Description: LIKE movie theaters and libraries, many fitness clubs have insisted for years that their workout areas should be cellphone-free. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: December 7, 2011 Their logic is as simple and straightforward as a push-up: they want to prevent people from yakking on their phones and annoying the fitness buffs who want to crank… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Hardware
Description: Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire? Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals, making it easy to commit identity theft or even take control of entire networks that would otherwise be secure? Source:… Read more »
Description: With the recent BlackBerry outage, psychologist Linda Papadopoulos discusses how society is intertwined with technology. Source: CNN.com Date: Oct 5, 2011 Questions for discussion: Why can’t we live without our gadgets? 2. List 5 positive impacts of technology on our lives and list five negative impacts technology has had on our lives.
Description: The digital push here aims to go far beyond gadgets to transform the very nature of the classroom, turning the teacher into a guide instead of a lecturer, wandering among students who learn at their own pace on Internet-connected devices. Source: NYT.com Date: Sept 8, 2011 This conundrum calls into question one of the… Read more »
Description: In 1995, when Amazon was founded, e-commerce was like the proverbial talking dog. It wasn’t about how well the dog could talk, it was amazing that the dog could talk at all. The first generation of e-commerce sites were focused on functionality, getting the dog to talk better. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 3, 2010 Every… Read more »
Description: The research firm IDC predicts that in 2011, computing’s third major technology wave will become mainstream, when computers held in one’s hand — smartphones and tablets — really take over and start putting personal computers in the rearview mirror. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 2, 2010 Next year, the research firm says in a report… Read more »
Description: Don’t expect a DVD slot in your next Mac laptop, or your next desktop computer for that matter. Apple hopes to replace those discs with a fluffy white iCloud, where software, music, video and your own personal content fly around in the air like happy seagulls at the beach. Source: NYT.com Date: Nov 2, 2010… Read more »