Tag: smartphones

by Tom Lowenthal

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term “cyberspace” has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won’t exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has only just started work on the Linux operating system. The fastest computer you can own has […] more »

by Eric Newton

Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid. Others say technology makes them smarter. Still others say the tool is not important; it’s how we learn to use it. A new survey of more than 10,000 high school students lends support to that last view. Amid an explosion in social and mobile media – their […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the smartphone ushered in a golden age of journalism (Frank Rose / Wired) 2. Legendary buys Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (Marc Graser / Variety) 3. With an eye on digital, Chegg finds partner to handle its textbooks (Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times) 4. Ousted CEO of Maker Studios […] more »

by Rishu Mandolia

The transition from desktop computer to handheld device has helped shape the way we communicate, share information, and complete daily tasks, but that’s only the beginning. Mobile technology has much more in store for us, and these new advancements will alter and streamline the way we live our lives. 1. Intelligent Apps Will Offer Personalized […] more »

by Angela Washeck

To achieve clarity of mind and a spirit of relaxation, connected people across the states and overseas will participate in the National Day of Unplugging this weekend. The event, lasting from sundown on March 7 to sundown on March 8, 2014, is built on the idea that our tech-centric generation frequently misses out on life’s […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern and Olga Kyle. This week’s RJI Futures Lab examines technologies for combining video footage from multiple smartphones, for finding and managing content from social media, and for pushing notifications to readers on desktop and laptop computers.  PART 1: Multi-camera mobile video with Vyclone Vyclone is a mobile app that allows users to easily combine video […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook woos TV networks with more data (Evelyn Rusli / Wall Street Journal) 2. Visually impaired turn to smartphones to see their world (Nick Bilton / New York Times) 3. In Egypt, an anti-Brotherhood media crackdown (Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. News: Personalized or serendipitous? (Frédéric Filloux & Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the iPhone and bad decisions killed Blackberry (New Yorker) 2. Award-winning digital entrepreneur Lisa Williams joins Investigative News Network as Director of Digital Engagement (INN) 3. How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web (Neiman Lab) 4. Epic launches, Politico goes deeper: Why longform is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How […] more »

by Dena Levitz

In the beginning, newspapers’ apps were mostly replicas of what they produce in print daily, shrunk down to fit a desired screen. Publishers simply wanted to be in the mobile mix -– and the emphasis was less on trying creative approaches in application look and feel and more on just being there. That, I’m happy […] more »