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The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

Zach Carter

Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist. A prolific fundraiser with deep ties to America's we...

The Scroll Culture

James Calder | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
James Calder

As a strong proponent of technology, I believe that it is crucial for us all to set our own personal limits on our use of tech to find balance in our lives.

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 07.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

Why Technology Can't Save Us From Ourselves -- Yet...

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

So with all of this great technology at our fingertips, what's to prevent us from screwing ourselves? It's humanity itself.

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphon...

How Millennials Make Age a Negative

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

In the past, those of us who have been around for awhile earned a sort of de facto respect from society. If you lived long enough to learn what you've...

The Parent's Guide to 'Vamping'

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The hashtag '#vamping' is used by kids and teens camping out like vampires on social media -- think Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, among others -- late into the night, unbeknownst to parents.

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.

No Body at the Wheel (Synthetic Poetry in Demotion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Drivers will only get more distracted by electronics as time is replaced by more time.

11 New Texting Abbreviations We Need to Start Using

James Napoli | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live life in shorthand, but so far the field has been fairly limited. And there is so much out there that can benefit from being reduced to a handy acronym for our convenience.

Facebook, It's Time We Talk Divorce

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable of maximizing the profit it hopes to extract with advertisers. Sound farfetched? Not when you throw in the opening an English investigation as to whether Facebook violated data protection laws with its actions.

Top 10 Reasons to Travel With Your Smartphone

Ann Tran | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Ann Tran

If someone asked me that question two years ago, my answer would be a lot different. Now, thanks to technology, I reply instead with "the best camera is always the one that is with you." That usually means a smartphone of some kind.

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.

The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

Smartphones: The New Cigarettes?

Chris Mahr | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Chris Mahr

For the most part, we've started to wean ourselves off of cigarettes, armed with the knowledge that it was the nicotine telling us that we needed to smoke. Now it's time to similarly wean ourselves off of smartphones when it comes at the expense of our social interactions.

Is the Supreme Court Cellphone Ruling a Bad Decision?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Riley v. California may seem like an open-and-shut case because the Court unanimously found that when a person is arrested a cellphone may not be searched without a warrant. But the seemingly unanimous decision may have more fissures and cracks than most people think.

Amazon Fire Phone

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy Crush" or group chatting at all hours made me physically ill.

Gerry Smith

Fewer iPhones Are Being Stolen. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology

The kill switch is working. That was the message Thursday from law enforcement officials who said new statistics show iPhone thefts have declined s...

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon's Smartphone Is Just Too Expensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Amazon's new smartphone features some cool new technology, but probably the most surprising thing about the device is its high price. Je...

Do You Really Want a Phone With Malware On It?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Most smartphones -- Android, iPhone, Windows phones, are made in China. How many of them have Trojans lurking inside?

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

Cannes: Mobile First

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Invitations to awesome parties and events? Check. Mobile phone? Che... err... um... mobile phone? Smart phone? Cell...

6 Tips for Using Your Cell Phone Abroad

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 06.12.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Traveling internationally without a data plan can be intimidating. So to keep your friends and family updated while you're on the road (or just to make sure everyone's reading your tweets), here are our tips for avoiding international fees while staying connected.