That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news.
I've spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform, but about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.
The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.
Women In STEM,
Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.
Bias today is not just a cop misusing his power. It's the tech guy down the block, and it's your local bank official.
Most scientists like to solve problems. That makes us very susceptible to anyone who asks us to come up with a solution to a technical challenge. Even worse, we love scientifically and technologically glamourous problems. And as a consequence, we are making decisions that I can only categorize as "really very stupid."
This month, we look at the smallest of the world of portable speakers, and try to see what the trade-offs are among them.
But ensuring a safe delivery is not only a question about seeking care; it is also a question of delivering the right quality of care. All over sub-Saharan Africa, health workers with low levels of education are often appointed alone to health posts in hard-to-reach areas. The consequences for the women giving birth and for their newborns are often fatal.
Reasons To Get Off Google,
In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.
In a report, the Senate detailed how various contractors for the U.S. military's Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) had been the subject of repeated and serious cyber intrusions in a period spanning 2012 through 2013.
Something as complex as the way we interact with connected technology can't really be reduced to a soundbite or even an acronym, but that didn't stop me from trying. I'm paying homage to Aretha Franklin, whose classic song "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" sets the tone for how I think we should be talking about youth online safety and rights.
The rapid growth of collegiate hackathons over just the last few years and the popularity of personal websites has converted the student resume from cardstock to LED. Any student now has the capability to complete and share their ideas with people all over the world.
As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.
All I kept wondering was where had I gone wrong and how could I ensure their safety if I didn't know everything about them. Of course, when I was a teenager, I didn't tell my parents everything. But I believed that my relationship with my kids was different, better, more honest. (Don't we all.)
When you waste my time trying to sell me all kinds of crap or, worse, sucker me into wrecking the security of my computer or bank account, I'm going to do everything in my power to avoid you. And I have.
Maria's Farm Country Kitchen,
Miles Per Gallon,
Peugeot 405 mi16,
If Women Designed Cars,
Poor Car Design,
Women Car Designers,
If women designed cars, I believe we would combine a lot more practicality with heaps more romance and sex. The idea that women aren't like men in our love of cars is just plain outdated and old-fashioned.
Photographs do lie, but alas, the photographs of bent iPhones are mostly real. I have received several phone calls from actual victims seeking help. Sorrowfully, I have no help to offer.
Top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've found some cool apps that are all these things -- and have good learning value.
No, I am not talking about the NSA here. I am referencing an emerging class of location-based marketing companies that rely on a cell phone's Wi-Fi signal and a sensor to track customer habits so they can better market and sell to them.
The tricky thing about stress is that it drives us away from one of the best stress busters: people! "No time for breaks, no time for socializing," stress seems to say. "Must work, must work, must work!" We've all probably felt this way from time to time, especially entrepreneurs. When...