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Stunning 3-D Maps Form a Digital Copy of New Orleans – Wired

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

The very same technology that will guide the vehicles of the future is being used to preserve the architectural heritage of the past. Autonomous vehicles need hyper-detailed 3-D maps to navigate, and the trickiest part of those maps is keeping them up-to-the-minute accurate so changes and closures are cataloged. The last thing you’ll want is your self-driving car barreling through a barrier into a construction zone because its map was outdated. A…

Holga is Bringing Back Lo-Fi Photography With a Digital Twist – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

In an age when anyone with a smartphone and a steady hand can get a perfectly focused, well-lit shot, lo-fi photos feel a bit passé. But if Holga Digital has anything to say about it, blown-out shots with fuzzy vignettes are about to become all the rage on hipster Instagram feeds. That’s right: Holga, the humble analog camera that filled the ‘80s with arrestingly low-quality photos, is getting a digital…

Cops search for cell phone theft suspect – Fairfield Citizen

Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Police are looking for a man suspected of stealing a cell phone from another shopper Thursday at Bob’s Store, 889 Post Road — an incident recorded on surveillance video. The female victim told police she was shopping with her son at the store around 3:30 p.m., and while in the shoe department, put down both her keys and cell phone. She initially left the phone behind and when she returned,…

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning … well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction. The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material. For one, we’re not paying as much attention to the actual words we’re typing. Last year, a study…

Alienware Refreshes Lineup With Laptop Updates, And Liquid Cooled X51 Desktop – AnandTech

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Today Alienware announced some refreshes to its lineup. On the laptop front, the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 notebooks have been updated, and the Alienware 18 notebook has made a comeback. The X51 Desktop is also refreshed, and can now be used with the same Alienware Graphics Amplifier that was available for the notebooks. Alienware 15 with Graphics Amplifier Starting with the laptops, the line…

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds – NBCNews.com

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning … well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction. The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material. For one, we’re not paying as much attention to the actual words we’re typing. Last year, a study…

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age – Pew Research Center

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Some 92% of Americans now have a cellphone of some kind, and 90% of those cell owners say that their phone is frequently with them. This “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It is also rewriting social norms regarding what is rude and what is acceptable behavior when people are together, a new Pew Research Center report finds. Here are some key takeaways about…

Western Digital (WDC) Stock Rises After Wells Fargo Rating – TheStreet.com

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Wells Fargo initiated coverage on Western Digital Corp. (WDC – Get Report) this morning with an “outperform” rating and a $100-$110 valuation range. Western Digital is a computer data storage company that makes hard disk drives. Wells Fargo acknowledges that the company is in a potentially risky market, but says Western Digital has managed to navigate it well. The firm believes that Western Digital will potentially be able…

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning … well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction. The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material. For one, we’re not paying as much attention to the actual words we’re typing. Last year, a study…

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning … well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction. The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material. For one, we’re not paying as much attention to the actual words we’re typing. Last year, a study…

Cell phone violation leads to arrest of motorist on Thruway – Buffalo News

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

A West Seneca man who was pulled over along the Niagara Thruway for a cell phone violation ended up in jail on felony charges, according to State Police. When Nicholas J. Wisnowski, 34, was pulled over late Tuesday night in Buffalo for the phone violation, he was found to be intoxicated, troopers said. Wisnowski’s driver’s license was revoked after a DWI-related conviction in June 2008 that requires him…

Alienware’s 18-Inch Laptop Returns – PC Magazine

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Falcon Northwest Tiki Workstation With a powerful 18-core Intel Xeon processor and high-end Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics, the F… More »

Digital Business Transformation Is a Team Sport – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Matt Preschern is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of HCL Technologies, a US$6.0 billion global information technology services company. As the company’s CMO, Matt leads all marketing functions including global business and strategic marketing, sales enablement and corporate communications. HCL Technologies has over 106,000 employees around the globe, competing in 31 countries and growing rapidly. Matt Preschern, CMO of HCL Technologies Preschern has over two decades of leadership…

Ultimate guide: 10 ways to improve battery life on your smartphone and laptop – BGR

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

To be perfectly frank, battery technology is infuriating. Think about how different the world would be if improvements to battery tech progressed as quickly as other areas. Unfortunately… science. It’s annoying that we even have to think about battery life as often as we do, but the fact of the matter is if we spend some time making a few key tweaks and optimizing things, it can have a significant impact…

Smartphones In 2015: How Do Americans Feel About Cell Phone Use In Public? – International Business Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Smartphones are a constant presence of life in 2015. Americans rarely turn off their devices, and all the apps that improve our lives keep us attached to them practically every waking hour — and everywhere. Which brings us to smartphone etiquette: A new study from the Pew Research Center looks at how we use phones in public and when it’s the right or wrong time to check email or swipe right. In the survey of 3,217…

Touchjet WAVE Will Turn Your TV Into A Touchscreen – Fast Company

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

From smartphones to tablets to laptops, many of us own at least one device with a touchscreen. So why not touchscreen TVs? Touchjet wants to let you turn any TV into a touchscreen with the WAVE, a peripheral that plugs into any TV’s HDMI port. And by blowing through their $100,000 Indiegogo fundraising goal in less than 24 hours, the WAVE may become a reality. In fact, it has raised…

Use this shocking gadget for mosquito bite relief – Boing Boing

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This little gadget, called the Zap-It ($13 on Amazon), delivers a small electrical shock to a mosquito bite, making the itch stop. It uses a piezoelectric crystal to create the spark, so no batteries are needed. According to the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, the shock (which in my experience is less painful than a static electricity zap) “acts on the skin of an insect bite victim to reduce excess production…

Facebook unveils M, an AI-powered personal digital assistant inside Messenger – VentureBeat

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It appears that Facebook is getting into the personal assistant space. In a post on the social network, vice president of messaging products David Marcus revealed that the company is testing M, a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger. There’s no specific timetable on when (or even if) the service will be released to the public. Facebook joins a growing chorus of companies entering the personal assistant space. However, Marcus disputes…

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