I've contacted customer service by phone several times, and the representatives from India cannot assist me. The best they can do is tell me to wait three to five business days, then eight business days, and so forth.
Next week, Common Sense Media will release a new study on media use among children 8-18. The world has changed radically since the last iteration of this study, five years ago.
Tech addiction: The inability to stroll through the aisles of a computer/box/department store without drooling over and buying computer-based/electronic items you really don't need.
Twenty-six years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 -- which happens to be today.
In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.
Updating old policies can be a good thing as a way to keep current and consistent with the latest thinking and research. But all indications are that the changes are heading in the wrong direction.
No longer do we dial our family and friends by telephone number, we click on their avatar or name and the device does the rest. We click on an application and read our email, or engage in banking.
Personally, I believe that there's nothing that can be done to save the PC. Its reputation is too fixed, and Microsoft is too worried about preserving its older iterations of Windows to introduce any truly revolutionary functionality.
There's good news, if you're lucky enough to get found and adopted. Kids engage more deeply than ever with favorite characters, stories and brands. They'll follow you across platforms, consume your content voraciously and share it with others.
In the beginning, the Great Technician created the Sonos speaker system. And it was good, as music reverberated around the Earth. But, realizing his new invention would not play well with others, he ordered the creation of Play-Fi and AllPlay and urged them to be fruitful and multiply.
Kids of all ages want to get their hands on a tablet--which is a good thing, they are great sources of learning and entertainment. Some parents are happy to hand over their own iPads to their kids before they can even walk. I salute you, brave warriors.
The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-fo...
As a father and child psychologist, I understand the incredible demands and stresses of raising young children. For some marketers, these difficulties create an opportunity to sell parents on the belief that screens are a cost-effective, guilt-free, educating babysitter.
The fact that we have developed this tablet dependency, however real, does trouble me. Technology offers many wonderful benefits, no doubt. But research is replete with data that continues to underscore the damaging effects of technology on relationship building, attention spans, and our ability to think and play creatively.
By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young children is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. A new study, however, shares rich detail of under-5s' surprising digital competencies, as well as how mobile media use is shaped by - and shapes - kids' daily routine and emotional states.
As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.