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Horizon highlights – July 18 weekend

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Our regular roundup of noteworthy sci-tech stories from the web includes: bye-bye computer mouse, 50-megapixel digital cameras, and turning cellphones into interpreters.

If you think I missed a great story, feel free to post your links as a comment down below. Let’s kick it off:

Online videoJoss Whedon's Wacky Web Experiment
"Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer likely will flock to Whedon's new Dr. Horrible online project. His business plan may be just as interesting." [Via BusinessWeek]
From the Monitor's archiveTV networks vs. social networks: "The median age for TV viewers hit 50 last season. To paraphrase Variety, that means that if today’s TV audience were a person, it wouldn’t even be a part of the target demographic anymore."

PredictionsSay goodbye to the computer mouse
"A Gartner analyst predicts the demise of the computer mouse in the next three to five years. Taking over will be so-called gestural computer mechanisms like touch screens and facial recognition devices." [Via BBC]


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