smart phones http://wamc.org en Smartphones Changing Face Of Journalism http://wamc.org/post/smartphones-changing-face-journalism <p>Before the Smartphone, Journalists focused on meticulous note taking and their observational skills to report the news.&nbsp; Now, the device that can fit in a pocket has revolutionized the industry and has quickly become one of the most important tools in the journalism field, including the popular area of sports reporting. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Peter Spotts 86739 at http://wamc.org Smartphones Changing Face Of Journalism NY Gov: Don't Text While Driving http://wamc.org/post/ny-gov-dont-text-while-driving <p></p><p>Don't Text and Drive - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was underlining that mandate in an appearance this morning at a Thruway rest area, as Thruway authorities plan to ramp up penalties for distracted driving.</p><p>Despite a beefed-up public awareness campaign and new laws combating distracted driving, New York State Troopers issued 21,500 tickets issued over the summer, compared to 5,000 last year.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:26:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 74202 at http://wamc.org NY Gov: Don't Text While Driving City Introduces More Interactive Website & Launches “AlbanyWorks4U” http://wamc.org/post/city-introduces-more-interactive-website-launches-albanyworks4u <p>Mayor Jerry Jennings has announced a round of technological leaps for the city of Albany. It's a triple dose of innovation - first, a redesigned, more user-friendly city website... second, the city rolls out its second major app...&nbsp; and third, a new information czar.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:59:35 +0000 Dave Lucas 64069 at http://wamc.org City Introduces More Interactive Website & Launches “AlbanyWorks4U” Albany App Targets Graffiti http://wamc.org/post/albany-app-targets-graffiti <p>A decades-old problem that plagues large cities is about to meet a new, digital foe.<br><br>The city of Albany is turning to smartphone technology in the fight against urban blight: Mayor Jerry Jennings announced the activation of The Graffiti Buster.&nbsp;&nbsp; The free app was about a year in the making, the brainchild of Tim Varney, a partner at <a href="http://www.troyweb.com/">Troy Web Consulting</a>. Albany's Department of General Services cleans up hundreds of incidents of graffiti every year.<br>&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:07:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 60932 at http://wamc.org Albany App Targets Graffiti Jesse Feiler - Gamification http://wamc.org/post/jesse-feiler-gamification <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gamification<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts in order to engage users and solve problems. We discuss the ups and downs with our tech guru, Jesse </span>Feiler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56232 at http://wamc.org Jesse Feiler - Gamification Jesse Feiler - 2013 Tech Predictions http://wamc.org/post/jesse-feiler-2013-tech-predictions <p>It is the end of a calendar year and that time when the media makes lists. Best of the year, worst of the year and the, ever fun, predictions for the New Year. The 2013 tech predictions are already in and our Jesse Feiler is here to help us handicap the future.</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54189 at http://wamc.org Jesse Feiler - News on Mobile Devices: The Pew Report http://wamc.org/post/jesse-feiler-news-mobile-devices-pew-report <p>Half of all U.S. adults now have a mobile connection to the web through either a smartphone or tablet, significantly more than a year ago, and this has major implications for how news will be consumed and paid for, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Project. We’ll go <a href="http://www.northcountryconsulting.com/node/736">behind the numbers</a> this morning with Jesse Feiler.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 49955 at http://wamc.org Jesse Feiler - Smartphone Ownership http://wamc.org/post/jesse-feiler-smartphone-ownership <p>With the release this week of Apple’s iPhone 5, the Pew Research Center reports 45% of American adults own smartphones. They are particularly popular with young adults and those living in relatively higher income households; 66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones, and 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them. Duh, right?<br><br>Our tech guru <a href="http://www.northcountryconsulting.com/node/729">Jesse Feiler</a> says there is more to the story.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48124 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Computers with Jake Cunningham : 8/28/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-computers-jake-cunningham-82812 <p>It's computers on this edition of Vox Pop, with Jake Cunningham of Brown Trout LLC. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 46606 at http://wamc.org