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Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 07.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

Disconnect To Reconnect This Valentine's Day

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana Graber

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, this scene, or one similar to it, is likely to be replayed in restaurants and homes across the country as we all seek to balance the meaningful connections in our physical lives with the multiple connections in our digital ones.

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

Try It, You'll Like It

David Sable | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
David Sable

I am unplugged one full 24-hour period a week. No email, no digital search, no social networking, no snackable content, no long-form digital anything... no Digibabble... OFF. Nada. Nothing on, not even on airplane mode or offline status.

Save Your Family Vacation With a Digital Detox

Linden Schaffer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Linden Schaffer

It's time to take a stand for everyone's health and talk about a digital detox while on vacation. Instead of going digital-free cold turkey, it is important to set you and your family up for success. Try these tips and I guarantee that you'll return relaxed and refreshed.

Challenges in the Information Ecology

Peter Lucas | Posted 02.02.2013 | Technology
Peter Lucas

There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people. In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions. Moreover, we are quickly figuring out how to make those processors communicate with each other, and with us.

Confessions of an E-Book Virgin

Dave Astor | Posted 12.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people continued to ride a horse-and-buggy after many other people switched to cars. Maybe I'm one of those late-adopter types. But at least for now, I'm sticking with print books.

Bugged by Food Shoppers Who Don't Bag

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dave Astor

Shoppers should want to do their own bagging. After all, some cashiers have been known to place a gallon of orange juice on top of your bottom-of-the-bag bananas.

CES 2011: Let Them Play

John Bergquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Bergquist

I understand the legal ramifications of having devices that are still in prototype status, but really, CES participants should leave them at home if they are still too delicate or sensitive for attendees to handle.

New York Times Cover Story on "Growing Up Digital" Misses the Mark

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Rather than kids losing their attention spans there is a stronger case to be made that growing up digital is equipping today's youth with the mental skills that they'll need to deal with today's overflow of information.

Studying Technology's Influence On The Brain, Scientists Discover Solitude On The River Never Hurts

New York Times | Matt Richtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah -- Todd Braver emerges from a tent nestled against the canyon wall. He has a slight tan, except for a slim ...

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A No-Brainer

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In May, the long-awaited results of international, decade-long study showed no increased risk for the two most common forms of brain cancer -- glioma and meningioma -- among cellphone users.

Festivals and Theaters Are Not for All Indie Films -- And That's Fine

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I still may submit to some festivals. The exposure certainly wouldn't hurt. They're just not the main route to travel down with this project now. At least, that's what my gut's telling me.

Get Gmail. Now. Or else.

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

During the course of the last year or so, I have detected a trend in corporate life that bears momentary scrutiny, then universal action by anybody wh...

The Battle for Your Digital Living Room

Scott McGregor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott McGregor

We've come a long way since Dad brought home that big bulky tube TV console, plugged it in, raised the rabbit ears and ordered the kids to get up off the couch and switch the channel.

Hey! You! Get Off Of My Cloud!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It is my understanding that by the time we get to Web 4.0 everything we do will be up in the cloud. All our writing, our spreadsheets, our photos, our...

Murdoch: We'll Start Charging For WSJ Mobile Apps

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal plans to start charging as much as $2 a week to read its stories on BlackBerrys, iPhones and other mobile dev...

Dell Profit Dips 48% In Fourth Quarter

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dell Inc. said Thursday its profit dove 48 percent during the fiscal fourth quarter as the recession forced consumers and businesses to spend less on ...

Ad Tactics: New and Old Mix It Up in 2008, But What Did We Learn?

Neg Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neg Norton

The political campaigns did not shy away from the tried and true; the 30-second television ad, the direct mail flyer, yard signs, bumper stickers are alive and well.

BlackBerry Storm's Keyboard Disappoints

BlackBerry Storm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to the SurePress display, typing feels surprisingly natural on the Storm, and messaging fiends have two choices when it comes to entering text....

How Much Will The Oprah Bump Do For Kindle?

EcoGeek | Megan Treacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

But can Oprah do for the Kindle what she's done for her book club selections? Even with the promotional discount, the gadget costs more than $300 and...

HuffPost Green Experts' Panel Ask Dell About Sustainability

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Corporate America is one of the most important fronts in the struggle to turn the country green. If businesses buy into sustainable efforts, the reaso...

Google's mobile phone goes on sale today for $179

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Google is jumping into the mobile phone business with its new G1 phone. The G1 is available starting today for $179 with a two-year c...

Google Phone, T-Mobile G1, Hits Streets

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The "Google Phone," more accurately known as the T-Mobile G1 phone, powered by Google's Android operating system, has finally gone on sale. It doesn't...

How Much Of Apple's Value Is Steve Jobs?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Apple's single biggest corporate priority is (or should be) to diversify its dependence on Steve Jobs. In the past month, investors have gotten two st...