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 […]

Welcome to the Anthropocene

  Definition: The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen. […]

Google Art Project

Source: The Guardian National Gallery joins Google Art Project’s virtual culture tours Ten British galleries join likes of Palace of Versailles and the White House as online museum grows to 30,000 objects Google’s Nelson Mattos unveils the latest Art Project updates in Paris     1. What’s the difference between wander and wonder? 2. What are […]

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 […]

Skype Class – Cyber Attacks

Introduction: Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary.   Today’s subject is cyber attacks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/02/120216_6min_english_cyberwar.shtml   Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct tense.   Exercises: hacker […]

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 […]

Skype Class – US Film

Introduction: Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary. Today’s subject is US National Film   Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/01/120119_6min_english_films.shtml   Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct tense.   […]

It’s Reinvented !

  Toyota Camry 2012 Big Game : It’s Reinvented   Toyota reinvents more than the Camry in this extended version of the blockbuster commercial that started it all. What would you like #reinvented? Toyota are trying to start a meme? What is a meme? How do you call the symbol # ? where is it […]

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 […]

Skype Class – Work emails

Introduction:   Skype classes are designed to help with listening comprehension and conversation skills. They will include different and diverse subjects for expansion of vocabulary.   Today’s subject is Work Emails in the workplace.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2012/01/120111_6min_english_work_email.shtml Please prepare the vocabulary and listen to the news report… Some words need to be changed into the correct […]