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Curing My Blindness By Turning Off My Smartphone

Nicole C. Kear | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole C. Kear

Before you can say "digital detox" I was in the throes of an awakening, the "once-was-blind-but-now-I-see" variety. This was particularly meaningful because I am, in fact, going blind.

Is Education Alone Enough to Combat Sexting?

Jess Ullrich | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Jess Ullrich

Recently, the UK's National Crime Agency launched a new campaign designed to educate families about the dangers of sexting.

The Story of Localized Marketing - Part I

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

All brands need to prepare for the localization of marketing...or get left behind.

Is Your Marketing Old School? What About Your Customers?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Marketing can be one of those disciplines when tactics and strategies vary greatly based on the industry your business is in. Some businesses prefer traditional media, direct mail and face-to-face personal selling.

Why India Is Now Ready for Its Next Tech Revolution

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Within three to four years, almost every adult in India will own a smartphone. Unlike the West, which transitioned from mainframe computers to PCs to tablets and then to smartphones, India is making a leap directly into mobile. It did the same a few years ago when a billion people started using cellphones. But smartphones are going to have an even more profound impact on India.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Meet The Woman Who Has No Desire To Get A Smartphone

The Atlantic | James Hamblin, Katherine Wells, Nicolas Pollock and Chiara Atik | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

The promise of constant contact isn't good for all relationships. For Judith Goudsmit, a young New Yorker with no desire for a smartphone, the flip ph...

These New Smartphones Are Under $300 -- And Might Be Better Than Yours

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology

Veteran tech critic Marques Brownlee has released his review of 2015’s top five budget smartphones under $300 -- and they might just be better than ...

Surge In Smartphone Use Is Threatening Online News Organizations

Reuters | Kieran Guilbert | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A surge in the use of smartphones as the leading device for accessing online ne...

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are lots of different technology teaching tools available to boomers and seniors today, but what's available to you will depend on where you live. Here are some different places and to look for help.

How To Protect Yourself From Smartphone Scams

Jan Golden | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Do you remember the first time you encountered an Internet scam? Maybe it was an email scam where if you opened a suspicious email or attachment, you were susceptible to picking up a virus that could harm your computer.

Stop This Habit Today

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Begin your day with an intellectual mise-en-scene. Plan ahead. Prioritize your list. Above all, put your smartphone away when you are with the people you love. They are your priority, not other people's Instagram feeds.

Smartphones: Closing Or Widening The Racial Achievement Gap?

Richard Freed | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

It's vital that we offer quality real-world learning and enrichment opportunities to all kids to reduce the time kids spend playing on their phones.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Mobile Is Eating the Business World, but Where Are All the Great Business Apps?

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

So it's quite surprising that while there has been an outpouring of innovation in consumer apps, there has been relatively little imagination displayed so far in the world of business apps. What are needed are more "authentically mobile" business apps -- that is, apps centered on new-to-the-world functionality that would have been inconceivable before the smartphone revolution.

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...

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in the Digital Age

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

The greatest lifeline available is a strong support network of friends and family who can provide shelter and care. If access to cell phones and the vital contacts they contain is cut off, this support system is weakened. It is crucial that we give victims a way communicate with their loved ones to maintain a degree of normalcy in their lives.

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

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...

The Three Rules of Great Speakers

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Preparation is everything a presenter needs to do before getting on stage to give a talk. When preparing for a speech, it's critical to articulate a strong structure, fetch memorable images to use as support and orchestrate seamless transitions

How Can I Get My Kids to Put Down Their Phones?

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media parenting expert Caroline Knorr answers questions about parenting, media, and everything in between. Q: How can I get my kids to...

Improving Millennials' Financial Literacy With Mobile Technology

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

The global growth of handheld digital devices among younger people is transforming the way consumers are getting their information in general, and financial information in particular. On April 15, the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit brought together international financial literacy experts to discuss how mobile technology can improve financial literacy for today's young adults.

Have Smartphones Caused the Death of the In-Store Impulse Buy?

Phil Simon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

While you're enraptured in your own little world, you're probably not paying attention to big things like gravity, never mind little packets of candy that you probably don't need.

These Groups Are Helping People Put Down Their Phones And Truly Connect

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

From Emoticons to Emoji: The New Punctuation

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Less is more, especially with texts, which are meant 2 b short. The great advantages of texting and email are the three e's: They're easy, effective and effortless. But the downside of electronic messaging is the lack of nuance.