GPS Friend Finder now available in the Google Play Store for Free

posted Nov 28, 2015, 4:16 AM by Chris G   [ updated Nov 28, 2015, 4:17 AM ]

Quantum Physics and Universal Beauty - with Frank Wilczek - YouTube

posted Nov 24, 2015, 6:59 PM by Chris G   [ updated Nov 24, 2015, 7:00 PM ]

Star Wars: Building a Galaxy With Code

posted Nov 18, 2015, 6:08 PM by Videre Research   [ updated Nov 18, 2015, 6:09 PM ]

Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.

posted Sep 12, 2014, 12:20 PM by Chris G

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science

Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

YouTube Video

First-person Hyperlapse Videos (Technical)

posted Aug 15, 2014, 12:47 PM by Videre Research   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 12:48 PM ]

Using Social Media data in world conflicts

posted Apr 15, 2014, 2:33 PM by Chris G

Following his article Using Data and Statistics to Bring Down Dictators, Forbes Contributor Federico Guerrini wrote another interesting article titled How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria.

His article also mentions the The Syria Conflict Mapping Project, an initiative launched by the Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program.

Internet use and privacy

posted Feb 13, 2014, 12:16 AM by Chris G

Your personal info should be your own. But today thousands of companies invisibly collect your data on the Internet, including the pages you go to and the searches you do. Often, this personal data is packaged and sold without your permission.

Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.

Google, Facebook, Yahoo and the convenience of OAUTH authentication

posted Feb 13, 2014, 12:10 AM by Chris G

Today, more and more websites allow users to authenticate using Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other existing credentials. Sure, the convenience of not having to create multiple credentials is a good thing for users, and having one less database with your username and password is also  good thing.

But do you really know who you entrusted with access to information about yourself? 

As a test, go to and see how many people have which level of access to your Google account!

Should I be afraid of Google Glass?

posted Feb 12, 2014, 11:54 PM by Chris G   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 12:10 AM ]

Google Glass

posted May 17, 2011, 12:21 PM by Videre Research   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 11:50 PM by Chris G ]

(image by Google)

As amazing, intriguing, and for some shocking as it may be, the era of the wearable computer is upon us.

Videre Research is curating the ScoopIT Google Glass topic in order to highlight some of the capabilities, but also issues and shortcomings of the current technology. Stay tuned for an exciting future!

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