Monday, November 30, 2015

How Google Maps knows about traffic #vmvwiki

Here's how it works: All iPhones that have Google Maps open and Android phones that have location services turned on send anonymous bits of data back to Google. This allows the company to analyze the total number of cars, and how fast they're going, on a road at any given time.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Li-Fi secure and 100 xs faster than Wi-Fi #vmvwiki #npf14

li-fi (short for light fidelity) offers compelling advantages over wi-fi.

Not only is it is more energy efficient, but it is also capable of up to 10,000 times the bandwidth of wi-fi. Many see li-fi as being complimentary to wi-fi.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

AppCobra - Free App builder #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

AppCobra. Create high quality apps for all devices, including desktops, mobile phones and tablets - no programming required.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Google alert: Deprecating web hosting support in Google Drive #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Darn.. was a great teaching resource for hosting student web sites.

Beginning August 31, 2015, web hosting in Google Drive for users and developers will be deprecated. Google Apps customers can continue to use this feature for a period of one year until August 31, 2016, when serving content via id will be discontinued.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvmobile

The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on activities and tutorials to use the Designer and Blocks Editor components of App Inventor to create apps that can be readily downloaded and used on any Android smartphone or tablet

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Andreas Ekström: The moral bias behind your search results#vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvresearch

Search engines have become our most trusted sources of information and arbiters of truth. But can we ever get an unbiased search result? Swedish author and journalist Andreas Ekström argues that such a thing is a philosophical impossibility. In this thoughtful talk, he calls on us to strengthen the bonds between technology and the humanities, and he reminds us that behind every algorithm is a set of personal beliefs that no code can ever completely eradicate.