Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "Forbes has a story about how FreedomPop is trying to disrupt the public Wifi business. From the article: "Getting hosed by your Internet service provider may seem as inevitable as death and taxes, but a new startup aims to change that. Startup FreedomPop, which is backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, DCM and Mangrove Capital, provides cheaper Internet access and the ability for people to share access with others on its network."" Link to Original Source top
The Encyclopedia of Life passes the 1 million page mark
Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "The Encyclopedia of Life project (http://eol.org/), an online resource aggregating information about all life on Earth, now has over 1 million taxon pages with content. All content is licensed under a Creative Commons license and includes text, over 1.5 million images, video, and sounds. It's an amazing resource for educators since the information is curated and rated. EOL also develops tools to make the content even more accessible, like the field guide tool (http://fieldguides.eol.org) that lets you build a customized online (and printable) field guide about any group of species or higher taxa." Link to Original Source top
What's an Effective and Inexpensive Way to Monitor
Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "I'm about to complete a purchase of an electric scooter that is worth over $5k. Since I'll be parking it on a college campus, it will be vulnerable to theft. I'd like to install some kind of tracking device on it but the solutions I've seen so far seem quite expensive. Are there any reasonably priced and effective solutions out there? Ideally, I'd like to be informed by text message if my scooter moves without my knowing. I'd like to then track the scooter's movements." top
Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "A new version of the Encyclopedia of Life is now available (eol.org). Aside from a much better interface and a lot more content, EOL now features enhanced social networking features such as communities. Any registered user (free) can create collections of their favorite species and create communities around them. The Education Group also has a new Field Guide tool that lets you create a customized field guide based on EOL content." Link to Original Source top
Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "Chrome popped up a notice today that the Xmarks extension requires access to "data on all websites and my browsing history". This seems new and a lot of people have been asking about it on XMarks website... with no reply as of yet."