Tech News Roundup

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HowTo.gov: 65% of All Email Gets Opened First on a Mobile Device – While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky feat, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop. According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full 65 percent — is now being accessed via mobile devices in …read more

Can YOU Live Without Your Cell Phone?

Dropping your brand new, highly sought after, three-week old cell phone in a body of water is a horrible, horrible thing. I know firsthand because that is exactly what I did one week ago today. The standard advice from the tech blogs, friends and co-works was to dry it off, cover the phone in rice, and wait patiently for 36 – 48 hours. But does that actually work? After accidentally dropping my iPhone into a fully submerged body of water… OK… a toilet to be exact… I had the unfortunate opportunity to test out the iPhone-in-a-rice-bag hypothesis, and I am …read more

Thirsty For the Chance to Participate in a Real Product Launch? Redd’s Apple Launcher Says Take a Virtual Seat

What do you find at the (hazardous?) intersection of beer and tech worlds? Redd’s Apple Launcher, of course, the Internet player-steered, live machine that launches apples at targets in a remote warehouse with the chance for users to win prizes from Redd’s Apple Ale.

The game, set in a fictional bar with (at times) zombies, hovercrafts, dunk tanks, and bears, is active and available for play through June 14, 2013 during bar time, which somehow equates to noon – 7 p.m. ET.

As virtual worlds, instruction, and job fairs continue to make advances in connecting people across the …read more

The Second TV Screen

More and more people are watching TV along with their tablets, phones and laptops. According to data from Nielsen, 40% of owners of tablets and Smartphones in the U.S. use their devices while watching TV on a daily basis. In fact, only 12% of tablet owners and 13% of Smartphone owners say they have never used those devices while watching TV.

What are we doing on those devices? Many are checking email during programs and commercial breaks, but a whopping 42% are visiting social networking sites — a trend that is greater among women — and nearly a third are …read more

Facebook Speaks Out About Password Controversy

 

Due to multiple reports of interviewers and organizations requesting passwords for Facebook during interviews and reviews (learn More), Facebook published the following “As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private information and communications just to get a job. And as the friend of a user, you shouldn’t have to worry that your private information or communications will be revealed to someone you don’t know and didn’t intend to share with just because that user is looking for a job. That’s why we’ve made it a violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share …read more

Doctors Are Going High Tech… is that Good Thing?

About a third of doctors are using electronic health records or EHRs. That’s double the number since 2008, says a report in the journal Health Affairs. What we are seeing is an increase of a lot more computers, smartphones and iPads making their way into patient’s exam rooms. But as doctors move more and more toward electronic recording keeping, they face one daunting challenge: How to bring electronic devises into the exam room without losing the human connection with their patients.

EHRs are considered the future of health care for good reason — they can help prevent medical errors.

The …read more