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Rx for Medical Students: Take One Tablet

The educational e-book market has grown fiercer in the last few years, raising the question of where the end game will leave educational institutions in their attempts to reduce student churn, increase productivity and radically reduce costs. ...

How and Why Did ‘Kony 2012’ Go Viral Overnight?

By now, you've seen the "Kony 2012" video, or at least heard of it, and you've heard the criticisms. And whether you are a supporter or a detractor, you likely think the story's done, a passing fad lost already to shortened news cycles, fickle Twitter trends, and Facebook app archives. But that is not the case ...

Online Ad Scams, Part 2: Fighting Back

Online Ad Scams, Part 1: Tip for a Tiny Belly and Other Snake Oil ...

Online Ad Scams, Part 1: Tip for a Tiny Belly and Other Snake Oil

You've seen the ad a thousand times on the Internet: "1 Tip for a Tiny Belly" says the hand-lettered headline above the crudely drawn swelling-and-shrinking belly. "Cut down a bit of your belly everyday following this one weird tip," it goes on to say. ...

Have Apps, Will Travel – Part 2

Have Apps, Will Travel - Part 1 ...

Have Apps, Will Travel – Part 1

Travel apps open a whole new world for vacationers and business travelers alike. However, there are now so many travel apps that it's hard to determine which will render the best and most frequently updated information. ...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 4: Life, Death and Lawsuits

Mobile Health Apps, Part 3: On the Cutting Edge ...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 3: On the Cutting Edge

Mobile Health Apps, Part 2: Making Life Safer and Sweeter ...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 2: Making Life Safer and Sweeter

Mobile Health Apps, Part 1: Taking Your Life Into Your Own Handhelds ...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 1: Taking Your Life Into Your Own Handhelds

Smartphones are the beginning of pervasive computing. With every passing day, the phones are melding into our personal lives -- almost without our notice. One of the most striking changes in how the ever-tinier handhelds are augmenting our lives is through mobile apps -- most especially healthcare apps. ...

Giving Electronic Rejects a Second Chance

The downer in buying a new gadget is in ditching the old gizmo. The mental gymnastics set in almost immediately. Sell it? Donate it? Trash it? To make matters worse, the ditching dilemma appears to get harder to solve with every passing year. ...

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Does the Netbook Stand a Chance?

This story was originally published on Dec. 16, 2010, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. ...

Does the Netbook Have a Life?

Trends have always come and gone, but when it comes to all-things-tech, the speed of change is faster than an Internet minute. It isn't that tech users are all that fickle; it's that the environment around them is constantly changing. Take the "smartphones vs. laptops war" for example. It isn't that either won; rather, the war left the battlefield.

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Mobile Computing’s Cloudy Forecast

This story was originally published on Aug. 24, 2010, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. ...

Here Comes the Holodeck

As if scripted for a "Star Trek" episode, news of a real-life, real-time hologram instantly projected images of holodecks in many a sci-fi fan's head, only to be dashed and challenged and revived again. The action opened with an announcement that a technological breakthrough by researchers at The University of Arizona produces a true hologram -- one that can be viewed from any angle and without 3D glasses. Finally an image not projected CNN style, via bluescreen, but definitely, physically produced at a summoner's request. But wait, say the researchers.

Can a Plain Old PC Beat Google TV and Apple TV?

"Android is to Google TV as iOS (iPhone/iPod) is to Apple TV," said Josh Builder, vice president of product development and operations at The Orchard. Builder, who is credited with creating one of the industry's leading Internet and mobile content distribution networks, serves on the board of the Digital Data Exchange, an organization dedicated to developing and maintaining communications standards to support the digital distribution of content globally...

The Law and Your Robot Chauffeur

Google's wow factor is still at large -- this time in a self-driving car that's tootling about California in a series of test runs. It's easy to get carried away with the dream of a personal (albeit automated) chauffeur and the implied robotic "get out of jail free card." The inebriated and textholics among us -- and possibly speeders, light runners and the accident prone too -- are relishing the thought. But is this dream likely to blow into reality -- or just get blown apart?...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 3

Part 1 of this three-part series addresses the way technology has made prisoners of office workers, who spend large parts of their lives confined to spaces much smaller than the typical jail cell. Part 2 takes a look at some of the technology innovations that might unchain them ...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 2

Part 1 of this three-part series addresses the way technology has made prisoners of office workers, who spend large parts of their lives confined to spaces much smaller than the typical jail cell ...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 1

21st Century Western civilization bears the brunt of the greatest health threat since the black plague. Although not quite as dramatic -- there are no bodies in the street or mass graves of the afflicted, for example -- the death count is high and climbing, and the toll on company costs (from health insurance to lost productivity) seems unending. While the actual disease presentation varies among individuals, the leading cause is the same: death by sitting.

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