I'm sure you've heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you're in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about.
For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.
Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.
As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is a huge deal... and here's why.
The thing is, these aren't accidental flaws in Facebook. These are features.
In recent years, an entire lexicon of digital language, with its own jargon and rules, appeared before our eyes. But what happens when you can't connect with your audience?
We are so jaded and skewed in our thinking that true creativity is being stymied and atrophied because we don't get that digital isn't everything.
It's just another way that businesses foster other businesses, and everyone wins.
The world seems like it will never be equal for men and women because of how society perceives gender roles. Nonetheless, there are people working to change how people look at things, and you can feel the industry really shifting.
The prospective employer these days may be more interested in what your name pulls up in search engines than how perfectly coordinated your shoes are with your power suit.
We often prefer to stay glued to a steady stream of curated content and digital correspondence directed specifically at us, especially when we're alone. But there is value in casting our gaze upon the general backdrop of everyday life.
If you are aggressive, you are a bitch. If you are emotional, you are PMSing. If you are soft, you are too feminine. Whatever way someone finds you, they can always justify it is because you are female.
Of course those who want to employ Facebook merely as a place to post photographs of grandchildren and hamsters are free to do so. But for those committed to doing something greater, there are several directions possible for the advancement of the next generation of Facebook. Some of those directions suggest a new vision of governance.
As I stood at the edge of the velvet rope, dubiety gnawed at me. Why am I here? Why should I care?
Like its cousins, Google Plus and Google Hangouts, Google Glass seems destined to be disappointing. Perhaps it is best expressed with the words used by 1950s actress Shelley Winters to describe her occasional lover Marlon Brando: "All promise and no delivery."
New flashlights use what calls Light Fusion Technology. Honestly, I have no idea what that means -- companies all have their priority descriptions, and my experience is that sometimes they have meaning, and sometimes they don't.