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10%? 20%? Apps Are Changing How We Tip

nytimes.com — Apps like PayPal, Square, Breadcrumb, Apple Pay and Facebook's new payment feature are supposed to be making paying for things easier. Want to figure out a complicated dinner tab among five friends? Just tap a few buttons on your smartphone. But the advent of these exciting new payment technologies is actually creating its own challenge: tipping.

Could Wearable Computers Be as Harmful as Cigarettes?

nytimes.com — In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and the slogan, "More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette." No, this wasn't a spoof. Back then, doctors were not aware that smoking could cause cancer, heart disease and lung disease.

Strippers, Snapchat y la innovación tecnológica

nytimes.com — Se dice que el porno impulsa la tecnología. La pornografía motivó la adopción de la mayoría de las innovaciones tecnológicas de la generación anterior. Ayudó a acelerar el crecimiento de las cintas en VHS, los CD y DVD interactivos, y en gran medida la Internet en general.

Snapchat's peep show potential is being fulfilled

smh.com.au — No nudity, please: Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. Photo: AP Porn, it has been said, is a driver of technology. Pornography has spurred the adoption of most tech innovations of the last generation. It helped hasten the growth of VHS tapes, interactive CDs and DVDs, and pretty much the entire Internet.

Strippers Go Undercover on Snapchat

nytimes.com — Porn, it has been said, is a driver of technology. Pornography has spurred the adoption of most tech innovations of the last generation. It helped hasten the growth of VHS tapes, interactive CDs and DVDs, and pretty much the entire Internet.

Pebble Watch Goes Color on Kickstarter

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last year, the company chose to do so in the same space it showed off the Macintosh computer 30 years earlier. It seems that Pebble, the maker of a popular smartwatch, has chosen to do the same thing.

Which social media sites are suitable for your child?

smh.com.au — Teaching someone digital empathy is more difficult than teaching them empathy in real life. Photo: Rob Gunstone Given my line of work, I am asked a lot of tech questions. Then, the other morning, a question stumped me. It was my nine-year-old nephew calling. "Erm, Uncle Nicky," Luca said slyly.

Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox

nytimes.com — Given my line of work, I am asked a lot of tech questions. What's the best cellphone to get for work? Should I upgrade my laptop? Can you come over to set up my router? Then the other morning, a question stumped me. It was my 9-year-old nephew calling.

Cristal roto: La historia del fracaso de Google Glass

nytimes.com — Esta es una historia que incluye una buena dosis de intriga, tecnología futurista, un laboratorio secreto, modelos, paracaidistas en caída libre y un triángulo amoroso profesional que acabó con el matrimonio de un multimillonario. Esta es la historia de Google Glass.

'Modern Family' to Air Episode Shot on iPhones

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - Over a series of late October days, camera operators working on an episode of ABC's "Modern Family" set aside their typical high-definition videocameras and picked up iPhones. The command "Action!" was followed by a tap of that familiar red button on the device's small video screen.
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Mar 26, 2015

RT @MikeIsaac: Streaming is a thing. Periscope is out, Meerkat raises $14 million. nyti.ms/1HLcM9C Please proceed to broadcast your morning commute.

Mar 26, 2015

RT @haaretzcom: The startup that hopes you will grow aquatic vegetables on your kitchen counter htz.li/20n @joshejacobs pic.twitter.com/9dZB0cp2a2

Mar 25, 2015

RT @nytimes: Apps are changing how we tip, and creating awkward moments at the coffee shop nyti.ms/1ETM3aG pic.twitter.com/OeRaAxAOlG

Mar 25, 2015

RT @THR: Washington Driver Ticketed for Carpooling with Cardboard Cutout of Dos Equis Man thr.cm/OsvKUr pic.twitter.com/hQrXjbRUJC

Mar 25, 2015

Twitter's biggest challenge isn't revenue or user growth. It's trolls. I hope the "quality filter" banishes them: techcrunch.com/2015/03/23/twi…

Mar 24, 2015

“Every now and then I buy a card from the man with the little bird.” Beautiful NYT video of Our Man in Tehran: nytimes.com/2015/03/25/wor…

Mar 18, 2015

Fascinating graphic by the NYT: "A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future." nytimes.com/interactive/20…

Mar 16, 2015

A juxtaposition of storytelling: Serial took a guilty man & tried to prove his innocence. The Jinx took an innocent man & proved his guilt.

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