The annual gift-giving season is upon us, and over the next five weeks I’ll run down some of my picks for the best tech ideas to put on your list, and to consider giving to others. This week, toys and fun things for kids. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Lego as a device for creative, unstructured fun. Lego Boost brings some more technical to the play by merging play with programming. I’ve written about how it is packed with potential. A kit, which brings hours of fun, is $199.
Media intelligence through investigation and experimentation Charles Adler Tonight, November 10: #dysonprize, #skan, #smartcities, #facebook Published 12 November 2017, 21:54 Comments None Categories Corus Radio Network | Consumer technology Last night, Charles and I talked about the Canadian winners of the Dyson Prize, a new index of smart cities around the world, and how to prevent Facebook from reminding you of things you’d rather forget. ← Older Newer → The Mind Control Division is the...
This week, how you can block Facebook memories and four Canadian cities appear on a new smart cities index. But first, students from McMaster University have won the James Dyson Award. A few weeks ago I wrote about the Canadian finalists in this year’s James Dyson Award. Yesterday, the English inventor announced that this year’s winner is a team from McMaster University in Hamilton.
Very articulate piece from @ClaireDederer wondering how to reconcile “monstrous” men with their artistic “genius”. Something we’re all struggling with I expect. Some more than others. https://t.co/rsgO6D2k85
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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