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HBO will unbundle from cable TV in 2015, but CEO hints at internet bundles
Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:45 AM PDT Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:45 AM PDT HBO will finally offer its HBO Go service to customers without a TV subscription next year: HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said at an investor meeting Wednesday that
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This is why Netflix loves the little ones: 75 of its kids shows have 2+ million viewers
Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:01 PM PDT Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:01 PM PDT Netflix continues to be everyone’s favorite babysitter: 75 of the kids shows currently on Netflix have attracted more than two million viewers in the U.S. alone this
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How did GamerGate become a lightning rod for violence — and is social media helping or making it worse?
Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:44 PM PDT Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:44 PM PDT Every now and then, the roiling sea of bitterness and even outright malevolence that lurks in the dark corners of the internet gets forced out into the open, and the
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In Q3 Netflix added two international subscribers for every new U.S. member, but price hike slowed growth
Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:10 PM PDT Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:10 PM PDT Netflix experienced slower-than expected growth in Q3 of 2014, adding a total of 3 million members worldwide. Growth was especially slower on the domestic side: Netflix
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Here comes the Nexus Player: Google and Asus release first Android TV device for $99
Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:18 AM PDT Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:18 AM PDT Android TV is here: Google will start to sell the very first Android TV device next month. The Nexus Player, which was announced in conjunction with the Nexus 6 phone,
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Obama's War Against US Energy Independence:  Give Away Oil Rich Alaskan Islands to Russia!
  By Joe Miller The Obama administration, despite the nation’s economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab
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OSBIT Power's MaXccess system completes successful offshore trials 08 April 2012, 02.33 Administrator Energy
OSBIT Power's MaXccess system completes successful offshore trials
OSBIT Power's MaXccess system completes successful offshore trials Visit http://www.osbitpower.com for further information OSBIT Power (OP), Siemens Wind Power and Statoil have successfully completed offshore
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North America's EV charging infrastructure to get a boost 12 January 2012, 02.01 Administrator Energy
North America's EV charging infrastructure to get a boost
        North America’s EV charging infrastructure may soon see significant improvements, thanks to a recent agreement between Eaton Corporation and Coulomb Technologies. Under the deal, Eaton’s Level II and
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Could The Gravitomagnetic Field Be The Ultimate Energy Source? 28 May 2011, 01.34 Administrator Energy
Could The Gravitomagnetic Field Be The Ultimate Energy Source?
      Have scientists already unknowingly discovered the source for all atomic energy reactions, and could the discovery of the gravitomagnetic field be the ultimate energy source?  What if our understandings on how
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Physicists urge caution over apparent speed of light violation 25 September 2011, 16.27 Administrator Energy
Physicists urge caution over apparent speed of light violation
Physicists wary of junking light speed limit yet Physicist Antonio Ereditato poses before presenting the result of an experiment, which found a subatomic particle, the neutrino, seemed to move faster than the speed of
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STEORN ORBO  FREE ENERGY:  What's Next a Self Charging Unit for your Electric Car?
Steorn's Free Energy Orbo -- From Permanent Magnets to Solid State Systems   My associate, Hank Mills composed this for PESN, Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:17 Steorn is a small company based in Dublin, Ireland. For
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Cold Fusion, Releases Energy from Hydrogen's Gravitomagnetic Field 16 January 2011, 09.17 Administrator Energy
Cold Fusion, Releases Energy  from Hydrogen's Gravitomagnetic Field
Cold Fusion "In Bologna we did it" By Ilaria VENTURI, La Republica News, Bolona, Italy For the first time in Italy, in front of experts, the process was carried out using nickel and hydrogen. It 's the way to achieve
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Abu Dhabi Media Zone to generate renewable energy through its façade
Eco Factor: Sustainable development to generate renewable solar energy. Bernard Tschumi Architects have re-imagined their master plan for the new Abu Dhabi Media Zone, by incorporating several environmentally-friendly
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The MaKey MaKey might change the game PDF Print E-mail

By Trevor Shaw
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October 8th, 2014

A new tool opens up a variety of creative possibilities for students

makey-makeyTell me if this sounds familiar…

You want to increase student buy-in on a project by designing a challenge with a connection to the “real world.” You want your students to see their work as authentic and not just an academic exercise, but as you brainstorm project ideas with your students, you quickly realize that the things they view as “real” projects require background knowledge that is far beyond their current skills.

