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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 | MarloThomas

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

David Lohr

Soldier In Afghanistan Watched Wife Have Oral Sex With Teen Girl Via Skype, Police Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

A military wife has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl as her husband watched via a live stream in Afghanistan. Shawn Raymo, 22, a...

Jason Gilbert

The Apps You Have To Force Your Friends To Download

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology

Every once in a while, you come across a smartphone app that you tell your friends they must download. It could be a game about irritated fowls, a mus...

Text War: Competing For My College Daughter's Attention

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 12.13.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

When my daughter was in high school, she told me about a college friend who always made sure that if she texted one parent she would also text the other because if she did not, one parent would feel left out. I thought this was ridiculous. Now she is in college. "Did you get a text today?" I ask my husband.

7 Lame Things That Turned Awesome When I Became a Parent

Amy Wruble | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As a parent, I know what Dorothy took the entire movie to learn: There's no place like home.

What Happens When Half a Million Kids Choose to Matter?

Jure Klepic | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Jure Klepic

There are those who are so concerned about the seemingly overwhelming intrusion of digital media into our daily lives that some schools are still restricted from using social media tools in the classroom. But what if these fears are totally unfounded?

Up in Smoke: California's Broadband Future Is Under Threat (And Your State Is Next)

Susan Crawford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Susan Crawford

There's a state of emergency in California that has nothing to do with wildfires or hurricanes. It's called SB 1161, and it wreaks havoc on California's authority to adopt measures that protect consumers when it comes to the cost, service, safety, and availability of access to information.

Beyond School Walls: Connecting Students and Teachers Around the World

Troy Tenhet | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Troy Tenhet

Eleven years ago, at the beginning of my career as a teacher, my students and I were isolated in my classroom. But video networking technologies have transformed the educational experience, literally connecting my classroom to the entire world.

Movie Review: Robot & Frank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.

So Long High School, So Long Besties?

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Teen

By Sydney Threet You took the senior trip together, you spend every long summer day lounging by the pool together, and you shop for college suppli...

Why We Don't Upgrade When We're Asked

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.28.2012 | Technology

Sure, call it a First World problem. If you're lucky enough to own a computer, you're lucky enough. But it's undeniable: One of the biggest pet pe...

Skype Assures That Big Bug Is 'Rare'

AP | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Online calling service Skype has confirmed that a bug that has caused instant messages to be sent to the wrong contacts. ...

Demi On Niall: 'We've Become Really Close Friends' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.06.2012 | Teen

Although rumors have been swirling for weeks that Demi Lovato and One Direction singer Niall Horan are an item, Demi put the rumors to rest in a recen...

A Hero Will Rise From the Children of Technology

Dori Hartley | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Dori Hartley

If you're a parent, you've probably watched your child morph into an extension of his or her electronic device.

Long-Distance Relationships Are Not So Bad... Now

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

There is no doubt that as long as there have been relationships, there have been long-distance relationships, and technology has truly improved our ability to communicate across distances.

Cyan is the Loneliest Color

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Here and there, we eventually run into snippets of the history of painting reacting to photography: Degas, reference photograph and painting, see im...

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

Country Will Jail You 15 Years For Using Skype

Aljazeera | Posted 06.15.2012 | Technology

A new law in Ethiopia has criminalised the use of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services such as Skype. Users could face up to 15 years of jail ...

The Importance of Anticipating Your Customers Needs

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.15.2012 | Small Business
Daniel Burrus

Instead of asking customers, "What would you like?" and giving it to them, you have to focus on the more important question. Ask yourself, "What would customers really want to do if they only knew they could do it?"

Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was r...

Brazil's Growing Tech Community

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Robyn N. Cohen

One thing I miss about living in Los Angeles is the city had many different and regular tech events.

Your Start-Up Life: How to Get Flexibility at Work?

Rana Florida | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Feel free to let your boss know that a new study released by the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and American Cancer Society has confirmed what many have long suspected: that lengthy car commutes are terrible for your health.

Soldier's Wife Saw Bullet Hole During His Death On Skype

AP | TERRY WALLACE | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

DALLAS — An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before suddenly collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, who saw a bullet hole i...