What is the Internet of Things?

January 22, 2021 | Angjelin

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Only a decade ago, the number of devices connected to the internet was less than 1/7th of the world's total population. Today, there are three times that many devices connected to the internet or to each other. By and large, the now commonplace buzzphrase "the Internet of Things", IoT for...

Top Digital Skills to Learn for 2021

January 18, 2021 | Carrie

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming year. Start the year off right by learning a new digital skill in 2021. According to Techrepublic, the top 5 tech skills to master in 2021 are: Cybersecurity. Specifically, cybersecurity skills for the cloud...

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Children's Therapies

November 12, 2020 | Emoke

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability for a computer or computer controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Here are a few unique examples of how AI can help with specific children's therapies. This includes speech therapy, social skills for autism and the identification of anxiety and...

The Uses of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

October 21, 2020 | Emoke

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A few years back, I attended a library training program and one of the presenters mentioned the idea of using virtual reality (VR) for surgery simulation. This idea has never left me. Doctors can use VR (essentially video game technology) to simulate real-life surgery. They can use this tool to...

DIY High Tech Halloween Costumes

October 5, 2020 | Denise

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The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the grocery store shelves are filling with boxes of mini chocolate bars and bag of chips. That can only mean one thing: it's Halloween season! Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But we can still...

Connecting through Photography during the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 14, 2020 | Ted

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Life has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down our city and put many people’s lives on hold. The cancellation of in person classes at the Digital Innovation Hubs is one example. As a result, we adapted to delivering some of our classes online. Online gatherings will never replace the...

VoiceTech Global and the Development of Third Space

August 24, 2020 | Brendon

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Tim Bettridge and Idea Jam participants discuss the ideas that they generated. Over the past year, TPL has been working with VoiceTech Global on their voice-enabled Google Library Assistant “Action” project (Google’s name for voice apps). It is used with various devices like Google Home speakers, Android phones or an...

Tips for Taking a Great Photograph

July 27, 2020 | Fiona

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Image by paguru. Used on a CC license. Photography has become a big part of everyday life. Whether we’re using our smartphones or a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera), we’ve never had such easy access to high-quality photography equipment. All modern cameras offer a host of different automated settings to...

Employment in 2030: Trends Expected to Impact the Future of Work

July 14, 2020 | Carrie

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The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship recently released a report entitled: Ahead by a Decade: Employment in 2030 as part of their Employment in 2030 project. This project examines the skills and occupations that will be in highest demand as well as the trends that will have the greatest...

Creating with Creative Commons: Licensing Your Own Work

July 2, 2020 | Ted

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Photo by Umberto from Unsplash Last week, we looked at how you can use digital media with a Creative Commons license to spark inspiration or enhance your own projects. Now, we'll take a closer look at what a Creative Commons license (CC) means and how you can apply it to...