When your sixth grade student tells you she wants to create new type of video game controller so that her disabled brother can play video games with her, you might consider all of the concepts of electronics that would have to go into such an invention. You might think about the need to program a microcontroller or concepts such as digital logic or serial communication. You would then feel torn between telling this student to abandon an incredibly motivating, personally engaging project, or encouraging her to press on, knowing that she will almost certainly flounder for weeks before giving up in frustration.

The challenge for many teachers is that there is a gap between the types of real problems that allow students to find authenticity in their learning and the background knowledge and competence required to engage in solving those problems. It reminds me of all the “science labs” I used to do as a student. If we were following a prescribed set of steps toward a predetermined outcome, these labs felt more like a cooking class than real scientific work. But the reason for this was that none of us had enough scientific knowledge to cure a disease or discover a new molecule.

It is precisely this problem that Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum of the MIT Media Lab have solved with their invention, the MaKey MaKey.

(Next page: The MaKey MaKey’s potential)

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3 ways technology buoys at-risk students PDF Print E-mail

3 ways technology buoys at-risk students

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
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October 7th, 2014

Educational technology can greatly improve outcomes for at-risk students if implemented correctly

technology-scopeInteractive learning and other technology-enabled strategies can increase engagement and significantly improve achievement among at-risk students, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).

When properly implemented, three aspects of educational technology combine to support at-risk high school students: interactive learning, use of technology to explore and create rather than to “drill and kill,” and the proper blend of teachers and technology, according to the report, authored by Stanford Professor and SCOPE Faculty Director Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor Shelley Goldman, and doctoral student Molly B. Zielezinski.

Interactive strategies in technology use “produce greater success than the use of computers for programmed instruction,” according to the report. This kind of approach lets students explore learning concepts and ideas in an active manner, instead of requiring students to receive information from a computer in a passive manner.

(Next page: What educators can learn about technology’s impact on at-risk students)

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New tech offers virtual field trip to an aquarium tank PDF Print E-mail

By Cynthia Sewell
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September 29th, 2014

Visitors can control a mini-submarine for an up-close perspective

virtual-fieldA Boise, Idaho, company is taking armchair adventuring and learning to a new level by letting anyone on the internet take command of a remotely operated underwater vehicle.

The LiveDiver device from Reach-In is now installed at the Aquarium of Boise. By logging into the aquarium’s website, users can control a small mini-submarine in the shark and fish tank to get a diver’s perspective of the marine life.

Visitors can even snap pictures of the finned critters–if Letterman the puffer fish will let them. But more on him later.

Reach-In’s first public-access venture was iPet Companion, which let users play with cats in 13 animal shelters across the country, including the Idaho Humane Society, by controlling robotic toys over the internet.

(Next page: Take a virtual field trip–underwater)

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New analytics could help measure content efficacy PDF Print E-mail

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September 25th, 2014

New analytics tools from uClass aim to give users a better picture of what instructional materials their teachers are using—and whether these resources are effective

analyticsLearning analytics have become a key feature within many school software programs. These tools can help educators understand trends and patterns in student learning, helping them target their instruction more effectively to improve achievement.

Most of these tools focus on analyzing student performance—but what if educators had tools that could measure the effectiveness of the instructional resources they’re using as well?

That’s the idea behind new analytics tools developed by an ed-tech company called uClass.

uClass is an instructional platform that contains thousands of vetted and curated video clips, lesson plans, and other open educational resources from around the web—and school districts can add their own instructional resources as well, by uploading and tagging these materials within the system.

uClass’s latest analytics tools can show users which resources are “trending” across the district—that is, which resources have been used the most in a give time frame—as well as which resources have been used to teach certain standards.

