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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    We’ve heard lots about what use of the Internet may be doing to our social lives, our political lives, our family lives, and out physical health as we sit in front of digital devices of one sort or another. But what about its effect on our brains? A recent book claims there is one, and that is food for thought as this edition from the Electronic Cottage archives that deserves another listen indicates.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The Dog Days of August are upon us but things are still happening in the electronic realm. Here are a few involving Facebook, the TSA, and a new technology that may allow us to charge our electronic devices as we walk around.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Cell phones and smart phones are terrifically convenient but they also contain a lot of information about where we’ve been, where we are now, and, maybe, where we’ll be in the future. Lots of people would like to grab that information, and lots of it is being grabbed right now.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    In this edition from the Electronic Cottage Archives, we think about some of the wonders – and some of the worries – of the increasingly wireless world we find ourselves increasingly living in.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Got a digital camera? Join the club. Don’t know how to use all its features? Join the club. Here’s at least a start toward mastering your camera on this edition from the Electronic Cottage archives you may have missed.

    For a fun way to see how using different settings can affect your pictures, take a peek at
    camerasim.com/camera-simulator

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
    It’s summer in Maine and so for those who are visiting, here’s a chance to hear an episode of the Electronic Cottage you probably haven’t heard before from the Electronic Cottage archives. For those already here, it’s a chance to re-hear or maybe hear one you missed first time around. This one is about the rapid development of facial recognition technology.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
    It’s been a big week in the world of information technology what with big new product announcements from Apple and Microsoft, and a 10 million dollar mea culpa from Facebook. But there have been some other announcements, too, and those are pretty concerning for those of us who live partly in cyberspace and go about important parts of our lives there. Listen up.

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    The installation of “smart meters” is almost complete in Maine but the controversy over them isn’t. Time for a quick review and look at the latest developments.

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