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Linking Art, Culture, Commerce and Through Technology: The World

John M. Eger | Posted 10.04.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Last week, a new effort called #CONNECTTHEWORLD was announced in full page ads in all the major newspapers. Founded by the Bill and Melina Gates Found...

Location-Based Parenting

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

To track or not to track? I'm convinced that tracking our kids, our elderly and our pets is going to become commonplace. The technologies work relatively well and could be the deal breaker in many an unpleasant situation.

Are You Stuck Paying the "Trust Tax"?

Jason Tan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Jason Tan

The Internet is a virtual community, empowering anyone in the online world to quickly communicate, create, share, discover, and transact. But any virtual community, relationship, or transaction comes with uncertainty and risk.

Porn, Sexting, Violence: Police Officer Christy Girard Talks Cybercrime

Katherine Du | Posted 10.02.2015 | Crime
Katherine Du

Cyberbullying and other risky behaviors associated with social media are increasing because children are receiving phones at younger and younger ages.

What Happened at Oculus Connect and Why You Should Care

Sophia Dominguez | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Sophia Dominguez

Oculus Connect 2 was the best thing to happen to virtual reality (VR) since Palmer Luckey put the Oculus DK1 on Kickstarter. I wanted to share with you the highlights of the event so you too, can feel like you were there.

Drop That Kindle! 10 Reasons Print Books Are Better Than E-Books

The National Book Review | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
The National Book Review

Paper makes reading physically pleasurable. Reading an e-book, on the other hand, feels like using an ATM. And after staring at a computer screen at work all day, how relaxing is it to curl up at home and stare at another screen?

How Far (Deep) Would You Go to Save Your Smartphone?

James A. Roberts | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
James A. Roberts

I have a friend, let's call her Lizzie G, who shared a story that represents the depths people will go to retrieve their smartphones. Lizzie was on a commercial airline flight from Dallas, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota when she heeded the call of nature and used the shoe closet they call a bathroom in Coach.

The Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2015 | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It's a good time to be a tech worker. Between 2013 and 2014, even as job and income growth in the rest of the economy was sluggish, overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4%.

The Evolution of Product Management Tools

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

To really appreciate how far we have come, I divided the history of software-based tools that I have used into four distinct eras. Each one builds on the previous one, until we get to the present.

New Technology Enhances Football Season

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Even if you aren't into the game, football fandom isn't just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy -- like the tailgating -- that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.

Youth Activism Is in the Air at Schools: And All Over the Internet

Randy Paynter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Randy Paynter

From passionate commitment to temporary hashtag campaigners, childhood activism is a great thing to those of us who ardently believe, contrary to the adage, that children should be seen AND heard. As a father of two and an advocate for many social and environmental causes myself, it's exciting to see the growing number of young activists.

10 Kids' Media Picks That Celebrate and Explore Latino Culture

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Common Sense Media

Interested in learning more about the Mayan empire? Or maybe the Aztecs? Want to increase your vocabulary in Spanish? Explore the language, culture and history of Latino people and places with these top-rated picks and programs for every age.

Program Director Ross Reflects on Detroit

Techonomy | Posted 10.01.2015 | Detroit

Tiana Epps-Johnson presents at Techonomy Detroit 2015 on "Civic Engagement & The New Digital Divide." Simone Ross It's been a couple of weeks sinc...

The Future of Social Media Will Be Built With Positive Psychology

Payam Zamani | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Payam Zamani

Watching the yearly statistics of social media is like watching these waves chaotically spread throughout the entire lake generating incredible change and dissipating just before they reach the edges.

15 Things We Did Differently Before Smartphones

Samantha Matt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Samantha Matt

I used to think it would be landline phones and VHS tapes that would be the retro part of my childhood. But it is going to be so much more than that.

Wearables for Babies: Yay or Nay?

Jeana Lee Tahnk | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Jeana Lee Tahnk

Everywhere you look these days, you're likely to see people wearing their tech. Whether it's a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or even Google Glasses, wearables are all the rage.

Screen Time and Kids: Pediatricians Work on a New Prescription

Diana Graber | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Research shows that the very young learn best via real life, back-and-forth "talk time." Passive viewing doesn't cut it. Additionally, unstructured offline play stimulates creativity and co-viewing media with children is critical.

Pioneering Use of Technology Transforms Teaching in New York Schools

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

During a trip to the remote 3,000-person village of Kotzebue, Alaska early this month, President Barack Obama chose to highlight the need for access to technology for students.

This Paper Trail Is Causing a $1 Trillion Drag on US Businesses

Rene Lacerte | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Rene Lacerte

All good things must come to an end -- especially those that aren't very good in the first place. Few decisions could have such a widely felt impact on our economy as getting rid of checks, which have been burdening businesses with excessive costs for decades. It's time to bid them farewell.

Is There a Solution to the NFL Injury Crisis?

Dani Bostick | Posted 10.01.2015 | Sports
Dani Bostick

When a player suffers an injury during the game, it isn't always because of what happened on the field in that moment. The seeds of injury can be sown by under-training, overtraining and a variety of other factors.

Revolutionary iPhone 4U Doesn't Turn On Unless Someone Contacts You

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, we have stumbled upon something one-of-a-kind -- a new sort of iPhone for a new sort of person.   Are you the type of perso...

Mobile Entrepreneurs Share Insight Into Building a Successful Business

Diane Smith | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

I recently had the chance to catch up with two remarkable entrepreneurs and Mobileys winners, Carlos Fernandez, Jr., Co-Founder of Page-Out/Clutch Studio and Siobhan Bulfin, Founder and CEO of Melon Health.

The Biggest Disability No One Talks About & How We Can Address It with Mindfulness - An Open Letter to Google

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness training, spread digitally, is a very cost-effective option to help people on a massive scale. It's sustainable. It offers a low cost of entry to populations most in-need. It can help all of us with disabilities -- recognized or not -- to find well-being every single day.

Internet of Things and the Mobile Future

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

It is now more critical than ever that our spectrum policies be as smart as the things they are meant to connect.

[Social Skills] Facebook Privacy for $5.99? I Think Not. | Posted 09.30.2015 | Black Voices

Some of you think that for the low price of $5.99, you can keep all of your Facebook information private. This so-called protective spell you're sharing with the world is about as real as the lyrical talent of Young Thug.