The goal is to give administrators valuable information about what content and strategies are working most effectively, as well as maybe which resources are being underused within a school or district, said Leah Schrader, uClass community manager.

“We were collecting all this data in the background … and we thought, ‘Let’s build a tool to put this information to use,’” Schrader said.

(Next page: More details about these analytics tools—and an invitation for schools to pilot them)

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Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success PDF Print E-mail

A new study from the Center for American Progress concludes that teachers' expectations for their students are strongly correlated with students' graduation rates. Unfortunately, the study also says that teachers don't necessarily have high expectations for all of their students, especially poorer students and those of color.

The study focuses on the Pygmalion Effect, the theory holding that higher expectations of a person lead to higher performance. The opposite can also be true: If low expectations are placed on someone, they're more likely to perform poorly. This means that a teacher's faith, or lack thereof, in a student's abilities may influence the student's future achievement.

Drawing on the results of a long-term study by the National Center for Education Statistics, the CAP study finds that students whose high school teachers had high expectations of them graduated from college at three times the rate of those whose teachers had low expectations.

Teacher expectations, according to the study, turned out to be "tremendously predictive," more so than student motivation or effort. Teachers, the study found, were also able to predict a student's college success with greater accuracy than parents or even the students themselves.

However, the study also reports that teachers generally have lower expectations of students of color and students from high-poverty backgrounds. Secondary teachers viewed high-poverty students as 53 percent less likely to graduate from college than their classmates from wealthier backgrounds. Black and Hispanic students were also deemed 47 and 42 percent less likely to graduate than white students, respectively.

The CAP researchers are careful to note that, in this instance, correlation does not necessarily equal causation. "It is possible," they write, "that teachers are simply making accurate predications given previous performance. In other words, one cannot rule out the possibility that teacher accuracy, rather than influence, can explain the predictive nature of teacher expectations for students' academic outcomes."

This is especially true where marginalized students are concerned. From the results of the study, it is unclear whether teachers base their expectations of poor, black, and Hispanic students on the fact that these groups are, statistically speaking, less likely to succeed academically or if there's an underlying bias at play. However, the study also notes that some educators have ow expectations for low-income students of color even before entering the classroom.

Even if these expectations are predictive rather than causative, the CAP study emphasizes the importance of teachers having high expectations for their students. College-preparation programs and "rigorous academic opportunities"—which are themselves generally connected to higher expectations—can also increase the likelihood for success of students from all backgrounds, the study contends.

The authors also call for more "rigorous training" of teachers to improve "instructional capacity" and educators' understanding of the potential impact of their expectations. In particular, they cite the need for additional "hands-on training in high-performing, high-poverty schools."

 

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Talking About Dress Codes? Avoid 'Pretty Woman' PDF Print E-mail

A high school in North Dakota is getting bad press for comparing leggings-clad students to Julia Roberts in her role as a sex worker in the movie "Pretty Woman."

According to Valley News Live, faculty at Devils Lake High School in Devils Lake, N.D., caused a stir by showing clips from the movie in an attempt to teach female students how their clothing choices affect how people treat them. The clips were part of an assembly for girls arranged by administrators and teachers to reinforce the school's dress code, which bars students from wearing leggings, jeggings, and other tight pants.

Some teachers allegedly said that the school's girls looked like prostitutes; the school's assistant principal later commented that this was probably not the best choice of words.

Parents took to Facebook to protest both the rules and the way in which they were explained. From there, the story spread well outside the small community, with national blogs calling the school out for "

Educators at the school defended their approach. "We just wanted a visual example of the way you dress is—how people perceive you," English teacher Phyllis Kadrmas told the Devils Lake Journal.

The effectiveness of this tactic is open to interpretation. The clips used (seen below) seem to portray the shopkeepers, rather than Roberts, in a negative light.

