China’s Web Junkies: An Internet Addiction Documentary

shockleewebpic_chinawebjunkiesWatch this short documentary from the NY Times about a boot camp treatment facility for internet addicted youth in China where since 2008, internet addiction has been declared a clinical disorder and a top health threat to teenagers.

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High Tech Trash: Your Computer Parts Are Toxic

shockleewebpic_ewasteproblemAs this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.

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More Trees Less Assholes

shockleestorypic_moretreesYou know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.

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Meet A 14 Year Old Prodigy Programmer Who Has Created 15 Apps

Santiago Gonzalez is a 14-year old developer in Littleton, Colorado who is fluent in a over a dozen programming languages and has created 15 apps to date. He entered college at age 13 and is expected to graduate with a computer science and electrical engineering degree by age 16 and will get his masters degree at 17.

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The Recycled Orchestra In Paraguay Transforms Garbage Into Harmony

This is truly inspirational…

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash.

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African Teen Reverse Engineers Junk To Improve His Community

Kelvin Doe is a 15 year old African teen who has recently become a shining example of how DIY and maker culture is really being used in situations of extreme scarcity to help build communities.

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Detroit’s Techno Scene Builds The City’s Musical Future

The Resident Advisor crew continue their new video series with a trip to the birthplace of techno and Motown, Detroit, the 18th most populous city in the U.S. and a place that was once at the center of the auto industry boom which has since then been economically abandoned. There’s a reported 60,000+ abandoned properties in the city but as you’ll see in this short documentary, the musical legacy and future remain strong.

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London Riots Coverage

Today marks the third day of rioting and clashes between people and the police in various neighborhoods around London. The unrest was sparked by an incident that led to the killing of a man, Mark Duggan last week by police. The details of the encounter are unclear but it is reported that it was an arrest attempt gone wrong and the officers were armed with Heckler & Koch submachine guns.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

Check out some of the latest developments going down on our planet and beyond…

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The Beginning Of The Spanish Revolution – In Pictures

In case you haven’t heard there’s a revolution brewing in Spain. The people are taking to the streets in protest of their 20%-30% unemployment rate, housing crisis, rising inflation, increasing cost of living and government corruption. The protests started on May 15, 2011 and were organized by a group called Democracia Real YA [english translation: Real Democracy Already!].

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