The line between humans and machines blurs, one-fifth of Americans aren't online, 50 years after "I Have A Dream"
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-The relationship between humans and machines is getting redefined as the line between the two blurs, according to Gartner’s 2013 “Hype Cycle” report, via the FT.
-As a consortium of tech giants seeks to expand global Internet access, a reminder that access doesn’t equate with usage: One-fifth of Americans don’t use the Internet, and The New York Times looks at why this digital divide persists.
-Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Pew Research Center weighs America’s progress on racial equality.
–The Atlantic explores how social media is making the topic of death less taboo in American society.
–Fast Company reports on a study finding that Americans are changing their online behavior in the wake of news about NSA surveillance.
–“Social apps are killing text,” according to a Digital Trends piece.
–Wired examines the mood graph and “how emotions are taking over the Web.”
-As more people communicate via emoji, The New York Times looks at some of the hiccups that occur.
–The New York Times looks at why the latest generation of social shopping startups is catching on with investors.
–The Next Web examines “How the personalized Web is transforming our relationship with technology.”
–Mashable reports on the rise of religious apps and how they’re changing worship.
–Ad Age spotlights the initial trickle of apps for Google Glass, dubbed “Glassware.”
–The New York Times takes a look at “What’s Lost When Everything Is Recorded” as digital recording devices become pervasive.
-With Georgia Tech planning to offer a MOOC-based master’s degree, we may be moving into the next phase of online education, reports The New York Times.
-The next wave of machines may function more like biological brains than traditional computers, according to a Forbes post.
-A new Euromonitor report spotlights packaged food trends in the Americas, per MediaPost.
-Toronto’s Globe and Mail reports that shipping containers are the hot trend in restaurants.
-As Americans turn away from traditional milk, they’re also looking beyond soy to almond, rice and coconut milk, reports Businessweek.
–The Wall Street Journal spotlights a crop of “feel-good” fashion companies that emphasize transparency in production methods.
-The FT examines the rising need for fashion designers to mix creativity with business-savvy.
-The “cute” aesthetic that has held sway among young Chinese women is losing appeal for under-25s, reports The Business of Fashion.
-A series of graphs on Business Insider illustrate changes in average annual work hours over the decades for a range of countries.
–The New York Times reports that paper cards are continuing their decline—and even e-cards may be falling out of favor.
-New exotic cigar flavors are drawing in a younger group of smokers, explains The New York Times.