According to the Valley News story, the school's assistant principal suggested that enforcement of the dress code was needed to keep boys from getting distracted in class.

Some parents, in turn, speculated as to whether the school's restrictions should be aimed not at girls' attire but at boys' imaginations.  "A lot of the parents ... were talking about how they think the boys should be able to control themselves and the girls should be able to wear the leggings and the jeggings," parent Candace Olsen told Valley News Live.

Perhaps an alternative movie to show would be "Easy A," a 2010 comedy starring Emma Stone. The movie—which is loosely inspired by reading list regular The Scarlet Letter—makes a point about toxic attitudes toward girls who are perceived as "slutty" and the double standards applied to men and women.

In any case, "Pretty Woman" is older than any student at DLHS. Maybe it's time to update the references a little.

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Arizona Looks Toward the Philippines to Fill Teacher Positions PDF Print E-mail

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Faced with a large number of teacher openings but no applicants, some Arizona schools have turned to the Philippines this school year to fill open positions, according to azcentral.

Casa Grande Union High School District Superintendent Shannon Goodsell had 19 faculty openings at the beginning of the summer, but no job applications. The article attributes teacher shortages in the state to the low pay and high demands associated with the job.

According to data the Arizona Department of Education cited, there are approximately 95,000 certified teachers, but only 52,000 teaching this year.

Goodsell initially hired recent education college graduates, but later began Skyping with high school teachers in the Philippines who were interested in working in the United States. They had heard about Casa Grande Union's need for teachers through an agency, Avenida International Consultants Inc., that connects American employers with workers in the Philippines.

Goodsell decided to hire 11 Filipino teachers after seeing videos of their teaching skills and interviewing them.

"They have master's degrees and most have bachelor's degrees in the subjects that they teach," Goodsell told Azcentral. "It has been working very well."

The new teachers were required to obtain three-year work visas and foreign teaching certificates to be qualified to teach in the United States.

Several other rural Arizona districts have hired Filipino teachers recently, but some people have questioned the need to look overseas for qualified teachers, seeing it as a temporary solution to a larger, structural problem.

"If we are going all the way across the world when we have qualified teachers right here in Arizona, we should be asking why they are leaving," Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association, told azcentral.

Mari Koerner, dean of Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers one answer, by pointing to the meager salary of a new teacher in Arizona.

"Your salary is a sign of how much you are valued," she said. "A low salary means you are not valued, that you are easily replaceable."

The troubles reported in Arizona seem to correlate with studies that show Arizona offers some of the nation's worst working conditions for teachers. A new meta-analysis by the personal finance site WalletHub says Arizona is the 46th worst state for teachers to work in, and a separate report from the Center for American Progress released in July shows Arizona to be in the bottom-fifth of states in terms of teacher salary.

In a recent Education Week Commentary, William J. Sims proposed the idea that the United States could reallocate money from its national defense budget toward subsidizing teacher salaries and paying for teacher education. 

"The right response is for America to entice its strongest candidates into the teaching profession," he says.

Image by Judy Baxter/Flickr Creative Commons. 

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Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag PDF Print E-mail

Looking for a new teaching job? According to a recent WalletHub analysis, head for Wyoming and avoid North Carolina.

The report looked at 18 different metrics, including salary, school safety, student-teacher ratio, and per capita public school spending. Factors in the "Opportunity & Competition" category were weighted higher than those that fall under "Academic & Work Environment." All fifty states and the District of Columbia were included in the study, which sought to find the "teacher-friendliest" states.

The information was drawn from census data and Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, the National Education Association, the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, and Indeed.com, as well as previous WalletHub studies.

Wyoming took the top spot, likely due to its high annual salary for teachers, high spending on public schools, and low student-teacher ratio. Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Virginia rounded out the top five.

At the bottom of the pack were Hawaii, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Mississippi, with North Carolina coming in last. (Roll over the interactive map below or click through to the full report to see the rest of the rankings.)

