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Gift The Techies On Your List These 9 Mind-Blowing Futuristic Technologies From Their Childhood Shows

Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

The future is now! Well, at least, it basically is, with so many insanely futuristic technologies swirling around us every day, many straight out of o...

Facebook 'Most Used Words' Quiz Jeopardizes Users' Privacy

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

If you're one of the 17.7 million English-speaking people who've used Vonvon's "What Are Your Most Used Words On Facebook" app, you may be s...

Technology Helps Combat Modern Terrorism

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Our world is too complex and interconnected to defend against all possible threats without the human element. While short of living in a super-bubble, we cannot really defend ourselves against natural disasters, man-made disasters are certainly within the purview of the human mind to cause or cease.

Your Connected Home in 2020...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

It was crazy to think there was a time that it had been called the smart home. She could not remember when the clever marketing sleight of hand happened and it had become the 'Connected Home'. She was living in it now though. It had become almost jarring in its normalcy.

Five Future Breakthroughs in Forensic Technology

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Garry Rodgers

Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I've been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I've looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.

The End of the PC?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

Tim Cook has been running around heralding the end of the PC. A self-serving assessment, but Intel and the PC ecosystem are going to struggle to maintain their traditional relevance.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Using Facebook's Safety Check During a Crisis

Andre Kay | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Andre Kay

As the news spread across the world from one social media channel to the next, I witnessed something... People turned to social media to check on loved ones and get updates. It is in these moments that communication is most critical both for people in the affected areas and for their friends and families patiently waiting for news.

Why Does Turning Things Off And On Always Seem To Fix Them?

Thrillist | Posted 11.24.2015 | HuffPost Home

"Have you tried restarting your machine?" These are the six words your company's ever-so-patient tech guy rattles off whenever you summon him to fix your frozen laptop. That's because 98 percent* of the time, it works. Why is that a thing?

No Thanks for the Memory

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.

The Reasons Behind My Controversial Move From Sculptor to iPad Painter

Adam James Butcher | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

You might question how a portrait sculptor who trained in fine art sculpture and used traditional techniques such as carving, modelling and casting, ended up using new technologies such as his iPad as a tool too carve out a new direction in the development of his artwork.

American Students: Smartphone Experts Who Struggle in Reading and Math

Richard Freed | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Richard Freed

Is the dramatic increase in teen smartphone and entertainment tech use contributing to their academic struggles? It's not the only factor, but it's a critical one.

Encryption Is Not The Problem

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.

The Innovators Shaping Our Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

After recently serving as a judge for the Mobileys, I was reminded of how visionary innovators are harnessing the unique advantages of mobile technology to provide truly life-changing solutions to many of the challenges our communities face today.

The Emergence of Government Innovation Teams

Hollie Russon Gilman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Hollie Russon Gilman

A new global currency is emerging. Governments understand that people at home and abroad evaluate them based on how they use technology and innovative approaches in their service delivery and citizen engagement. This raises opportunities, and critical questions about the role of innovation in 21st century governance.

Sleeping Giants

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

In 2005, the U.S. Olympic Committee, in consultation with sleep expert Mark Rosekind, upgraded the rooms at its Colorado Springs training center. ...

Interiors -- The New Frontier of Automotive Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Soren Petersen

At a first glance, walking through the Los Angeles Auto Show was not an overly exciting experience. Although all automakers can create a beautiful looking car, the only car immediately making heads turn was an Alfa Romeo TZ2 race car from the '60s.

Black Friday Is Dead: How 3 Brands Have Broken Through the Holiday Retail Clutter

Jeff Fagel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fagel

From JCPenney to Walmart and McDonalds to Starbucks, rapid expansion with an eye toward short-term success kills businesses. As we approach another holiday season, the abundance of retail communications and promotions, specifically tied to Black Friday, is alarming.

Plugging Into Your Brain

Peter Diamandis | Posted 11.22.2015 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics. All three areas of research are already transforming humanity and solving many of the problems that seem to have stumped our natural evolutionary processes.

2015 State of Analytics - 20 Key Business Findings

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

A 2015 PwC survey of 1,300 CEOs in 77 countries, ranked data mining and analytics as the second most strategically important digital technology and organization capability, only behind mobile technologies for customer engagement.

Luddites and Errors and Barriers, Oh My!

Lynn Vos | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

Three separate studies published within the past few weeks make it pretty clear that the rapid pace of technological advancement too often comes to a screeching halt at the doors of clinical healthcare settings. That's astonishing.

Top 5 Gadgets For the Fempreneurs and Mompreneurs in Your Life

Nancy Laws | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology
Nancy Laws

This year, Chicmompreneur's Holiday Gift Guide is all about gifts that will simplify the life of the Fempreneurs and Mompreneurs in your life. Each product handpicked specifically with the woman on the go in mind. The ultimate gift guide, broken down into several categories, offering you several options according to your budget and needs, we have been having a blast putting this guide together.

The Flight From Conversation

The Atlantic | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Many of my daily conversations don’t involve eye contact. My roommate texts me from a neighboring bedroom. My boss sends me an instant message f...

The Dark Side Of The Digital Age

The Seattle Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are ruining relationships. If you don’t agree, read Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Dig...

Talk To Each Other, Not Your Phone

The New York Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that di...