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Fixing Lazy Eyes with Video Games

Fixing Lazy Eyes with Video Games

British doctors are using a Tetris-like game to correct lazy eyes in children, showing how video games may not ruin your vision after all.
Melissa Daniels in Innovations & Inventions



Keeping Up with the… Zuckerbergs?

Keeping Up with the… Zuckerbergs?

Bravo plans to produce a “Silicon Valley” reality TV show, which pries into the private lives of top technology execs, giving audiences a peek into the lives of the rich and powerful.
Kate Knibbs in Arts & Entertainment



Media-Mind: Will Game Consoles Rule the Living Room?

Media-Mind: Will Game Consoles Rule the Living Room?

As digital streaming services continue to battle for subscriptions, another crop of competitors fight to bring them to your living room, putting game consoles in the center of a changing entertainment market.
Joe Arico in Microsoft



Flying Cars: Turning "Jetsons" Fantasy Into Reality

Flying Cars: Turning "Jetsons" Fantasy Into Reality

Flying cars are bringing Jetsons-style transportation to the New York International Auto Show.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Can Smartphones Predict Your Next Cigarette?

Can Smartphones Predict Your Next Cigarette?

Researchers used smartphones to track cigarette addiction, illustrating how mobile technology can support health research.
Kate Knibbs in Health & Safety



"Slacktivists" Not So Lazy After All

"Slacktivists" Not So Lazy After All

Retweeting a cause may not be akin to tying yourself to a tree in protest, but “slacktivism” has its merits, according to a infographic addressing the benefits and cons of online activism.
Melissa Daniels in Politics



Google Tests Futuristic Glasses

Google Tests Futuristic Glasses

Google is testing augmented reality glasses, showcasing the technology’s futuristic, and potentially revolutionary, features to the public.
Kate Knibbs in Google



A Netflix for Magazines

A Netflix for Magazines

A new tablet app reinvents magazines for the digital age, allowing readers to access multiple magazines in one digital newsstand subscription.
Melissa Daniels in Arts & Entertainment



Cowbird: A Wikipedia for Life Stories

Cowbird: A Wikipedia for Life Stories

The Cowbird site encourages people to record their life experiences for public benefit, providing a place for quiet reflection amid the bustle of the digital world.
Kendra Srivastava in Social Media



Jonathan Ive: Genius or Social Climber?

Jonathan Ive: Genius or Social Climber?

An ex-Apple employee suggested Jonathan Ive’s relationship with Steve Jobs propelled his career, implying the designer’s status at Apple may change under CEO Tim Cook.
Kate Knibbs in Apple