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Big Tech and The Feds -- Who's to Blame?

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

If we put our information out there and expect others to respond to it, why is Big Tech to blame?

Timothy Stenovec

Skype, Facebook Messenger Data Can Be Accessed By Government | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology

How can we communicate with one another free of federal eyes and ears? As word spread this week that agencies from the National Security Administratio...

What Would Wikipedia Look Like If It Were Made In The 1980s?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology

Remember when "Paris Hilton" was just a hotel, or when "cellular phones" were better known as "car phone"? That's what you would have found if you...

Report: Microsoft Is Monitoring Your Skypes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

Your Skype conversations aren't very private, a new report reveals. In an experiment, tech news site Ars Technica found that two out of the four li...

Letting Go, Staying Connected

Diane Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

I can't imagine having to "let go" as radically as my parents did when I left home and their only contact with me was by letter, which I don't recall writing very often.

Can A Dog Heal Empty Nest Syndrome?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Our dog Benjamin will be 13 this fall. There won't be a bar mitzvah or a confirmation, but we'll note the occasion with some extra treats, and maybe one of those singing birthday cards that he loves to destroy.

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News
Andrew Z. Cohen

In this short interchange, he explains how and why a liberated relationship with the mind can be the door to our own infinite potential

AT&T Is Committed to Your Happiness

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T, has inspired me with his talent for cultivating great comedians. He must be very proud of his customer service. It's hilarious.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?

Small Business Awareness of the Cloud's Benefits Is Growing

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Mike Foreman

Small businesses have always looked to their local computer contractors whom they know and trust to advise them which software is best suited to their needs.

3 Potentially Viral Images From My Ordinary Morning

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a little worried about the new high-tech fad in eyewear called Google Glass. Through a tiny live action video camera affixed to the frames of eyeglasses, Google Glass allows you to record and upload everything you see with the help of a voice command sound system that permeates bone.

Retiring Abroad: How To Keep In Touch With Those Back Home

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One concern as you plan for retirement overseas? How you will continue to communicate with family, friends, credit card companies, online shopping sites and your favorite phone sex service (just making sure you're paying attention) back home.

Still 12 Million Unemployed: How Do You Find Work? Do Not Choose to Work From Home!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Unemployment numbers are dropping. I am still skeptical, because the numbers do lie, and are always adjusted. In the meantime for the 12 million sti...

How I Overcame My Fear Of Technology

Karin Kasdin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

I have had a longstanding fear of straight lines. This is ironic because my life has followed quite a traditional linear trajectory: school... job... house... marriage... kids... grandchild. Can a line get any straighter than that? Yet, straight lines and my inability to draw them have long been a personal bugaboo.

9 Mergers That Epically Failed

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.23.2013 | Business

If failed corporate mergers teach us anything about business, it's that bigger is not always better. Yep, with a 70 to 90 percent chance of dying, ...

Constipated? We Have a God for That

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I've decided to turn to religion. No, I don't mean I'm going to pray to God so He'll bestow a million dollar idea upon me -- I've decided to invent a religion.

Theater by Skype: a Long Distance Affairin New York

Monica Bauer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Monica Bauer

What would you give to have an intimate Skype encounter, a personal performance given directly to you, by three different actors from around the world? For the price of a decent New York City lunch, you can have that experience by attending PopUp Theatrics' Long Distance Affair.

How My iPad Saved a Life: A Personal Story About the Power of Technology

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

It is a marvel of synchronicity that a TV project caused us to reconnect at this crucial time in his life. And not only that, but I now had the medical skills and decades of experience to clearly recognize his potentially-fatal condition as it unfolded before my eyes, thanks to Skype.

Boyfriend Saw Armed Robbery Over Skype, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime

A man was chatting with his girlfriend over Skype when he saw through his computer screen a masked man walk into his girlfriend's room brandishing a s...

TechScape: Can You Watchitoo?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology

Whether Zarom and Watchitoo will take off and succeed beyond his wildest imagination cannot be predicted with any certainty. However, given the perpetual plethora of Zarom successes, I would definitely not bet against him.

WATCH: Soldier Marries Over Skype

Posted 01.08.2013 | Weddings

All one Georgia couple needed for their wedding was a good internet connection. NBC Augusta reported that a soldier married his fiance over Skype ...

Why This App Is My New Nemesis

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

My question is why a 12-year-old needs disappearing photos in the first place.

When Technology Inspires, Even Boomers Embrace It

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Boomers tend to be instinctively apprehensive about modern technology -- people texting instead of talking, phones buzzing mid-conversation, tweets a twittering in ways that make little sense to a generation still trying to conquer the TV remote

Goodbye, Windows Live Messenger

Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

Goodbye, Windows Live Messenger. As the BBC notes, Microsoft will soon be retiring its instant message chat tool and will instead be encouraging u...

How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Home

Skype can help keep your long distance relationship alive, according to love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz. When Dr. Schwartz visited me...