Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 2, 2013
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There's been a lot of talk online about Jason Collins, the NBA player from the Celtics and the Wizards who came out as gay this week -- and some of that talk is offensive. What is appropriate language to use online and in every day life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five, gives her advice. And you've probably heard of the fisheye camera lens, but how about a bug-eyed one? Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly. It takes photos with nearly 200 tiny lenses to put together one giant wide-angle almost three-dimensional image that is in focus at all depths of field.
Posted In: Facebook
There’s good news and bad news from Facebook. Facebook’s revenues only grew 38 percent in the first quarter, while its costs were up 60 percent.
Posted In: fcc, Obama, telecom
The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.
Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly.