Walking down Fifth Avenue wearing Google Glass caused a woman to do a head turn in the middle of her Snapchat selfie, a mover with a thick accent to follow me for two blocks asking me to buy my Glass (for only $50!) and a plethora of "Did you just see that girl wearing Glass?!" comments.
Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...
With the advent of Glass, we are about to enter a world in which the average American will spend pretty much all their time in front of a screen -- both accessing content, and creating it. This is a fundamental change in human behavior -- something we as a species have no prior experience with.
Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.
Last Wednesday, it occurred to me that I would no longer be commuting between San Francisco and New York: I decided that I wanted to live in New York,...
There is no shortage of news readers on the market. Nor is there a shortage of verticals from which to aggregate that news. The inherent problem, of course, is that news is an ubiquitous activity.
I can't imagine adding another self tracking device like Fitbit to tell me that all that spinning on sidewalks made my number of steps decrease by 7 percent from yesterday, that I would be 19 percent more efficient today if I hadn't gotten out of bed twice last night to pee and that regardless of what I do to 'improve' myself, I still have a 67 percent chance of getting breast cancer.
It was no surprise to me when Collier told me she had a digital crush with a fine gentleman and social media enthusiast, named Curt Buthman, whom she became friends with on Twitter over four years ago.
Tweethearts and social media influencers Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman tied the digital knot on November 8, 2013 at the Peninsula...
When I wear Google Glass, people tell me I look like one of the Borg -- a fictional alien collective, from the Star Trek franchise, comprised of cyber...
Of course saying I'm a skeptic makes you now look for reactions: Does it really work? How does it feel? Is it comfortable, easy, fun? What does it do to you as you wear it? Would you want one?
Discoveries of how technology and humans really interact are being made every day, leading one to the conclusion that it's not an unimaginable future -- and it may be the key to sustainable living on an increasingly overcrowded planet.
Okay, I'm officially a Glasshole. I trotted the thing out in public for the second time, wearing it to the unveiling of a Banksy in NoHo, as if Glass alone or Banksy alone wasn't trendy enough. So maybe I got what I deserved.
The basic principle here is: Put someone in a comfortable chair with a cell phone and nothing else to do and they'll just start talking. Even the former head of the NSA will do this! He wasn't threatened with waterboarding.
Adam Licsko's 'Remember Yourself' series and my Fire Horse novel both ask us to wake up to the fact that we are living, breathing creatures -- that our lives are not just digital constructs of 140 characters...or less.
If Glass is everywhere, can anyone have a reasonable expectation of privacy, or should we all be required to act in such a way that we wouldn't mind having a photo of us doing something posted for all the world to see?