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We Are Overdosing on Technology

Carole Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

We're all connected online, yet we don't communicate as humans. We are all so self-important looking down at our phones that we never have to engage with each other ever again.

The Value of Being Alone Together

Simone Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

The internet and a litany of mobile apps have also made it far easier for shy and introverted people to make new friends. For the first 24 years of my life, I didn't date and made few new acquaintances.

Pocket Police to the Rescue

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Tyler Lopez

Do we really want to extend police surveillance to our smartphones? Are we watched enough each day outside of our homes, or do we want to have another one resting on our bedside table?

The Astounding Impact Of Innovative Technology In The Developing World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Rev. Larry Hollon

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgRemarkable new information technologies are unlocking the potential of developing countries in ways that are not only empowering, but revolutionary. As new innovations and new possibilities continue to be presented, the digital future is becoming the digital present.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 3-C: Maslow Into Madness (Unbound)

Omer Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

So forget the constant chatter about robots taking our jobs and robots gaining sentience and passing Turing tests and then passing us -- taking over, in essence. These fears are misplaced. Robots are not going to take over; we will just become them.

What's Happening to Us?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...

9 Household Items That Could Be Spying on You

Adam Levin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

For Americans concerned about their privacy, the NSA data grabs are daunting, but what about the data grabs happening inside your own home, perpetrated not by the government but by your coffee machine?

Sending A Text To The Wrong Person: So Embarrassing

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

We've experienced the humiliation of sending a text to the wrong person by accident. A recent Reddit thread asked users to share some of the most inap...

Mobile Phone as Virtual Billboard: Locket's Ads for the Small Screen

James Grundvig | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
James Grundvig

A generation ago, stadiums were named for their cities and locations. Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and Meado...

Corporate Phone Spying Is Becoming a Big Deal

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Americans are increasingly aware about government spying activities, which are getting more and more scrutiny as leaks about the range and extent of "official" spying become known. But Americans are far less aware that spying is hardly limited to our government, or any other government for that matter.

How Illegally Mined Materials Make Their Way Into Cars And Smartphones

Bloomberg Markets Magazine | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

It’s a sweltering day in March, and Javier Garcia slogs through the dense undergrowth in a remote stretch of the Amazon jungle in southeastern Colom...

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 3-B: Maslow Into Madness (Rabbit Holes)

Omer Rosen | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Omer Rosen

He left his ringer on by accident--this happens often enough that we should just consider it a standard risk of carrying your phone.

Apple Doesn't Want You To Break Your iPhone Like An Idiot

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology

Apple just rejected a new iPhone game that's generating a lot of buzz. But don't worry, it's probably in your best interest. The game, titled "Sen...

Here's What Would Happen If History's Greatest Photos Were Taken With An iPhone

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology

As smartphone cameras proliferate, everyone has become an amateur photographer. Professionals have even felt the squeeze. In May, the Chicago Sun-Time...

Huge Smartphone Sensors Set To Revolutionize Science

XPRIZE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology

By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek Wa...

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Should I get an iPhone 5 or a Samsung Galaxy S4? I get asked this question several times a day. I've had my iPhone 5 since it launched on September 21...

Timothy Stenovec

Meet The New Google Phone That's Always Listening To You | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

Moto X is finally here. Google on Thursday unveiled the Moto X, the first smartphone fully designed and built by Motorola since it was bought by Go...

Now Is the Time for Digital Tech to Transform K-12 Learning

Peggy Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

Access to the Internet is an essential tool for equipping students with 21st century skills. And as the debate over the future of education heats up, traditional learning methods are being called into question.

The Most 'Satisfying' Smartphone Is..

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology

In another sign Apple is losing its luster, the iPhone just fell off its top spot as most satisfying smartphone in the United States. A survey rele...

In the Trenches of the Smartphone Patent War

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Market-driven competition is better for economic growth than choosing winners and losers through political and legal maneuvering. A settlement that results in Apple and Samsung engineers designing products instead of courtroom exhibits is better for all involved.

A Samsung Galaxy S4 Allegedly Did This

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

Samsung's hottest smartphone got a little too hot for one man in Hong Kong. The man, known only as Du, says a flaming Samsung Galaxy S4 torched his...

Are You Being Stalked Via Cellphone?

Larry Magid | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

If you suspect that someone may be tracking you, examine all the apps on your device to see if there any that you didn't install.

Do You Use Your Phone During Sex?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

In our smartphone-obsessed, Google Glassed world, it can sometimes be difficult to disconnect. Need proof? According to a new survey conducted by...

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 3-A: Maslow Into Madness

Omer Rosen | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Omer Rosen

What does it mean that the last thing I do before going to sleep and the first thing I do upon waking, before using the bathroom or eating or even drinking a cup of water, is check messages?

Smartphones and Tablets: Two Suggestions That May Help You Stay Secure

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Even if our phone is turned off, a hacker or intruder may have the means to turn the phone back on without letting you know. You won't see the screen light up or any other activity on the phone. But ON it is.