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Posted:
Aug 18, 2016

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Christina

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The Best New Way to Read? Novels Told Through Text Messages

BRIANNA HOWARTH IS a 22-year-old who writes stories that vibrate with eerie tension. In one, a babysitter suddenly discovers that the children she’s sitting have vanished; in another, several teenagers break into their school to pull a late-night prank, only to find something seems to be hunting...

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Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on nursing home employees who take demeaning photographs and videos of residents and post them on social media.

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Aug 4, 2016

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Christina

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Driving While Distracted: Can technology stop the problem it caused?

Driving while socially distracted is one of the most life threatening issues about our relationship to technology, and yet, in an ironic twist, the very thing that caused the problem may be the ultimate solution.

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Driving While Distracted: Why can't we ignore the pings?

Most people will admit that texting, checking social media or playing a video game while driving isn't safe, and yet, some still do it. Why?

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Lower-income Americans getting 'digital health,' too

When we hear the phrase "digital health," we might think about our Fitbit, the healthy eating app on our smartphone, or maybe a new way to email our doctor.

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Google’s New Allo Messaging App Gets Its Edge From AI

APPLE HAS ONE. It’s called Messages. Microsoft has one, too. It’s called Skype. Facebook has two of them: WhatsApp and Messenger. They’re all messaging apps—smartphone apps that let you chat with friends and family. But they’re rapidly morphing into something else, a new kind of super communication...

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Fitness Trackers Move to Earphones, Socks and Basketballs

Devices collect more kinds of data from more places, and one stores the energy from your movements for use to power your device.

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May 5, 2016

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Christy

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U.S. Safety Agency Calls Out Distracted Drivers on Twitter

If laws and fines won't convince drivers not to text and drive, will online shaming work?  As part of a new campaign, one U.S. federal agency is using social media to "name and shame" drivers who tweet, text and snap behind the wheel. CBC Radio technology columnist Dan Misener has looked into the...

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Apr 22, 2016

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Emily S

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15 Ways Cops Use Your Favorite Social Media Platforms

It’s not just your new media pals and ranting uncles constantly scouring social media – a 2014 Lexis-Nexis study reports that 81% of all U.S. law enforcement professionals actively use social media in investigations. From collecting evidence to identifying the whereabouts of criminals, cops around...

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Jan 28, 2016

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Christy

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How Social Media Is Shaking Up Public Health and Healthcare

From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, the health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices. Social media has provided a space to share...

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