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The Myth Of Multitasking

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is no such thing as multitasking -- at least not the way you may think of it.

The Invasion of the Android-Based Tablet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The evolution of Android, from an easy-to-use smartphone OS into a premier tablet operating foundation, would be the ticket for Asian device makers to find their way into the US market.

iPhone 4 Vs. Android: Which Is Faster?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

See update below: A new study finds that Android phones load webpages more than 50 percent faster than iPhones. Running a series of field tests...

Google's Android Contains Legal Landmines for Developers and Device Manufacturers

Edward J. Naughton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Naughton

I have serious doubts that Google's approach to the Bionic Library in its Android programming works under U.S. copyright law. At a minimum, Google has taken a significant gamble.

5 Smartphone Rules to Live By

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

The smartphone has become a ubiquitous status symbol of and tool for businesspeople doing business. In offices, on the streets and in airports, what s...

Since When Did My Free Wi-Fi Become a 'Hotspot?'

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

At this point in the technology of wireless devices, we are all familiar with wi-fi; the service that shares an internet connection wirelessly amongst...

The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

The Best Phone to Take Off-Grid

Nick Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nick Rosen

Being off the grid, your cellphone is the key piece of technology. Which to buy, how to use it and how to preserve the battery life are all critical decisions to off-grid knowledge workers.

Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?

Apps, Not Just Alms, for the Poor

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul Lamb

The staggering growth in smartphone adoption has resulted in the creation of hundreds of thousands of mobile applications touching almost every intere...

Smartphones Outsell PCs For The First Time Ever

AP | DANA WOLLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — For the first time ever, smart phones such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone are outselling personal computers, according to a report by researc...

A Town Hall in Your Pocket, A Smartphone With a Front Row Seat

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. John Garamendi

I'm honored to continue in this tradition by becoming the first Member of Congress to host a live mobile video town hall -- or as Josh Richman at the Oakland Tribune coined it, "Garamendi on the Go."

The Narcissism Myth

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Claire Gordon

So college students today get their headiest high from a self-esteem fix. That doesn't mean they're all ego addicts. A lot of young people may just prefer a good grade to a quickie and fried chicken bucket.

Google's Android Named Number 1

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The global smartphone market is booming, and Google's Android platform was leading the pack during the fourth quarter 2010, according to a recent repo...

Egypt Is Burning, and It Is Not a Facebook or Twitter Event

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The majority of the 80 million people of Egypt live in abject poverty. They go to kiosks to make calls. A substantial number have never used the internet. They are not twittering -- they are out on the streets giving vent to three decades of anger.

Verizon iBandAid Doesn't Fix the Real Problem

Josh Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Levy

AT&T, formerly known as the iPhone's exclusive carrier, is acting like Tony Soprano smashing a wall in a fit of rage by lashing out at its customers. AT&T = Tony's fist; consumers = wall.

Smart Phones Foster Dumb Habits Among Pedestrians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(DAVID BAUDER, AP) NEW YORK — It was a miserable morning in New York, rain falling heavily and a 30 mph wind that made holding an umbrella diffi...

Bootstrappers' Basics: Video And Voice Services Can Save Your Business BIG Bucks

Andreas Bernström | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andreas Bernström

Thanks to the variety of free (or very cheap) applications available within the reach of a few clicks or taps, it has never been easier for businesses to have teams and clients scattered across the globe and still communicate effectively either for free or for a fraction of the traditional cost.

10 Businesses The Smartphone Has Destroyed

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The power of the smartphone as the primary device used for news, entertainment, and communication will only increase. New 4G networks will allow subs...

Top Sports Apps for BlackBerry Smartphones (PHOTOS)

Alex Kinsella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alex Kinsella

The topic of sports has always left me feeling stunted in conversations; I've got little more to contribute than my appreciation for great beer and peanuts. So to help bridge the various gaps in my current sports knowledge, I've become dependent on my BlackBerry to find the most informative apps in the marketplace. Here are my top three picks for BlackBerry smartphones.

PHOTOS: Verizon 4G Smartphones Steal The Show In Las Vegas

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for photos.* During a Thursday keynote event at the the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg and CO...

Smartphone App vs. Guidebooks: Which Do You Use?

Chris Gray Faust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Gray Faust

My trip planning routine has changed in the past few years. Now I find that I'm often skipping the bulky Lonely Planet or Moon Guide books in favor of a destination travel app on my iPhone.

Android Gobbles Up 40 Percent Of U.S. Smartphone Sales

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

For recent smartphone buyers, Android comes up on top. Of those consumers purchasing smartphones in the past six months, forty percent chose phones r...

Generation Tech: Where are the Parents?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Where, for the love of all things sacred, are the parents? Largely in absentia apparently despite the obvious harm that their children's obsession with technology is inflicting on their lives.

The Smartphone Honey Trap

David Nordfors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nordfors

Your smartphone is spying on you. Today, according to the Wall Street Journal, 56 of 101 popular iPhone apps transmitted the phone's unique device ID...