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24/03/2012

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Now it is time for Click. The device is a play 20 counter,

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including many components divided by a section, it dated by a MR1 and

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This week Click is going back to school to find out just how much

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industry should get involved with teaching technology. Works are so

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last season as we took up the latest technology that charges

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without Wise -- works. All the latest tech news and a safe way to

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get your kids online. Welcome to Click. I am Spencer

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Kelly. Look at this. This is four use of my life right here with

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University notes, my final year dissertation, all in computer

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science. Good stuff, programming, electronics, basic machine

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architecture, genetic algorithms. This passion for programming

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started when I was ten years old when I had my first BBC

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Microcomputer. In the small number of years since then many schools up

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moved away from teaching computers in this much depth.

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Today, school children are surrounded by more technology than

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ever before. There is going concern the current curriculum covered by a

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player or T1 -- Information Technology & Communications, which

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defines the way children are taught about technology, does not acquit

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children with the tools to fuel the 21st century technology based

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economy. It is important everybody gets the basic skills to get the

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jobs in the future but we need to go further and do more in computer

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science. In the 1980s, the first 8- bit computers caused a

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technological revolution in the home. For the first run,

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enthusiasts could cheaply learn how to programme a computer. In 1982,

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the BBC Microcomputer began to appear in UK schools. It was the

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start of another revolution, this time in the classroom. We had a

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crisis in schools today in regards to Information Technology &

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Communications. The BBC Microcomputer was a cornerstone of

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competing in schools. ZX Spectrum was a affordable computer. Children

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were inspired to create technology. Today they just use technology. We

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teach children to read but not to write. Learning how to use

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computers is of course important. But many leading industry figures

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believe that being sought her to use bits of software or

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applications simply is not enough. Break time. Two years ago, Ian

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Livingstone, the President of Eidos, the home of Lara Croft, and Alex

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Hope, were asked to write a report about the tools children have to

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find jobs in the technology industry. We published a report

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last year. It got nowhere particularly. We tried to engage

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with the civil servants. They said they key but no thank you. It was

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not until last August when a leading figure gave a lecture that

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we started thinking. I was flabbergasted to learn that

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technology is not taught as a standard in the UK. This puts York

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rate computer heritage under risk. When Eric Schmidt says we should

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have technology in the curriculum everybody sets up. As a result the

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government has pledged to change the current programme of study,

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replacing it with computer science at its heart. However, business and

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industry has been tasked with achieving this. We have filmed a

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Next Gen Coalition on the back of a cross industry coalition, backed by

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British Computer Society and UKIE. We are endeavouring to create a

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curriculum that will satisfy the government but is also inspiring

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and exciting to get children on board to want to do it. But is it

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appropriate for the technology industry to pursue such a hands-on

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role in education? It must be good to have such

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inspiration. Microsoft and Google are good examples. They employ a

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huge amount of engineers and they generate huge amounts of profits.

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Everybody uses those products. We cannot imagine a world without

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search engines. Because of an Google our leading players. It is

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very appropriate. -- Microsoft and Google.

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Work has already begun to help inspire feature computer scientist.

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These children are using a visual programming system called Kodu,

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which allows its users to build simple games. A computer science,

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you need to understand how the software works and the ballots.

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That is why should be taught at a young age -- and how it develops.

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Teaching as young as eight, 9 and 10, then people can understand

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these people can be the next future scientists in the future.

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Gadgeteer is a project developed by because of research that should

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address these concerns. Project Gadgeteer was conceived as a tool

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to help us build new types of devices. We had lots of ideas for

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different devices that could be interesting to explore and we

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wanted to be able to build one. system encompasses programming and

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involves working together different models to created a wide variety of

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games. We spoke to teachers and they got excited about what they

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thought they could do in the class and in terms of the children

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building and turning their ideas into reality. This is an example of

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something we built in our laboratory with Gadgeteer. We have

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made a nice Enclosure. You can make something that is very visually

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appealing. We have a version of the play if 49, where I had to steer

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the snake around. -- snake game. This is an example of another game.

