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Society & Education: March 2013


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March 7, 2013
Source: Press Release

The Jollyfy Theme-a-Thon challenges iPhone and ipad developers and designers to come up with the most popular video themes at the upcoming SXSW festival in Austin. The competition grants interactive designers a chance to become recognized at the SXSW festival as well as win a 32GB iPad mini on March 25th, ...
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Insta-roid me!

March 7, 2013
Source: TODAY

Instagram plans to work with the Polaroid brand to create a new digital camera. The Socialmatic Instagram camera is due for release in 2014, following its deal with C&A licensing, an authorized Polaroid licensee. The company will also provide other accessories with the camera, such as bags, lenses and filters. Socialmatic ...
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2013 Mobile World Congress: The future is near

March 8, 2013
Source: CNN

The annual Mobile World Congress showcased some of the world’s latest mobile technologies that are suitable for use for all ages. From a GPS-enabled walking stick from Fujitsu, which holds the potential to summon emergency services, to smartphones with the ability to feel. The Sensirion has an embedded micro sensor ...
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Connected, Within the Walls of YouTube Space LA

Ashley Yeo, Newton Lee. March 12, 2013

One the evening of March 4th, the night fell early in Los Angeles and the streets were getting chilly, but the there was excitement within the walls of YouTube Space LA, for the screening of Tiffany Shlain’s eighth film, “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.” Beyond the tiny ...
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Films, Music And Outer Space All at 2013 SXSW

March 12, 2013
Source: CNN

This year’s South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, showcases some of the world’s best apps, movies and music, including a special talk by SpaceX on the flight for NASA. CEO of SpaceX, Elton Musk, spoke to the SXSW festival’s audience on the recent arrival of an unmanned freighter, own by a ...
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#Facebook is In

March 19, 2013
Source: CNN

While on Instagram, hashtags help users group photos in categories, and hashtags on Twitter help users see which topics are trending. However Facebook intends to use the symbol to give itself a new competitive edge, especially when pitching to advertisers. With the new function, advertisers can move from promoting user ...
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How to Start a Career in Entertainment Technology

Brian Spero. March 26, 2013

As the entertaining arts continue to effectively merge with modern methods of production and technology—whether it's in making feature films or staging live productions—the sector continues to grow as a viable option for creative individuals with technical prowess to find a sustainable, rewarding career path.
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The Future Ouya Set-Top Box

March 26, 2013
Source: Gizmag

Since its campaign on Kickstarter to develop an inexpensive, open-source, Android-based gaming device, Ouya now promises a whole new gaming ecosystem. With the device built and ready to run, Ouya is confident that its device will support video streaming channels like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. Other third-party services that one can ...
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A Gift for GIF on Google+

March 29, 2013
Source: CNN

Google+ users will now be able to upload GIF files as their profile image. Google software engineer, Matt Steiner, has described Google+’s new feature as similar to a page from Harry Potter’s Daily Prophet newspaper, where profile pictures can now be animated on both the smart phone and the Web browser. ...
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