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What Happened to Snapchat's Best Friends Feature and What It Means for Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.28.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

With the Best Friends feature gone, we can no longer rely on the fear of getting caught to act appropriately. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. It doesn't matter who's watching.

Dana Liebelson

Stunning Victory Within Reach For Net Neutrality Advocates | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next month, a wonky government agency will rule on the fate of the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to ...

US Tech Policy: SOTU 2015

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

During his State of the Union address the President of the United States made several specific references to the state of our technology. The problem is that no one can agree on how this might be achieved.

7 EdTech Startups Revolutionizing STEM

Vip Sitaraman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Technology
Vip Sitaraman

What we need are new ideas, which means we need scientists. The key to training the next generation of idea-generators is an education in hands-on, curiosity-intensive STEM education, and the only economically viable source for this: EdTech startups.

More Lessons From Latinos With Dream Jobs in Gov Tech

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 01.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

Much has been written about the how conspicuously few Latinos currently work at the top of the tech game. Much less has been written about those few Latinos trailblazers doing outstanding work every day in technology.

Dana Liebelson

Sen. Cory Booker Weighs In On Net Neutrality Fight | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) indicated on Tuesday he's unlikely to support Republican legislation on net neutrality as Americans from both ...

Coolest Travel Gadgets From CES (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The world's thinnest tablet. The lightest 13-inch laptop. The first-ever truly wireless earbuds. These are a few of the groundbreaking gadgets shown at International CES in Las Vegas, where the 2015 show was the largest ever, with more than 170,000 attendees.

Silence in the Time of the Apple Watch

Nish Gera | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Nish Gera

But, have I also lost something? Have I lost my ability to create a space of solitude while sitting on that Central Park bench, making restaurant reservations and ordering movie tickets? And have I lost something in my inability to get lost in the back lanes of Seville looking for that flamenco bar?

Heard of Tinder? It Has Some Competition

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Each of these apps offer the hope of romance or at least a one-night stand. Maybe just use all three to see what you can fish up? But when it comes to users you will find the most fish out in the Tinder sea.

Fast and Affordable Broadband for Everyone

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

What type of investor will invest in a long-term infrastructure play designed for non-premium, price-sensitive consumers? You already know the answer... it's us, the taxpayers.

How To Make Technology Your Friend At Work

Forbes | Ron Ashkenas | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of managers about the reasons for complexity in their organizations — and in almost all cases they cite ...

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

Mobile Payment Firm LoopPay Plans To Enter India In 2015

PTI | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

Las Vegas: US based tech firm LoopPay is planning to enter the Indian market this year with its patented technology that facilitates payment by just p...

My Unctuous Smartphone

Chuck Nyren | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

There was a movie I never saw about a guy falling in love with his talking phone. That won't be happening with me. I'm not even sure I like her.

The 2015 International CES: What You'll See

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Its sheer size can be daunting... over 150,000 attendees will visit over 3,600 exhibitors covering over 2,000,000 square feet of exhibit space. Where do you start?

Bucking The Odds: 10 Ideas that Almost Didn't Happen!

Posted 12.23.2014 | MarloThomas

“We don't like their sound. Guitar groups are on their way out.” So spoke an executive at Decca records in 1962, as he turned down a new rock-a...

Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Shelly Palmer

Some people are calling the attack on Sony an act of cyber-terrorism (which it clearly is). Some are calling it cyber-bullying, albeit by the best, most powerful cyber-bullies we have encountered to date. But this actually may be a new kind of warfare, empowered by our addiction to, and our accelerating reliance on, technology.

Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss

Don McNay | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." Praying out loud was something I never did. Until Facebook came along.

2014 Is Ending, but This Wave of Technology Disruptions Is Just Beginning

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won't exist 15-20 years from now.

My Circle Inspired Me to Open a Conversation Beyond Just Tech

Lean In Circles | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Lean In Circles

I wasn't given the opportunities I deserved and I was often silenced when I wanted to take things to the next level. People treated me differently because I was a woman.

15 Sleek Pieces of Gear That Will Make Your Boss Insanely Jealous | Posted 12.16.2014 | Style

In this brave new world, sometimes we need a little help to make work less stressful and the day tick by faster. Here are the gadgets, gizmos and gear to help the Man of Our Times succeed.

The Best Action Cams: GoPro vs. SJCAM 4000 vs. Polaroid vs. Drift Ghost vs. Garmin Virb Elite

Shelly Palmer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If you just want to memorialize your cab 1080 double cork, or are planning to parachute out of a capsule from the edge of space this holiday season, you're probably in the market for an action cam.

This Is What Happened When I Put Tinder Aside to Pursue the Girl of My Dreams

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As Max Frisch said: "Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."

Research Links Addictive Social Media Behavior With Substance Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.13.2014 | Science

Plenty of research has demonstrated that the addictive quality of social media is very real. And according to a new study, heavy social media use may ...

Jillian Berman

For 'The Interview,' Even Negative Publicity (Like A Massive Sony Hack) Is Good Publicity | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

Some bad news for Sony might end up being good news for one of the company's movies. A massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer syst...