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I sympathize with teacher who resorted to cell phone jammer. Do you? – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Having spent the week with five teens in the mountains of New Hampshire, I sympathize with the Florida teacher who resorted to a cellphone jammer to block students’ phones in class so they would pay attention. I thought about tossing a phone or two off a cliff when kids were looking at their screens rather than the vistas. The jammer got high school teacher Dean Liptak suspended without pay for five days from…

Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse? – Daily Beast

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

It seems increasingly likely that we will one day build machines that possess superhuman intelligence. We need only continue to produce better computers—which we will, unless we destroy ourselves or meet our end some other way. We already know that it is possible for mere matter to acquire “general intelligence”—the ability to learn new concepts and employ them in unfamiliar contexts—because the 1,200 cc of salty porridge inside our heads…

Digital Experts Head Offline for Love – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

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Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 205 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Thousands in Memphis without cell phone service – wreg.com

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Thousands of Sprint cell phone customers in the Mid-South were without service for much of the day, leaving people frustrated and worried. Those frustrated customers tried calling Sprint, by dialing ‘*3’ on their cell phones. But that did not connect them to the cell phone company; they were accidentally re-directed to the WREG newsroom. “I hope they give me my money back for my service. If you…

How Mobile Phone Data Reveals the True Toll of Mass Layoffs – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

When it comes to understanding the mass behavior of individuals, mobile phone data is something of a gold mine. In recent years, researchers have used it to study commuting behavior, food consumption patterns, and even reproductive strategies in large populations of people. Today, Jameson Toole at MIT and a few pals go further. These guys use mobile phone data to study the economic and personal impact of mass layoffs from a car parts factory in…

Laptop with MoD employees’ details stolen from car at M5 service station – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Laptop contained personal details of employees at MoD Donnington facility Was taken from locked boot of car belonging to government contractor MoD have been advised on how they can stop data from being misused   By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 06:26 EST, 6 June 2015 | Updated: 08:32 EST, 6 June 2015 159 View comments A company laptop containing the personal details of Ministry of Defence employees was stolen from…

Google Chrome Web Browser Gets Massive Performance Boost – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Love or hate Chrome, few will deny it is brutal on laptop battery life. But that might be about to change… ‘Better battery life for your laptop’ is a fascinating new post on Chrome’s official blog page and in it Google software engineer and ‘power conservationist’ Tommy Li claims the team have made a major breakthrough which “significantly reduces power consumption”. Flash Focus Perhaps unsurprisingly the target is Adobe Flash…

Digital Journalism: The Next Generation – The New York Review of Books

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux Jonah Peretti (left), cofounder and chief executive of BuzzFeed, with Ben Smith (center), its editor in chief, New York City, August 2014 1. It was with great anticipation that I arrived for my appointment at the editorial offices of BuzzFeed on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Among journalists, no other website has stirred more interest, resentment, or envy. “Why BuzzFeed Is the Most Important…

A Digital Balm for TV Ads – Barron’s

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Review | Dates to Watch For | Follow-Up | U.S. Economic Calendar | Consensus Estimates | Coming Earnings | Coming U.S. Auctions With growth in digital advertising far outpacing that of television advertising, it probably won’t be long before digital ads, running at $50 billion a year, surpass the $70 billion in annual TV commercials. …

Digital Account Executive – kfor.com

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Digital Account Executive (DAE) will report to the Digital Sales Manager and be responsible for aggressively pursuing digital media advertising sales.  The DAE will sell all of the station’s suite of digital products including display, mobile, video, social media, SEM and SEO.  We’re seeking a persuasive digital professional who is passionate about digital media trends and who will relentlessly pursue business Core Job Functions: Responsible for driving new digital…

Collective Bargaining in the Digital Workplace – Huffington Post (blog)

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

The digital workplace can be organized. The editorial staff at Gawker Media has voted overwhelmingly to join with the Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, to bargain collectively with their employer. We will begin contract negotiations shortly. Unionization of people who work in digital media is deeply significant, but not as surprising as one might think. People who create digital content work hard and add value to their employers’ enterprises,…

Digital library helps LRSD students stay on track – THV 11

Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015

Technology is now helping students across the Little Rock School District retain what they learned throughout the year over the summer through a digital library called MyOn. THV11.com 6/5/15 KTHV

Weird Digital Crown fix will make you fear for your Apple Watch – Cult of Mac

Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015

Yikes! Water and electronics still freak me out. My Apple Watch is getting a little crufty. I wear it every day, including when I sweat a lot — like during a run, for example. Recently, the Digital Crown started to get a little tough to turn. It took extra effort to spin the darn thing, and I wasn’t able to rotate it smoothly anymore. Luckily, Apple had me covered —…

Apple now dominates consumer digital video viewing, says new Adobe report – The Next Web

Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015

In the run-up to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Adobe Digital Index, the company’s marketing arm, has concluded that Apple is currently the dominant player in consumer digital video consumption, and that the trend is likely to continue. In a new report examining Online Video Viewing and Browsing Trends between 2014 and 2015, Adobe declared Apple as a clear winner in major categories of content, including internet-connected, subscription-based pay TV programming, known in the trade as TV…

9 Fascinating Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Few Days – Adweek

Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015

Red Bull’s Meerkat streams may be generating more buzz than we thought. It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been quite a week in the world of digital marketing. So, we’ve curated the most intriguing statistics from the space in just the last few days—and they’re not all about #CallMeCaitlyn, either. Check them out.  1. As we reported last week, Periscope users shared their livestreams on Twitter…

Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age? – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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AMD Launches Carrizo: The Laptop Leap of Efficiency and Architecture Updates – AnandTech

Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Perform a small test for me. Close your eyes, and spend 15 seconds considering the state of the laptop market and what devices interest you, are available, or on the horizon. Done? Let me hazard a guess – Apple’s offerings loomed large over $800, with $1500+ gaming laptops on the periphery. At $300 we’re more in tablet-first space with a mix of cheap clamshell rubbish. In the middle is…

Intel Launches Five 47W Laptop Broadwell SKUs – AnandTech

Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

As part of Intel’s batch of announcements today, including Broadwell on the desktop and Thunderbolt 3, the 47W laptop/mini-PC processors that were also launched offers an interesting talking point. These are essentially the drop in models for current high end Haswell laptops, offering manufacturers an upgrade path before Intel’s 6th Generation, Skylake. The five SKUs are: The clear odd one out here is the i7-5700HQ,…

Hakuhodo DY Holdings Acquires Digital Kitchen – AdAge.com

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Michael Birkin Kyu, part of Japanese holding company Hakuhodo DY Holdings, is acquiring digital content and design shop Digital Kitchen. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Design Kitchen’s management team of Chairman Paul Matthaeus, CEO Bill Fritsch and President Don McNeil will remain in place. The shop will join consultancy SY/Partners and branding agency Red Peak Group, both U.S.-based shops, under the umbrella of Kyu, a marketing-services…

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