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Life Without a Cellphone -- Part 4-B: Um, Okay? (Psychosomatic Confusion)

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Omer Rosen

Was I addicted to the communications and information and games at my fingertips? After years spent with Internet and smartphones and with the supply of content multiplying, nudging ever more at brain's territory, would I now kill to get my data fix, irrelevant of apparatus or type of data available to me?

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

David Kleeman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in contact with family and friends, a camera for documenting the world, a window to connect with grandparents across miles.

The International Criminal Court at RightsCon: Upping its Cyber Game

Alexa Koenig | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Alexa Koenig

Digital documentation is crucial, both to alleviate the burden of testimony on survivors and to corroborate witness evidence in court.

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became faster and faster to put our thoughts on paper. Little did we know how much time we would spend on these attention-consuming devices.

I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Kahn Fennell

I discussed with my husband, and we decided to book a trip to New Hampshire to one of those really old hotels (think The Shining without the murders). I figured what better place to unplug than a hotel that had people visiting quite happily and tech-free for almost 125 years.

These 9 Apps Will Help Solve Your Long-Distance Relationship Woes

Posted 03.07.2014 | Technology

If you've ever been in a long-distance relationship, you know it's no piece of cake. But now, thanks to your smartphone, a relationship spanning city,...

Playing These Games as I Wait for Your Text

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

As long as there have been phones, there have been people in different stages of love waiting for them to ring. Countless pop hits have chronicled the vulnerability of waiting by the phone for more than 40 years.

This Smartphone Is Straight Out Of James Bond

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 02.27.2014 | Technology

Boeing Co(BA.N) on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie. In addition to encrypting calls, any ...

How to Arrange Your iPhone Home Screen in 15 Steps

Oren Mendez | Posted 04.27.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Once again you find yourself with 7 pages of apps, unable to find anything in the colorful mess of logos and icons. It's time to rearrange your iPho...

This Video Perfectly (And Hilariously) Captures Our Social Media Addiction (WATCH)

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, New Yorker cartoonist Liam Francis Walsh depicted a man in a bar wearing a dog cone around his neck, explaining to a woman staring at him, ...

12 Travel Pet Peeves

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Although we may be more PC about it and a tad more tolerant of the vicissitudes of travel that are out of our control, we still grumble, cap and whine about the things we really hate about traveling.

Online Voter Registration: Improving Access to Voting

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Secure online voter registration is a crucial, common sense step in modernizing our nation's voting system, and we're committed to making sure it is available to all eligible voters.

Wearables in the Classroom: Why Traditional Testing Won't Cut It for Millennials Much Longer

Brian Lichliter | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Brian Lichliter

I had never read a text message during an exam before, but the casual message was a telling indicator of the inevitable battle brewing between technology and the traditional classroom.

Texting, Talkers and Movie Theater Madness

David Toussaint | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
David Toussaint

Someday a dinner party joke will revolve around the guy who shot another man to death at a movie theater. "So why did he shoot him?" the guests wi...

When Is it One Gadget Too Many?

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Paul Fidalgo

Is there at least one gadget that, despite how cool it might be, simply becomes redundant?

The Evolving Definition of the Technology Career

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Tech workers continue to find themselves having to reinvent their skill sets to meet the changing needs of technology.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

Would You Give Up Sex For Your Cell Phone? Most Americans Would!

Posted 02.06.2014 | Technology

What's more important than sex? Turns out a whole bunch of things, according to an online poll conducted by Harris Interactive. On a list of 1...

Powering Down to Power Up

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

How smart are we for owning smartphones? And is there anything that we can do to avoid being completely consumed by our technological cravings?

The Unsexy Feature That The iPhone Desperately Needs

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology

No matter how advanced and slick iPhones and other gadgets get, their battery life stays reliably terrible. Now it seems major phone makers are finall...

Too Connected When You Travel?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is hard to get lost when your Smartphone's GPS won't let you. It is hard to allow absence make the heart grow fonder when you are connected 24/7.

Likes, Retweets And Followers -- Politics In The Age Of Social Media

Milind Deora | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Milind Deora

Showmanship and pretense seem to win over depth and quality of content in today's frenzied social media era. Legislators the world over that I talk to, tell me the same thing -- social media is powerful but can also encourage and reward a shallow posturing culture in society.

Why I Can't Stop Taking Photos of My Kids

Cara Paiuk | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

I want them to hear my voice, through movies and through my words. I want them to see themselves through my eyes, through my pictures. I want them to hear us laugh together. I want them to see that I could not stop kissing their delicious cheeks. I want them to see that I was happy. Because of them. Because of the love that enveloped us every day.

Taking A Holiday From Technology

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

A technology holiday allows us to slow down the pace of life, look around and become more aware of our immediate surroundings. To the most important people in our lives, this demonstrates that we are willing to sacrifice screen time for face time, an act that communicates love and warmth.

If I Were President . . .

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

If I were President of the United States -- the current President or a newly elected one -- I would immediately convene in the White House a meeting of respected and imaginative representatives of both labor and management from a wide segment of the marketplace.