By now you've probably planned your vacation, enjoyed the shore or the pool, hosted a few backyard BBQs and settled the kids into summer camp. No doubt, summer is in full swing! Which is why right now is the perfect time to pause before the season slips by.
Since 1977 Lydia Lunch has been offending sensibilities with her relentless and unfiltered challenges to sex, gender, politics, religion, war, technology, consumerism, the arts, the media .... you name it, no institution has been spared.
It's 10:00 p.m. and, trying to adhere to your New Year's resolution to get more sleep (likely inspired by Arianna Huffington's book, Thrive), you're getting into bed with the intention of going to sleep.
Welcome 2015. I remember when 2015 seemed so far away, yet here it is. Do you remember when you would wake up and you didn't have a phone to check? You would arrive at the office and sit at your desk to work on your daily tasks.
During this day, I realized how much the Internet is a crutch for my to-do list. My calendar is on my laptop, emails are the language of business, Facebook is central to my social life and Pinterest is my hub for dinner recipes. It felt rewarding to find ways around that dependence.
Given how ubiquitous technology is, and with kids getting more tech-savvy than ever and new gadgets, social media platforms and apps being released every day, keeping children safe online is very important.
Rather than taking an approach that makes parents feel guilty whenever their children engage with screens, we need to support and build skills in parents that support children to help them understand how we best use and manage children's engagement with screens and technology.
It's up to today's programmers, developers, inventors and technologists to steer the direction of therapeutic technology. They can develop tech for the good of society, or they can hack tech for their own selfish goals.
As much as Apple remains the technology king, there are people like me who long for the days when the Apple conferences were actual product launch events. The excitement of learning what the latest and greatest Apple device was kept techies on the edges of their seats.
Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.
It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.
Apple revealed some of the most exciting changes to iOS in years at WWDC recently. With an unprecedented number of possibilities of where apps could go, what is this going to all mean for the average user?