Folium: Hispanic Smartphone Owners Want Mobile Shopping Apps To Be Social via TechCrunch

Folium: Hispanic Smartphone Owners Want Mobile Shopping Apps To Be Social via TechCrunch Perspective. Perspective is everything. I have a smartphone, most of my friends have smartphones, and in fact there are times when I think that perhaps too many people have smartphones. We are a connected planet, and we grow closer every day through […]

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker

Folium: Use Photos To Ask For Directions in Foreign Countries via Lifehacker File this post under survival! What do you do when you want to travel, but can’t breach the language barrier? Taking photos of maps, landmarks, and common objects can help you go a long way in a foreign land. This is why smartphones […]

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget

Folium: Google expands Google Street view to Brazil and Mexican Ruins via Engadget This isn’t the first time we’ve covered improvements to Google Street View in Folium, and I have the feeling that it definitely won’t be the last. However… I consider this a good thing. Bring on the future of travel! (Or at least […]

Folium: Foreign Accent Syndrome via SWNS

Creative Commons Media via Flickr User Zion Fiction Folium: Foreign Accent Syndrome via SWNS via SWNS The human brain is an amazing thing. It seems like the more we discover, the less we actually understand… FAS, or “foreign accent syndrome”, affects only a few people in the entire world. Yet this disorder has gained national attention […]

Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN

Creative Commons Media via Wikimedia Commons Folium: Latin America Lures Chinese Tourists via CNN I remember the opening ceremonies for the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. The Today Show did weeks of ramp-up and segments on Chinese history and culture. There was something exotic and mysterious about the Chinese people, and even more so […]

Folium: Crowdsourcing Could Help Deaf People Subtitle Their Everyday Life via Gizmodo

Image by Flickr User dno1967b under Creative Commons. Folium: Crowdsourcing Could Help Deaf People Subtitle Their Everyday Life via Gizmodo First of all, shout out to the University of Rochester! It’s good to see local research reach the global stage. It’s also a reminder that big things can happen anywhere. The University of Rochester is […]

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss

Folium: 35 Modern Words Recently Added to the Dictionary via Mentalfloss English seems to be a rather hot-button topic in the academic world lately, we just published a new article a few days ago about the rapid evolution of English over the past 500 years. Now, here it is in action today! English is an […]

Folium: “Kinect” Sign Language and the Intersection of Technology and Communication via Engadget

Folium: “Kinect” Sign Language and the Intersection of Technology and Communication via Engadget While definitely not the first Folium post on the intersection of sign language and technology, this demonstrates some of the more accessible roads to applying practical technology that is already available in the consumer market. And utilizing technology that people already have […]

Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo

 Creative Commons Image via Flickr user crdotx Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo The English language is truly a remarkable thing, and as a Modern Language professor most people think that I don’t give English enough credit. Well, this one’s for you Anglophiles! Just like every other language […]

Folium: Mont Saint-Michel from Space via BoingBoing

 Folium: Mont Saint-Michel from Space via BoingBoing You’ve seen it on postcards and travel shows, during high tide and low. Mont Saint-Michel is one of the great iconic man-made structures of the world. Built, quite literally, on the northern coastline of France the monastery and the surrounding city below is only accessible during low tides. […]