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Knowing Yourself: There's No App for That

Marsha Lebedev Bernstein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Marsha Lebedev Bernstein

How will they engage in any self-reflection or inner mining if they're in a constant loop of Vine videos and Starbucks selfies?

Our Teens Go 'Electronics-free' (and Live to Tell About It)

Stephanie Duncan Caceres | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Duncan Caceres

Christian's room was dark, except for a small blue glow. At 2:37 a.m., he was texting in his bed; I entered Matthew's room and discovered the same disturbing scenario, only he was playing a video game.

Phoning

Stanley Ely | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Stanley Ely

Everyone has a phone, of course. Even though we weren't rich, my family had a phone when I was young. The phone number, I remember, was 3773.

Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Tech gadgets would certainly compete with the immersive experience that sleep away camp creates for the young people. But does technology have no place whatsoever in the lives of campers?

New Music for Old Instruments

Dan Visconti | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Dan Visconti

While I'm excited by the possibilities inherent in electronic instruments and sound processing, the fact remains that the instruments of the orchestra -- strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion -- continue to exist in abundance.

Bill Gates' Guru: 'I'm Not Impressed With Silicon Valley.' 'I Don't Have a Cell Phone.' 'I Never Blog.'

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

You have to listen closely to grasp the wisdom of his views. His rapid-fire mind spews out a deluge of statistics in a heavy Slavic accent -- with a crusty disregard for political correctness and conventional wisdom. And his key concept is counterintuitive: less enables more.

5 Steps To Waking Up Happy

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

You woke up to a fresh new day full of possibilities. You woke up to an abundance of opportunities and passion. Follow these simple steps that will have you greeting the day with love, excitement and happiness.

New Laser Device May Be A Drunk Driver's Worst Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.08.2014 | Science

Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like th...

Earth Day is Donate Day

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

With spring weather (finally!) coming to much of the nation after a long and snowy winter, this year feels like one in which we should be particularly...

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

Portable Power Everywhere

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Whether you're without power for an afternoon, a day or a week or you have to travel to a remote location where power is not available, solar-power charging panels could not be simpler to use. You literally just plug them in and the sun does the rest.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Electronics and Anxiety: A Family Affair

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

While we typically feel compelled to respond to the constant barrage of emails, texts, calls, etc., we are not connecting in a meaningful way. And ironically, if we try to extricate ourselves from our gadgets, we often feel anxious that we are missing something important.

Good News For Best Buy

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales...

'Atomtronics' Researchers Reach Major Milestone

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 02.17.2014 | Science

A memory effect that is crucial in electronics has been seen for the first time in a cloud of ultracold atoms. The phenomenon represents a milestone i...

Wireless and Clueless

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

When I was a child our family shared a telephone with several other parties -- perhaps that was why it was called a party line. It was a first come, f...

Building Your Own Triode Out of Dumpstered Materials: A Snapshot of a DIY Vacuum Electronics Lab

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Over the past several years DIY projects, open source hardware and hacker spaces have been growing in scope and popularity, as we have discussed in an...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Best Black Friday Deals This Year

DealNews | Marcy Bonebright | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

We're back with another round of the best ads that you simply cannot miss this Black Friday. The Best Black Friday Ads So Far Element 50" 1080p...

7 Compact Digital Cameras

Cruiseline.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

If you're not a serious photographer, odds are your smartphone has taken the place of a traditional camera. But when you're on vacation, the rules are different.

Toward Electronics Free of Conflict Minerals

Pro Journo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Wasima Khan, PhD Candidate in Corporate Law, Erasmus University - Rotterdam With the acquisition of conflict minerals for their manufacturing, the...

3 New Options for Karaoke Glory, Embarrassment

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Much of the joy in karaoke has to do with standing up in front of strangers and baring your soul, vocally speaking. There's nowhere to hide, when it's just you, the backing track, and some words on a screen.

Wearable Technology Will Change Us. But How?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Wearable technologies bring up a plethora of new ways of breaching etiquette, allowing technology to come in between us (physically or metaphorically) and changing the way we interact. So there is valid reason for wearable anxiety.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

IRS Refunds, Easy Spending Money for Most Americans

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

The end of tax season is the biggest financial event of the year, claim 75% of Americans, as they anticipate a refund of their hard-earned money after filing their taxes. However, only 37% of tax payers choose to invest their savings or use it to repair their finances.