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Craig's Big Bluff

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Craigslist says it can use the classified ads written by its users as the basis for copyright lawsuits. The claim is a legal longshot at best and the latest act of aggression from a site once known for its idealism. In case anyone missed, Craigslist last month sued PadMapper, a...
Craig's Big Bluff

Playing Tetris May Help Treat Lazy Eye

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Last year, Oxford researchers found that playing Tetris reduced flashbacks and other psychological symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. Now researchers from McGill University believe that Tetris can help treat "lazy eye," a condition that prevents both eyes from looking in the same direction due to a "loss or lack of development of...
Playing Tetris May Help Treat Lazy Eye

Making exploration easier for people around the world with Google Maps

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Maps keep our spirit of adventure alive by making it easier for us to explore the world around us. That’s why today, we’re making Google Maps even better with new turn-by-turn navigation with traffic conditions, biking directions, Map Maker and new Street View imagery in more locations globally. These improvements...
Making exploration easier for people around the world with Google Maps

Can We Fix The Problem Of Unreasonable Tech Searches At The Border?

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It happened on the border. In May 2010, Pascal Abidor, an Islamic studies doctoral candidate at McGill University, was traveling from Montreal to New York City when he was stopped in the tiny border town of Champlain, New York, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Abidor, who is of...
Can We Fix The Problem Of Unreasonable Tech Searches At The Border?
Meet The Man Who Invented Web Search - But Didn't Patent It

3 ways to deal with digital media when you die

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A U.K. paper created a fuss this week when it reported that Bruce Willis would sue Apple for the right to pass on his iTunes collection to his children when he dies. The story turned out to be baloney and was quickly debunked by Willis’ wife. But the tale still...
3 ways to deal with digital media when you die

Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion and yet the cost of college tuition continues to rise. Instagrad launched its attempt to solve this problem today. The startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their...
Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

Google Maps adds Street View imagery for 150 university campuses, expands turn-by-turn, biking directions, & Map Maker globally

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Today on the Official Google Blog, VP of Google Maps and Earth Brian McClendon announced Google is expanding Google Maps to new locations across the globe with the addition of new turn-by-turn navigation with traffic condition data, biking directions, as well as StreetView and Map Maker imagery. The first...
Google Maps adds Street View imagery for 150 university campuses, expands turn-by-turn, biking directions, & Map Maker globally
Piracy, virtual record collections, and how the MP3 changed music

Google Maps Navigation And Live Traffic Data Come To India

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Google announced a couple of updates to Google Maps today. The Google Maps Navigation app for Android, for example, will now offer turn-by-turn navigation for India. In addition, Google has also turned on live traffic data for six large Indian cities and their suburbs. These cities are Bengaluru, Mumbai, New...
Google Maps Navigation And Live Traffic Data Come To India

Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"

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In June, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the Mozilla Ignite challenge. During the first phase of this $500,000 challenge, the two organizations invited anybody to submit ideas for applications that could make use of ultra-fast next-generation networks. These ideas had to be related to education, healthcare, public...
Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"

Online education provider edX goes global, doubles number of school partners

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edX, the nonprofit online course provider launched by Harvard and MIT, has long had a highly international student population — 70 percent of its students are from overseas. But now it will draw its content from schools around the world as well. On Wednesday, the group announced that it had...
Online education provider edX goes global, doubles number of school partners

In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?

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A study of business managers reports the following findings: · Managers scarcely have time to start on a new task or to sit down before they are interrupted. · Only 12 times in the study did the manager succeed in working undisturbed in his office for at least 23 minutes....
In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?

Why eye doctors may soon prescribe Tetris

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Researchers at McGill University say the video game distributes information between the eyes in a way that trains them to work together and could ultimately help treat lazy eye. [Read more]...
Why eye doctors may soon prescribe Tetris

Twitter users on iPhone 5: Thin is more important than LTE, or anything else for that matter

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When Apple announced the iPhone 5 this week, the technology community predictably went haywire. One of the best ways to measure the level of craziness is of course Twitter. That’s where Derek Ruths, an assistant professor at McGill University‘s School of Computer Science, comes in. Ruths runs a Network Dynamics...
Twitter users on iPhone 5: Thin is more important than LTE, or anything else for that matter

A 3D Printer For Ice Sculptures? Sure, Why Not?

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Researchers at McGill University are looking into 3D printing ice sculptures--with remarkable success....
A 3D Printer For Ice Sculptures? Sure, Why Not?

McGill university student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Win 8

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Those of us living in metropolitan areas don't think twice about our ease of access to medical care, but those in rural areas don't enjoy such easy access to a doctor. Abhijeed Kalyan and Shravan Narayan from McGill University in Canada are aware of this problem, and came up...
McGill university student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Win 8
Big Data On Campus Is Like A Keg Stand For Your Brain
Gabriella Coleman: Helping Hackers Infiltrate Academia
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