It's the second day at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. While the other members of the HuffPost tech team on site have been pursuing sessions on Android and Google Glass, I've been focused on something much more mundane: the World Wide Web.
Here Carlos Slim spoke candidly with Fernandez about the digital future, how he thinks technology is shaping society today, why philanthropy is the key to a happy life, and what he likes most about L.A.
These are the Millennials. They grew up with computers, instant messaging on AIM, using Facebook in school, they're not afraid to communicate in GIFs or acronyms, and they're poised to do great things in the future. That's why they're worth watching. And that's why I thought I'd put together a list of them.
It's easy to argue that the best teacher could teach with nothing but a chalkboard and a piece of chalk, but we're not all Michelle Pfeiffer. And, considering our country revolves around computers, it's nearly impossible to prepare teachers and students for the future without access to technology.
The drama plays out of whether or not Kenyatta and Ruto will appear in the Hague. The balance between repudiating colonialism and protecting human rights is infinitely tricky. We must get it right.
It's just the kind of thinking, where video is about surveillance, that we get confused notions of why having classroom cameras can make a difference for teachers. First, let's get clear on why these aren't "surveillance" cameras in either the literal or figurative sense.
cooperating in large groups is a signature accomplishment of the human brain: among similar species, we are remarkably good at working together and negotiating our differences.
Data for data's sake is powerless. It's only when end users are given access to the data to gain insights, see trends and make predictions that the data can actually tell a story. In this way, data becomes a bridge to knowledge.
There's a new urgency in Washington, a sense that the time has come to establish a national media shield that would protect news organizations and reporters from federal subpoenas and secret spying. It won't happen, certainly not in any meaningful way.
One day the notion of the Net existing only behind a screen will seem odd, predicts BERG Cloud's Matt Webb. "To me the Internet won't stay trapped behind the glass; we'll see it flip. It'll be everywhere."
Until a teenager can come out without being bullied or kicked out of their home, or a gay employee need not fear being exposed by co-workers, online privacy, confidentiality and security issues will require the ongoing attention of technology businesses and policy makers alike.
Everything you're seeing in upcoming films like After Earth is not far off from our new future. In the first Fitness Tech episode, I tried out the miCoach Supernova Glide Bra by Adidas with heart monitoring capabilities.
Baseless information, rushed comments, unethical statements, insults and cursing have become common on the Internet. In this unfortunate situation we are losing our common sense and neglecting our wisdom. It will be worse if it continues as it is.
Mark Zuckerberg's widely reviled, rapidly dissolving DC lobby group heralds itself as the bringer of "different and innovative tactics" to the usual Beltway brand of back room politicking. How did so many smart, powerful people so thoroughly screw up such a simple and straightforward task?
Wwhen it comes to building an authentic, connected digital community, there is MUCH more to be done than throwing up a Facebook Fan Page with a few scattered updates or pictures here and there. Trust me on this!
Why do some videos go viral? Turns out it's not luck or chance. There's a science behind it. And it's not about cute cats.
While the time saving benefits of smartphones are often cited, we rarely think about the life saving benefits. But for women in developing nations, access to a smartphone can make the difference between life and death during childbirth.
Most of our children are not focused on becoming creators of technology. They spend countless hours playing games, with little interest in what's powering them. They're incredibly interested in and inspired by their devices -- why can't we connect the dots and turn that into a huge learning opportunity?
Rather than trying to force a one-size-fits-all payment model on widely varying consumer behaviors, let's treat consumers as adults. Give consumers secure, zero-cost tools to spend their own money. Bitcoin fulfills these goals, so we at Foodler decided to give it a try.