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.

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Facebook is making more money, but spending more, too

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.
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How to raise mindful kids in the digital age

What is appropriate language to use online and in everyday life? Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five who helps us figure out how to behave with technology, shares her advice.
Posted In: NBA, Twitter, family tech, family
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Obama nominates former lobbyist, hall-of-famer Wheeler to head FCC

The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.
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Fisheye lens gets a bug-eye makeover

Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed a unique hemispherical digital camera based on the eye of a fly.

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