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Minecraft/SketchUp Exit Survey

Students please complete the following exit survey about your experience in the after-school Minecraft/SketchUp Club.

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teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:22 am

Michelle’s find
http://gizmodo.com/remember-playing-the-floor-is-hot-lava-as-a-kid-its-no-1786314814
its about a new video game all about the floor being hot lava

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Adam’s Comment:

The most recent network security report found that two-fifths of business have evidence of DNS tunnelling, a form of hacking information. This is what Geoff was talking about in class yesterday about how some hackers create a door to get into other networks.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450303470/Evidence-of-DNS-tunnelling-in-two-fifths-of-business-networks

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Adam’s find:

Less than a third of organizations believe they are prepared for a iOT security attack.

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450303211/Less-than-a-third-of-organisations-prepare-for-IoT-security-r

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Deric find: http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/7/12758236/apple-iphone-7-announced-features-price-release-date

Looks like apple is catching with the cameras. Its new no headphone jack that has been rumored all year and many new options inclunding storage up to 256GB

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Josh’s Finds:

Google is inserting anti-ISIS advertising when potential members search for recruitment information:

http://www.popsci.com/how-google-is-using-targeted-advertising-to-stop-isis-recruits

Apple announced Swift Playgrounds, an educational app that teaches iOS programming and iWorks, a collaborative educational platform:

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/07/apple-stays-in-school-with-coding-curriculum-and-a-revamped-iwork/?ncid=rss

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Julia’s Finds:

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/07/nintendo-loses-a-little-piece-of-its-identity-with-super-mario/

Nintendo is going mobile

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/land-rover-intelligent-seat-fold-bear-grylls-skydiving/amp/

The new land rovers are getting automatic folding seats that you can control from a smart phone, so they tested it while jumping out of a plane

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Deric’s Find: Tesla has good competition in the battery market. They are making great forward moment in the electric car world.
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-teslas-batteries-could-go-further-2016-9

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Maddy Mae’s find: I like this article not because it is a particularly mind-blowing innovation, but because it is a simple example of how a particular program or website can be flipped on its head to perform a different function than initially intended. Truly remarkable progress is usually brought about when seemingly un-connectable fields are merged to fill a hole. Adventure stories through google forms aren’t going to change society, but the type of thinking that would encourage someone to approach a program or website in an unconventional way definitely will.

http://www.wired.com/2016/09/porpentine-google-forms/

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Whitney’s find: interesting article about the shift from traditional TV to online videos!
https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/07/reflections-on-a-historic-few-months-for-online-video/?ncid=rss

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Amy Costello’s find:
found on lobsters.com (like is to a YouTube video)
A video about many of the helpful and powerful tools that Excel has that you probably don’t know about, from the basic to the complex. Even just watching the first 15 minutes is worth the shortcuts and basic Excel knowledge you’ll pick up. Also the presenter is super snarky.
“You Suck at Excel with Joel Spolsky”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nbkaYsR94c

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Jacob Neeley’s discovery:

So it has finally happened. Nintendo will be going mobile this December. They will be releasing a Mario side-scrolling game in the app store, crazy. I know that technically Pokemon Go was nintendo’s first mobile game but Pokemon Go isn’t fully Nintendo’s game. It’s actually the Pokemon Company/Game Freak that owns it. Mario is specifically owned by Nintendo so that’s why I find this announcement pretty revolutionary.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/07/nintendo-loses-a-little-piece-of-its-identity-with-super-mario/

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Amy Costello’s find:
An article about Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive and how revolutionary design of the future is not going to be about hardware or visible software, but user experience, especially in relation to AI.
“Has Jonathan Ive Designed Himself Out Of Existence?”
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063532/has-jonathan-ive-designed-himself-out-of-existence

teestudent
September 7th, 2016 at 10:43 pm

Jacob Neeley’s other discovery:

Are you guys tired of being tired after eating lunch like me? Well, apparently there are certain foods you should eat to keep you fuller for longer and give you more energy. Check it out!

http://lifehacker.com/the-best-cafeteria-choices-for-a-healthier-filling-lun-1786278581

teestudent
September 8th, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Shelley Alkema’s find:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/city-of-chicago-adding-sensors-to-its-streetlights/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

The city of Chicago is installing censors on street lamps all over their city. They will track air quality, the environment, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, vibration, and magnetic fields. They also contain cameras. The data collected will be open to the public and used to help improve the city.

