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    App-etite for Transparency

    New apps uncover the companies behind the food we're buying.You might not think of grocery shopping as a political act, but two phone applications want to make the political aspect more visible as we fill up our carts. BuyPartisan is a free app which shows how much a company has donated to ...

    Turning Up the Heat

     An initiative utilizing "algorithmic advocacy" wants to bring better winter heating to tenants.Although the temperature is in the 80’s and 90’s across much of the U.S. today, last winter is still a chilling thought. For renters, wintertime can be especially grueling since temperature ...

    Caught on Camera

    Recording police interactions leads to better accountability for all parties involved.The importance of accountability via photography and video is gaining favor both within police departments and with the general public. One in six police departments in the U.S. have instituted body cameras ...

    Mindful Mapping

    New mapping projects bring the human touch to getting directions.Tools like GPS have made getting from point A to point B easier and quicker. But efficiency isn’t always the most gratifying. That’s why a team of researchers in Europe are mapping out pedestrian routes that are more ...

    Help for Homeowners

    California's severe drought prompts innovation.California is in the midst of its third consecutive year of drought conditions while water usage remains relatively unchanged or has even increased. However homeowners are now under restrictions that prohibit hosing off driveways and lawn water ...

    A Gadget to Help Your Green Thumb

    Edyn Garden Sensor notifies gardeners about water and soil conditions.The Edyn Garden Sensor has the ability to relay real-time data about the status of your garden and can even suggest which plants will grow the best based on information it gathers from the soil. The sensor was created by ...

    The Wired Congregation

    The bible business has come a long way since printing presses and door-to-door salesmen. Rather than being schlepped or sermonized, now scripture spreads on sacred streams of digital data. The advent of tablets, smartphones, and all manner of mobile computing is changing holy literature even ...

    Meditation: There’s an App for That

    My iPhone is telling me to take a deep breath. Thanks to a new application called The Mindfulness App, those of us who remember to check our email 87 times a day but forget to take a moment to center ourselves can be prompted to enjoy a peaceful moment.The Mindfulness App, available for the ...

    Digital Detox

    The National Day of Unplugging (NDU) is on the not-so-distant horizon. Observed from sundown on Friday, March 4, until sundown on Saturday, March 5, NDU challenges us to turn off our smartphones, shut down our laptops, and unplug our televisions to observe a modern day of rest.Developed by ...

    Apps Are for Kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no more than two hours of screen time per day for children ages two and up—and those screens include televisions, computers, smart phones, and whatever e-reader is in your house. But with tens of thousands of apps for children available, ...

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