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How the net traps us all in our own little bubbles

An invisible revolution has taken place is the way we use the net, but the increasing personalisation of information by search engines such as Google threatens to limit our access to information and enclose us in a self-reinforcing world view, … Continue reading

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Mobile health offers hope to patients in Africa

Experts gathered for Africa‘s first mobile health summit on Tuesday hailed the use of phone technology as a new frontier in improving patient care in poor countries. But a government minister in South Africa, which is hosting the summit, called for caution over … Continue reading

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Shell energy scenarios to 2050

So what will the two worlds described in our scenarios look like? How might the world change in either one? Watch the video and explore the Scramble and Blueprints scenarios. More information on http://www.shell.com/scenarios/

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iPhone 4 and Apple’s silence on pollution in China

Apple has whipped up a storm of anticipation for its new iPhone, which goes on sale in the UK tomorrow, but it’s been silent on questions about the phone’s environmental impact in China, says Ma Jun Of course as consumers … Continue reading

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The Half-Life of Phones

Few objects on the planet are farther removed from nature — less, say, like a rock or an insect — than a glass and stainless steel smartphone. And yet the materials of which it is made have ultimately all been … Continue reading

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Google sued after map directions lead to accident

Some people are so stupid: When Google Maps’ walking directions instructed Lauren Rosenberg to walk along a very busy highway with no pedestrian walkway, she followed the directions exactly.Unfortunately, she was hit by a car in the process. Now she’s … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Boat to Sail Around the World

A giant solar powered boat will attempt to sail around the world next year. The boat is covered in solar panels that will power it at around the same speed as a super tanker. Hopefully it will be a  success, … Continue reading

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Mama Mia! I’ve Been Globalized!

If you look closely at this Italian website you will see a photo of me taking a picture rom our apartment balcony of a fire started by Redshirt protesters. I didn’t even know Sam Sherrat took the picture but the next … Continue reading

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Are Bing Maps Out Googling Google?

Microsoft demonstrates augmented reality in Bing Maps at TED conference 2010. I wish there were enough hours in the day to be able to spend some time learning how to use these maps!

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The Losers of Globalization

This article from the BBC looks at the high number of suicides at Foxconn, the Taiwanese run sub-contractor that manufactures Apple iPhones and iPads in China. Considering the prices of the phones you would think workers could be paid a … Continue reading

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