teestudent
September 8th, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Shelley Alkema’s find:

http://www.businessinsider.com/mri-technology-neuroscience-alzheimers-disease-2016-6

Scientists create a 3D hologram of the brain’s connections in order to learn how different regions of the brain connects. This could lead to breakthroughs in many diseases we still don’t know how to treat.

teestudent
September 9th, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Matthew Stoddard

In movie news, the new batman movie, which will be directed by ben affleck, will feature Deathstroke as the caped crusaders prime antagonist.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/batman/geoff-johns-confirms-joe-manganiello-as-deathstroke-in-ben-afflecks-solo-a145057

teestudent
September 9th, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Matthew Stoddard

Wells Fargo bank is corruntly going through yet another scam. The company has been fined 185 million dollars because some employees were creating fake accounts. The employees created these accounts to transfer funds and get extra money.

http://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2016/9/9/12859740/wells-fargo-fake-account-scam-fine

teestudent
September 9th, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Cassidy Vela

New technology for ultracapacitors that are much improved from their counterparts and could lead to much better electric cars. They can survive conditions in SPACE!

http://news.mit.edu/2016/new-applications-ultracapacitors-drilling-aerospace-electric-cars-0907

teestudent
September 9th, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Cassidy Vela

New research revealed a cluster of stars that hosts several hundred black holes, changing the way we believed black holes were formed. They used computer simulations of that whole globular cluster to map its life (13 billion years) and see the effect of the black holes on their surroundings.

http://news.mit.edu/2016/new-applications-ultracapacitors-drilling-aerospace-electric-cars-0907

teestudent
September 10th, 2016 at 9:34 am

Maddy Mae:

This camera was 3D printed and doesn’t include a single prefabricated part. I found it interesting how the designer drew ideas from much older camera designs from 1885. The camera has very limited capability, but I think this is still a great achievement. It may seem like a less efficient manufacturing process at the moment, but if it were to be perfected it could surpass what we use today.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/09/every-single-part-of-this-camera-is-3d-printed/?ncid=rss

teestudent
September 10th, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Whitney’s Find: Fun article about tests being done on drone deliveries. Maybe soon we’ll have be getting our pizza delivered to us by drones, instead of driver!

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/08/chipotle-to-test-burrito-delivery-by-drone-with-project-wing-at-virginia-tech/?ncid=rss

teestudent
September 10th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

An experienced journalist reveals what it’s like to be mentored on the ins and outs of Snapchat by a younger colleague.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/business/what-could-i-possibly-learn-from-a-mentor-half-my-age.html

Emily Peterson

teestudent
September 10th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Can tech innovation be the solution to the problem technology created? New products and apps are being geared toward eliminating distracted driving.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/health/distracted-driving-technology-solution/?iid=EL

Emily Peterson

teestudent
September 12th, 2016 at 9:52 am

Jenica’s find:

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/11974734?utm_hp_ref=technology&ir=Technology

This article talked about the evolution of drones and future use. I learned that some of the original motives for developing drones was to get kids outside and away from video games. I never thought of it like that. It was also interesting to learn of mobile ambulance drones. I had heard about them before, but only as a vague idea. It’s good to know real progress is being made on that frontier.

teestudent
September 12th, 2016 at 7:08 pm

David

FCC processes and coordinates research and development of 5G wireless technologies.

https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog/2016/09/07/enhancing-experimentation-and-innovation-5g-and-beyond

teestudent
September 12th, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Josh’s Find (Week of 9/11-9/17/16)

Breinify-A Tool for Retailers
Breinify is a tool that focuses more on demographics, time, interests from social media accounts, and immediate intents. Kind of scary if you ask me:

https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/12/breinify-tells-online-retailers-what-customers-want-to-buy-at-a-specific-point-in-time/?ncid=rss

Bionic Olympics
The first Cybathlon will take place near Zurich. Designed to motivate research and developments, the best prosthetic pilots and companies will compete in simple tasks to prove who has the best products in the industry:

http://www.popsci.com/futuristic-bionic-olympics-highlights-cyborg-technology#page-2

teestudent
September 14th, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Jacob’s find week 2:
Did you guys know that planets can change and affect the physical properties of their moons? Neither did I but apparently Pluto over many years has caused a red spot on its moon.

http://gizmodo.com/we-finally-know-what-this-big-red-splotch-on-plutos-moo-1786631582

teestudent
September 14th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Jacob’s find week 2:

So the E ink technology which we all love in all of our Ereaders is now being implemented on freight trucks! This creates a very effective form of advertising and energy efficient too!

http://gizmodo.com/giant-e-ink-screens-turn-trucks-into-dynamic-rolling-bi-1786627116

teestudent
September 15th, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Julia’s find week 2:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/d-link-180-degree-security-camera/amp/
A camera you can put in a room that does not need to pan or move to get a 180 degree view

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/15/elwing-adds-electric-power-to-a-standard-sized-skateboard/
Electric power was added to a regular skateboard

teestudent
September 15th, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Amy’s find (week 2):

An article about the lives of two inventors who were the “first” in their fields (film and computers), but whose actual inventions never came to fruition–it took other people finding better ways to do what they imagined being possible for those fields to really emerge.

“The History of Inventing Shows Our Poor Grasp of Creativity”

https://aeon.co/essays/the-history-of-inventing-shows-our-poor-grasp-of-creativity

An article about how internet advertising is changing.

“Adblock Plus Now Sells Ads”

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/13/12890050/adblock-plus-now-sells-ads

teestudent
September 16th, 2016 at 7:58 am

Matt’s Find week 2

Are you a fan of really cool interior design or architecture? Do you want to have your own “man cave” someday? Well, check out this article about a really neat looking man cave with an urban like interior design.

http://www.contemporist.com/2016/09/15/inhouse-architects-designed-a-man-cave-in-the-basement-of-this-home/

teestudent
September 16th, 2016 at 8:04 am

Matt’s Find week 2

Here’s an article about an e-reader powered by solar technology. It’s very cool but the problem is that it needs one hour of sunlight to power for only 30 minutes. It’s also pretty pricey!

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/16/12939478/solar-powered-ebook-charger-bookeen

teestudent
September 16th, 2016 at 11:48 am

Adam’s Finds

This article is about Uber’s new self-driving cars!

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/heres-like-ride-ubers-self-driving-car/

This one is about a physics game like angry birds that harnesses science and fun!

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/bad-piggies-best-science-game-didnt-know-science/

teestudent
September 16th, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Taylor’s Finds

After our discussion on Touch Screen Technology, I thought everyone would find this interesting:

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/16/iphone-7-home-button-requires-skin-contact/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

The end of this article talked about the future of networks, 5G. It also talked about network types as well.

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/oh-hey-intels-iphone-now/

teestudent
September 18th, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Shelley’s finds week 2:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/connected-home-reviews/robomow-rs620-review/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

A robot that will mow your lawn on autopilot using a wire perimeter.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/awesome-tech-you-cant-buy-yet-hifiman-megamini/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

Many new technologies included an “atomizing sink faucet” which turns the water into mist, preventing waste.

teestudent
September 23rd, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Matts find week 3

This is a cool article about making room in a living area by raising the bed to the ceiling.

http://www.contemporist.com/2016/09/22/this-bed-can-be-raised-up-to-make-room-for-a-living-area/

teestudent
September 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Matts find week 3

One of the first hydrogen powered trains can be found in Germany. It emits only steam and condensed water. The hope is to start using more fuel efficient transportation that doesn’t have to rely on dissel fuel.

http://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2016/9/23/13022400/hydrogen-train-germany-coradia-ilint-alstom-innotrans

teestudent
September 25th, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Shelley’s finds week 3:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/monitor-home-appliance-energy-sense/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

They created sensors to help track how much electricity is being used in certain places and where the most electricity is going. It is a cheaper alternative to a smart home.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/uber-real-time-id-check/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

Uber added a new security feature called “Real time ID-check.” It prompts drivers to share a selfie before they go online. Then the app checks that selfie to what they have on file for the driver. This is to keep customers safe and to prevent fraud.

teestudent
October 7th, 2016 at 11:03 pm

Shelley’s finds week 5:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/radarcat-machine-learning-radar-sensor-google-soli/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

“RadarCat” is a computer that can identify an object by sending out electromagnetic waves, determining it’s shape, size, orientation, and material.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-is-an-invisible-tv-really-181044827.html

A TV that looks like a glass screen but has very good picture quality.

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