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Julian Stallabrass: On Selfies

Julian Stallabrass, art historian and photographer, writes for the London Review of Books:

‘A few dozen photographs were taken of me as a child. I remember lining up with my family on the beach as a wealthy uncle tried out a new photographic toy and, bright glare of sun off sand in our eyes, being told to stand completely still so as not to ruin the shot. 132 more words

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Gadgets Turning Me Into an Idiot!

Andrew Vltchek writes for CounterPunch:

‘[...] The way new-era-gadgets are designed is that after just 1-3 years they become obsolete: applications cannot be run or downloaded and everything becomes incompatible. 144 more words

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Study: Cellphone addiction 'an increasingly realistic possibility'

Terry Goodrich reports for Medical Xpress:

‘Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 92 more words

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Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Elizabeth A Harris And Rachel Abrams write for The New York Times:

‘For some teenagers, wearing last season’s jeans will always be unthinkable.But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse.  63 more words

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New Electronic National Identity Card Inaugurated

What is your opinion on the MasterCard incorporated identity card?

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