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Technology Impact

Can Technology Really Change Your Habits?

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

If you want to lose weight, improve your memory, even stop using technology so much, as the saying goes: there's an app for that. There are hundred...

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

You have to listen closely to grasp the wisdom of his views. His rapid-fire mind spews out a deluge of statistics in a heavy Slavic accent -- with a crusty disregard for political correctness and conventional wisdom. And his key concept is counterintuitive: less enables more.

Training Citizen Journalists: There's an App for That

Brian Conley | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Conley

The beta release of StoryMaker makes it possible for English and Arabic speakers all over the world to make their voices heard. From now on, individual citizens in Egypt or Syria can tell their own stories

The Serval Project: Reclaiming Your Phone

Paul Gardner-Stephen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Paul Gardner-Stephen

I still remember when I heard the first news about the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. I knew that when a society loses the ability to communicate ...

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Changing Lives

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists have skills and ideas that can't be found anywhere else. That's why we need their engagement to help solve global challenges.

Is Your Smartphone Stealing Your Life?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

When we record life through technology, we end up with one thing: a lot of technology. We have 16 gigabytes of memory, but no real memories of our life.