WorkSnug – is Augmented Reality really the best way to find a desk?

The web is full of location-based startups at the moment, struggling to stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. WorkSnug seems to be one of them, pitching itself as a way for the modern “urban nomad” to find places to work. I have been in this situation myself a few times – time to kill …

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Classroom response systems

A while ago I wrote about th every limited way that many educators use student response “clicker” handsets. Now I read yet another article on the topic. Classroom response systems – elearnspace The thrust of the article is that the use of specialist handsets is limiting, and it considers alternatives such as commodity mobile phones …

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Bye Bye, WiFi? Local Governments Abandoning Network Plans

the idea of giving away “free” wireless internet access to generally stimulate business may turn out to have been a bit of a bubble. Up-front costs can be quite high, and the payback is long-term and difficult to measure. I’m guessing that the initiatives which succeed in this area will be the ones with a …

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Wi-Fi Cafes: Easy To Find, But Free Is Fading Away — Wi-Fi — InformationWeek

Some interesting opinions on the WiFi landscape, particularly in the USA. More and more as I read these sorts of articles, I think that what’s needed is a “grid” approach to buying WiFi access, where you buy access from an abstract provider, and they in turn negotiate payment rates and revenue share with all the …

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WiFi in London

A dynamic map of free WiFi access points in London Free Wifi in London…Mapped While travelling on public transport, I quite like the idea of searching for restaurants, attractions etc. near the destination rather than near the current location, but that makes for some interesting challenges, too. More cities offer Wi-Fi on buses