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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?

5 Hot Rumors Surrounding the iPhone 6

Jayson DeMers | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

While there's hardly anything to report directly from Apple in terms of the iPhone 6, the rumors that have been flying around are giving consumers plenty to consider. Will consumers adapt to a smartphone that allows them to view videos more easily?

Here's How NOT To Have A Giant Phone Bill When You Travel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st...

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute symbols and images (e.g. emoticons) to communicate, it will have a negative effect on their spelling, grammar, and reading and writing skills. Logical, don't you think?

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

Zach Carter

Look At Chuck Schumer's Ancient Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- He is one of the most powerful people in Washington. A legendary political strategist. A prolific fundraiser with deep ties to America's we...

The Scroll Culture

James Calder | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
James Calder

As a strong proponent of technology, I believe that it is crucial for us all to set our own personal limits on our use of tech to find balance in our lives.

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 07.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

Why Technology Can't Save Us From Ourselves -- Yet...

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

So with all of this great technology at our fingertips, what's to prevent us from screwing ourselves? It's humanity itself.

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphon...

How Millennials Make Age a Negative

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

In the past, those of us who have been around for awhile earned a sort of de facto respect from society. If you lived long enough to learn what you've...