Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cortana: Microsoft's Siri



  • Cortana is referred to as Microsoft's "personal digital assistant"
  • Has the ability to browse the web, set up alarms, shift calendar appointments, find restaurants, place calls, send messages and much more.
  • It has very similar features as the Apple's Siri
  • Cortana also recognizes your habits such as when you wake up, when you're at school/work etc and uses information to predict your next move

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scientists have created a mini mars on earth called "mars yard". This replica is made in london and costs about 832000. The main purpose is so the european space agency can test out new rover they hope to use. The rover they are making is one they hope can travel and make its own safe route. The rover should be out in 2018. If all goes well the ESA will hope to launch their two missions up to mars in the 2020s.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Samsung's Milk

Just like how Apple has iTunes and the Beats has its Beats music...Samsung now has Milk. It is a customizable, ad-free music streaming service that Samsung provides. Owners of Samsung phones have access to over 200 stations. The name "milk" is used to represent the brand's "fresh take" on music. Milk has features that other appliances apparently lack. Also, Milk Music offers exclusive music programs for emerging artists. 


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Educational Technology and Copyright Law

Copyright is a United States federal law that protects original "works of authorship" such as:

  • literary
  • written
  • dramatic
  • artistic
  • musical
  • other
Any work uploaded to the internet is automatically copyrighted. No paperwork is needed.
There are four exclusive rights

  1. Reproduce the copyrighted work;
  2. Display the copyrighted work publicly;
  3. Prepare derivative works based on the copyrighted work; and
  4. Distribute copies of the copyrighted work to the public by sale, rental or lending, and/or to display the image.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tech Article 2/28

  • Mozilla is planning to create an OS Smartphone
  • Price would only be $25
  • Mozilla is working with a Chinese chip maker called Spreadtrum Communications for the developments
  • Appearance of phone is smaller than an iPhone and will have less power and screen resolution
  • The phone is focusing and aiming on the essentials in a typical smartphone


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tech Article 2/6/14


  • fake marble sculptures
  • they stretch out like a slinky
  • made out of thousands of sheets of paper
  • location of these sculptures are in New York at an exhibition called "Tools of Study."
You can stretch out these fake marble sculptures like a slinky