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Interestingly, what worked for some states didn't help others. The District of Columbia ranked high on public school spending and student-teacher ratio, just as Wyoming did, but low annual salaries and the worst school system in the country (at least, according to an earlier WalletHub report) pushed the district down to number 20.

Other states found themselves pushed to the middle of the rankings thanks to high marks in one category but not the other. Vermont (#18) came in first place where work environment was concerned, but a rank of 42 for opportunity and competition hurt the overall score. Split scores weren't uncommon, though; in fact, Wyoming and Massachusetts were the only states to be in the top 10 in both categories.

It's worth taking the analysis with a grain of salt. The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss notes that the metrics are lacking some information that teachers might find important:

"In the new 'teacher friendly' rankings, here's what's not included: information on whether states have preserved job protections for teachers, or whether teachers are fairly evaluated, or whether under-prepared Teach For America corps members are replacing veteran teachers, or the overall impact of corporate-based school reform on the teaching profession."

The study also doesn't provide access to the full dataset. WalletHub lists the top and bottom five states for a small handful of the metrics, but the rest of their information remains inaccessible for users hoping to take a closer look at the rankings.

The report is more detailed than other recent studies that look only at teacher pay, but given the vast differences between districts and even schools, it's probably safe to say that no ranking is guaranteed to pinpoint the best place in the country for a teacher on the move.

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The Solution to Our Nation's STEM Problems? A Huggable, Talking Robot PDF Print E-mail

Look at your child's stuffed animal. What has that animal done for your child lately? Has it taught your child biology? Physics? Algebra? No, because it is not TROBO, the huggable, talking, teaching robot.

One of the latest Kickstarter education successes, TROBO the storytelling robot just earned its creators over $60,000 to cover development and manufacturing costs. Florida engineers and fathers Jeremy Scheinberg and Christopher Harden designed TROBO* to be a plush doll that also talks thanks to a corresponding app, set to be available on devices operating with Apple iOS.

trobo-STEM-storytelling-doll.jpgBut in place of the normal conversational tones you'd find with the average talking stuffed doll, TROBO deals in the STEM subjects. Children use the app to play through a handful of STEM lessons, while the TROBO doll talks them through those stories. 

Harden and Scheinberg felt that many current apps don't offer children enough learning opportunities.

"As engineers, we spent our careers working for amazing storytellers like Disney, Lego, and Electronic Arts," Harden says in the Kickstarter introduction. "But more importantly, as fathers, we longed for a toy that could let us share our love for learning with our children."

The developers currently have only five stories that children can work through, but plan to use the funds and successive revenue to develop many more.

The toy is meant for children ages 2-7, so you can't expect TROBO to teach your child advanced trigonometry or JavaScript (yet). TROBO can teach children how honey is made, but not about the birds and the bees.

TROBO comes in two different color schemes and will eventually retail for $70, but more importantly, TROBO loves you.

*It's an anagram for robot, you see.

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Lenovo recruits Ashton Kutcher to unveil its new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga 14
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New Lenovo Yoga tablet hides a surprise: A projector for impromptu movie nights
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Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for a gigabit Internet
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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface
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Android SMS worm Selfmite returns, more aggressive than ever
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Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back
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New Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype packs integrated audio and 360-degree tracking
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Oculus open-sources original Rift developer kit's firmware, schematics, and mechanics
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IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT 20 September 2014, 19.54 Computers
IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT
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Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones
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InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source
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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general
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'Tiny banker' malware targets US financial institutions 15 September 2014, 21.19 Computers
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Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing and other tasks
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Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool 15 September 2014, 21.19 Computers
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Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die
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Dense server battle to heat up with Intel's Xeon D next year
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SAP, Ericsson team up for mobile management and apps 10 September 2014, 18.52 Computers
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Coinbase expands Bitcoin services in Europe 10 September 2014, 18.52 Computers
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T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere 10 September 2014, 18.52 Computers
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