The disruptive power of data, smarter smartphones, comScore's predictions for the year

The Atlantic outlines the disruptive power of data and new technologies in health care, a shift that will change the way in which medicine is practiced as well as who is practicing it.

The New York Times covers findings from comScore’s tech predictions for the year ahead and concludes “It’s all about mobile.”

-From 3D displays to biometric security, outlines ways the smartphone will get smarter.

The Atlantic examines the costs of leaving social media, arguing that opting out of online networking limits opportunities for “self-expression, personal growth, learning, support and civic exchange.”

-A new study by Pew shows that younger Americans (those under 35) have shed more debt than their older counterparts by owning fewer big-ticket items, such as cars and homes.

The New York Times looks at how a college degree has become a requirement for low-level jobs that were until recently attainable without a four-year diploma.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the rise of everyday people hiring virtual assistants to help manage their increasingly hectic lives.

-According to The Wall Street Journal, American drone manufacturers are looking for domestic opportunities with universities, boarder patrol agencies and police departments.

-Thanks to widening access to 3D printing technologies, a slew of new copyright and intellectual property questions lie ahead, according to NPR.

-With Hollywood opting for blockbuster comic book movies and sequels, The Wall Street Journal looks at how literary works are being adopted for TV.

The Wall Street Journal outlines the ways hotels are scrambling to offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, such as cooking lessons with celebrity chefs.

-In the U.K., malls are diversifying into indoor and outdoor leisure pursuits in an attempt to attract online shoppers, explains The Wall Street Journal.

-A win in the fight against childhood obesity: American children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than they did a decade before, according to a new federal analysis described in The New York Times.

NPR looks at the rise of secret menus, with items not listed or promoted as part of the regular fare, in restaurants across the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal explores the 3-week-old “Harlem Shake” meme and attempts to explain why 30-second dance videos matter.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the growing market for luxury RVs.