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Techies U R Da Best

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Technology
Dr. Peggy Drexler

I want to offer a special thanks to the technologists of the world -- all those who work anonymously in the world's labs and engineering departments to come up with the circuits, code, and contraptions that have combined to change life as I know it.

Sign of the Times

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.27.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Technology to the Endangered Language Rescue?

Alissa Stern | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Alissa Stern

As the second in this series looking at what's working to help endangered and threatened languages, we address technology: what kind of technologies are being used, which can empower people to take action, and which are having an impact on the numbers of speakers.

Elonis v. US: Are 'We the People' Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We would do well to tread cautiously in how much authority we give the government to criminalize free speech activities and chill what has become a vital free speech forum. If free speech is not vigilantly protected, democracy is more likely to drift toward fear, repression, and violence.

4 Great Online Tools for Music Lovers

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Shayla R. Price

Music is the cornerstone of human culture. No matter who you are or what you do, a great song can make you feel happy. A certain track can remind you of unforgettable experiences, like your first kiss, honeymoon, or the birth of your child.

The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes -- Part 2

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not merely about creating savings within current industry models. It's about upending old models entirely, creating new services and new products.

Rom Agustin: Focus on the Possibilities

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

On June 6, 2004, with nothing but a phone and a dream, Callbox opened in a dark corner of an internet cafe in La Paz, Iloilo -- a thriving city in the Philippines -- with one employee and no clients.

The Vagina Bio-Hack That Wasn't: How Two 'Startup Bros' Twisted the 'Sweet Peach' Mission

Jessica Cussins | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

There's nothing inspiring or empowering about two male CEOs taking credit for a young woman's work while twisting the entire purpose from being about reproductive health to being little more than a joke. But a 20-year-old ultrafeminist scientist who's about to launch her own company? That will be something to watch.

Why Venture Capitalist Investors Should Care More About Human Rights Values

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

In a world where government surveillance regimes like the NSA are not shy about asking companies for users' personal information, companies have a heightened responsibility to only collect what they absolutely need--and to keep it safe.

Personal Tech Products Designed Specifically for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any tablets, smartphones or computers that are specifically designed for seniors? I would like to buy a device ...

Great Content Is Embedded in Your Business DNA

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Involve your entire organization whether it's five or fifty people: great content ideas come in all shapes and sizes: admins, customers, channel partners, sales, support, customer service and/or exec staff.

5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology

Rob Furman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

We know that technology has changed education and it is only going to continue to do so. Teachers will not only accept these changes in technology, but will embrace them if they feel confident in the learning experience.

10 Important Trends in Startup Internet and Technology Business

Kira Makagon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

We are entering an exciting new era for innovation and technology that is full of unmeasurable potential and opportunity. Not only does this apply specifically to the internet, but goes beyond it in many areas of business and technology.

A Psychological Principle That Can Instantly Increase Your Motivation

Max Ogles | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Ogles

Whether you're trying to change your own behavior or trying to influence others, loss aversion can be a powerful form of motivation.

Technology, Communication and Religion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

No matter one's feelings about the interaction of religion and technology, religion is being pushed, cajoled, uplifted, and profoundly changed by the technological advances of our time and merits greater study.

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Nest Labs Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Recently I caught up with Maxime Veron, Head of Product Management at Nest to take a deeper look at the company's initiatives in the areas of social good, artificial intelligence(AI) and their vision for the future of the smart home.

South Asia: On the Cusp of Regional Connectivity

Nisha Biswal | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Nisha Biswal

The United States sees a South Asia with unlimited potential, not only to dramatically increase trade within the region but to also reach out to regional neighbors in Central and Southeast Asia.

Completely Out of Control: Technology Gone Amok

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Ian I. Mitroff

Scientists and technologists are driven primarily by the thrill of discovery, invention, and nowadays, the enormous profits to be made. But that's precisely why they are not necessarily well suited to the management of their inventions.

Museum Selfie-ishness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

It's difficult to say which is worse: The fact that we seem to need to document every moment of our existence or the need to put ourselves at the center of everything.

Building Education Hubs in Emerging Markets

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Providing a better education, that connects to the values of entrepreneurship and private sector skills, will be key for this generation -- as the WISE community knows well.

Living in a Time of Constant Change

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

We are living in a dynamic forward-moving-process as we are experiencing a second-machine-age of brilliant technologies. Our cultural and technical perception is emblematic of our past and plays a huge role in the possibilities for the future.

Why Seniors Need the Internet More Than Anyone

Ben Kassoy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Ben Kassoy

Yep, young people, who tweet and Instagram, like, 27 hours a day are technology whizzes from birth who adore their grandparents. This holiday season, for the third consecutive year,'s Grandparents Gone Wired campaign will activate thousands of 13- to 25-year-olds to plug their grandparents or other local seniors into social media, smartphone apps, and email.

5 Ways You'll Be Hacked On Cyber Monday

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There's a reason Gmail sent that email to your Spam folder. Leave it there. If you didn't ask for it, don't click on it!

New Technology Takes Nail Industry by Storm and Revolutionizes Nail Art

Leslie Chatman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style
Leslie Chatman

Eye-catching personalization is not new to the world of nail art. Nail art is rocking celebrity style and many women have been wearing intricately hand-drawn designs on nails for years. What is new is the ability to take a digital image and convert it into trendy nail art.