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Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 08.24.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I'm encountering much that is familiar, much that is new, much that will require the best in my new campus family and me. It makes the season of moving in all the more exciting, demanding, and maybe a little disconcerting.

Is Hand-Held Literacy Enough?

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

One of the hot topics in higher education today is having students BYOD (what some call "bring your own device") into the classroom, and integrating that personal technology with learning. As you would expect, such a topic inspires controversy--and emotion.

The Internet of You

Hosain Rahman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Hosain Rahman

The truth is the Internet of Things has yet to deliver on its promise. While there are a few great integrated experiences today, many products still have their own discrete applications that are just too complicated to use or to connect to. As a result, few devices really talk effectively to anything else.

News of Me

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.22.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Grab the iPhone, hold steady, got it! Check out that flaming cosmic ball on Flickr and Instagram. Back in sync, controlling the moment, sourcing topical content, personal insight and spontaneous household events in real time.

Friends, Sensors, and Anticipated Needs

Irina Raicu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Irina Raicu

Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.

Has Technology Evolved From Tool to User?

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.28.2012 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

Smart devices have turned the evolutionary corner in terms of "who needs who." For the most part, the tool that we call technology uses us.

Can Cyborgs Fall in Love?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Craig Malkin

Our deepest attachments develop when we can show all of who we are and be accepted, and that includes romantic love. The crudely pixilated self of cyberspace can hardly represent the best of us.

We Aren't All Cyborgs... Yet

Greg Gage | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Greg Gage

2012-12-27-ambercasepullIt is clear that some advances in medical technologies fit the definition of a cyborg. But can the cyborg definition of "a symbiotic fusion of human and machine," be broadly applied to all of us?

Can an iPad Really Replace a Computer?

Ken Gruberman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Technology
Ken Gruberman

With the introduction of the iPad 2, the answer shifted to a "maybe." And now, with the iPad 3 and the soon-to-be released iPad 4 and iPad Mini -- and the advent of some specialized equipment and services -- the answer is a qualified "YES."

Does Any Computer Appeal to Seniors?

Liddy Manson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Liddy Manson

Technology can't substitute for human interaction, and it never will. But it can ease the demands of caregiving in the early years, and buy everyone much needed time.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Personal Assistant

Grégory Roekens | Posted 12.06.2011 | Technology
Grégory Roekens

Soon each and every one of us will have a PA, even PAs themselves. Artificial Intelligence Assistants are at last making a proper entrance.

iPad First Impressions: Show Us What Your Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The release of the iPad has been heralded as one of the most significant product launches of the year. With the product's announcement in January, som...

iPad Reviews: Raves For Apple's Latest Product

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

iPad reviews from technology writers began surfacing Wednesday evening, with most offering glowing appraisals of Apple's latest product. However, one ...