Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Name Your Own Price Learn To Code Bundle http://tinyurl.com/kuoo5lu #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

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We've chosen three charities, Child's Play, World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons, that we believe make a significant positive impact across the globe. 10% of your entire purchase will go to help one of three charities of your choice.

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In this bundle you'll get lifetime access to 8 actionable online courses, 826 total lectures, and more than 80 hours of content that will have you coding like a pro in no time. It's the perfect tool to brush up on old skills or learn to code from scratch.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Your USB Devices Aren’t Safe Anymore, Thanks To BadUSB #vmvwiki

BadUSB is a malware that targets USB devices.The BadUSB malware isn't stored on the user-accessible storage partition, but rather on the firmware of a USB device – including Keyboards, phones and flash drives. This means that it's virtually undetectable to conventional anti-virus packages, and can survive the drive being formatted.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mobile Phone App helps to save a baby's life #vmvwiki

I just caught this on the midday news. It is an article about a CPR app that helped to save the life of a baby that had stopped breathing. 

- Mal

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#vmvwiki The best Flash file for wasting time


An interactive page where a whale follows your cursor


JavaScript & HTML5 Canvas - Bouncing Bubbles for Your Webpage http://youtu.be/tW6pmzd34Hc #vmvwiki


Here is a tutorial I found while researching the canvas tag. How to make mesmerizing bubbles/balls bounce around a canvas. The code is in description, and it's easy to alter.

- Mark L

Prezi available free for students #vmvwiki

Go to http://prezi.com/pricing/ and scroll to the end of the page and click on the educational link. You need to use your EIT student email to prove your student status. 


Are your iCloud photos STILL at risk? Apple unable to offer any assurances to millions of users 24 hours after hackers leaked 101 celebrities' naked images online

Andrea Jackson says: Flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of its iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities'. #vmvwiki Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2739215/Jennifer-Lawrence-victim-hacker-leaks-slew-graphic-nude-photos-Oscar-winning-actress.html#ixzz3C8iWDhPI Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Apple announces it is 'actively investigating' celebrity photo hacking

Apple has admitted it is 'actively investigating' claims that a flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of its iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities'.

Read the full story:


2 September 2014

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.

Read the full story:


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

Google URL Shortener

Here is a Google tool to shorten URL's


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