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Artificial Intelligence Confronts Workers and Businesses With Choices

David Schatsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
David Schatsky

As cognitive technologies continue to expand what machines are capable of doing, the boundary between the work that computers do and the work that humans do is shifting. This doesn't imply that work is going to disappear. But it does suggest that how we work, and what work we do, will change.

These Father's Day Gifts Are Perfect For Your Nerdy Dad

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology

Poppa's gonna love 'em.

#Startups: Low-Tech Pitches Rule the High-Tech World

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

Regardless of Web 3.0 collective intelligence--and the 128GB smartphone in the pocket--the digital crutches are stripped away as the startup founder takes the stage to tell her startup story and seek venture capital funding.

7 Products Launched On Kickstarter That Prove You Can Access Just About Anything With Your Phone

Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology

From personal drones, to smart coffee-brewing machines, to data-focused sleep tracking systems, Kickstarter helps to fund creative, tech-savvy product...

The University of Oklahoma Fraternity Incident: How New Technology is Documenting a More Candid Reality

Skyler Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
Skyler Gray

There is no doubt that media has played a critical role in political and social movements throughout the history of the United States, but the recent ability to so easily capture behavior and cement it in time is truly extraordinary.

What's the Most Accurate Lie Detector? It's Not What You Think

Russ Warner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Russ Warner

The future of polygraph may soon change due to new innovations that prove to be more accurate and less invasive.

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.

Has The Future-Proof Future Arrived?

Rob Norman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rob Norman

CES showed us "new new" things (who can resist a self-balancing skateboard from IO Hawk?) as well as iterations of old new things, but the overwhelming impression this time was that CES was for us, not just Marty Mcfly or the Jetsons.

8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Philly New Technology Holiday Meetup

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Last Wednesday, I got to attend the Philly New Technology Meetup Holiday Extravaganza attended by more than 150 entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders.

Between an iPad and a Hard Place: Life in the "Technology Sandwich Generation"

Ravishly | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

I belong to what I am officially dubbing the Technology Sandwich Generation, which started when the first parents called upon their teenagers to help them program their new-fangled VCRs, and which will rear its head every time those teenagers grow up to have families of their own.

#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page

Jason Schmitt | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

As technology has evolved, every iteration has made the data more rich and real-time based. In turn these advancements give more dimensionality to the device in our pocket and make ignoring it a personal affront.

What's Next for Foreign Policy Think Tanks?

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

Instead of drafting briefing papers describing policy proposals in the abstract, think tanks can consider building software and data visualizations that demonstrate how these same policies might operate in practice. This is not as hard as it sounds -- there are some tried and tested steps worth considering.

Hillary Clinton: The Idealistic Realist

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Jarryd Willis

Hillary Clinton ended Hard Choices with a subtle hint of her intent to run for office in 2016, while sharing the inspiring story of her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham.

Why It's So Hard To Take A Break From Technology

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

iPhone-a-phobia. It seems my biggest fear about my upcoming 10-day vacation in Europe is disconnecting. After spending too many hours trying to figure out data plans for foreign travel, sim cards purchased abroad, Skype vs. FaceTime from phone to phone, and whether my phone must be in perpetual airplane mode or simply forbidden from roaming, I give up.

High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets

Departures Magazine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste
Departures Magazine

t the 1964 World's Fair in New York, the high-tech kitchen of the future featured push-button appliances that assembled automated meals made by machines. Fifty years on, technology is giving us more individualized--and efficient--control of home food preparation.

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

How Can We Balance the Risks and Rewards of New Technologies?

Andrew Maynard | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Andrew Maynard

While scientists and engineers are masters at demonstrating what is technologically possible, it is society that ultimately decides which technologies succeed and which do not.

Five Resolutions for Out-of-Home to Kickstart the Year

Suzanne Grimes | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grimes

In 2013, the Out-of-Home industry consecutively grew each quarter, extending the upward streak begun in 2010. Advertising technologies barely possible...

Researching a New Drug for Canine Distemper

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

In such cases distemper does not need to be a death sentence for a dog. A combination of homeopathic, nutritional, herbal and conventional drugs and support often does the trick.

Wired Humanitarianism

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.

Forget Advertising: Twitter's Data Has Huge Potential

Chris Camillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Camillo

As more companies across multiple industries rely on this data to understand their particular market and customers, the more power Twitter and other data-rich social networks will have to increase their licensing fees.

We Have What We Need: The Next Steps in Education Technology

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Let's make it happen and empower today's youth so that they can empower the generation after them and beyond.

A New Era of Digital Protest

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

Social networks are viewed with suspicion by the political establishment. Many governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control the public narrative in a world where information is available in realtime, and on an unfathomable scale.

Do You Keep Up With The Latest Technology? (POLL)

Posted 09.12.2013 | MarloThomas

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How Far Are We From the First Great Educational Video Game Console for the Home?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Using a variety of design principles and mechanics, video games and virtual worlds have served as the epitome of the digital learning experience long before iPad apps, MOOCs and other digital learning environments invaded the educational world.