Digital Planet

Logo Recommended Listening: Digital Planet – bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 – is a weekly radio program from the BBC that explores technology and the digital world. Key Links bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2 All Episodes Downloads Facebook Background BBC Digital Planet, which used to be Click, is the BBC World Service weekly radio show that discusses technology and how it impacts our …

Skype

Logo Among our favorite apps for communication – Skype — skype.com — first released in 2003, making quite the leap forward with phone calls. Skype to Skype calls are free – but to call a mobile or landline from Skype, you need a little Skype Credit or a subscription. The price you pay depends on …

Energy Links

Poster Links related to energy presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @ENERGY @mzjacobson @solarmosaic @cleanenergyNV @RuraliteMag Headlines What Happened When I Bought a House With Solar Panels – Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-ev-oil-crisis http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html http://richardheinberg.com/museletter-272-our-renewable-future http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/02/nevadas-massive-solar-plant-death-ray-birds/358244 – @TheWire http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/01/16/elon-musks-five-insights-into-solar-energy http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_e9b360ee-7b6b-54dd-ade1-275348178806.html Paiutes’ solar project highlight of National Clean Energy Summit http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/03/giants-green-world-profit-planets-destruction in-australia-wind-power-is-already-cheaper-than-fossil-fuels-and-solar-is-right-behind http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/graph-of-the-day-how-fossil-fuels-lose-out-to-wind-and-solar-94119 GasBuddy Traffic …

Firefox Links

Photo: National Park Service, Island Fox Links related to the Firefox browser presented in somewhat random fashion: Accessibility Accessibility Features: Zoom, Fonts and Colors Address Bar The address bar might be the most powerful tool in the sleek new Firefox toolbar. Start typing, and see suggestions based on your browsing and search history. Go to …

Search Engines

Buzzwords Search engines web readers find the proverbial needle in the haystack Also see: browsers Essay Planeta.com archives our own materials (6,000+ pages) and links to quality sites elsewhere on the Web. We also employ a search engine which helps locate specific documents on our site. Info Please Finding specific information on the web is …

Google Maps

Icon Google Maps – google.com/maps – is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views  (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation. For gameification fans, Google Maps ranks users’ contributions – photos, reviews …

TV Links

Photo Links related to TV presented in somewhat random fashion: TV = Radio with pictures Headlines The falling price of a TV set is the story of the American economy https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/qvgejv/a-roundtable-of-hackers-dissects-mr-robot-season-4-episode-1-unauthorized Buzzword Bingo Appointment Viewing – Binge Viewing – Bottle Show – Broadcast – Cable – Cameo – Cliffhanger – Cold open – Commercial – …

Browsers

Buzzwords Web browser = software application used on desktop/laptop computers and as apps on smartphones and tablets for retrieving, presenting, and traversing Internet resources. Also see: search engines Questions What browser(s) do you use? = ¿Qué navegador (s) usas? Examples Chrome google.com/chrome Firefox mozilla.org Safari apple.com/safari Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/21/google-chrome-has-become-surveillance-software-its-time-switch Core skills: (Digital Literacy Quiz) Please name …

iTunes

Logo “iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want. Enjoy all the entertainment iTunes has to offer on your Mac and PC.” (May 2019) If you want to sync your devices and do old school stuff like …

Firefox

Logo Let’s talk Internet tech. Here’s a personal testimonial. As we begin 2020 my fave browser, the primary go-to, is Firefox from Mozilla – mozilla.org. There’s also Safari and Chrome on my laptop and smartphone, but used less often. This page shows how to make the most of Firefox and features the latest snippet. An …