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  • Ultrasound imager provides first 3D fingerprint recognition for phones
    Ultrasound imager provides first 3D fingerprint recognition for phones
    Two-dimensional fingerprint recognition software for smart phones was rapidly overcome by internet thieves because the image could be copied. The first three-dimensional finger print recognition system for smart phones and other devices has been...
  • Avakai are small wooden dolls that come in several colors.
    Avakai: Communicative dolls
    Technology and toys are increasingly becoming infused across a wide spectrum of products and this melding is extremely apparent in the toy known as “Avakai.” Avakai are small wooden dolls inlaid with digital chips that enable them to...
  • Sphero is a company that creates toys infused with technology.
    Introducing “Darkside” by Sphero
    Technology is increasingly infusing itself within the world of toys and games and certain companies are dedicated to enhancing the effects of this technological merging, referred to as “connected toys.” Sphero is one such company...
  • 2015 Ford Trends - Young drivers fear other drivers
    Young drivers fearful of other drivers: Snakes & spiders not so much
    We all have fear of something and a few have a lot more fear than other people. Fear of elevators, fear of heights, and even fear of getting married or having a baby. Fear of spiders, snakes, and even death have always been at or near the top of...
  • Google Privacy Concerns
    Google may be listening in on your private conversations
    With the rise of new technology comes a growing concern over privacy. In a report today from The Guardian, open source developers are outraged by the secret installation of Google software that privacy campaigners say is capable of listening in on...
  • Eyewear Technology
    Future trends in Eyewear technology
    Wearable technology has been around for a few years but not all of us have gotten a firsthand experience with it yet. The next few years might be a lot different. Wearable technology is one of the hottest technologies to hit Silicon Valley in the...
  • Electronic cards play key role in food aid for refugees
    Why this card is vital for refugees
    With a record number of refugees globally, it's especially important the role technology can play in helping them. A tiny, little plastic card actually makes a world of difference for Syrian refugees.It's called an electronic card, or e...
  • Student reads into a microphone
    Teachers, students, and the digital classroom.
    The New Digital Divide“While traditional access and availability issues remain at the heart of creating equity, some experts say an emergent type of social divide is surfacing. Howard Rheingold, in his recent book Smart Mobs, asserts that ...
  • Revenge porn victims can take images out of search results
    Google pledges to remove revenge porn from search results
    Google has made a recent pledge to ban revenge porn pictures from its search results. While their efforts won’t obliterate the problem, their pledge promises to alleviate what otherwise could be a very damaging experience for revenge porn...
  • The MyQ Garage App: OMG  Did I leave the garage door open?
    The MyQ Garage App: OMG Did I leave the garage door open?
    You planned your family vacation for months. You got your vacation clothes pressed and packed, loaded pertinent addresses into the GPS, and chased everyone out the door. Two hours in and you’re feeling pretty smug, when suddenly it hits you ...
  • Physicists make first working graphene light bulb
    Physicists make thinnest working graphene light bulb
    Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University, and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science reported the development of the first thinnest working light bulb...
  • Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr turned a problem into a solution
    Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr turned a problem into a solution in the digital age
    Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr of Saint Paul School in St. Paul, Arkansas, served her school well when she saw an immense problem of having to suspend students for bringing electronic devices to school. Duerr used her critical thinking skills to solve...
  • NASSP serves the nation with technology and solutions for the digital age
    NASSP serves the nation with technology and solutions for the digital age
    Principals need and deserve all the support that they can get from government, community members, and the small business community. On Friday June 12, 2015, the United States House of Representatives provided an excellent place for the National...
  • Google autonomous car
    Self-driving cars safer than human-driven cars; almost ready for consumer market
    Self-driving cars are no longer machines found solely in the world of science fiction. Multiple companies have been testing out their own versions, including Nissan, Volvo, Tesla Motors and Google. For many, the idea is a bit scary. How does...
  • Real Apple Watch Users
    What people really think of the Apple Watch
    After using the Apple Watch for a few weeks now, and having reviewed it myself, I wanted to see what other people thought about the watch. I had the opportunity to talk to a few early adopters with different age ranges and backgrounds, to hear a...
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