Nelson, hypertext and the Web



Posted by: GuyPardon
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In this Google TechTalk, Ted Nelson discusses implementing the original hypertext concept and how transclusion should be used now to fulfill its original...


March 10, 2008  9:13 AM

Video: FBI can listen even when a cellphone is turned off



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, Audio, communications, email, government, hacking, information, Mobile, politics, Security, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, video, YouTube

Fox News aired a report in 2006 that described how the FBI can turn on the mic on a cellphone and eavesdrop -- even if the phone is turned off. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/O61YfvPZGJs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Today's Word of the Day,


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
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CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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January 23, 2008  9:00 PM

It’s Greek to Me (Or so said the community)



Posted by: SarahCortes
languages, learning, Ruby on Rails, social, social networking

It's hard to miss the social media and Web 2.0 trends that have spawned numerous venture-backed start-ups over the past few years.  It's also hard to miss the emergence of the "flat world", where our kids can be tutored (online) on their fourth grade math ... from a teenager in Bangalore,...


December 4, 2007  2:54 PM

Year in Review: ‘Tis the season for the top tech trends and tools of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Ah, December. The first real snow has fallen here in Boston, the malls are full of holiday shoppers and the blogosphere and pages of industry mags are full of annual summaries of the best and worst of the year in technology. We'll be coming out with our own most notable word of the year, as you'd...


November 15, 2007  9:11 AM

The IT Room: Streamingly funny IT humor coming to a tiny/medium/large screen near you



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, community, culture, Dell, downloads, feeds, free, fun, geek, humor, interactive media, IPTV, new media, podcast, social publishing, video, Web 2.0

Thank to its ubiquitous advertising spots on BoingBoingTV, I've discovered the IT Room. Clearly, I'm part of...


October 23, 2007  12:01 PM

Andrew Sellick’s 100 terrific open source or freeware apps for web developers



Posted by: GuyPardon
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Say what you will about link bait -- this list of freeware and open source Web development applications from


September 28, 2007  2:31 PM

What are the 45 best freeware design programs?



Posted by: GuyPardon
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snap2objects.com knows. In fact, Mauricio Duque's list of the 45 best freeware design programs is just the thing to help...


September 24, 2007  12:41 PM

Watch the Catsters on YouTube and learn about monads, math and functional programming



Posted by: GuyPardon
courses, education, free, fundamentals, languages, programming, video, YouTube

Ok, I admit it: calculus is now officially a decade in my past. Math, or "maths," as the Brits put it, however, is very much in my present, considering the importance of algorithms to modern life. (For more on that, just review this thread on the


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