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New Software Newsflash: Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark

The goal of the Spark suite is to give small businesses, marketing people, students, bloggers, and just about anyone else with a penchant to create stories a platform to do so that is easy and intuitive to use. Read More »

The Art of Marginalizing an Oil Spill

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Oil spills of any size used to dominate the news, yet in recent years coverage of those accidents has been appearing less and less in mainstream media. Read More »

Rise of the Drone

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Around the world there is a wind of change in the air, borne on the props of drones and drone operators from all walks of life. Read More »

No Selfie Awareness

While wanting to capture every moment we have lost the ability to appreciate the seconds, minutes, and hours of our lives in a tangible way. Read More »

SXSW 2016: Summing Up – and Taking it Home


South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, movie, and technology conference that dominates life in Austin each spring, should be on everyone’s bucket list. Cutting-edge film, music, and technology can be enjoyed there, and there are ways to bring home the experience. Read More »

SXSW: Sucked Into the Story: Virtual Reality and News

Can news reporters use virtual reality? This is the question that participants at “Sucked Into the Story: Virtual Reality and News” tried to answer at SXSW. I had the feeling that somewhere around 1950, a similar group of people sat around discussing what the impact of “this television thing” would be on radio news. We may be at a similar juncture. Read More »

SXSW: The Mars Virtual Reality Experience – More Than a Game

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The Mars 2030 Experience is not just a video game, but a highly detailed and accurate simulation of the surface of Mars, based on data and photographs from the Mars Rover and a European satellite orbiting the red planet. It's part of a larger effort to determine the feasibility of establishing human habitation on Mars. Read More »