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Society & Education: February 2013


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The Aereo for a New Generation of Television

Feb. 27, 2013
Source: New Yorker

Still up and running in New York, the Aereo antenna is said to become a potential threat to cable TV companies, since it currently streams signals from conventional TV channels such as ABC, CBS and NBC, without paying a penny to these broadcast networks. Aereo argues against claims towards infringement ...
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Pulling Down the Shade on Google Glass

Feb. 27, 2013
Source: CNN

Arguments that the Google Glass technology infringes on user privacy, especially from the European Union (EU), is still underway as the company prepares to launch the device. So far, Google has not offered an opt-out option to users of its multiple services. While potential users will purchase the device as ...
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Mirror Mirror on the Oscar Wall

Feb. 27, 2013
Source: Philly.com

Sharing behind-the-scenes of big annual events, like the Oscars, on Twitter appears to be a growing trend. Social media channels have indeed played an important role in connecting audiences and fans of the Oscars, to the actual event itself. In the green room at Sunday night's Oscars, presenters and other guests ...
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Instagram Still a Piece of Hotcake

Feb. 28, 2013
Source: CNN

Social media application, Instagram, reaches a new milestone of 100 million users, just a few months after turning two. Despite changes to its terms-of-service in December last year, and a buy over by Facebook, Instagram users show no sign of terminating the site. Instead, co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, says that ...
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The Intelligent Window from Samsung

Feb. 28, 2013
Source: Mobile Nations

Besides carrying out functions such as pulling down the blinds of an actual window, or removing it to see the actual cityscape outside, the Samsung Smart Window promises a lot more. Icons on the screen such as the Widget, will allow users to access Facebook, Twitter, weather forecast, as in ...
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