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Education, Technology

Affordable mini Raspberry Pi monitor smashes funding goal | theguardian
HDMIPi Kickstarter project for affordable 9in high-definition monitors for the Raspberry Pi took just 50.5 hours to hit target

Google to Launch ‘Helpouts’ on Monday | The Wall Street Journal
A new video service from Google aims to connect people with teachers, personal trainers, doctors and other experts is expected to launch Monday evening, according to a recent planning email. The new service, called “Helpouts,” has been in quiet testing for months. There are few restrictions on who can sign up to offer services, though Google has been reaching out to professional organizations such as the language-learning company Rosetta Stone to fill in the ranks of experts.

Google Wants The Government’s Data On You | Forbes
Google’s president for the Americas urged government officials Friday to open all municipal data so Google can use it to become everyone’s perfect personal assistant—an invisible entity that knows what you want before you do.

Libraries, Librarians

OCLC and ProQuest work together to automate e-book collection management | OCLC
Collaboration will help library staff keep e-book information current, offer library users quick and easy access to e-books from ebrary and EBL.

State Library of South Australia to create new technology hub to attract more users of its resources |
Will embark on an ambitious program of events and create a university-style hub in a bid to arrest a fall of almost 200,000 visitors last financial year.