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Thursday, September 18, 2014

technology

How long could you go with no cellphone?

If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey writes about a new mobile app, Yik Yak, that’s surfaced locally and is causing problems, and he encourages students, parents and others to be responsible digital citizens. (March 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Growing up in the age of technology

      Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

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        We have to be smart with our ‘smart’ gadgets

        Do you own one of those super-duper “smart” TVs that you can give voice commands to, communicate with others via a camera, et cetera? Editor Don Whitten warns that you’d better be careful because they’ve apparently become a target of hackers. (August 5, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Patti C. Harris writes about modern electronics and the invasion of privacy some of it brings to citizens. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

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            Finding your car locked – and your keys inside

            Have you experienced that feeling when you go to your vehicle, can’t find your keys and then realize they’re locked inside? Editor Don Whitten suggests a bit of humor and some luck in dealing with the problem. (May 31, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Having trouble with old technology

              Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks handles most modern technology with ease. It’s the older stuff that sometimes throws him a curve. Read as he deals with his “new” record player and different size records. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                Wild ideas from past now part of present

                Wide-screen TVs, video chatting, tanning beds, moving sidewalks, robot vacuum cleaners – who’d have thought 50 years ago when “The Jetsons” debuted that we’d ever have many of their space age gadgets. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at advances through the years and wonders where we’ll be by the time we reach the Jetsons’ world of 2062. (December 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Syl Moorhead writes about how the digital revolution has created a new language with abbreviations, contractions and coded symbols. (November 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Power flicks bigger issue in today’s world

                    Did you notice Sunday’s power flick? If so, how did it affect you. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how power surges, outages and the like affect us much more these days because of all of the computers and electronic gadgets we use. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

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