Topic: Internet

On “Monopoly’s” 80th Birthday, How the Internet Ruined It

Nov. 4, 2015
Monopoly Board Game with Money

Nov. 5 marks the 80th anniversary of Parker Brothers’ “Monopoly” board game. Yet we are at a point in history when traditional board games are being replaced with consoles, tablets and virtual reality. The lessons of capitalism taught in “Monopoly” are being used to replace an aging form of entertainment. Despite all the technological advancements, simple board games had the ability to captivate a family in the home. It’s a shame that this does not happen more often nowadays.

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Austin More Connected Than U.S. Average

April 7, 2015
Wired Campus

Although the City of Austin exceeds the national average of residents who use the Internet, not all residents report equal access, according to a report released today by The University of Texas at Austin and the City of Austin.

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The FCC's Net Neutrality Policies Set Texas on the Right Path

March 3, 2015
The FCC's Net Neutrality Policies Set Texas on the Right Path

Four million people have weighed in on a communication policy matter the largest number ever to voice an opinion to the Federal Communications Commission.

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He Fights Spam So You Don't Have To

Aug. 28, 2014
He Fights Spam So You Don't Have To

Internet security hasn't found a way to stop spam, which accounts for more than 90 percent of all email. Professor Andrew Whinston is on a mission to stop it at the source.

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The power of the Internet over depression

Feb. 6, 2012
The power of the Internet over depression

To fight depression among homebound adults, Social Work Professor Namkee Choi uses the video chat tool Skype and connects patients with therapists.

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