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Society & Education: December 2013


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Microsoft Cracks Down on Cursing

Joey Lee. Dec. 9, 2013
Source: CNN

The “Upload Studio” feature on Xbox Live, that allows one to share videos online, has had a few recent clean-ups, as Microsoft temporarily banned users after their usage of R-rated language. Although for the better, that piece of news wasn't taken very well with most of the users, as some ...
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Amazon CEO Unveils Plan for Drone Delivery

Joey Lee. Dec. 9, 2013
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Online shopping is taking a big step forward, with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos seeking to speed up the shopping process via the usage of drones, as he revealed on last week on "60 Minutes." Dubbing them “Octocopter” drones, Bezos said the plan, called Amazon “Prime Air,” requires additional safety testing ...
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Food for Thought: Sugata Mitra’s “School in the Clouds”

Joey Lee. Dec. 11, 2013

The TED2013 winner, Sugata Mitra, has a dream that may usurp our ideas about education.
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Google Glass: What it could mean for society

Joey Lee. Dec. 13, 2013

Imagine a world when wearable technology is the norm not the exception. Google Glass may create irrevocable changes to education, work life, and entertainment.
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Microsoft Opens it Doors to the LA-Tech Community

Lim Torng Hann, Poh Ban Hoe, Wei Kiat Leong. Dec. 13, 2013

On December 3, 2013, Elan Lee, Chief Design Officer at Xbox Entertainment Studios, gave a keynote to a crowd that included the major players, and curious observers, in interactive gaming. Here is a recap of the Emerging Tech Salon, which touched on interactive gaming, entertainment, and the technology of collaborative ...
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Holiday Shopping 2013: Watch out for Santa’s new digital elves and reindeers

Katja Schroeder, Dennis Anderson. Dec. 19, 2013

Forget chimney sweeping, Santa is sending gifts by same-day courier and his elves are roaming virtual shopping malls to stuff your stockings. This year’s holiday shopping is on track to set a new record for m-commerce: Total e-commerce grew 24% to $4.6 billion on Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving, ...
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