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In The News 05-11-2012

In The News 05-11-2012
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Smartphones Are Taking Over The Social World

We all knew that Facebook use was increasing across mobile devices, but did we know by how much?  According to a report by comScore, smartphones spent more time accessing Facebook than computers in March.  Of course, anyone with any experience with a slow wi-fi or wireless data connection on their mobile device could easily argue why that’s true…

According to the Mobile Metrix 2.0 report, users spent an average of 441 minutes accessing Facebook during the month.  In comparison, users spent an average of 391 minutes using the social network on PCs.  These numbers help to solidify the idea that mobile use is the future of computing – at least in the social networking world.  The report also states that Facebook was number one amongst all other social networks, taking the top spot over Twitter, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.


Bionic Suit, Meet Marathon.

It’s a story of cutting edge technology and unbeatable human spirit – and the 26.2 miles they smashed together.  After 16 days, 32-year-old Claire Lomas finished the London Marathon.  So what makes that so remarkable?  She did it in a bionic suit. After a horse riding accident back in 2007, Lomas was paralyzed from the chest down.  The suit she donned was the ReWalk and was invented by Amit Goffer.  It allows parapalegics to both stand and walk.

Lomas is the first person in history to complete a marathon in a full bionic suit.  The marathon was part of a fundraising project that has so far raised $125,000 towards paralysis treatment and research.