Hi everyone, here’s a list of personal technology related stories that you might have missed over the past week!

Just in time for your weekday evening reading pleasure!

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL

 Tech Articles Week of December 1 – 7, 2014:

Article 1. The first link is to a Re/Code article that offers suggestions as to what holiday gift you can buy for that hard-to-buy-for teenager or college student:


Cha, Bonnie. (25 November, 2014). Holiday Gift Guide: Cool Tech for Teens and College Students. re/code. Online. Accessed December 2, 2014.

Article 2. In case you missed it the Girl Scouts will now be selling their delicious cookies online! Here’s a link to a New York Times article on the subject:


Olson, Elizabeth. (1 December, 2014) Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved. The New York Times. Online. Accessed December 1, 2014.

Article 3. Article 3 offers insight into how Netflix is growing its streaming video service by offering original programming:


Steel, Emily. (29 November, 2014) How to Build an Empire, the Netflix Way. The New York Times. Online. Accessed December 4, 2014.

Article 4. As you may have heard Sony Pictures had their computer system hacked last week & it is thought that the Korean Government was behind the hack. Here is a link to an NPR article on the subject:


Sanders, Sam. (1 December, 2014). North Korean Government Thought To Be Behind Sony Pictures Hack. NPR. Online. Accessed December 2, 2014.

Article 5. The use of robots in factories


Myrow, Rachel. (1 December, 2014). Amazon Unleashes Robot Army To Send Your Holiday Packages Faster. NPR. Online. Accessed December 4, 2014.

Article 6. CNET offers a review of the new Amazon Echo voice activated combination speaker and personal assistant:


Carnoy, David. (1 December, 2014). Amazon Echo talks the talk, but still needs a little work on walking the walk. CNET. Online. Accessed December 3, 2014.

Article 7. The Edutopia blog offers an interesting article on using photography as a digital literacy tool:


Dell’Angelo, Tabitha. edutopia. Literacy Through Photography for Enlish Language Learners. Online. Accessed December 2, 2014.

Article 8. Forbes offers a really cool article that discusses the fact that businesses that successfully use technology are not necessarily big technology business:


McKendrick, Joe. Paradox: It Takes More Than Technology To Lead With Technology. Forbes. Online. Accessed December 2, 2014.

Article 9. The New York Times offered an interesting article on the well-known Russian Programmer Pavel Durov who kept getting in hot water with the Putin government and has now left Russia and is promoting programming as a citizen of the world.


Hakim, Danny. (2 December, 2014). Once Celebrated in Russia, the Programmer Pavel Durov Chooses Exile. The New York Times. Online. Accessed December 3, 2014.

Article 10. And tech columnist Molly Wood offers a timely article on how to be safe while shopping and paying with debit or credit cards during the holiday season:


Wood, Molly. (2 December, 2014). Minimizing In-Store Shopping Dangers. The New York Times. Online. Accessed December 3, 2014.

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