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Aspen Journal: Where Are Ideas Born?

Posted June 27th, 2013 at 7:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Thoughts From, And About, The Aspen Ideas Festival Doug Bernard | Aspen CO Each year, the Aspen Institute hosts what it calls the Aspen Ideas Festival. Over the next week, VOA will be in Aspen with hundreds of thinkers, writers, inventors and innovators, to learn and share some new ways to look at our world. […]

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Rap Genius and Tomorrow’s Education

Posted June 11th, 2013 at 9:24 am (UTC-4)
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Interview With the Co-Founder of Potentially Disruptive Education Technology Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Ross Slutksy is a former VOA intern and current Digital Frontiers contributor. Ross is also a research intern at the Center for Democracy and Technology; the views expressed here are solely his own and not representative of CDT. You can reach […]

Your Giga-Future

Posted April 15th, 2013 at 11:53 am (UTC-4)
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Do You Really Need A 1-GB Internet? Yes. Doug Bernard | Washington DC Once upon a time, around the time I was starting college, the prefix everyone wanted in computers was “kilo.” Computer programs, processor speeds, memory storage: it all came measured in units of kilo, or thousands. 64 Kilobytes equaled 64,000 bytes of memory […]

Youtube in 3D: A True Digital Frontier

Posted January 31st, 2013 at 2:09 pm (UTC-4)
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Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” – William Gibson There I was, going about my business, watching a video on YouTube. As I often do, I set the video to 1080p, one of YouTube’s highest definition standards, when I noticed something interesting: See that magical […]

The Death Of Old Fashioned Convention Coverage?

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:57 pm (UTC-4)
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A Creaky Political Tradition Meets A Nimble Digital Media Doug Bernard | Charlotte NC Journalists, as a rule, are pretty good complainers. Conventions bring out some of our best. Come stand in line at the poetically named “Concession Stand” here in the basement of the Charlotte Convention Center for a few minutes and you’ll hear […]

Live From Tampa! Sort Of…

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 11:31 am (UTC-4)
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Google Hangouts, Wifi Addiction and Tunnel Vision at the GOP Convention Doug Bernard | Tampa FL A colleague in Washington asked me today: “So, are you getting to see much of Tampa while you’re at the convention?” I’m quite sure they had no idea just how funny that was. While Republican delegates are whooping it […]

The Limits of Speech In Oman

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm (UTC-4)
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And Mars Finds A New, Sarcastic Voice On Twitter Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye. There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting.  Several of our colleagues have been covering […]

The Web’s “Triple Revolution”

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 7:02 pm (UTC-4)
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And Tracking Down Trolls Online Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye. There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. We’re also pleased to introduce Ross Slutsky, a new intern here at Digital Frontiers. Slutsky is […]

Google Glass Is A Gas

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 7:58 pm (UTC-4)
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A Look At, Or Through, Google’s Latest Technology and the Internet are all about innovation. Like a shark that must continually swim to pass water over its gills, if a tech company doesn’t innovate, it probably won’t last very long. Most of the innovations are, frankly, yawns. Some are crazy brilliant, while many others are […]

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Soundtracks For Autocrats

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm (UTC-4)
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And Dialing Back On Kony 2012 And Virality Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: What’s Playing On Bashar’s iPod? Over the […]

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