Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Identifying Web Browser Flaws

Peter Wayner notes flaws in web browsers which can harass end-users.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Apple MacIntosh Tips

Johnny Evans shares tips on using an Apple MacIntosh .

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Women Tend to Work Longer Hours

According to Gemma Acton, women work 39 more days each year than men.

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Women's Wages and Hours

Gemma Acton reports that globally, women work longer each day than men if unpaid work is taken into account.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Biometric Rights

Darlene Storm notes that privacy law is undefined when it comes to ownership rights regarding biometric markers such as fingerprints.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Fact Checking

Mike Elgan reviews the need for fact checking and offers links to fact checking sites such as:

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Internet Archive Improvements

Librarian Jessamyn West reports that the Internet Archive has developed new methods for searching and viewing e-books.

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Personal Computer Market Share in Decline

Gregg Keizer notes that sales of personal computers has declined 4-6% in the past year. Keizer suspects that low-end PCs may become less available as retailers try to maintain profits with high-end devices.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Resource Allocation

Yuval Atsmon examines the three elements of resource allocation :

  1. Where to allocate resources;
  2. How much money and time to allocate; and,
  3. How to implement the allocation changes.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Selecting a Laptop

Lisa Gade's YouTube video discusses how to select a laptop , depending on what you plan to use it for.

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Academic Innovation

Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, discusses in a video the initiatives that have allowed his university to grow in a depressed environment. These include starting new technology programs, expanding co-op programs, marketing globally to students, and developing mentors. These initiatives require more effort from faculty, but it allows institutional success.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Logical Fallacies

Don Pepper reviews major logical fallacies : overconfidence, narrow framing, short-term emotion, and confirmation bias - all of which can impair how we handle decision-making.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Motivation and Employment

Clayton Christensen offers thoughts on what motivates purchases and hiring , and uses that lense to examine employment choice.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

SLI.DO - An Audience Participation Tool

Matt Alderton recommends the audience interaction tool called Sli.do, which allows instant audience feedback. Sli.do offers a limited-utility mode for free, but the full-featured app is $199 per event.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Worldwide Typefaces

Mark Wilson explains Google's work to develop typefaces .

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HP's Elite X3 Phone That Doubles as a Lightweight Computer

Austin Evans' YouTube reviews Hewlett Packard's Elite X3 , a Windows phone which can be docked to meet light computing tasks. Evans says that the concept is good, but that the current Windows mobile software and hardware is too limiting for power users.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Establishing Priorities

Brian Tracy suggests how we can set our priorities .

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Linux Distributions to Replace WindowsXP

Ian Paul recommends three Linux distributions for those still using Microsoft WindowsXP: Zorin, LXLE or Ubuntu . He warns that none of these will run Microsoft Windows software, but they have a limited set of productivity software included.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Smartphones in Higher Education

Meghan Bogardus Cortez explains why some faculty encourage students to collaborate using smartphones .

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Visible Light Communication

Patrick Nelson reviews current research at Dartmouth which shows that visible light may be a good medium for disseminating secure communications.

Nelson earlier reported that solar panels may be designed as visible light communication receivers, citing a TED video given by Harold Haas. A side benefit of using solar power for data communications is that the technology could help nations meet their carbon reduction targets.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Refining Your Google Search

Google search results can be filtered and refined, as shown in this video .

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

LXLE: A Lightweight Linux Distribution

Mark Gibbs promotes LXLE a Linux distribution for older computers.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Chatbots Teaching Foreign Languages

Sean Captain talks about conversing with a computer to learn to speak a foreign language.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Resolve Team Conflicts

John Rampton offers suggestions for ending team conflict .

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Google Sheets "Explore" Tool

Sharon Machlis tried the Explore feature in Google Sheets, and found significant limitations in its ability to understand natural language queries.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Driving Traffic to Your Website

Matt Alderton says that a good headline is what drives traffic to your website.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Importance of Humanities

John McCumber explains why humanities need to be taught in universities.

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How Not to Apologize

Lucy Ferris suggests that an acceptable apology requires a commitment not to repeat the offense.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Google Office Tools

Howard Wen promotes ten features of Google Office .

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Using Google to Search Within a Site

This video explains how to use Google to search within a site.

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Firefox Blocking Access to Some Weakly Secured Servers

Lucian Constantin reports that the Firefox browser is giving a error message of ssl_error_weak_server_ephemoral_dh_key if a "secure" server is using an inadequate number of security bits.

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Friday, October 07, 2016

Robotic Delivery

Mike Elgan proclaims that robot delivery will have more impact than drone delivery for most packages.

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Android Malware at Work

Michael Kan reports that Android maleware has been uploaded to the Android Play Store, and that infected apps are being downloaded thousands of times.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Ramifications of Data Portability

Michael Cooney muses about the pros and cons of data portability .

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Choosing Your Academic Advisor

Leonard Cassuto guides the humanities scholar in the choice of an academic advisor .

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 Tools

Brad Chacos reviews sixteen Windows 10 apps which are shipped with the operating system.

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Stroad

Charles Marohn defines a stroad and why it is an imperfect urban fixture.

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Public Libraries

Ian Anstice validates public libraries in financially struggling times.

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