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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...

Skype Type Stuff at Trial and Beyond: Be Prepared

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 09.04.2013 | Technology
Scott B. Piekarsky

Just like a surgeon having an assistant, best practices here would dictate having another set of eyes and ears but more importantly a technical assistant. There are plenty of college graduates not working who are tech savvy, so hire one of them.

No, I Won't Use an e-Reader

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.

Selling Yourself Never Ends When You're an Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

You're currently expected to have a strong presence on Goodreads and anywhere else on-line you can chat with your fans. How long will that be the new "best" way to promote your books?

DCMF Leads Charge in Middle East/Africa Media & Information Literacy Plan

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.

24 Travel Apps to Download Now

Fathom | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Fathom

The best travel apps that help us pack our bags and see the world.

The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

I Use My iPhone to Be a Better Parent

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

I'm a full-time working mom and one of growing number of female primary breadwinners in the United States. But, luckily, I'm a working mom in the age of Facetime, Skype and other apps that can help me stay in touch with my kids.

Big Tech and The Feds -- Who's to Blame?

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

If we put our information out there and expect others to respond to it, why is Big Tech to blame?

Timothy Stenovec

Skype, Facebook Messenger Data Can Be Accessed By Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology

How can we communicate with one another free of federal eyes and ears? As word spread this week that agencies from the National Security Administratio...

What Would Wikipedia Look Like If It Were Made In The 1980s?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology

Remember when "Paris Hilton" was just a hotel, or when "cellular phones" were better known as "car phone"? That's what you would have found if you...

Report: Microsoft Is Monitoring Your Skypes

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

Your Skype conversations aren't very private, a new report reveals. In an experiment, tech news site Ars Technica found that two out of the four li...

Letting Go, Staying Connected

Diane Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

I can't imagine having to "let go" as radically as my parents did when I left home and their only contact with me was by letter, which I don't recall writing very often.

Can A Dog Heal Empty Nest Syndrome?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Our dog Benjamin will be 13 this fall. There won't be a bar mitzvah or a confirmation, but we'll note the occasion with some extra treats, and maybe one of those singing birthday cards that he loves to destroy.

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News
Andrew Z. Cohen

In this short interchange, he explains how and why a liberated relationship with the mind can be the door to our own infinite potential

AT&T Is Committed to Your Happiness

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T, has inspired me with his talent for cultivating great comedians. He must be very proud of his customer service. It's hilarious.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?