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.
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.
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.
Has the rise of these companies come at the expense of honest working folks who play by the rules and don't skirt regulatory issues to get ahead?
For a city that has struggled to get anything at all truly going downtown, it was an exhilarating sight to see.
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."
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?
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.
It's just another way that businesses foster other businesses, and everyone wins.
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.
We have entered an era where holders of mass data are now being considered international actors with power beginning to match that of nation states.
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.
The sheer amount of personal information we are generating and sharing online underscores some of the biggest security challenges we are currently facing. How do we control what this data is being used for?
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.
As I stood at the edge of the velvet rope, dubiety gnawed at me. Why am I here? Why should I care?