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3-D printing hits rock-bottom prices with homem...

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
University of Washington researchers are combining the ancient art of ceramics and the new technology of 3-D printing. Along the way, they are making 3-D printing dramatically cheaper. More>>>
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Gambling threatens national security, new book ...

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Casinos drain money from consumer products and services, weakening the economic engine that ultimately drives defense spending, according to the latest volume in the three-part United States International Gambling Report Series. More>>>
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Job seekers invest in plastic surgery

(http://news.yahoo.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Some surgeons and patients are now citing increased interest in surgery among people wanting to look younger and "fresher" for the ever-competitive job market. More>>>
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Communication

The Future Of Wireless

(http://www.forbes.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Every technology in Korea, from broadband to digital television, is designed to be always on, always with you. More>>>
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The perils of ageism

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
it may not just be the elderly who are harmed by ageism. A new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that young, healthy people who stereotype old people may themselves be at risk of heart... More>>>
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Culture

Argentine economics and maker culture

(http://www.ethanzuckerman.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Ethan Zuckerman analyzes the production and consumption of local goods on a recent trip to Argentina. More>>>
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Don't look now, but you're a cyborg

(http://www.computerworld.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Mike Elgan makes the argument that cell phones and the web have turned us into cyborgs, heavily referencing a slick new memory aid service called ReQall. (but makes no mention of transhumanism or IA) Elgan "the term cyborg, coined in 1960 by... More>>>
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Touring the Home of the Future

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
What if we started from what we do know -- the things we actually need and want, our whims and desires -- then asked inventors, designers and corporations to come up with the goods? More>>>
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Guinness' Pub of the Future (JPEG)

(http://www.futuresavvy.net) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
So this is what the pub experience will look like in the near-future? More>>>
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Vivian Distler: on the quantification of onesel...

(http://www.iftf.org) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"We already have seen the emergence of health-based social networks (examples: PatientsLikeMe, CureTogether, MedHelp, SugarStats) that offer the ability to collect one's quantified self-tracking data. Other websites make available visualizat... More>>>
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Young communication: Building future skills

(http://www.educationfutures.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Cristóbal Cobo sent me this link to the Ung Kommunikation [Young Communication] project. The project examines the convergence of new technologies, youth culture and learning. And, by looking at the influence of youth culture on digital communicati... More>>>
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Mistrial by iPhone - Juries’ Web Research Upend...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The use of BlackBerrys and iPhones by jurors gathering and sending out information about cases is wreaking havoc on trials around the country. More>>>
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