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Society & Education: August 2014


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Five Tips for Marketing Your Entertainment Technology Skills on Social Media

Dave Hammack. Aug. 21, 2014

The entertainment industry can be extremely competitive. Continued success relies on a combination of talent and experience, and the strength of personal connections. If you are looking to get your foot in the door with the right people, gain exposure for your work, and land the right job then the ...
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DEF CON 22 from a Veteran’s Perspective

Richard Thieme. Aug. 21, 2014

Richard Thieme has spoken for 19 years at Def Con Las Vegas. He has morphed from "a father figure for online culture" (London Sunday Telegraph) to " a grandfather figure for online culture" (a hacker being cute). Looking back, he offers an affectionate account of the takeaways at Def Con, ...
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Why You Should Consider Submitting to DEF CON: Reflections from a conference veteran

Philip Polstra. Aug. 21, 2014

DEF CON was extra special for me this year. This was my third year in a row both attending and presenting at DEF CON. I also did something quite rare: Giving two presentations in the same year, which was somewhat of an accident. I had submitted my talk on low-tech ways ...
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California says No to Google Car Without a Steering Wheel

Sefra Orlick. Aug. 26, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal

The future of self-driving cars is amongst us, but California’s Department of Motor Vehicles new testing rules puts a dent in Google’s goal of autonomous cars.  Earlier this year, Google created quite a stir with its unveiling of a self-driving cars that have no steering wheel or pedals for braking ...
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Smartphone Stroke Warning System Approved by the FDA

Sefra Orlick. Aug. 26, 2014
Source: Computer World

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AliveCor to sell technology that will enable and iPhone or Android smartphones to record atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which is the most common form of irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor’s Heart Monitor will come as an iPhone case containing two ...
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