Saturday, 30 August 2014

Could we soon send emails 'telepathically'? Scientist transmits message into the mind of a colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

Andrea Jackson says: Brain-wave sensing machines have been used to send an email from India to France using nothing but the power of the mind. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to record electrical activity from neurons firing in the brain, and convert the words 'hola' and 'ciao' into binary. #vmvwiki Andrea

Could we soon send emails 'telepathically'?

Researchers led by the University of Barcelona used EEG headsets (pictured) to record electrical activity in the brain, and convert the words 'hola' and 'ciao' into binary.

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30 August 2014

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Just Touching a Laptop Can Reveal Secret Data #vmvwiki

Can listeners hear the difference with hi...

Can listeners hear the difference with hi-res audio (hi-res being 24-bit studio master)? Why are we listening to over-compressed music through low quality headphones? Electronic manufacturers are now building branded support for higher quality music into smartphones, tablets and headphones. #vmvdlt.
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How much difference is there between MP3, CD and 24-bit audio?
Debates rage over whether hi-res music is a gimmick. Three Guardian writers put four music formats – and their ears –...

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Story of the Internet.

Here's a pretty good sets of vids on the history of the internet. Recommended, especially for younger students who won't remember this stuff.

Download: The True Story of the Internet
...The True Story of the Internet. From the founders of eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, Netscape, Goggle and other powerbrokers, experience amazing stories of how the

Part two "Search" very relevant to last week's subject in Michael's web&net class. -- posted by Ian

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Future of Technology

Lots of videos on the future all of them are really interesting when you have some spare time you should take a look. 



Welcome to Michael's Student Blog

Hi everyone,


Welcome to this blog. As twitter is more or less useless from a class point of view I have created this blog to allow you to post interesting and exciting developments in IT that you thing will be of interest to the classes. You will be informed of an email address to post to.


Please do not post a URL only. Add a meaningful title and put a short description of why you think what you found is interesting and or exciting.


I am hoping for lots of interesting IT related things to be posted here


Cheers Michael