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The Smallest Screen Wins

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | Technology
Chris Komisarjevsky

Once upon a time, movies and television competed for our attention by touting which screen was better, the big screen for films in a theater or the smaller one on the wall of our living room.

This Is How Often Most People Check Their Phones Per Day

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Interested in knowing just how many times you check your phone per day? There's an app for that. Checky not only shows you a numerical figure of ho...

Why We Must Change Our View of Who Belongs in Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

It matters who we, as a society, see as a good match for tech, because it affects not only how we see ourselves and how we talk to our children, but it brings diversity of backgrounds, talents and thinking styles to the problems we are solving via tech.

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.

How Much Privacy Are We Willing to Risk For Mobile Connectivity?

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

More of us need to challenge social networks and app developers by reading permissions settings, terms of service, etc., and where we're not comfortable, we need to stand up and say no.

The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

Videotaping Death and the Dying on a Dallas Freeway: The Perversion of Social Media and Smart Phones in a Voyeuristic Culture

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

Today, some scholars suggest that "the Internet desensitizes us to shocking images and diminishes our empathic skills.

Better Selfies Through Chemistry

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
James Marshall Crotty

The selfie is here to stay, despite reports of its demise. Love it or loathe it, the self-portraits snapped with handheld devices that Ellen DeGe...

Is Your Technology Use Hurting Your Kids?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

The usage of smart phones has overwhelmed the population, with people barely able to make it through dinner without texting, tweeting or surfing online. The problem is that checking in on Facebook often means checking out of whatever interaction you might have with the person sitting right across the table.

Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

11 Ways Smartphones Are Not Making Us Any Smarter

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology

Smart phones provide us with nearly limitless information, ultra-personalized experiences, previously impossible relationships and infinite modes for creativity, all at our fingert — aaand you're playing Candy Crush, aren't you?

Do We Really Need to See the Forest?

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

The wisdom of my childhood implied an urgent necessity to always be aware of the "big picture." Up until recently that wisdom informed my life. I no...

9 Classic Movies That You'd Never Be Able To Explain To Kids Today

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

The sweeping technological advancements of the past decade have become instant staples in our day-to-day lives. We feel naked without our smartphones,...

What's Missing With Our Over-Reliance on Electronic Technology?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It might be a stretch to say that if more people declared their bedroom a cell-free zone, there would be fewer divorces, less need for relationship counseling, and more intimacy and pleasure in the world. But then again, maybe it wouldn't.

17 Signs You're Actually In A Serious Relationship...With Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

The new Spike Jonze movie, "Her," tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. The film has critics blogging and tweeting about what ...

Republic Wireless: Game Changer in Revolution against AT&T & Verizon

Don McNay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...

Train Passengers Too Distracted By Smartphones To Notice Gunman

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology

While smartphones have been used as a civilian tool for reporting crime, recent footage from a San Francisco murder scene has safety officials more co...

Louis C.K. and the New Bawdy Mystic

Mark Morford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

Behold, here comes Louis C.K., this generation's bawdy philosopher/guru masquerading as curmudgeon jackass comic, throwing his particular brand of often brilliant, deadpan observational wisdom all over the digital zeitgeist.

In Media, Home and Schools: I Teach. You Learn. I Hope.

David Kleeman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
David Kleeman

With roughly 150,000 apps in Apple's "education" store, most aimed at children, there is a legitimate, deep and tough debate to be had on defining and achieving quality in media intended to teach.

Are Your Kids Hiding Their Apps?

GalTime | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
GalTime

What if someone wants to hide what they're doing on their smartphone or mobile device? It's easier than you may think.

Call Me Maybe

Roz Warren | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Tom doesn't have a land line. If I want to reach him, I can try his cell. But it usually goes right to voicemail. I can try emailing him at one of his four hundred email addresses. Or I can text him. He responds promptly to texts. Except when he doesn't.

How The Smartphone Killed The Three-Day Weekend

redtape.nbcnews.com | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and all it evokes: vacations, slower workweeks, casual dress codes, getting the pool ready and pull...

Beyond Skeuomorphism: What's Next for Magazines?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...

What Are Your Kids Really Doing on Their Cell Phones and How Can You Keep Them Safe?

Risa Ferman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Risa Ferman

How many of us have handed over a mobile device that gives our children complete access to the world, with all of its lures and dangers? Many of us feel helpless when faced with youthful demands for technology and our own inability to understand how it can be used -- or misused.