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Nine Steps To Powerpoint Magic

from Seth’s Blog Perhaps you’ve experienced it. You do a presentation and it works. It works! That’s the reason we keep coming back for more, that’s why so many of us spend more time building and giving presentations than almost anything else we do. More here.

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Courses Click With Silver Surfers

from BBC News The world of blogs, wikis and Web 2.0 is no longer just a young person’s game. Using computers has overtaken gardening and DIY in the pensioners’ list of hobbies – with pensioners spending an average of six hours online each week, according to Age Concern. But the charity is nevertheless worried. Many […]

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China Blocking RSS Feeds

from TechCrunch The Chinese Government has added a blanket ban on all RSS feeds, according to a report at Ars Technica. There have been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored, providing Chinese viewers information that would otherwise be blocked if attempting to […]

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Data At Play: Some Cool Visualization Tools

from TEDBlog On Guardian Unlimited, Charles Arthur offers a neat roundup of new ways to see all kinds of data with fresh eyes. On the list: Jonathan Harris‘ “We Feel Fine” project (watch his TEDTalk) and, of course, Hans Rosling‘s Gapminder tools (watch his TEDTalks from 20062007).  More here.

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The XP Alternative For Vista Pcs

from c|net News While Microsoft is still pushing Vista hard, the company is quietly allowing PC makers to offer a “downgrade” option to buyers that get machines with the new operating system but want to switch to Windows XP. The program applies only to Windows Vista Business and Ultimate versions, and it is up to […]

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Patent Law Overhaul: Bad For Start-Ups?

from c|net News Silicon Valley start-ups and independent technologists will suffer if Congress’s proposed overhaul of the U.S. patent system succeeds, the brains behind the Segway and Apple’s QuickTime video argued Thursday. The list of companies favoring the proposed Patent Reform Act of 2007, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 220 to […]

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