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Landlines Really Are A Dying Breed

AP | Damon Beres | Posted 12.01.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of U.S. households only use cellphones, according to new federal statistics that show more and more people are cutt...

The End of the PC?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

Tim Cook has been running around heralding the end of the PC. A self-serving assessment, but Intel and the PC ecosystem are going to struggle to maintain their traditional relevance.

A Spectrum Needle in the Budget Haystack

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Keeping our nation's spectrum capacity above this fast-rising tide is a daunting challenge. We have zero shot without the ability to tap into a far greater number of the estimated 240,000 frequency assignments controlled by federal agencies.

You Hate Your Cell Phone

Max Cantor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Max Cantor

You hate the way it vibrates. It sits in your pocket, drumming up against you like a friend you don't know how to break up with. Bobbing up and down. An abscess. Churning against you. Everywhere you go.

No Teacher in the Classroom: Mobile Education on Tap

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Cristina M. Regalado

Consider the hoops that a busy working adult has to jump through to get to a classroom to learn English as a second language or to improve their reading, math and communication skills. Work schedules don't usually fit nicely with classroom schedules. And what about childcare, meals to prepare, long wait lists in school or the long commute to get there?

Andrew Carnegie 2.0

Vicki Cobb | Posted 10.05.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

One hundred years ago, Andrew Carnegie made the gift of literacy to more than 3,500 communities across the United States through his endowment of publ...

Jakub Wants Animal Pictures to Color in Hospital

Elbi | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact

Jakub here is stuck in hospital, recovering from 5 organ transplants. Like every child on the planet, Jakub loves Minions. What makes him a bit different is his Hirschsprung's Disease.

Does LOL on Screen Make People Truly 'Laughing Out Loud'?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Gurdeep Pandher

In a world where technology is as commonplace as shoes, each person is able to own anything and everything imaginable from televisions thin as paper to phones with better cameras than some of the devices actually built for photography only a few years ago.

Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Identity When You Head to College

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

As another school year commences, here are some rules to follow that can help students avoid any digital nightmares related to their laptops, tablets and cell phones

Tech In Search of More Style

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

The desire to personalize your cell phone has been part of our lives for many years now; from being able to select ring tones that were like Pac-Man sound effects, to turning your smartphone into minions.

Tech Gadgets for College Students: Back to School Gift Guide

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-fo...

Why You Need To Go Offline For A Week

Richard Eaton | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Richard Eaton

I find that I'm much more relaxed, more in the moment (rather than being distracted by my phone), more creative with ideas, and get clarity on various things that have been buzzing around my head previously.

Summer Gadget Roundup

Courtney Price | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology
Courtney Price

Mophie's new Juice Pack Air Spectrum line features fun, playful color ways that will truly make your iPhone 6 and stand-out accessory. And with the flip of a switch, your juice pack will deliver more than 100% extra battery to keep your phone charged through the day and well into the night.

Moments of Happiness

Susan Pearse | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

In this noisy busy world, we believe a moment of attention can change everything. How will you give the gift of your attention to the things that matter most, today, tomorrow and in the weeks to come? Because moments of happiness grow as moments of attention flow.

How We Connect: Mobile Is Shifting The Internet Dynamic

Kathy Brown | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Kathy Brown

If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.

Why I Love the Fairphone -- and Why I Won't Buy One

Brad Hurley | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Brad Hurley

Fairphone isn't just about its own product line: It's trying to shake up the smartphone industry and shift it toward less destructive practices. What's not to love? Almost nothing. So why am I not going to buy one?

Cyberdads Unite! A Few Tips to Appeal to a Father's Inner Geek

Michael L. Berman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

What happens every year and involves a hammock, a TV and a case of beer? Father's Day! But there may be a few dads that don't swing that way and have tendencies toward new gadgets and other things tech. These are cyberdads.

Apple vs. Android: Does The Technology We Use Influence the Way We Travel?

trivago | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

When it comes to phones and tablets, there are die-hard Apple users and those who swear by Android. But do their differing tastes in technology influence other parts of their lives?

The Health Risks of Mobile Phones - An African Perspective

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

At the end of the day, how mobile phones are used depends on where they are used -- and because of this, the possibility exists that the potential risks in a country like Nigeria are not the same as in the United Sates.

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...

Folly Is Joy

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Click here for the previous part of this series and here for part one. The near future A man and a woman stand in a kitchen prepping food and wat...

Using Data To Improve How We Serve The World's Poor

Emily Tucker | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Emily Tucker

Technology, and the collection and analysis of real-time data that it enables, can be leveraged by organizations working at the bottom of the pyramid to improve their service to the poor.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Would You Apply for a Job on a Mobile Device?

Mike Roberts | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Mike Roberts

With so many apps and mobile-optimized sites today, it's become the norm for smartphone and tablet users to assume there's a more convenient way of doing things than opening up a PC. And the task of applying for a job is quickly garnering the same sentiment.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-D: Um, Okay? (Inconclusive Conclusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Yes, my first act in giving up a cellphone would be to buy a cellphone. And my second to hide it.