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"Technological Intuition" the must-have skill of the Digital Era

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
St. Gallen Symposium

By Märtha Rehnberg, Master student at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and member of the Leaders of Tomorrow community When a technology pops u...

Is Technology the Saving Grace of Education After All?

JP Fugler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

During a speech at a 2010 conference in Austin, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry praised the move to e-Readers, asserting: "I don't see any reason in the world why we need to have textbooks in Texas in the next four years."

Celebrity Parents Make Good Screen Sense A Priority

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

Celebrity kids, they're just like us: addicted to glowing screens of every shape and size. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children s...

Ag Tech Takes Center Stage in Salinas Valley

Brian Milne | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Brian Milne

I like to think of myself as a pretty tech savvy guy, but I have to admit the first time I flew a drone over a vineyard a few years ago it didn't go so well.

Millennials Demand Digital Collaboration With Police

Jody Weis | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Jody Weis

With new digital technologies opening up much needed lines of communication, millennials could in time become the biggest advocates of digital policing.

Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Alan E. Guttmacher

Some days, Kristal Nemeroff needs her wheelchair, but usually her walker suffices. She is slower than the students who buzz around her, but her motivation is in overdrive. At 27, Kristal is the nurse at Hamilton Elementary School in rural Pennsylvania, a few miles from where she grew up.

Internet Access Is Critical to Development

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

The vision of Global Fund for Women is to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which women and girls have the resources, voice, choice, and opportunities to realize their human rights.

When It Comes To Identity Theft, How Paranoid Should You Be?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Being in the therapy business, I'm constantly monitoring my own psychological state, probably not unlike physicians who regularly check their pulse. Lately, I'm monitoring a growing sense of being watched. I don't think I'm becoming paranoid, yet, but it's starting to feel that way.

Can Artists and Labels Change Behavior With Technology?

Nathan McCartney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nathan McCartney

Times have changed and so must recording artists. Artists need to start managing their business in the same manner that Fortune 500 companies do. Imagine for a moment, in today's cutthroat business environment, a company hoping to succeed without a market research component.

The Newest Tech Gadgets All Cyclists Will Want

Kayla Matthews | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Kayla Matthews

If you're looking for a way to beef up your bicycle with gadgets that make each journey more enjoyable, keep reading. Manufacturers are regularly developing and producing devices that cater both to cyclists who only ride occasionally and to those who jump on their bikes every day.

Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think this trend is driven by two unhealthy forces. First, economic uncertainty that has created immense anxiety in parents for their children's futures. Second, a hyper-achievement culture that has forced parents to feel as if they must 'keep up with the Joneses' or they are failing their children.

Parents Need Screen Sense Along With Common Sense

Alexander Howard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

As parents, we may focus upon what our children are doing with their devices but not look in the mirror to see how our own behavior and habits are reflected back at us or them.

13 Tips For Parenting When Screens Are Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology

When I started writing a column about parenting and screen time this spring, I talked to a lot of people about technology and young children, from ac...

How My Son Taught Me to Capture Moments, Not Photos

Chris Harding | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Chris Harding

Perhaps I'm trying to do 'family' as I now relate to it, the images from years ago contained in the dusty photo albums my parents have. Maybe I'm hoping that by adding to it and continuing it, the legacy contained in the albums adds legitimacy to my broken family.

Children, Parents and Technology

Matthew Wieseltier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Teen
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Matthew Wieseltier

There is so much talk about how we need to stand up to the Internet and prevent the new technology from taking over our lives. Many, many people talk about this subject, but who will take action? It must certainly start with parents.

Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos Of Black People As ‘Gorillas'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices

When Jacky Alciné checked his Google Photos app earlier this week, he noticed it labeled photos of himself and a friend, both black, as “gorillas....

How Does Austin Compare to Silicon Valley For Startups?

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Quora

There are two big issues that startups in Austin face that I think stunt their collective growth. This is based on my time there (5 years of college), interning a short time at a local start up, having a few friends found local startups, and just general observations of the startup community. I now live in Palo Alto, CA working at a startup called Flipboard.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

Classic Philosophy Hacks for the Modern Age

Andrea Maltman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
Andrea Maltman

We love lists because they're a simple proposition in a world of white hot noise, and because most people living a postmodern life -- present company included -- cannot actually tell you, in 140 succinct characters, what that even is.

Declare Your Independence: Why Quitting Isn't Losing

Cyndi Chen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Chen

If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.

Mindfulness and the Average Smartphone: Technology for Calm Instead of Chaos

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

In spite of how it often feels, technology at its best aims for a similar end. Used wisely, it can make life simpler and easier to manage. So here are some ways to cultivate awareness and clarity through technology.

All Is Not Well (in the World of Big Data Analysis)

Peter B. LaMontagne | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Peter B. LaMontagne

The "big data" revolution set out to give us the tools needed to exploit the endless growth of data, whether inside companies, government agencies, or in open source.

Startup vs. Small Business: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Quora

Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.

Ten Signs Your Child Is in a Failing School District

Randy Turner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

In these days of Common Core State Standards and continuing attacks on public education by billionaires and their bought-and-paid-for legislators, parents need a few guidelines on how to tell if their child is in a failing school district.

Are We Educating Students for a Future That Doesn't Exist?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Technology is changing how we live, work, and play, and the only way we can stay ahead of the game is to be anticipatory, looking at the Hard Trends that are shaping the future, especially with respect to education.