[video] Prisons for Profit: Under Kasich, Ohio Becomes Laboratory for Privatizing Public Jails

Ohio holds the distinction of being the first state to sell off a public prison to a private corporation. This happened in 2011 when Governor John Kasich oversaw the sale of Lake Erie Correctional Institution to the Corrections Corporation of America. The sale was promoted as a way to save the state money, but according to the ACLU of Ohio, the plan largely backfired. We speak to Mike Brickner, senior policy director at the ACLU of Ohio. The group released a report and short documentary film called “Prisons for Profit.”

via http://democracynow.org

[video]Flexiphone ‘Coming Soon’: Scientists Reveal First Bendable Smartphone

After cracking my third screen in the last year and a half, this sounds like a good idea.

SMARTPHONES are getting slimmer, lighter and bigger – and in the near future they are set to become BENDIER too. The world’s first flexible smartphone ReFlex is as little as five years away from becoming a high street reality say its makers. Currently in development at Queen’s University’s Human Media lab in Kingston, Canada, the first prototype was recently unveiled to industry experts at a conference in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Calling it ‘revolutionary’, Queen University’s school of computing director Roel Vertegaal says the ReFlex will change how we use our smartphones in the future and make the current  ‘rigid’ smartphones seem out of date.