Time to dress up my iPhone?
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Time to dress up my iPhone?

Penn State University researchers have found that decorating your mobile phone is largely a cultural thing, and it looks like I'm behaving pretty darn American on this front with my iPhone.

07/11/14

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Current bands with the techiest names

Tech lingo was infiltrated lyrics and is influencing band names as well

07/11/14

Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites
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Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites

Georgia Tech researchers are seeking the assistance of website operators to help better understand which sites are being censored and then figure out how to get around such restricted access by examining the data collected.

07/07/14

Multitasking: An equal opportunity distraction
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Multitasking: An equal opportunity distraction

New Michigan State University research finds multitasking can hurt classroom performance by students

06/18/14

Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe
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Crowdsourcing moving beyond the fringe

Startup Yegii positions itself as an insight network designed to sync up information seekers and experts via a crowdsourcing model.

06/16/14

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Making smartphone screens indestructible

University of Akron boasts of strong yet flexible technology that could be coming to a smartphone touchscreen near you

06/11/14

I guess California Chrome owner can kiss Google endorsement goodbye
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I guess California Chrome owner can kiss Google endorsement goodbye

Google Chrome was all fired up about race horse with similar name, but quiets down after owner goes off in wake of Triple Crown miss

06/10/14

Upset there's been no iWatch from Apple at WWDC? Here you go...
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Upset there's been no iWatch from Apple at WWDC? Here you go...

Apple iWatch parody hits the right tone as WWDC buzz reverberates

06/03/14

Start All Over: Network World has new publishing system
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Start All Over: Network World has new publishing system

Staff looks forward to ditching clunky old software for newfangled content management system

06/03/14

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Windows XP on the police fingerprint scanner: What could possibly go wrong?

Microsoft Windows XP diehards surface in the most unexpected places

05/20/14

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Study: Don't believe everything you read on Twitter

Millennials have a healthy skepticism toward information they view on Twitter, according ot a new Michigan State University report.The National Science Foundation research, aimed at examining social media and false memory, showed 74...

05/14/14

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How adorable: NSA hatches "lablets" at 4 universities

College students can probably learn a thing or two about security from the National Security Agency, right?The NSA hopes so, as it is funding small labs dubbed "lablets" at research universities that will focus on the Science of...

05/12/14

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Students, meet professor Watson (as in IBM's Watson supercomputer)

You might think IBM's Jeopardy!-winning Watson supercomputer is getting stretched a bit thin these days, but that isn't stopping the company from teaming up with seven universities to offer computer science students a chance to build

05/07/14

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Plain old paper inspires foldable smartphone prototype

Never mind all those curvy smartphones and devices that have grabbed headlines and sparked rumors in recent months: Queen's University researchers last week showed off a prototype of a smartphone called PaperFold that morphs into all

05/05/14

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Smartphone zombies savvier than we give them credit for

While smartphones and tablets might give users information flxes anytime and anywhere, users might not be as receptive to gimmicky ads and contests on their gadgets as marketers would like, according to Penn State researchers.Such...

05/02/14

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Boston Calling: Now there's a creative music video

A fairly lo-tech video, even featuring a Polaroid camera, to promote the upcoming 3-day Boston Calling Festival in September (background music: The Bleachers' I Wanna Get Better). Caught my eye/ear, thought you might enjoy.

04/23/14

Opinion

Inside the Boston Selfie-thon

As a volunteer at the Boston Marathon keeping an eye on an official race clock at Mile 22, I had something of an inside look within the metal barriers at the big race/parade/celebration on Monday. I was hunkered down from about...

04/22/14

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Ex-Symbian, Psion exec crowdsources heartfelt song stemming from Boston Marathon tragedy

National Public Radio's WBUR has revisited a story it did last May in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a Massachusetts songwriter named Stephen Randall who penned a tune called “We Will Run Again.”The reason I...

04/17/14

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UConn-Comcast launch security research center during Heartbleed week

Credit: UConn John Schanz, Comcast EVP and Chief Network Officer, announcing the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at UConnThe University of Connecticut has joined forces with Comcast to launch the Center of Excellence...

04/15/14

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Field Museum goes Gigabit

I'm used to seeing research institutions cranking up insanely fast Internet connections, such as the University of Florida has done with a 100Gbps link to Internet2. But it caught my eye to see that the Field Museum of Chicago...

04/14/14

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