An App to Replace Drs? It Could be…

MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a mobile-phone application that, coupled with a small plastic device held over the screen, can determine users’ eyeglass prescriptions. Now, that’s a useful app. Seems we are moving away from the world of pointless but fun apps to a utilitarian approach. Called NETRA or near-eye tool for refractive assessment, the system…

Print is Dead…Finally?

Well it’s not often you see magazines shuttered…then relaunched. But that’s what you have with Gourmet, a perennial bastion of the culinary arts. Discontinued in October, Conde Nast just announced they are launching an iPad app called Gourmet Live. Back at Northwestern we called students in the print program “Dinosaurs” for a reason. And it’s about time the meteor hits. WIRED…