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New app sheds light on phone usage

A year ago, Northwestern University PhD student John Rula accidentally left his smartphone in a taxi. After exiting the car, he checked his pockets multiple times only to find them empty. That's when the ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Software
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Researchers make innovative use of LEGO

With even preschoolers using computers and video games, students at all levels now expect to modify and control their own experiments and receive immediate feedback. Responding to that trend, a trio of New ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Engineering
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Mobile users 'resist use of ads' in news

As the smartphone becomes the defining device for online news, publishers will increasingly struggle to make money, according to the latest Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Internet
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App makes virtual clothes fitting faster

The dress doesn't fit; the colour clashes; the neckline is most unflattering. They're all things it's best to work out before you buy, but too often don't. However, a new generation of virtual shopping could ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Business
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For app developers, more big changes are coming soon

The App Store revolutionized the tech world when it opened in summer 2008, spawning a billion-dollar industry in one fell swoop. It was neither the first nor the largest back then, but the store quickly exploded in popularity, ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Software
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Mobile phones the pathway to Internet in Africa

There is abundant evidence that poorer people in Africa are now using the internet. In South Africa, most new users come from low income households, many of them living below the poverty line. ...

dateJun 05, 2015 in Telecom
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In Tech: Microsoft tries to win mobile friends

Looking for a new app for making "to-do" lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple's Reminders or Google's Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you'll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Software
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