TED Talk – David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. Questions: What are the three different meanings for the word “tip”? Do you have any good tips that help you […]

Goya at CaixaForum

Goya goes to Barcelona   Intro Questions: Do you like Goya? What do you know about him? Would you like to see this exhibition? Why is his work popular? How many meanings of the word draw do you know?   A conservationist inspects the Goya painting El Pelele before it was hung for the CaixaForum […]

Meta Data – How much do you know?

Meta Data   Network on Vimeo Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes behind our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we send into the network.   How do you pronounce meta? How do you pronounce data? Please discuss the following words from the video: […]

Mobile World Congress 2012 – Modern Tech Language

Mobile World Congress: Will this be the year for NFC? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9701830.stm Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been host to over 1,500 companies hoping to have the idea that will take the mobile industry by storm. Spencer Kelly takes a tour round the conference floor and reveals the show’s big themes.   1. NFC: Near […]

TED – The true face of Leonardo

  Ted.com   Siegfried Woldhek shows how he found the true face of Leonardo You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. Mona Lisa is one of the best-known faces on the planet. But would you recognize an image of Leonardo da Vinci? Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek uses some thoughtful image-analysis techniques […]

A Day Made of Glass 2 : Using technology vocab

A Day Made of Glass 2 Upper Intermediate + : conversation and comprehension class   Vocab building: general, technology & educational. Skills: using common / colloquial expressions & phrases Comprehension exercise: understanding company presentations Grammar: 3rd Conditional Discussion: speaking practice. Duration: 120 minutes Source: Corning/ YouTube   Structure: There are 7 parts to the class […]

IMM Sound – It’s Immersive (Barcelona based technology company)

  IMM Sound – It’s Immersive   This is an article about 3D sound in the cinema. Before we start let me ask you some questions.   When I went skiing last season I had to get kitted out with loads of new things. What did I buy? I bought a new computer last week […]

TED – Looking inside your brain.

Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com.   Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.     1. Questions: Just […]

Medical Apps for iPad & iPhone (for Doctors)

NY Times – October 15 2011 Those Scan Results Are Just an App Away http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/business/medical-apps-to-assist-with-diagnoses-cleared-by-fda.html?_r=3   EVEN in the vast world of apps, Dr. Patrick J. Gagnon has one with an unusual distinction: it had to be cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gagnon, a radiation oncologist, uses the app when […]

Baltasar Garzón: judge on trial

Baltasar Garzón: judge on trial The Guardian What is your understanding of the Garzón case? What do you think about Garzón? Do the Spanish media present him as a hero or a villain? Words & Phrases: Discuss the meaning of the following words: on trial, to allege, wire taps, to ban, to twist, polemic, wilful, […]