Hi, my name is Robert, and I have a Windows Phone. Actually, rather than feel like I should be a member of Cell Phones Anonymous, I quite like the phone, a Nokia Lumia 928.
If you haven't spent money on these games, odds are you will pretty soon. Why? Because these innocently fun and entertaining programs are built on mountains of research of the mind's inner workings. These games know what makes us tick, and they know exactly how to get us to say yes.
Marc Morial recites the industry's talking points in praising the ISPs for their broadband deployment, while denouncing common carrier rules as heavy handed "utility-style regulations" that would deter investment and widen the digital divide.
The start-up, which is currently available only in San Francisco, feels equally motivated by the wedding industrial complex and a long night of flavored vodka: At its core, it's Uber for good-looking men you can order around.
Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.
While recent events may have brought both parties back to the bargaining table, it wasn't the renewed friction between the members of the "umbrella revolution" and police that ultimately doused the government's efforts to contain the demonstrators. It was a smartphone app.
While certainly frustrating, this "time-out" did force me to reevaluate my relationship with tech. Frankly, it demands too much of my time and attention, it overshares, and doesn't give space to think.
One of my favorite forms of procrastination involves exploring new ideas on Product Hunt. The lists are well curated and its active community ensures the best products float to the top.
In the tech startup world, the ABC's (Always Be Closing) are ubiquitous. In the open-source, collaborative world, the triple-Ds (Design, Development, Data) are about to be at the tip of everyone's tongue, at least in building prototypes for national agencies.
Google is a great company with brilliant minds. It has proven that it can do amazing things when it puts its mind to it. Hopefully, one of these days, it will make keeping dangerous and sometimes tainted drugs that come from disreputable overseas peddlers a priority as well.
The very devices and media delivery systems that provide us with unprecedented insight and understanding of the world are also distracting us from what is existing in front of our eyes.