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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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All this week we're looking at accessibility and how technology is helping people with disabilities approach their lives in new ways. Today's installment starts with an anomaly: a Harvard professor who doesn't like to read -- at least not until recently. Dr. Matt Schneps is an astrophysicist who suffers from dyslexia, and he's published a study this summer with some surprising findings. It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a  tiny one -- might actually help people like Schneps with speed and focus.

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Why the PC is passé for tech companies like Hewlett-Packard

Aug 21, 2013
The legacy Silicon Valley company reports quarterly results as it tries to transform itself to fit the new tech landscape.

Will Samsung join the smartwatch crowd?

Aug 21, 2013
We've heard wearable technology is coming, but it feels a bit surprising that the hot new item is a throwback -- the smartwatch.

All this week we’re looking at accessibility and how technology is helping people with disabilities approach their lives in new ways. Today’s installment starts with an anomaly: a Harvard professor who doesn’t like to read — at least not until recently. Dr. Matt Schneps is an astrophysicist who suffers from dyslexia, and he’s published a study this summer with some surprising findings. It turns out that reading on a computer screen — even a  tiny one — might actually help people like Schneps with speed and focus.

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