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Everything Google knows about you (and how it knows it)
The Washington Post
According to Google, I am a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who speaks English as her primary language and has accumulated an unwieldy 74,486 e-mails in her life. I like cooking, dictionaries and Washington, D.C. I own a Mac computer that I last accessed at 10:04 p.m. last night, at which time I had 46 open Chrome tabs. And of the thousands and thousands of YouTube videos I have watched in my lifetime, a truly embarrassing number of them concern (a) funny pets or (b) Taylor Swift.
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Technology that puts the classroom in students' laptops
The Globe and Mail
With classrooms extending to students’ laptops, tablets and even their phones, postsecondary schools are looking for ways to use constantly changing technology to augment learning. “Teaching and learning is changing,” explains Patrick Lyons, the director of teaching and learning at Carleton University in Ottawa. “The types of experiences we want our learners to have need new approaches to teaching. Technology can act as a powerful lever for those things.”
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New subatomic particles predicted by Canadians found at CERN
CBC News
Two new subatomic particles whose existence was predicted by Canadian particle physicists have been detected at the world's largest particle collider. The discovery of the particles, known as Xi_b'- and Xi_b*-, were announced by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and published online on the physics preprint server Arxiv.They have been submitted to the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.
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Google Transit technology fails Halifax Transit
CBC News
A new piece of technology for Halifax Transit has failed and it's going to take a few weeks to get it back on board.​ Google Transit — a way for people riding the bus to get fast and accurate times and other information on bus routes on their smartphones — crashed last week. The program, which is aligned with Google Maps, may be out of commission for two weeks.
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Everything Google knows about you (and how it knows it)
The Washington Post
According to Google, I am a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who speaks English as her primary language and has accumulated an unwieldy 74,486 e-mails in her life. I like cooking, dictionaries and Washington, D.C. I own a Mac computer that I last accessed at 10:04 p.m. last night, at which time I had 46 open Chrome tabs. And of the thousands and thousands of YouTube videos I have watched in my lifetime, a truly embarrassing number of them concern (a) funny pets or (b) Taylor Swift.

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with touchpad gestures, OneDrive selective sync, and MKV support
VB News
Microsoft released the second update to its Windows 10 tech preview as part of the company’s Windows Insider Program. The new arrival adds a slew of new features and bumps the build number from 9860, which arrived on October 21, to 9879. The update should arrive overnight for Windows 10 preview users via Windows Update (your PC has to be plugged in, and be on or sleeping). If you want to get build 9879 now, head to PC Settings, select “Update and recovery,” then “Preview builds,” and click the “Check Now” button.

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NBCC Civil Engineering Technology student receives national scholarship

A first-year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) student in the Civil Engineering Technology: Construction Management program is one of two recipients of a national scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of Manulife Canada, Sam Scott received the $1,000 scholarship from the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) at a presentation at NBCC Moncton Campus. The scholarship is awarded to the dependent of a certified member of the CCTT to assist with the costs of studies that lead to a technician or technology diploma from a recognized program of studies in engineering or applied science technology.

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Which wearable is right for your business?
Computer Dealer News
There’s debate as to whether the workplace is ready for wearables. This is hardly surprising when most wearables seem to have fitness – rather than business – in mind. Even among smartwatches, functionality is often limited to notifications rather than productivity. In this slideshow, let's cut through the ordinary to show you which ones stand out, and which ones are worth your curiosity.
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Amazon, Facebook creep up video ranks, but miles behind Netflix
CNet
Watch your back, Netflix. The streaming-video service remains, by far, the biggest source of downstream Internet traffic during peak evening viewing hours in North America. But jostling in the lower ranks are Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go and even Facebook, suggesting changes in where we watch online video and the intensifying competition in Netflix's shadow.
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Toyota bets on hydrogen technology
Financial Times
Following years of self-reflection over its growth strategy and quality lapses, Toyota is back on the offensive with its most aggressive bet yet on hydrogen-powered vehicle technology. The company said its new fuel-cell sedan will be released in Japan on Dec. 15, with U.S. and European launches due next summer and September, respectively.
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Top five enterprise technology trends for 2015
ZDNet
What technological trends can we expect to shape the enterprise in 2015? According to predictions released by US carrier Verizon, strategic network investments will be a top priority for chief information officers (CIOs) working in the corporate world next year, as more and more companies seek to make sense of Big Data, profit from the internet of things (IoT) and make the transition to the cloud. In the coming year, now perhaps the worst of the recession is behind us, companies will also begin to adopt technologies that drive business innovation and provide a strong basis for future growth.
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