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Soft(knit)ware: Wearing Your Social Media

(Mar 2015)

The MIT Media Lab has just developed a new way to exhibit social media to the outside world. The lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group has created a “Social Textiles” T-shirt that alerts the wearer with a vibration in the collar when another person within a 12 foot range is also wearing this T-shirt. Once the two

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California’s Strawberry War Comes to an End

(Mar 2015)

With an optimistic eye towards the coming spring, I thought it relevant to discuss one of springtime’s sweetest fruits: strawberries. Most Americans can enjoy the sweet, red berries year-round thanks to the advent of greenhouses. However, much more technology goes into producing the perfect strawberry than most consumers may realize. Unbeknownst to most strawberry lovers,

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Google Fights Back Against Broader Hacking Powers for FBI

(Mar 2015)

Google is using its weight as a technology giant to make it difficult for the Department of Justice to quietly amend the rules involving search warrants for electronically stored media. The company characterizes this amendment as allowing the government “hacking powers.” The public policy arm of the company has been outspoken in its disapproval of

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