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How a 1980s Gadget Presaged a 21st Century Investigation Into Vermeer’s 17th … – TIME

Monday, March 17, 2014

If you’re interested in art, technology and the intersection thereof, you need to see Tim’s Vermeer, the documentary produced by Penn Jillette and directed by his performing partner Teller. In its own way, it’s about a subject near to those gifted illusionists’ hearts: magic. In this case, the magic in question is the technique — or perhaps technology — which Johannes Vermeer used in the 17th century to capture color…

The Downside Of Using Personal Cell Phone On Company Service – CBS Local

Monday, March 17, 2014

Galleries NFL Cheerleaders Cowboys Coaches Behind The Screen NASCAR Crashes Mavs Dancers Stars Ice Girls Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Do you use your personal phone for work? More and more people are under a workplace program commonly referred to as “BYOD” — or Bring Your Own Device. To put it simply, BYOD means you supply the phone or…

Marvel Comics unveiling digital timeline for 75-year anniversary – Fox News

Monday, March 17, 2014

This 1975 comic book cover image released by Marvel Entertainment shows “Giant-Size X-Men, v1 #1.”The Associated Press From the Golden Age Toro to Ultimate Human Torch, characters sprung from Marvel Entertainment are as varied as the people who read, watch, listen and even play them in video games. The publisher of Marvel Comics is focusing on its panoply of characters, enlisting writers, artists, editors and historians to build a sprawling…

The Guardian’s Chief Digital Officer on Going ‘Digital-First’ – Huffington Post

Monday, March 17, 2014

The task of converting old school business into the digital world will be championed by chief digital officers. By 2015, 25 percent of the large global organizations will have appointed chief digital officers (CDO), a prediction by Gartner. The research also points to the fact that over 25 percent of CDOs are women, almost twice as high as for CIOs (13 percent). I recently had the privilege of interviewing a…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Monday, March 17, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

Internet retailers take on razor, eyeglass monopolies – Washington Post

Monday, March 17, 2014

We know this because back in 2010 a group of second-year MBA students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School began selling glasses over the Internet for $95 a pair, and their business, Warby Parker, has doubled every year since. It now has a second price point — $145 for titanium frames — and a handful of brick-and-mortar stores like the one I visited in SoHo in the midafternoon on…