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Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

11 Travel Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

Aly Walansky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Aly Walansky

Several years into an increasingly busy travel and lifestyles writing career, I've managed to still avoid getting an international plan on my phone or paying roaming charges. I've survived with copious amounts of research and some pretty awesome apps. Here are some of my favorites!

The Power of Skype to Inspire a New Generation of STEM

Heather Heenehan | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to use and explore Skype in the Classroom and to witness its incredible power to inspire students throughout the disciplines.

Tech Start-Ups & Human Rights: Four Lessons

Christine Bader | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology
Christine Bader

The question is not 'whether,' but 'when.' Assume that your company will get caught up in a crisis when you least expect it.

5 Lessons from the Snapchat and Target Hacks

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

It's not just small companies that have security breaches. Even Fortune 500s and government agencies are regularly breached. As a consumer, make sure that you understand the risks to your personal and financial data.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Into Skype's Twitter: 'Don't Use Microsoft Emails'

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Basha...

WATCH: This Choir Might Restore Your Faith In Humanity

TEDTalks | Posted 02.26.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

2012-11-22-whitacrepullAt first glance, a choir may seem like nothing more than a group of singers. But look a little closer. Conductor Eric Whitacre's performers don't simply sing. They remind us of what it means to be truly connected.

White House Refuses to Answer 'Tough' Questions on Immigration During Skype Chat

Juan Escalante | Posted 02.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

Whether it was Microsoft or the White House screening the questions, you can be certain of one thing: The White House has no interest in answering to criticism or challenging questions.

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

The Truism That's Difficult For Many Parents To Come To Terms With

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

We've celebrated the holidays together for 21 years. But change is in the air. With two kids in college, traditions that have been givens are givens no more.

Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Research in 2001 suggested that seniors were skeptical of technology and would be slow adopters given their beliefs that the effort to learn might not be worth the end results.

Book Group B.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.

Pausing to Reflect -- Veterans Day

Mike Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Monday is Veterans Day. It's a day of rest for some, a day of work for others, and a day of reflection for many.

Two Teens, Each With One Arm, Only Knew Each Other Through Skype.. Until Now

Posted 11.06.2013 | Good News

Sarah and Paige have been best friends for eight years. They originally bonded over the fact that each has had to grow up without an arm. But thei...

The Bedroom Pocket Dial, and Other Tales of Tech Gone Awry

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Even a mundane cell phone can disclose more than you might want. My husband was once a notorious pocket dialer.

Master Chef Wants You: Is Your Mise en Place in Place?

Greg White | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Greg White

Cooking in front of an audience is like putting yourself in a pressure cooker. Master Chef on FOX is gearing up for is fifth season with open-call auditions for contestants.

From Beam to Jetman at Bloomberg Link Next Big Thing Summit

James Grundvig | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Sitting in the press area at the Apella Theater on the east side of Manhattan, I looked up and saw this tall, slender, mobile robot zoom over to me, very Jetson-like. But it was a robot without arms or legs.

The Parent's Guide to College Kids Circa 2014

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should be in constant contact. Remember: They're going. You're staying. Advice is one thing. Helicopter parenting is another.

Use Rituals to Send Love to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Repetition is an essential part of ingraining healthy messages in your children. Rituals provide that consistent replication. Rituals communicate mess...

Mark Malkoff Skypes With The World

Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

Happy 10th birthday, Skype! In honor of the video chat software's milestone, Mark Malkoff took on the challenge of Skyping with the world... and endin...

When My Mother Calls Me Sweetheart

Kendra Cunningham | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Kendra Cunningham

My mother thinks I know everything. As flattering as that sounds it's actually pretty humiliating and sometimes argument inducing.

Effective Communication Tips: Transforming Your Remote Workforce Into a Collaborative Unit

Syed Balkhi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Effective communication helps build trust and creates an environment where creative ideas and problem-solving are welcomed and encouraged. When there is no open communication, miscommunication or misunderstanding is often the result, causing conflict and frustration among team members.

TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.

The Consequences Of PRISM On Ordinary Americans

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke ...

Microsoft Is Cooperating With The NSA More Than We Thought

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp worked closely with U.S. intelligence services to help them intercept users' communications, including letting the National...