Archive for July, 2013


MIT report: We did not ‘target’ Aaron Swartz

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz fought for Web freedoms but faced charges that he illegally downloaded online documents. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Father of Internet activist says “MIT in fact played a central role in Aaron’s suicide” Internal report finds no wrongdoing by MIT in the case of Aaron Swartz Swartz committed suicide while facing charges he […]

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Has technology ruined handwriting?

Blame keyboards? A 2012 study found that 33% of people had difficulty reading their own handwriting. STORY HIGHLIGHTS One-third of participants in a study had trouble reading their own handwriting Core education standards in U.S. schools no longer include handwriting requirements Communicating via technology requires using different English from handwriting National Handwriting Day is celebrated […]

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Google handles 25% of North America’s Web traffic

By Robert McMillan, Wired updated 10:00 AM EDT, Tue July 23, 2013 | Filed under: Web A central cooling plant at Google’s data center in Douglas County, Georgia, features the company’s iconic muli-colored design. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Google accounts for 25% of all Internet traffic in North America, according to a new report That’s more than […]

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Author: Think twice about ‘the Internet’

Evgeny Morozov, author of “To Save Everything, Click Here,” warns against the idea that technology will solve all our issues. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Author Evgeny Morozov questions technological “solutionism” Morozov: Internet tools are valuable, but we shouldn’t see a digital fix to every problem There are lots of “political and moral implications” to quantifying data, he […]

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Can you be really electrocuted by your phone?

A woman in China was reportedly electrocuted last week after answering a call on her iPhone while it was charging. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Incident in China raises concerns about smartphones and safety Reports: Woman died of electric shock last week after answering call on her iPhone The death of Ma Ailun, 23, was reported Sunday by […]

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How to make killer Vine and Instagram videos

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Some see social videos on Instagram and Vine as a new form of communication To create quality videos, start by keeping the camera steady and picking an engaging subject Stop-motion videos and how-tos are examples of interesting short content This week Instagram added the ability to embed photos and videos (CNN) — In […]

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Raspberry Pi robot will make you coffee

Part of complete coverage on By Dhiya Kuriakose updated 8:24 AM EDT, Fri July 5, 2013 | Filed under: Innovations Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro Meet Rapiro STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rapiro can do numerous human-like tasks, including making coffee The robot’s control system is the […]

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Jailed Facebook teen finally getting day in court

By Doug Gross, CNN updated 11:41 AM EDT, Wed July 3, 2013 | Filed under: Social Media STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Jailed teen to get hearing that could reduce his bond NEW: Attorney says Justin Carter, 19, has “suffered abuse” in jail Carter was arrested after arguing on Facebook over a video game The terroristic threat […]

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Top 20 Indian Business Pages On Google Plus 2013

Google Plus has undergone a sea of changes as it completes two years today. Almost always compared with Facebook, the more popular social network the world over, one cannot deny the beautiful user interface and social features provided by Google Plus.See all stories on this topic ยป Google Alerts – facebook and google plus

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