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Google Maps have an app for the iPhone at last! Awesome?
Our options for getting around are only increasing, but without more comprehensive apps we may wind up going in circles on our phones first.
America’s Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong
Taken from NPR:
In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries and technology in the lives of young readers, ages 16 to 29.
Kathryn Zickuhr, the study’s main author, joins NPR’s David Greene to discuss the results.
Click here to read the full article.
i’d wager this is because of e-readers and the micro-pricing and commoditization of the book business.
plus it’s easer to read 50 shards of whatever when no one can see the cover.
Sure, the new iPhone is cool, but what about these other cool technologies that revolutionized humanity?
Sometimes innovations shake up industries almost overnight. Other times, it might take years. The automobile, for example, took a few decades to disrupt transportation and completely revolutionize it.
In the last century, new technologies have arisen that hardly anyone from the time of the telegraph could have imagined.
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum and two crewmates who are living on the Space Station stop to pay tribute to Steve Jobs:
“In every generation there are great thinkers and people that have the vision of what can be and then have the energy, the skill and the genius to make it happen. Steve Jobs is definitely one of those rare individuals and the world’s gonna miss him a lot.”
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
Rest in peace, good sir. And thank you for everything you’ve given us.
Now that phones have adopted some of the tasks of our computers, should our computers learn a few tricks from our mobile devices? Apple thinks so, to judge from its new Mac OS X Lion operating system.
Lion — you can also refer to it as OS X 10.7 — is the first update to the Mac’s core software developed by Apple since the iPhone and the iPad upended the mobile-gadget market.