Sunday, November 09, 2014

An update on the “suicide app.” This does not mean it is impossible to monitor your mood. It just means you have no way of knowing it is happening.
Jamie Harris reports:
Emotional support charity Samaritans has suspended its new Twitter app due to privacy concerns.
The Radar app monitored Twitter accounts to alert users of friends or family who may be showing signs of depression through their posts.
Read more on Digital Spy.

IoT mkt to reach $3 tn; 30 bn connected devices by 2020: IDC
Explosive growth in cloud and number of Internet-connected devices is expected to propel the Internet of Things market globally to USD 3.04 trillion in 2020, says research firm IDC.
The market, estimated to be USD 1.3 trillion in 2013, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent to reach USD 3.04 trillion in 2020.
The installed and connected base of IoT units will reach approximately 30 billion by the same time.
IoT is a network of devices/networks that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.

For researchers and evidence gatherers?
iPad App: Scan Documents into PDF with Genius Scan
Genius Scan is very handy app I discovered recently while scanning documents. It allows you to take a photo of a document and export them as JPEG or PDF files. What makes Genius Scan better than other apps is its ability to detect edges and its perspective correction. This can be useful for teachers or students who want to scan pages of books and read them on their iPads.
Once you take a photo, the app detects the page frame, crops it, correct its persective, and remove unnecessary background. This means that you don’t need a perfect straight shot.
Genius Scan allows scanned images to be emailed as a JPG or PDF file. It allows export to Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Facebook, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneNote, Twitter, and many others.
Genius scan is also available as an iPhone app and an iPod Touch app.

What's new in education?
500+ teachers pack conceal carry class at Centennial Airport
… The Centennial Gun Club -- the largest gun club in the Rocky Mountain West -- said more than two-thirds of those who signed up for the class are women.
The gun club organized the class as a response to the "ongoing epidemic of school shootings and other illegal gun violence perpetrated in gun-free zones throughout the United States."
The 8-hour class was held inside an airplane hangar at Centennial Airport. The educators learned the basics of handling a firearm, shooting fundamentals, drawing from a holster, and more. There were also presentations by Sheriff David Walcher, D.A. George Brauchler, and Senator Ted Harvey .

Geek out, dudes!
Mozilla to Launch New Browser for Developers

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