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This one is interesting because it was built by a group of

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schoolchildren who were involved in a pilot of get a searing. Children

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have been used in this programme and learning about it and building

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their own projects in an after- school club. After just ten weeks,

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one hour a week, these children put together this example, another

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arcade game. What this device is is actually a stop animation system.

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The idea is that there is a jitters will come on the front of the units.

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The display has an SD card. I walk into use this guy into the shot.

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The idea is that we will build up a movie and then maybe he will end by

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staring at the camera. In a similar vein, a project that hect that hed

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huge interest is Raspberry Pi, a fully programmable computer that

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cost just �25. This is a Raspberry Pi computer. It is a very small

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computer. But in the middle inside there is a processor that is

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running at 700MHz. We also have a graphics processing units, GPU.

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That is delivering the graphics to this green. There is also a HDMI

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transmitter inside there as well, delivering video. The first thing I

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am going to do is start of the Graphical User Environment. The

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best of his in a short time and we can begin using it. I will open two

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windows. The first is for a programme called Snake. Then I am

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going to open another window and that will actually run the

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programme within it. It opens up a third dimension in computing and

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takes computing from plug 'n' play to plug, play and explore. That is

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a very exciting thing. We give it to students around the world and it

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will open up their minds to what is possible with computing. Microsoft

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and AQA have already partners to create a new GCSE in computer

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science that will include programming for wear and mobile

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applications. This is competing in the old school cents. Almost like

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the 1980s. Users slaving over a code and programming. Technology in

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education is very much looking back to the future.

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How much of the computing nuts and bolts do you think we need to know

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a look at the technology news of this week.

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The military has used drones for a while but now the infamous file

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sharing side The Pirate Bay says it will use high altitude aircraft to

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avoid being taken off line. The authorities do not like the way the

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site uses places where they can download copyrighted the ones

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without paying. The site plans to use GPS controlled manner 11, with

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tiny computers, to redirect traffic to sewers at secret locations.

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There has been a deal with LogMeIn to allow access to Android devices.

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The software allows Dennis's to run diagnostics and fixed

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configurations and trouble should issues were over the use it is, as

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long as they are on the internet. Think of saving money? A new study

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suggests you could be paying for what are apps in that real life.

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Researchers have found some apps that serve up third party adverts,

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used four times the back to power it would have otherwise. Angry

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Birds needs just 20% of its energy consumption to let you play the

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game itself. Tracking the music, exchanging information and sending

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those adverts takes up the rest. Finally, the online world has got

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itself into a flap over this video by a Jarno Smeets, supposedly

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showing him flying using only home- made wings. His website looks real

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and fooled many news applets. But alas Jarno Smeets admitted it was a

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hoax, explaining it as an exercise in one mind storytelling. Only

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after 3 million YouTube hits, of course.

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If you own an electric toothbrush but have never paid attention to

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how it charges, look at this. He put the plastic birch on the

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plastic base and it charges. -- rush. No wides and no metal to

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conduct the electricity -- wires. It is a technique called magnetic

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induction and we are starting to see it being used to charge mobile

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phones and even bigger star. We have been taking a look at just how

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far we can take the concert of a live without wires. -- concept.

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This is no ordinary magazine Muggles, it is magic. OK, it is not

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but it feels like it. The front page as a wireless receiver and it

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is being powered by a shelf it is sitting on. Take it away and it

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stops working. Genius or hocus- pocus? Dinosaurs are scary but only

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when they come to life. Staff do not have to keep on checking

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batches will be replaced because they will be fully charged and

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roaring to go from the moment you leave the shop. Over the past few

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years, while this charging has become more commonplace. In the

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subtle devices, a small coil it is placed inside the charging device

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which is plugged into the mains. Then a small receiver goes into the

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handset so you can pop your phone down to choose it up rather that

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plugging it in -- charge. This has 95% efficiency. You may not need a

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spare still charging scharging se future for it to work. We may have

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a solution where we can take all the technology and puts it into

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something very similar to what it is doing now in a memory card. This

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is not a memory card, this is a wireless charging device. You put

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in this memory card into the phone. You close the phone. Then he puts

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it down and this mobile phone has become a wireless power enabled

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bone. That is really what is going to happen 30 years from now -- bone.

