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Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker

Folium: Asknative Gets Locals to Answer Your Travel Questions via Lifehacker I’m a smartphone junkie, and when I travel I often struggle to think of new ways to make my phone “smarter”. I often rely on apps like Yelp, Urbanspoon, and Google Places. However, I’ve always said that nothing beats the knowledge of a good […]

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Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World

Folium: The “Hows” and “Whys” via Notes From a Big World “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – […]

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Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway

Folium: Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Exploring the World With Our Children via GoingAnyway They’re the parents of three surviving quadruplets – enthusiastic 9 year olds, including one with cerebral palsy who rides in an off-road wheelchair or in Dad’s sling and requires feeding of blenderized food through a tube. In tow, a moptop four […]

Folium: YouTube's Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget

Folium: YouTube’s Automatic Captioning Adds Six Additional Languages via Engadget I envy the Google engineers. From what I understand, they are often given time to work on their own projects, or improve existing projects using original ideas. I’ve gotta believe that YouTube’s automatic captioning is one of those side projects that took a life of […]

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News

Folium: SESAME Synchrotron is a Flash of Unity in Middle East via BBC News Imagine a language that could unify nations. Imagine a language that has the potential to rectify centuries of hostility and disparity as well as political and religious conflict while also bringing people from different cultures together all in the name of […]

Folium: The Longest Word in the English Language via Gizmodo

Folium: The Longest Word in the English Language via Gizmodo We have often discussed on Folium the “flexibility” of the English language, and this is just another example of just how far the rules of language can be pushed (which, to find out, is pretty far). The adaptability of English tends to be a two-edged […]

Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget

(Image via Element Technica) Folium: Spanish Researchers to Train FIFA Referees With 3D Technology via Engadget Did you know that in Europe, “soccer” is called “futból”? Now… can we never state the obvious again? We all know… On the other hand, are you familiar with FIFA? This one might be a little more specific, and […]

Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker

(Image via Lifehacker.com) Folium: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke via Lifehacker Folium often discusses the benefits, and in most cases, the necessity, of world travel. Every single one of us should have the experience of traveling the world and gaining the perspective that it provides regardless of age, sex, profession, or financial […]

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Folium: Twitter and Language Evolution in Cities via NewScientist

Folium: Twitter and Language Evolution in Cities via NewScientist We’ve covered the genesis of new and interesting words before, but for the first time in human civilization we now have the capacity to watch the evolution of language in real time! In the past, and as recent as the last few decades, linguists would study […]

Folium: Humans ‘subconsciously mimic accents’ via The Telegraph

Folium: Humans ‘subconsciously mimic accents’ via The Telegraph Image via Wikimedia Commons My wife and I have a good deal of family down in the southern states (in an undisclosed location, but needless to say it’s definitely “south”). From time to time we’ll chat with the locals, shop at WalMart, and generally wander around. As […]