Smartphones http://wunc.org en Your Love Affair With Your Smartphone http://wunc.org/post/your-love-affair-your-smartphone <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Many people tote smartphones around all day. But what is the nature of the relationship to smartphones and how do they change the perception of reality?</span></font></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:57:02 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34834 at http://wunc.org Your Love Affair With Your Smartphone Google Glass Comes To The Triangle http://wunc.org/post/google-glass-comes-triangle <p>The new supercomputer headgear <a href="http://www.google.com/glass/start/">Google Glass</a> might seem like technology from the future, but in North Carolina there have already been sightings. At least three Google Glass users have made their way through the Triangle recently, and they left behind a trail of media documenting their experiences.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:10:07 +0000 Laura Candler 19458 at http://wunc.org Google Glass Comes To The Triangle New Smartphone App Provides Guide To Outer Banks Beaches http://wunc.org/post/new-smartphone-app-provides-guide-outer-banks-beaches <p>Have you ever visited the North Carolina coast only to have a hard time finding the right public beach access? That’s the situation that Sara Brubaker found herself in when she moved to the Outer Banks three years ago. So Brubaker got in touch with the app development company Inductive Ideas LTD to find a solution to the problem.&nbsp; The result is a new smartphone app called <a href="http://www.obxbeachapp.com/">Take Me to the Beach</a>, a guide to Outer Banks beaches that provides information about public access, beach amenities, lifeguards, and distances from beaches to food and drink. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 18319 at http://wunc.org New Smartphone App Provides Guide To Outer Banks Beaches E-Ban In Rockingham County http://wunc.org/post/e-ban-rockingham-county <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rockingham County is implementing a ban on all electronics at its courthouse. There have not been any major security problems that triggered the new rule. Officials call the new measure a proactive step toward keeping the courthouse safe.</span> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:55:08 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 15968 at http://wunc.org E-Ban In Rockingham County A New App Challenges Wake Tech To Be More Sustainable http://wunc.org/post/new-app-challenges-wake-tech-be-more-sustainable <p>Wake Tech Community College is backing up its commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new partnership with JouleBug, a mobile app customized for its students. The free <a href="http://joulebug.com/">JouleBug app</a> was created in Raleigh and gives users points, pins, and rewards for making sustainable choices – like taking shorter showers, recycling, or eating on campus to reduce vehicle emissions.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:24:30 +0000 Catherine Brand 14114 at http://wunc.org A New App Challenges Wake Tech To Be More Sustainable New App Aims to Make Bus Travel Easier http://wunc.org/post/new-app-aims-make-bus-travel-easier <p></p><p>Triangle commuters with high tech devices like smart phones will have a new source for busing information. GoLive aims to be a one-stop source for all the information a bus rider might need. That includes arrival times and routes across different systems. John Tallmadge is Director of Commuter Resources for Triangle Transit. He says right now Triangle commuters can pull up a tool to find out information about certain bus systems.<br> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:35:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7350 at http://wunc.org New App Aims to Make Bus Travel Easier State Highway Patrol Cracks Down On Texting http://wunc.org/post/state-highway-patrol-cracks-down-texting <p>Law enforcement officials say their efforts to crack down on people who text on their cell phones while driving is resulting in some success. Jessica Jones reports.<br><br>A state law banning texting while driving went into effect about a year and a half ago. Since then, the State Highway Patrol has issued about 11 hundred tickets to people who've been texting on the road. Sergeant Jeff Gordon is a spokesman for the department. He says the patrol conducts periodic "Operation Distracted Driver" campaigns to crack down on the practice.<br> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8273 at http://wunc.org App Helps Vets with PTSD http://wunc.org/post/app-helps-vets-ptsd <p></p><p>Many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who come into Veterans Affairs Hospitals are being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. There are many ways to treat them, but one challenge for therapists is helping veterans track of their symptoms and learn how to deal with them. Now the VA has introduced a smart phone application to help. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8342 at http://wunc.org App Helps Vets with PTSD New App for Visiting State Parks http://wunc.org/post/new-app-visiting-state-parks <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Visitors to the North Carolina State Parks can take advantage of a new smart phone app. The Pocket Ranger Mobile Tour Guide can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Android Market. Mon, 09 May 2011 22:47:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 8837 at http://wunc.org