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3D printing is an amazing new technology that has so much power to change the world! For example, the medical industry is using 3d printing technology to create organs and body parts. People are making edible food like pizza and chocolate with 3d printers. (Can 3d printing stop world hunger?) The fashion industry is creating clothing and jewelry with 3d printers. The possibilities seem endless!

If you’re not yet familiar with 3D printing technology, Mashable.com has an awesome article and video with all the basics you need to know.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes [mashable.com]
3D printing is changing the way we produce objects, from tools and toys, to clothing, and even body parts. Recently, giant 3D printers in China were able to produce ten houses in just one day, and at a cost of less than $5,000 per house, proving just how time and cost efficient 3D printing can be.

Read the original article here.

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Students who are looking to land their dream job or internship should take notice of Sumry, especially if they want to stand out among the competition! Sumry is a service for hosting an interactive version of your resume and is full customizable. The best part is (after the free trial) Sumry only costs $3 per month, and I think that’s reasonable for a college student or recent grad.

Resumes Pack a Personal Punch With Sumry [mashable.com]
A new resume-building service aims to help job applicants catch the eye of recruiters by spicing up their resume. Sumry says it presents each applicant as “an actual person with real life experiences and a unique personality” rather than just another piece of paper. It does this by transforming a traditional resume into a single webpage.

Read the original article here.

randiplakecopyThe Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

Could the questions and answers app Jelly be the next new thing in social media? Jelly launched just over a month ago and was created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. So now when people have questions, they don’t have to use a search engine–they can ask their friends!

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Because the app is so new (and none of my friends have it yet so it’s been a little lonely for me), users are still figuring out which questions to ask their friends. Well, this article from Mashable.com describes 12 creative ways that you can use Jelly, from playing I Spy with friends to translating languages to fundraising.

12 Creative Uses for Jelly, the Hot New Q&A App [mashable.com]
For those confused, this is not an article about grape spread. Jelly, the new questions and answers app helmed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is still, for the most part, a fringe app for the social media-obsessed.

Read the original article here.

Have you tried the Jelly app? Can you think of any another way to use this app?

randiplakecopyThe Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

 

It seems that every day there is another advancement in technology, specifically mobile technology, that blows my mind! I personally love how fast technology is advancing, mostly because technology makes my life easier. And I know when I am traveling, I am always looking for ways to use technology to make my trip less stressful so I can sit back and enjoy my trip.

Well, Starwood Hotels is piloting a new project to make checking into hotels even easier. Two hotels are debuting keyless entry via smartphones that have an app that communicates via Bluetooth with the door to your hotel room. If the pilot is successful, the luxury hotel chain will roll this out to all its W and Aloft hotels.

Pilot Project Begins To Replace Your Hotel Key With Your Smartphone Using Bluetooth [techcrunch.com]
Soon enough you’ll be able to walk into a hotel, straight past the front desk and have your door open automatically for you without any extra effort required, thanks to a new pilot project by Starwood Hotels.

Read the original article here.

What do you think? Would you forgo card access for your mobile phone? Where else you do you think mobile technology can make life easier in 2014?

randiplakecopyThe Center for New Media at MxCC is your source for all news on emerging technology and communication trends. This blog was written by Randi Plake, program assistant for the Center for New Media. She is passionate about social media and will gladly talk your ear off about it.

 

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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