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Moodle • Open Source Software for Online Learning

Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system (LMS) that allows educators to create online courses and learning environments. It was created in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, a computer scientist and educator who wanted to create a platform that would facilitate collaborative learning and improve the quality of education for...

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How Uber Helps Transform the Taxi Industry in Chicago – a Case Study

According to an Uber case study, Uber’s arrival in Chicago in 2011 changed how people get around the city. For decades, people in Chicago experienced poor taxi services. In the past three years, taxi passengers filed nearly 36,000 complaints, major issues are related to •    reckless driving and rude driver behaviour...

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A Next-Generation Digital Book

If you think that today’s ebooks you download and read in pdf, or word or Kindle format are the types of ebooks we will still be reading in 3 years, you are wrong. Software developer Mike Matas demos the first interactive book for the iPad, where the ebook is like a...

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Got issues with WiFi at home? This product could be the solution.

Plume Design Inc., a Silicon Valley startup, created the Plume Adaptive WiFi system which allows you to use an unlimited amount of tiny Wi-Fi extenders in a home network and report device data to computers in the cloud. The system monitors traffic and prioritises services on the fly. For example, a...

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Change Life by Connecting Things

You may have seen this in the fiction movies, but connecting your physical and digital things together with the aim to take care of your self, your family, your home is coming to everyone’s life. Stringify is a new app which has yet been fully released. However, you can try its...

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Google Translate Now Offers 103 Languages That Cover 99% of The Online Population

Google just added 13 new languages — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa - — Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa to the language library. Google uses two approaches to build...

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Pocket is acquired by Mozilla

If you have used Pocket, the app, which saves articles for you to read later, you may be impressed by its simple idea however the great deal of impact it made to it users. Pocket has just been acquired by Mozilla as a wholly-owned, independent subsidiary of Mozilla.Pocket started out as...

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Trello is acquired by Atlassian

Last month I wrote about collaboration, and mentioned two tools Trello and Atlassian Confluence. Now Trello is being acquired by Atlassian. Trello was launched five years ago, since then, more than 19 million people have used Trello to solve many different challenges both personal and professional. Atlassian has its own excellent...

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The iPhone App of the Year

Prisma has been nominated by Apple as the app of the year in Australia. Prisma is a free photo app that uses technology to transform your photos and video into works of art. It claims to transform media using the styles of famous artists like van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well...

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Google maps now wheelchair friendly

Google has added a new feature to its Map service providing wheelchair accessible information for locations, however, currently only available to users in the United States according to Business Insider. The accessibility data was crowd-sourced from people who are regular Google Maps users that respond to questions such as cost, operating hours,...

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