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Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

For everyone being paranoid that strangers could spy on them using drones, cameras, microphones or even Google Glasses – finally, a solution has arrived, which is going on pre-order on September 30, 2014. Cyborg Unplug is a gadget no...
The more you play, the more aggressive you become!  Is this true?

The more you play, the more aggressive you become! Is this true?

Bomb Gaza Is a game for Android that was uploaded to the Google Play store on 29 July, 2014 and has already been downloaded between 500 and 1000 times. allowing players attack Gaza while it’s still being bombarded in...
Raspberry Pi: an educational tool for everyone?

Raspberry Pi: an educational tool for everyone?

Let me introduce you to the Raspberry Pi, a small computer (about the size of a credit card) that can be purchased for only 30 dollar*. Equipped with 512 Mb of RAM, a powerful processor and a HDMI card...
Clasp, a new app helping to bring down Autism barriers

Clasp, a new app helping to bring down Autism barriers

Generally described as a disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world and communicate to others, we will explore how a new electronic device is trying to help and improve the life of those suffering from...
Are your nude pictures save in the cloud?

Are your nude pictures save in the cloud?

How safe are the files you keep in your cloud? We live in a world where more and more things are being saved at distance servers, and we can access them only thru an internet access. How can we...
Online celebrity leaked pictures. An ongoing debate about security and privacy in the Digital era.

Online celebrity leaked pictures. An ongoing debate about security and privacy in the Digital era.

Last day of August ended with startling news. On Sunday 31, a hacker leaked naked celebrity pictures online. He apparently breached the cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple, iCloud, thanks to a supposedly security vulnerability in the...
Deliver the Letter, the Sooner the Better…?

Deliver the Letter, the Sooner the Better…?

Having a letter in the post box? Always a surprise … and a daily process to manage. Step into slippers, take the key, get out of house, open the box, grab the insides, get back into house, ideally use...
Are We Living in the Brave New World?

Are We Living in the Brave New World?

Recently I have read the book “Brave New World“, written by Aldous Huxley. Although the book was published in 1932, it made me wonder how the ideas of a future society that Aldous Huxley brought forward are now applicable...
Translation and Technology: Where are we heading?

Translation and Technology: Where are we heading?

The effects of new digital means of translation are starting to affect the way we interact with the world. If everyone can understand every foreign language with the use of new technology, how can those changes be understood and...
“Yo”. The most stupid app ever or a useful new platform?

“Yo”. The most stupid app ever or a useful new platform?

Thinking about the best way to connect with people? Don’t think much, just Yo them! With one tap on your phone screen, you can send a Yo to someone. And yes, a Yo is just that, a Yo. “It’s...
White noise; an ancient ruin?

White noise; an ancient ruin?

There are some different perspectives on white noise. Looking at white noise from the engineer perspective is like watching an infinite vortex that produces randomness in its purest way; the mean of 0 and variance of ∞. On the...

Adobe Muse: from coding to designing

How does it work? Adobe Muse is the new website developing program from Adobe, which makes it possible for its users to design a website just like they’d design a prototype in one of the Adobe’s other design programs....
Should companies care for social media webcare?

Should companies care for social media webcare?

Who does not use social networking sites these days? For millions of people around the world social networking sites are part of their daily routine. This phenomenon has major advantages for companies; it offers them the possibility to enhance...
My World Heritage Passport App for Androids

My World Heritage Passport App for Androids

We live in the world of technology and digital information. As everything, it also has its pros and contras but personally, I prefer look at the new ideas, including the My Heritage Passport application. According to the UNWTO (United...
Garry Trotter and the Interactive Hallows

Garry Trotter and the Interactive Hallows

Gray Trotter, Donald Measely and Sermoine Ranger are best friends and study at the RowBards School of Storytelling & Fictionry.   Our story opens on a day, when the 3 of them are travelling to school by the RowBards...
Ice Bucket Challenge: Entering a new era of viral fundraising

Ice Bucket Challenge: Entering a new era of viral fundraising

Approximately two months ago, another viral phenomenon started taking over the Internet: The Ice Bucket Challenge. While everybody should applaud the charitable motive behind it, I was tired of seeing foolish narcissists pouring ice water over their head and posting a video...
Video Games: Ethical Issues faced by Producers and Consumers

Video Games: Ethical Issues faced by Producers and Consumers

Video games have been facing various scrutiny over the years in which certain ethical issues are questioned over the production and reception of the media product. Grand Theft Auto V and its previous sequels, has faced scrutiny over the...
Social Media interactions as a way to success in travel blogging

Social Media interactions as a way to success in travel blogging

Nowadays, blogging is a rapidly evolving form of media. 77% of Internet users read blogs and there are twice as many more bloggers today than there were in the previous year, shows Social Media Today. According to BestWebHostingGeek.com, there...
One Word May Become Revolutionary in Media

One Word May Become Revolutionary in Media

Media as a form of communication has become ubiquitous within modern society. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are often considered a part of daily-life and allow users express their own thoughts and opinions to readers, friends, followers...
Nothing to Represent Something

Nothing to Represent Something

              On the 6th of September 2014 the conference “Visualise it!” took place in Utrecht. One of the speakers was Andy Kirk, his presentation ‘The Design of Nothing‘ focused on the question: ‘what...
The Software is the Message

The Software is the Message

In a mini article of his, new media theorist Lev Manovich rephrased Marshall McLuhan’s most famous sentence by replacing the word ‘medium’ with the word ‘software’, saying that: “The software is the message”. For Manovich, software is an universal...
You see it, you report it. Citizen-based journalism

You see it, you report it. Citizen-based journalism

There is no denying that the media revolution has changed irrevocably the nature of journalism. Internet has fostered new forms of interactive and immediate journalism, allowing citizens to actively participate and generate different contents, they can collaborate in covering...
Data mining at The Times

Data mining at The Times

Data mining, also defined as KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases), is a subfield of computer science which has extensively raised in the last years, rapidly becoming a discipline known to a widespread audience, mainly because of its use in...
Mind the Gap: Is Crowdfunding Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Capital?

Mind the Gap: Is Crowdfunding Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Capital?

With an estimated market worth of $3-5 billion worldwide, crowdfunding is a rapidly-growing platform for financing new ventures. A recent study shows that women are increasingly participating in crowdfunding, as both entrepreneurs and investors, and outperforming men. As women...