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A common standard was set for smaller devices using power in 2010

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and this year an agreement is expected between manufacturers on a

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standard for logic kitchen appliances, the city the ears of

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Today, if we want to convert our existing services to wireless a

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power players, we need to take a jilted them and bury a coil inside.

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Later this year, it will be easier thanks black to new versions which

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will work through it is -- thicker materials. They will be smart as

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well, able detect what is put over them and deliver a stronger charge.

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In teacher, we may not have to take our friends across our pockets to

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charge them. -- been up feature. It is outside the car were wireless

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charging could prove a real game changed. This electric car is

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charged by parking it exactly over its charger. That will be embedded

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in his garage or parking space. This system means you do not have

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to be dapper size. What is unique about this system is its tolerance

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stick the wheels on the white lines of the parking space and these two

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pads was still transfer energy. That is because the virtual pipe

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between them is allied magnetically. There are always trying to find

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each other to ensure maximum efficiency. The size of the

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receiver on the car is shrinking as well. The Dannatt link up believe

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means at the efficiency is around 90%. -- decoupling. If you know how

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to park, you know had a chat. You can park it in any normal parking

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space as long as there is a charging point. As in Asia park,

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it's that charging. -- as soon as you park. Nobody wants it to run

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out a field. The system is animal friendly as well. It a cat happens

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to take a liking to sit underneath powers are down. That spatial

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freedom to no longer have to be over the charging point opens up

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other possibilities. This is just a dream that the men made. But there

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is no reason why hundreds of charging points cannot be embedded

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on Rome's, each one sending a market charge to Abkhaz as we drive

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along. -- on the roads. -- charging our cars. 2014 at the very earliest.

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There is a lot of work that needs to be done to get it into the

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streets. It will take a little longer. While it took ages to get

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from charging an electric toothbrush a wireless to anything

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else, it seems a wireless power has magic momentum.

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He can teach you but he will have to charge.

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Modern parents had a lot to worry about. At what age should you be

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giving your kids more freedom? Letting them walk to school with

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friends for example. What age she needed them a mobile phone? Now we

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have e-mail addresses and social networking accounts to worry about

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as well. In the UK, it is estimated around one-third of children aged

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eight to 11 already have a Facebook profile despite the joining age

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being 13. If your child is being a curious, the suggestion should be

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right up your street. It might be hard being a parent but growing up

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was not exactly a walk in the park as I remember it. It can be a walk

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in the online park if you join this community. This is an online

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virtual world for Keats, created by parents to be a safe and

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challenging plays for young minds to start experiencing, exploring

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and socialising online. The world is very fond explore. There many

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games and quests around. But what makes these really special is the

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way it encourages children to play away from their computers as well

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with craft projects you can make in the real world. Many of the craft

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items had been designed by a players usinayers usinump. There is

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a weekly competition to add more. Some games and features require a

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premium signed up but there is plenty of free consent as well with

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an appropriately supervised chat. This looks like a great

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of the world wide web. Last week I share Jets will which changed the

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way Facebook looks at to you. If you are after a much more public

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facing make over, check out his website. It shows you how to change

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tabs which gives you extra online real-estate to share -- spread a

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message. This could be a welcome page, contact details, more

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in inabout your events, pretty much anything you want. It

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has many Templates and you click photographs and text. The fare can

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give you one tab. If you sign up front and a cow, there are more

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options to adding a workable -- more to pull tabs. Google Plus

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owners may feel frustrated there is no up -- option for a banner D

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Webber dress which makes it easier for people to find due. -- vanity

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web address. Music is a very personal thing. At

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his website, you will find an application that puts your

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collection in your hand, at any time, any place, anywhere. This

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seeming severs did you two gigabytes of free space. It seems

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the music to any advice as long as it has a connection to the internet.

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In this multi- gadget connecting world, cloud of storage is ever

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more important. We want access to a stop when and where we want it. It

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is a competitive space for newcomers. Apple, and was on, even

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Google all dance to their own genes with cloud music offerings. It is

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available globally and has integration with Facebook and most

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recently drop box. It is a pretty branded offerings. Finally, if you

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ever wondered what the stars and the earth must look like from the

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International space station, check out these new time-lapse video.

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