A recent New York Times headline cautioned, "Wireless carriers warn of crisis in mobile spectrum." Is spectrum -- the essential building block of cell phone service -- really in short supply?
Engaging the services of a digital babysitter is not something to boast about, but it doesn't need to be anything to be ashamed of, either. So, how can we make the most of the time our kids spend with technology over the holiday break?
My husband and I used to make fun of the couples in restaurants who stared longingly at their phones rather than each other. Over plates of over-priced food, they gazed at their screens while never once making eye contact. We vowed never to be that couple. Then, we each got a smartphone -- on the same day.
These days, when you look at kids sitting on the subway or cross town bus, they're not hooked on crossword puzzles and word searches. They're heads down in their tablets, sometimes sharing with a sibling, other times playfully fighting over one.
Can it be true? Those shiny, blinking devices that seem to be multiplying around us are actually encouraging us to read more? Apparently so! But tabl...
The specs are good, not great. It has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB capacity. It doesn't have the highest resolution, nor is it the most powerful, but the display is very crisp, and the unit is extremely responsive. It comes in both 8" and 10" models.
Understanding what kids are using, how they're using it, and how much time they spend on it can help lead to better products, better parenting and better public policies.
If you were hoping to purchase a new tablet this holiday season, you're in luck. Between Microsoft's recent launch of the Surface 2, Nokia unveiling w...
So, I eat crow on this one. I've been trumpeting the digital revolution for readers for years. But I miss my tattered pages, my rumpled book covers, my heavy backpack, my cherished, cherished book covers.
Do 7-year-olds really need a tablet for Christmas? Do we really need to spy on the babysitter? Do we really need to consult Dr. Google over every bump, scrape, cough and sneeze?
I'm inundated with numbers, statistics, percentages, charts and graphics that explain how digital the world has become and where it's heading in the n...
If you take a peek inside a college students' backpack, in many cases you will find that smartphones, tablets, portable computers and e-readers have long since replaced more traditional essentials such as notebooks, pencils and textbooks.
What Apple has actually lost, is the expressive engine that was Steve Jobs. What has happened at Apple is the shift away from expressive thinking, to that of analytical thinking -- and that's bad news for Apple.
Other companies have tried and failed to institute a paywall for this new way of reading news. Why are we suddenly hopeful that this model could work?
Jake Batsell seems to think so, saying that while advertising-driven models of digital journalism aim to maximize page views, when news organizations ...
With all the attention that mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are getting recently, you'd think that the personal computer was a thing of the past.