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Sleepless on 5th Avenue - iPhone 6 Buyers Appear to Be Trafficked Low-Wage Workers from New York's Chinatown

Heather White | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Heather White

It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.

Understanding Our iPhone Addiction Through Teach Marketing

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It comes down to good old Teach Marketing -- "teach" your customers what they want, and then give them just what you taught them.

Finally. A Smartphone Just For You, The 50+ Old Person!

Chuck Nyren | Posted 09.18.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Feel like playing games? You can play dumb games or smart games. Waste your time or improve your brain! Out on the town or on vacation? Our smartphone will help you find the best restaurants and the most popular tourist attractions.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Admits It Whiffed On Fire Phone Pricing

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

Amazon planned to cut the price of its much ballyhooed smartphone at some point, but the retail giant moved faster than anticipated, an Amazon executi...

There Is Almost Never A Good Time To Check Your Email

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

Don't check your email first thing when you wake up. -- HuffPost Don't check your email during the first 10 minutes of getting to work either. ...

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

In Conversation With Expert Meditation Teacher Burgs on How the Quick Fix Got Broken (And Connecting to What Really Matters)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Fabricant

A 12 minute "go" when you ride the subway to work may cultivate some awareness, namely that you're either restless, lazy, fearful, judgmental, easily distracted or unable to concentrate -- but this is only the first step towards doing something about it.

10 Apps Top Trainers Swear By

SELF | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Feel like you need a translator to make sense of the App Library? We removed the guesswork by asking trainers for their favorites in the health and fitness category so you don't have to play detective.

Are You Bored?

Zach Dean | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Dull moments in our days are inevitable, but we have a choice of how we will respond to them. Are we medicating with technology or are we noticing the experience? Numbing out or building coping skills? Avoiding the uncomfortable feelings or reconstructing our days to be less boring?

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Marketing Personalized Mobile Radio News Within the Social Web

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Associated Press (AP) and A.H. Belo Management Services are among investors backing HearHere Radio to the tune of $1.7 million, the company behind Rivet News Radio has announced.

Google Mates With an Emu

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Part instant messaging client, part Siri-type virtual assistant, Emu can monitor everything you are talking about when you chat. Objectively, such an app sounds useful. But that's not the reality here, not when there's profitability involved based on your private data.

Think Twice Before Using Your Smartphone

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

As smartphones are increasingly used for financial transactions, sharing sensitive personal and proprietary information, and for operating other devices (such as home security systems), the field for intruders grows and becomes increasingly attractive.

Top 10 Children's Health Concerns

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Every parent has concerns about children's health and safety, but sometimes it helps to know that you are not alone. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital publishes a national (US-wide) poll based on an annual survey, and this year's results are as revealing as they come.

Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Being Awesome Sucks!

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Stacie Huckeba

Being awesome doesn't just happen. It takes a lot of work. You have to own who you are and not be afraid to show it off. You have to figure out what drives you. You've got to be at peace with your insecurities and work to overcome them.

Mobile Security vs. Blackphone Marketing and Sales Hype

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Tom Malatesta, CEO, Ziklag Systems For those focused on the subject matter, yesterday's Tweet fest from TeamAndIRC and Blackphone was ...

An Entrepreneur and God Walk Into a Café ...

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I don't believe in you," says the entrepreneur. "I just want to make that clear." "Okay," God says. "But in the interests of transparency, I think you should know that I believe in you." They order their coffees in ceramic cups to avoid adding to the landfill.

12 Reasons That Prove Kids Don't Know How Lucky They Have It

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I'm only 29 but I'm starting to feel my age with teenagers running around looking like it's the 80's again.

Technology Today Is More Therapeutic Than Diagnostic

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

It's up to today's programmers, developers, inventors and technologists to steer the direction of therapeutic technology. They can develop tech for the good of society, or they can hack tech for their own selfish goals.

10 Things I Learned #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order of importance here are 10 things I learned during the 39th Annual National Association Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Europe Declares War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What will become of this suit? I suppose it could be dismissed but based on Schrems track record, I doubt it. And if people continue to join the suit, then this case will become less a thorn in the side for Facebook and more the privacy shot heard round the world.

'Sex Tape' and the Internet of Things

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

"Nobody understands the cloud. The cloud is f***ing mysterious." This, exasperates Jay, one of a couple who has taped his wife and himself performing ...

Microsoft's 4 Biggest Problems

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Where is Microsoft headed in the next three to five years? Will it continue to slog along, as it has been for the past several years, riding its PC legacy and expanding its footing in the cloud, while its market is increasingly defined by business users instead of consumers?