Tag: wearables

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

Wearable technology is becoming a common topic in daily news coverage — from discussion on the latest physical fitness trackers to buy and the hype around the Apple smartwatch that will launch this year. Wearable technologies, devices that can track and hold data about individuals and the environment around them, are gaining traction in the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. #JeSuisCharlie: 12 dead at Paris offices of satirical magazine (Claire Phipps & Alexandra Topping / Guardian) 2. Police now monitoring and criminalizing online speech (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 3. A look back at ‘Eastern Ukraine Unfiltered’ (Daniel Kennedy / Global Voices) 4. How citizen reporters in India provide us with some of our […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

If you thought there was a flood of content last year, just wait. The good news, though, is that more of the good stuff will rise to the top. And along with the content, expect more tracking of the people consuming it, but less agreement on how to measure exactly what they’re doing. Here, then, are some […] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Friday, November 21, our #EdShift chat will focus on using wearables in journalism. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss Google Glass and other tech innovations and how they can and should be used in reporting and publishing. The chat will be moderated as usual by […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When PBS MediaShift began planning the bi-coastal “Hack the Gender Gap” event with WVU’s Reed College of Media, we knew this would be a complex undertaking. A women’s panel at Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif. with top tech and media people in attendance? Check. A women’s hackathon on wearables at WVU focused on female […] more »

by Dana Coester

The results of the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables are in. Co-sponsored by West Virginia University Reed College of Media and PBS MediaShift, this hackathon was a pivotal event for the eight teams who participated in an immersive weekend envisioning a startup use of wearable tech from a women-only perspective. More than 50 women from WVU […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Harvard Business Review beats bigger rivals on social media (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share? (Liam Andrew / Nieman Lab) 3. Flipboard debuts a big redesign and the Daily Edition, a morning news section (Ellis Hamburger / The Verge) 4. MPAA […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

After Steve Jobs died, there were a lot of questions about whether his successor Tim Cook had the vision thing. This week was put-up-or-shut-up time for Apple, with its stock sagging and innovations coming from others (mainly Samsung) while Apple’s iterations were minor by comparison. With the spotlight squarely on Apple and Cook, the company […] more »

by Dana Coester

I sat down with futurist Robert Scoble at the Augmented World Expo in May to talk about what’s next for journalism. Scoble, former tech evangelist for Microsoft and currently startup liaison for Rackspace, is renowned for the “Scoble effect” — which in geek celebrity terms may be the tech equivalent of the Oprah effect. He’s also […] more »