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Society & Education: January 2013


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No Glasses Needed, My Smartphone Screen’s Huge

Jan. 8, 2013
Source: Reuters

Decades ago, technology innovators were fixated on the miniaturization of devices. Today, phone makers are on the race to ace the reversal of this trend—by producing the world’s best "phablet." A phone-tablet, or a phablet, is the latest craze, for both the phone making companies as well as the consumer ...
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It’s Time I Had my Own Personal Robotic Device, or Not?

Ashley Yeo. Jan. 10, 2013

Are automated computers ready to interact with human beings? And how good are they to be able to efficiently aid us in our daily chores?
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A War Against Violent Video Gaming

Jan. 24, 2013
Source: GamesBeat

While the court rules video games as free speech and therefore any other legislation placed on it unconstitutional, the President of the United States, Barack Obama encourages parents to steer their young children towards books and studying hard in schools, over video gaming. The recent gun violence in the country ...
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The Virtual Face(book)Wash Leaves no Trace

Jan. 25, 2013
Source: The Next Web

The Facewash app comes in time to solve the confusion with Facebook’s complex privacy settings, where the site simply scans all your Facebook content and prompts you of any offensive or undesirable content. After which, the profile user himself can decide whether or not to delete these posts. The app’s ...
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Survival of the Human Bee

Ashley Yeo. Jan. 31, 2013

“Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology" is a documentary that analyzes the true meaning behind “being connected.” The film explores the technological connection and interdependence between living things, including humans.  Amidst the occasional funny scenes and touching speeches dedicated to her father, Tiffany Shlain, the director, captures the ...
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