If you’re like me, you likely use your iPhone as an alarm clock. And why not, when you have such a wide selection of alarm tones and music to choose from. Unfortunately there is a problem whereas users of the owners of iPhones running certain …continue reading
For anyone who has flown on a commercial airplane, you are familiar with the request made by a flight attendant, to turn off electronic equipment during takeoff and landings. These requests are made since it seems that electronic equipment could interfere with the electronics on …continue reading
It’s going to happen. As you struggle to make sure the latest craptastic release of Internet Explorer doesn’t further send Web standards straight to hell, you find that your perfect theme isn’t going to work with the older release of said browser. And yes, I …continue reading
Two studies appearing in the current issue of Cell Transplantation 19(10) discuss stem cells derived from adipose (fat) cells and their potential use in plastic surgery and tissue reconstruction. The studies are now freely available online.
Adipose-derived stem cells …continue reading
Some of the big name makers of 3D devices and also makers of 3D HDTV’s warn that children under 6 years old should not use the devices. Currently the warning applies to devices in which no 3D glasses are needed to be worn by the …continue reading
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new approach to studying potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria which could help speed up the process of finding vaccines.
Dr. Andrea Dowling, from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the university’s …continue reading
Scientists have discovered that the amygdala, a small almond shaped structure deep within the temporal lobe, is important to a rich and varied social life among humans. The finding was published this week in a new study in Nature Neuroscience and is similar to previous …continue reading
It’s easy to add a standard horizontal line in Word. Simply type in three hyphens and press Enter. Word automatically converts the three hyphens into a black horizontal line.
What you might not know is that Word includes many artistic horizontal lines. So …continue reading
In a previous tip, I showed you how to prevent Word from automatically changing hyphens to en and em dashes. However, instead of disabling this feature, you can manually change en and em dashes back to hyphens on an as needed basis. You can do …continue reading
Although the barriers to starting a blog are low, without expert guidance it is easy …continue reading
IT infrastructure is vital to the integrity of the learning environment, so a clear understanding by all educators of the most common IT management challenges is key. It will result in fewer problems, better communication, and more effective school management.
Today’s school IT systems …continue reading
One thing I’ve learned over the past year is that great case studies are key to the successful adoption of social media tools within any business. Great case studies provide employees with ideas and examples on how to integrate the social media tools in their …continue reading
One of the great things about PowerPoint is that you can embed video files into your presentations. The downside of this is that the embedded video files can dramatically increase the size of the presentation. Fortunately, you can compress the videos to keep the size …continue reading
The people that were stating flatly that GSM networks, phone calls, and carried data were essentially safe because the associated costs of hacking were so high (around $50K), were shown to be wrong this week.
A pair of cell phone researchers showed that it now …continue reading
We’ve all seen police cars at homes, apartments and other residences where police men and women live. Apartment complexes give police a discount on rent just to have the presence of a patrol car available as a deterrent to crime. For years Chattanooga, TN police …continue reading
Recently, I watched Chris respond to being asked if he could live without his cell phone. I can relate to being tied to a cell phone. Back when I had a Kyrocea smart phone, I used it for everything.
I now live at work. …continue reading
In a long line of Chinese censorship acts we can now add VOIP clients to the list. Skype and other non-Chinese government approved VOIP applications are effectively illegal for use inside of China. Essentially, all VOIP programs, except made by China Telecom and China Unicom, …continue reading