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Vibrating Tattoos: Never Miss a Tweet Again!

2 May

Nokia, a Finnish-based company, has come up with a patent to prevent people from ever missing another ping from their phone. Sometimes your phone can be in the other room, on silent, or you might just be too distracted to notice it through your pocket. The way Nokia suggests you may be able to do this is through a tattoo. The magnetic ink will vibrate along with your phone to ensure you note your phone is calling to you.

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Kindle Fire: Rekindling the Love for Kindle

29 Sep

Amazon recently announced its newest line of Kindles. They are the Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G, and the Kindle Fire (great pun, right?). Affordable, simple, functional, the new Kindles prove Amazon hasn’t been completely asleep in the tech-race.

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What’s Yours is Mine: Ethics and Etiquette of Mobile Communication

14 Jun

Living in the information age, I have heard lectures on technology’s effect on print publication in numerous journalism and English classes.  In my classes, we debate questions like:

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iPad’s Potential Impact on Textbook Publishing

26 Feb

“Last time there was this much excitement about a tablet, it had some commandments written on it.” Martin Peers of The Wall Street Journal made this statement about Apple’s newest brainchild, the iPad, before its introduction on January 27, 2010. Measuring 0.5 inches thick and weighing in at a mere 1.5 pounds, the iPad has more than 140,000 available applications as well as a ten-hour battery life. Most of the current e-readers on the market today, such as the Kindle and the Nook, only allow e-books to be viewed in grayscale. The iPad will offer all content in full, high-resolution color on its 9.7-inch screen.

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