Alexandra Aldea

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Study: Children Reading Fewer Books, Down 8% From 2012

The Harry Potter series is wildly entertaining, but so is Angry Birds, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube Justin Bieber re-enactments, texting, Halo, <i>The Disney Channel</i>, <i>Transformers 3</i>, and a consumer flying drone.<p>Books have a lot more competition these days, and a new study from Nielsen Books suggests that …

iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …

Captricity Inches Toward the Holy Grail of Handwriting Recognition, One Data Field at a Time

I take handwritten notes about many of the people I interview and events I attend. It’s not the most efficient process, but a small notepad is …

It Is Possible! How to Fit Everything You Need into One Carry-On

By Wendy Perrin, Condé Nast Traveler<p>If the fashion police in Condé Nast Traveler's Style Department were to peek inside my luggage, they would have me arrested. They'd find few if any designer labels or logos-only inconspicuous clothing that helps me blend in at my destination; if drab is what the …

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Meet the newest cord cutters: college campuses

TV isn’t coming back to school at Northwestern University this fall: The college decided earlier this year that it was going to turn off its …