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Your Weekly Update on Technology, Democracy, & Cool Things

Happy Monday, Readers! Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled what has become one of the most popular technological gadgets of the decade: the iPhone. An iPod, a telephone, and a miniature computer rolled all into one, the iPhone has been revolutionary. To date, over 1 billion iPhones have been sold, ranging from the original all the way to the 7th generation released this past year.


The iPhone has seen many changes over the years, most recently losing the original headphone jack on the iPhone 7, the latest of the line. Despite the natural criticisms that comes with evolution, this product has been called one of the most profitable tech inventions ever, and is by far the most popular smartphone on the market.


While the iPhone 7 was just debuted a few months ago, there are already rumors about what the next generation of iPhones will hold. It doesn’t seem like Apple is slowing down anytime soon, and their ability to innovate has forever changed the way we view technology companies.


Tech News:


14 Coolest Tech Products from CES 2017


Samsung Execs Quizzed Over Government Corruption Scandal


Big Data’s Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music


Could Drone Delivery Really Take Off?


FTC Sues maker of routers, baby monitors over security

Intel report describes Putin-directed smear campaign to elect Trump


Civic Tech:


Parkinson's Therapy Gets Fresh Look From Device Makers


All NYC subway stations to receive Wi-Fi and cellphone service

4 Reasons for Developing Large Scale SMS Text Surveys in Developing Countries

A People’s Education on the World Wide Web


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Introducing the Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum