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"Things are getting interesting," says Thad Starner, Google's technical lead on Glass, which is expected to go on sale commercially this year. It's now in the hands of tens of thousands of folks who purchased the $1,500 device after writing a successful pitch to Google.

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In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of “fair use” on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech.

Thad Starner’s work at MIT’s Media Lab would later lay some of the groundwork for Google Glass. Since 2010, he been a technical lead for the project, as well as the founder and director of the Contextual Computing Group at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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“People are mainly friends with those who share similar values and interests" in a "phenomenon called homophily," wrote Catherine Grevet, the Georgia Tech Ph.D. student who led the study. "But that means they rarely interact with the few friends with differing opinions." Source: NBC News

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A new study suggests that politics are the great divider on social media. People who think the majority of their friends have differing opinions than their own engage less on Facebook. For those who choose to stay logged in and politically active, the research found that most tend to stick in their own circles, ignore those on the other side and become more polarized.

Barbara Ericson, director of computing outreach at Georgia Tech, appeared on Weekend Express to discuss the gender gap and explains why more women aren't interested in computer science. Source: HLN TV

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In the book, “Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing” by Ian Bogost, a professor of interactive computing at Geogia Tech, advanced a concept that it was possible to be a philosopher who didn’t write down ideas, but instead made objects that embodied them. Source: Boston Globe

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“What we’ve already seen in 2013 is tremendous growth in the electronics sector,” says Henrik Christensen. “I think for the first time electronics was bigger than automotive. There’s no doubt that trend will continue.” Source: Robotics Online

 

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Georgia Tech attracted attention in 2013 for creating an online master's degree program that will cost less than $7,000.

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Two employees working on Google Glass gave MIT Technology Review their takes on what it was like to live with the device. Wearable-computing pioneer Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor and technical lead on the project, said that the device offers a “killer existence.” Source: Technology Review

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