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August 2012 Archive


NTU Scientists Unveil Multiscreen, Social TV Viewing Experience


Source: CNet Asia

Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU)'s School of Computer Engineering have unveiled "Social Cloud TV", which is essentially a multiscreen mobile TV experience. With "Social Cloud TV", you can resume a movie on your tablet when you leave the house.
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The Market's Facebook Freakout


Source: Business Week

Three months after Facebook's IPO, some are still questioning if it was a bad investment decision. Has the bubble gone bust?  In this article from Business Week, Brad Stone takes a look at the intersection of technology and Wall Street.
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Turning Gamers into Citizen Scientists


Source: CNN

Eli Fisker, a librarian in Denmark, is EteRNA's top player. EteRNA's puzzle-solving game players (like Fisker and 40,000 others) deciphered the structure of the Mason-Pfizer monkey virusD—which had stumped scientists for 15 years—in just 10 days. Using EteRNA, an online video game, players design RNA as part of a weekly competition. ...
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Gaming Reality: Wired for Success or Destruction?


Source: CNN

In South Korea, the world's most wired country, Internet gaming breeds two extremes: elite "e-sports athletes" who earn fame and six figures, and addicts who are admitted to government-funded treatment centers. CNN travels to South Korea to investigate a growing problem.  Read more of the series.
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Twitter Learns a Lesson


Source: The New York Times

Twitter found itself at the center of a firestorm when it suspended the account of Guy Adams, a British newspaper reporter for The Independent, after he posted complaints about NBC’s tape-delayed Olympics coverage.
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