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Friday August 29, 2014
Hackerspaces Used To Turn Ideas into Reality
Workshops known as hackerspaces are becoming part of a growing global movement that aims to dispel the myth that hackers are an ominous security threat to data and computer systems.

Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?
E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. Here's a look at reading-centric tablets.

Study: Social Media Users Shy Away from Opinions
People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Center.

New Trend: Multitasking on Mobile Devices
Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. While multi-tasking hasn't been a strong suit, that's starting to change.

Phone Apps Have a Tough Time Grabbing More Users
While the majority of smartphone users in the U.S. aren’t downloading any new apps, a small but active segment adds eight or more new apps every month, according to a new report.

Bad Behavior on Social Media Can Cost Recruits
High school coaches are instituting a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk. It's about more than minding their manners. The wrong post can scare away college recruiters.

Sony Enlists Gamers To Develop New Titles
Through hugely influential digital platforms such as Twitch and Reddit, Sony Online Entertainment has enlisted gamers to help design some of its newest titles right from the start.

Bounty Offered to Coders for Oculus Rift Bugs
Coders who find bugs in software for the Oculus Rift VR immersive headset could receive a reward of at least $500 under Facebook's White Hat bounty program. Facebook acquired Oculus in March.

Foursquare Reinvents To Share Customer Experiences
As Facebook, Yelp and other services adopted similar check-in features, Foursquare gradually lost what made it special. So it branched out to become a Yelp-like local recommendations service.

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