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A Virtual Community Builds Real Bridges in the Middle East

Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact

Shai Tal is a student of Middle East studies and management at Ben-Gurion University and a MYTecC instructor in Beir Shava’, Israel. Raya Abu Zayad ...

Think Beyond Plastic: Where Do We Go From Here?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

We have become a society of convenience and exploited plastic without regard for the impact on our environment. We take for granted the fragile balance of earth, air and ocean that serves as our life support system. But what do we do to support it in return?

I Hope This Sequester Won't Cut Funding for My Congressional Douchebag Detector App

James Napoli | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

It was going so well, too. My prototype software allowed you to wave your smartphone at your local representative and get back an instant evaluation of either "douchebag" or "half decent."

Off the Rails -- Part II

John Geoghegan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

The Army Transportation Corps was impressed enough with R.G. LeTourneau's Sno-Freighter to order an upgrade. The result was the Logistics Cargo Carrier, or LCC-1, fondly referred to as the Sno-Train.

Yahoo Phone Home

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Dan Weisbeck

As we bring technology interaction to life, and we move beyond the traditional screen world of the Internet, so too must we free up content and collaboration so it can move with us from any environment to any device seamlessly.

WATCH: Mind-Boggling Video Shows View From Spiraling Football

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Fans of televised football are used to seeing the action from just about every angle, but a new invention promises a look from a never-before-seen per...

Why We're So Hooked On Technology (And How To Unplug)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Do you respond to the beep, ping, rattle and shake of your gadgets on command? You may be suffering from digital distress -- or maybe even a case of S...

Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Online relationships are based on limited information and, as a result, are incomplete; your children can know people online, but only so far.

Bring Glass to a Gunfight

Michael Ham | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Michael Ham

Cellphone images and internet connections have already provided unique insight into outrages, but they still require a person to take the phone out and record. Google Glass, on the other hand, could be used as a black box for your life, with the capability to record as you go.

The Most Powerful Technology of All: Questions

Courtney E. Martin | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Courtney E. Martin

2013-02-27-tedprizepullIt's easy to totally lose track of our native wonder, those questions that naturally bubble up from our observations of the world and our curiosity about it. So while Sugata's wish is about children, in some ways, I feel like it's potentially going to change adults' lives even more.

VascoDe Sees Phones Emerging As a Powerful Force in Social Media

Jure Klepic | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Jure Klepic

We have already seen how social media has changed the face of communication in the U.S. market, but companies like VascoDe are already innovating how they can change the face of communication in the world market.

Thinking of a Career Change? Unemployed? Use Hard Trends to Shape Your Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Technology takes away jobs. But it also creates jobs. For example, Southern California Edison recently finished installing all their electronic meter...

Say it Ain't So Joe, Again, and Again, and Again, and Again, and Again: The Never-Ending Saga of Misbehavior at Google Part 5

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

This is a column I never expected to write and never wanted to write. It is part of the never-ending saga of corporate misbehavior, misrepresentation, and even lying at Google.

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Which Hot Sauce Is The Best?

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Brandon Kleinman

The top 5 were chosen based on menu mentions across the country.

Life Beyond Texting: 19 Ways To Spend Time Off The Grid

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Seriously, put down the cell phone.

Failure and Redemption

Steve Blank | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

We give abundant advice to founders about how to make startups succeed yet we offer few models about dealing with failure. So here's mine.

Will The PS4 Be Sony's Last Gaming Console?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Buying the latest console was once a rite of passage for many Generation X'ers and gamers, but the PlayStation 4 might be the last console available t...

Smarter Chimps, Smarter Machines, Dumber Humans

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

Whether its our genes, environment or food today, our intelligence seems to be going down, while we are now discovering that chimps are smarter than we once thought.

Dorm Room CEO: Top 5 Most Predictable College Startup Ideas

Jonathon Youshaei | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Jonathon Youshaei

In college, most students dream up an extremely predictable set of "big ideas" -- and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Actually, many of these common college startup ideas can still make it big if executed properly.

The Reinvention of Work: Projects Not Positions

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Over the last 20 years work has been reinvented, restructured, and rebooted. The top-tier and bottom level of what working means has been redefined by corporations, visionaries, technologies and individuals.

The Top Social CMOs of Fortune 250 Companies on Twitter

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In a recent MIT Sloan Management Review post, a research study praised Fortune 500 companies for their efforts and progress of becoming more social, n...

On The Sheryl Sandberg Backlash

Nisha Chittal | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Nisha Chittal

We have so few examples of powerful women that we hold the few that we do have -- like Sandberg -- up to impossibly high standards and expect them to represent all women everywhere. We never expect a powerful man to represent all types of men in all demographics.

Education Technology: 7 Ways to Bring Apps, Gadgets, Online Services Into School Classrooms

Scott Steinberg | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Are you a teacher or college administrator looking for some bright ideas on how to integrate digital learning into their school or university campus? Following are seven ways to integrate technology into the classroom, whether it be for educational or practical purposes.

The Cost Of Our Gadget Dependency

Ilina Ewen | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Ilina Ewen

Just take a look around. Screens are everywhere. People are incapable of merely sitting with their thoughts in a waiting room. Have we become so uncomfortable with ourselves?