Google Expands Its 'RealTime' Search of Tweets, Buzzes

"The service, called Google Realtime Search, can be used separately from the company's main search engine to help people find the latest Web conversations on regional and global hot topics." | 0 Comments


Using VoiceThread to Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom

"While I felt that the class had gone well, a student's simple observation led me to my latest modification: find a way for students interact with one another in an online setting. The online forum I employed enabled me to speak in an asynchronous fashion with my students, but it did not allow them to communicate with one another, leaving them isolated, alone in cyberspace to work on their assignments with no personal interaction. The comment sent me knocking on my friendly technology consultant's door, and together we found a simple solution: VoiceThread." | 0 Comments


Your Brain on Computers - Overuse of Digital Devices May Lead to Brain Fatigue

"It’s 1 p.m. on a Thursday and Dianne Bates, 40, juggles three screens. She listens to a few songs on her iPod, then taps out a quick e-mail on her iPhone and turns her attention to the high-definition television." | 0 Comments

The MIT roots of Google’s new software

In July, Google released a trial version of new software, called the Google App Inventor, intended to let people with no previous programming experience design applications for phones that use Google’s Android operating system. The software has provoked much commentary in the technology press, and Google has been trumpeting it as a way to give people direct control of their own phones. But App Inventor is the latest outgrowth of a tradition of MIT research that dates back at least 40 years. | 0 Comments


Now Playing - Night of the Living Tech

"Life in the media and communications terrarium, it seems, is getting increasingly perilous. The predictions of demise are piling up. Phone calls, e-mail, blogs and Facebook, according to digerati pundits recently, are speeding toward the grave. Last week, Wired magazine proclaimed, "The Web Is Dead."" | 0 Comments

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