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I've put together my notes from the mTech: Wearable technologies in Education event @INSPIREDU2 on Friday...

I've put together my notes from the mTech: Wearable technologies in Education event @INSPIREDU2 on Friday http://timklapdor.postach.io/post/mtech-wearable-technologies-in-an-educational-context * PS this is not a transcript of the event, it's my notes and my comments! http://timklapdor.postach.io/post/mtech-wearable-technologies-in-an-educational-context

Security camera trailer parked at my local railway station, bristling with observation devices...

Security camera trailer parked at my local railway station, bristling with observation devices...

One-fifth of who is tracking me today.

One-fifth of who is tracking me today.

Technology and society looks like this in technology types so far - http://technologyandsociety.org

Technology and society looks like this in technology types so far - http://technologyandsociety.org

Worth reading.

Worth reading. Interesting remarks from Obama on Edward Snowden and NSA activities.  He seems to lend validity to the information contained in the leaks, while playing down the scope of the NSA operation and suggesting the information Snowden revealed would have come out sooner or later anyway..  His remarks do not inspire confidence even though they seem designed to ease fears. It's also interesting that he refers to Snowden's revelations as 'exciting'. I'm not sure that's what came to mind first when people heard the revelations. He also suggests Snowden could have come forward openly and been confident that whistle blower laws would protect him.  Given the US government's strong response to Snowden it's pretty hard to believe that would have  been true. Obama: "...And there’s no doubt that Mr. Snowden’s leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response than would have been the case if I had simply appointed this review board to go through

Recently a few residents from a small town named Deer Trail, Colorado decided to write a proposed city ordinance to...

Originally shared by Gary Mortimer Recently a few residents from a small town named Deer Trail, Colorado decided to write a proposed city ordinance to purchase “Drone Hunting Licenses” from the town for $25.  You can read the specifics of the proposed ordinance below however in a nutshell it would authorize license holders to shoot down drones that resemble a federal drone (i.e. wings, fuselage, propeller) – regardless of the purpose for which it is being used. On the 6th of August 2013, the ordinance was put to a vote by the town council and it came to a tie which means it will go to a special election for the more than 500 residents of Deer Trail.  Falcon UAV was out in Deer Trail yesterday to educate the town council and its residents that their ordinance was misguided, at best, given that the use of drones in the civil market are going to be an enormous help for small communities and small businesses such as those in Deer Trail. http://www.suasnews.com/2013/08/24380/falcon-uav-puts

Heres the full report from CSU's mobile project for 2012.

Heres the full report from CSU's mobile project for 2012. I've been putting this together for a while and am happy to put it out for the public. It's developed into quite a tome but is a record of everything we've done and learnt from the experience. Love to get some feedback and happy to field any questions here or offline! PS: There are a couple of shorter guides developed from the report and a tweetable version up on slideshare too. http://www.slideshare.net/mobile/mLearn/mlearn-fullreport