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Submission + - How Hollywood Generally Gets Tech Wrong

adeelarshad82 writes: For tech fans, feature films and TV shows are replete with laughable, forehead-smacking misrepresentations and misunderstandings of technology that we use every day. Some of these mistakes are so common that they have become conventions that filmmakers likely think they must include so the audience will understand what's going on, for instance the cell phone dial tones. In truth, conventions similar to CSI's famous infinite image zoom only serve to reinforce the bizarro rules of an alternate on-screen tech universe that is similar to our own, but oddly different.

Submission + - University bans Facebook, Twitter for a week (cnn.com)

Winchestershire writes: Pennsylvania's Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will enact a week-long social media blackout for all students in residence.
The students will be forbidden from using Twitter,Facebook, instant messaging and any other online communication except for e-mail. University Provost Eric Darr chose to enact the temporary ban because he wants students to think about how much they're using technology in their daily lives and what kind of impact it has.

Submission + - High Fructose Corn Syrup Might Get A Makeover (time.com)

An anonymous reader writes: With its sweetener linked to obesity, some cancers and diabetes, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) doesn’t want you to think “fructose” when you see high fructose corn syrup in your soda, ketchup or pickles. Instead, the AP reports, the CRA submitted an application to the FDA today, hoping to change the name of their top-selling product to “corn sugar.”

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