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If you're like me, somewhere in your house you imagine there must be a pile of lost white iPhone earbuds. The pile is probably right next to the stack of single socks. It's one of several reasons I never liked wireless Bluetooth headphones. They're smaller and even easier to lose. But, if the rumors are true — and most likely they are — Apple is about to get rid of the headphone jack on its latest smartphone, the iPhone 7, and tip the scales toward wireless Bluetooth headphones. The company...

It used to be that if you wanted to watch a surgery, you had to sit in a gallery behind a glass panel. And even then, you usually had to be a medical student. The surgeon performed on the other side, but there was no interaction between the doctor and spectators.

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Kyle Carriedo is not a unicorn, but he represents the dreams of South Florida's small technology industry. He is a 35 year-old software engineer who spent five years working on the iTunes team at Apple. He willingly left the gold-standard of tech to move to Miami for a start-up. A high-skilled high-tech worker from the global high-tech capital, Silicon Valley, coming to South Florida to live and work will not move the needle on official employment statistics, but it is a symbol of Miami's...

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10/12/15 - Have you noticed the laptop is the most utilized instrument in your GP’s examining room? And was a recent surgery performed via robot?

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Last week the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development released the results of a global study looking at the effect of technology on 15-year-olds' test scores . The group oversees one of the most important international exams , so its research matters. And the research matters even more to Florida because state law requires that schools spend half of their instructional budget on digital lessons. School districts have spent the past few years adding Internet...

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08/17/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents addresses higher education, and the acronym of “STEM”: That’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools plan to eliminate out-of-school suspensions this year, preferring to keep kids in class and address behavior problems. School districts around the country have made similar decisions because research and experience shows suspended students often find more trouble outside of school while on suspension. That can mean more neighborhood crime – and more suspended students getting arrested and charged . Miami-Dade schools have included $3.2 million dollars in the...

Spotify-Based Map Makes Miami Playlist

May 19, 2015
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Jimmy Buffett. The Blues Brothers. LMFAO. These different artists have one thing in common: they've made songs about Miami. And a Spotify-based program called Spotimap charted those songs on a map. Users can find songs by clicking on cities marked with little green notes. The playlist’s 22 songs, most of which have “Miami” in the title, are acquired from this Wikipedia list . If the song is on this list, it will show up in the Spotify playlist. Well known tracks, such as Will Smith’s “Miami”...

In our continuing series on female leadership , we look at the technology sector. Certainly it is a lucrative industry and it's been criticized for gender imbalance. Women make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce, even though more women now enroll in college than men. And here's another interesting data point -- women in Western countries use the internet 17 percent more than men do. So how does this all compute in terms of female leadership? We spoke to CEO Joanna Schwartz who...

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Techies from across the country and the world have come together this week to celebrate diversity in the tech industry. The first ever Black Tech Week is taking place this week with events all around Miami. Twenty-two-year-old Delane Parnell works for a venture capital firm that funds tech startups. This makes him a hot commodity at Black Tech. Parnell was a speaker at one of the events at the conference. "I’ve spoken at very large events, a thousand people. I mean, I run my own events series...

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Science innovators got a challenge today as the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science announced a new innovation fellowship it will offer starting in 2016. Two will be offered the first year: one for an invention to restore coral reefs and the other to help reduce people’s exposure to carcinogens. The winner will get $100,000 to support the 12- to 18-month fellowship. The money is part of a $1 million gift from Ted Caplow, CEO of Caplow Applied Science or CappSci, who has served...

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12/01/14 - In our increasingly computer-mediated world of emails, text messages, and social media, is there still value in face-to-face contact? Developmental psychologist and journalist, Susan Pinker argues that electronic communication can never replace our deeply rooted and fundamentally human need for social interaction and connection. She’s the author of the "Village Effect: How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier And Smarter." <...

Meet Florida's New Statewide Test

Nov 24, 2014
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This spring, Florida students will take a brand new test tied to the state’s new math, reading and writing standards. This is the test that replaces the FCAT. It's known as the Florida Standards Assessment, and it’ll be online . What’s on the test won’t be the only thing different about the exam. Students will also find new types of questions. We gathered your questions about the new exam from our Public Insight Network. Here’s what you you wanted to know -- and what it’ll mean for students...

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Today in Tampa, lawmakers, superintendents, businesspeople and state university staff will gather to talk about using technology in Florida classrooms. The summit was the idea of Senate Education chairman John Legg , R-Trinity. We asked him what he wanted to accomplish: You are gathering some school and education leaders together… to talk about school technology. Why are you doing this and what do you hope to learn? Why we’re doing this is technology’s becoming a critical...

Fusion Marks One Year In News

Oct 29, 2014

Fusion , the TV network born from the marriage of Spanish language network Univision and ABC, is a year old. Fusion is unique in a few ways. It’s in English, and it caters to millennials, particularly Latino millennials. It’s been attracting big media talent, including Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of The Atlantic, who joined earlier this month. The network has also attracted journalists from Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and Reuters. NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik ...

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