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Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.

Smartphones, Dumb People

Carrie Kenny | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Kenny

I used to be able to attend to a conversation. Now I can have a conversation with six people at once via text while some real human is talking to me. But am I really paying attention to any of it? Nope. Now I'm mindless and rude.

Low-Cost and Free Cell Phone Options for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls, there are a number of inexpensive no contract plans you can get. Or, depending on your income level, there are also free cell phones and monthly airtime minutes you may qualify for.

Pirates, the Printing Press and Global Democracy

Don Kraus | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Don Kraus

Just as Gutenberg did not anticipate his press would promote literacy, mass media, and eventually enable the rise of Twitter, today's technological developments have immeasurable possibilities.

No Body at the Wheel (Synthetic Poetry in Demotion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Drivers will only get more distracted by electronics as time is replaced by more time.

11 New Texting Abbreviations We Need to Start Using

James Napoli | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live life in shorthand, but so far the field has been fairly limited. And there is so much out there that can benefit from being reduced to a handy acronym for our convenience.

TSA Requiring Random Screening Of Electronics

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order ...

This Will Make You Long For Your 1990s Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology

Do you remember when "app" was short for nothing except "appetizer" and phones were things you made calls on? We do, and this jokey graphic from co...

Hang Up the Phone and Camp

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

These little one week and two week intervals in which a child gets to operate wholly independently of Mom and Dad offer something priceless: a glimmer that not only might independence be manageable, it might even be desirable.

Smartphones: The New Cigarettes?

Chris Mahr | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Chris Mahr

For the most part, we've started to wean ourselves off of cigarettes, armed with the knowledge that it was the nicotine telling us that we needed to smoke. Now it's time to similarly wean ourselves off of smartphones when it comes at the expense of our social interactions.

Is the Supreme Court Cellphone Ruling a Bad Decision?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Riley v. California may seem like an open-and-shut case because the Court unanimously found that when a person is arrested a cellphone may not be searched without a warrant. But the seemingly unanimous decision may have more fissures and cracks than most people think.

Texting Without Context

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Personal conversations -- either direct or over the phone -- are the most effective way to obtain important information and connect with other people. We are losing something vital.

Digital Privacy Rights Upheld in Landmark Cell Phone Case

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that police may not search information on an arrested suspect's cell phone without an additional search warrant. In two cases from both coasts, consolidated into a single opinion the Court held that the privacy interests in protecting the tremendous amount of personal information stored on cell phones outweighs the government's interest to its immediate access by police, even after a suspect is lawfully arrested. The cases decided today forced the Court to analyze a centuries-old constitutional amendment in light of modern technological advances.

What's This Charge? How to Protect Yourself From Cramming

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Terrell McSweeny

Many of us -- myself included -- carry our mobile phones with us everywhere. But even as we have become so reliant on mobile phones, most of us don't pay close attention to our phone bills. And if you aren't reading your bill, it could really cost you.

6 Tips for Using Your Cell Phone Abroad

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 06.12.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Traveling internationally without a data plan can be intimidating. So to keep your friends and family updated while you're on the road (or just to make sure everyone's reading your tweets), here are our tips for avoiding international fees while staying connected.

Turn it Off: Cell Phones and Concert Culture

North by Northwestern | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
North by Northwestern

My friends and I had never been to Wicker Park before. We were told that as fans of "hipster" culture, we would be right at home among the old record and book stores and trendy eateries.

The Biggest Worry About Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?

An Open Letter to President Obama: Consider the Full Costs of Wireless Technology

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Before this nation makes Wi-Fi in schools like it is in coffee shops, as the president recently urged, we need to consider what this could do to our children's brains and bodies.

Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-C: Um, Okay? (Patchwork Oscillation)

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

The 'I'm busy' pretense is gone. The need for the caller to be home, free, and in private is gone. A landline would mean either hearing my ringer on a loop or turning the ringer off and seeing a voicemail light incessantly shining come-hither blinks in my direction.

On Cell Phone Searches, Court Must Doff to Its Youngest Member

Andrew Woodman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Crime
Andrew Woodman

Before we carried encyclopedias in our pockets, the amount of information the police would find in such a search was fairly limited. However, that's not the world we live in anymore. Now, an entire criminal enterprise can be documented on a cell phone.

College In 2005 Was Very Different Than College Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane & Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

May 9, 2014 marks the 9th birthday of The Huffington Post. In honor of the mini-milestone, we took a look back at how going to college has changed sin...

Richard Siber: Success, The Future and Competition

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Richard Siber (really his last name!), Founder and President of Siber Consulting. Richard has spent the last 30 years as a pioneer in the wireless industry.

Once Searched, Forever Seized: Why Cell Phone Searches Need a Warrant

Michael Price | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Michael Price

How private is the data on your cell phone? That was the big question before the Supreme Court last week in a pair of cases, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, with the potential for huge consequences for the future of information privacy.

The 5 Most Annoying Trends We Want To Go Away

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Trends and fads come and go -- some so fast that you may even miss them. Here are five things we hope will end soon:

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.