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Rescue Me, Digitally

May 30, 2013

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Apparently, one of the last citadels of paper-based data is the rescue sheet, a document on A4-size paper that indicates where and how a particular vehicle can best be pried open when occupants need rescuing. Required in Europe, the sheet must be placed behind the driver’s sun visor. Now, however, digital technology has caught up […]

Impressions Can’t Ripen on Vine

May 28, 2013

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If each of us had to pick six seconds from our lives to represent ourselves to the world, what would we choose? Vine, the recently launched service that enables members of the Twitterverse to produce eternally looping six-second videos, has spawned creative cinematography that ranges from (very) brief fashion shows to animated-video baseball cards. Those […]

The Internet in My Pocket

May 8, 2013

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I know Internet sharing is not among the most novel smartphone features, but on Windows Phone 8, it actually works—a new experience for this erstwhile owner of apparently the world’s lowest tech phones I’ve had my Windows Phone 8 for enough months now that it’s become part of the family that lives in my pockets, […]