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  December 9, 2013 - Today's most interesting technology, media and entertainment stories:

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Microsoft Smart Bra

Microsoft is Working on a Smart Bra to Detect Mood, Tell You When to Stop Eating

Microsoft researchers have designed a smart bra that can detect stress. The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor heart and skin activity to provide an indication of mood levels. The aim was to find out if wearable technology could help prevent stress-related over-eating. Mood data was provided to the wearer via a ... [Read More]


Apple Enables iBeacon at U.S. Stores, Aims to Improve Your Shopping Experience

GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you’re inside, whether it’s to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones. On Friday, Apple Inc. will begin using the technology at its 254 U.S. stores to send you messages about products ... [Read More]

Facebook Mobile

Facebook Mobile Should Get Video Ads Very Soon

FB could look a lot more like TV soon. While Vine and Instagram Video are booming, you don’t see many people natively uploading videos to Facebook. But now Facebook is bringing auto-play for native videos to all users after testing the feature in September. And it’s just the beginning of a huge push to put Facebook in motion ... [Read More]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Report: Samsung is Planning a $135 Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Tablet

Brace yourselves folks, it looks like Samsung is preparing a barrage of “Lite” variants of existing devices for the unsuspecting mobile market come next year. Our insider recently revealed the existence of the Galaxy Note 3 Lite and Galaxy Grand Lite, and now we’ve received information that there’s a Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (SM-T11) in the works ... [Read More]

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LeapPad Explorer 2

Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

When is it appropriate to buy a tablet for your kids? As far as I’m concerned, it’s never too soon. An 18 month to 2 year old will immediately know what to do with your old, hand-me-down iPad. If you think they’re ready for a new tablet of their very own, there are a handful of great ones on the market designed specifically for them. Here are some of my favorites. [Read More]

Shelly Palmer Digital Leadership Podcast Episode #49 – John Sun of AvantCredit

AvantCredit uses machine learning to more accurately determine lending risk, rather than relying solely on credit score, which means Americans with less-than-perfect credit scores can get access up to $10,000. The best part? The entire process is done online and takes just days rather than weeks or months. Listen Now or Get it on iTunes

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Job Interview Parents

What the Boss Thinks When You Bring Your Mom to a Job Interview
By Danny Rubin

Want to be “taken seriously”? Never let management get the wrong impression. Here's what the boss is thinking when you're less than stellar at work. Whether you're bringing your mom to your interview, refusing to pick up the phone or working slowly (or not at all), you're not setting a good example. [Read More]

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