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Gene Marks

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3 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be the CEO Of Uber

Gene Marks | August 22, 2014 | Business
Kalanick's battles with regulatory authorities, competitors and haters around the world are epic. Don't believe me? Just go ahead and search for news about "Uber."
Brad Spirrison

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A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

Brad Spirrison | August 22, 2014 | Technology
While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology.
Gil Laroya

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It's Getting Tougher to Quit Social Media

Gil Laroya | August 22, 2014 | Technology
Consider how deep you are in social media dung right now, and consider how hard it would be if you just let all of it go, today.
Stewart Wolpin

4.7- or 5.5-inch -- Which iPhone 6 Should You Buy?

Stewart Wolpin | August 22, 2014 | Technology
On September 9, Apple will -- reportedly -- announce not one, but for two new iPhone 6s, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6/Air phablet.
Yalda T. Uhls

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What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | August 22, 2014 | Parents
Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?
Rabbi Jason Miller

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Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

Rabbi Jason Miller | August 22, 2014 | Religion
Tech gadgets would certainly compete with the immersive experience that sleep away camp creates for the young people. But does technology have no place whatsoever in the lives of campers?
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

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Are People Ditching Banks and Going Online for Loans?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | August 22, 2014 | Business
In the past, if you needed a loan for your car, home improvements or to consolidate your credit cards, you would need to get dressed up and head down to the bank to beg for money. The Internet has made things a little easier.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

TEDTalks | August 22, 2014 | TED Weekends
What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics.
Chad Pollitt

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To the Brand Behind Me in the SERPs on Google

Chad Pollitt | August 22, 2014 | Technology
You don't know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since January of 2014. You have no clue that my website has gone through the wringer thanks to Matt Cutts. You have no clue that it faced unbelievable SERP hardship. You have no clue that our SEO team has been humiliated, humbled and put through hell.
Kim Bongiorno

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Emojis for Parents

Kim Bongiorno | August 22, 2014 | Parents
Instead of a boring old yellow smiley face or unusable tree sapling, here is a list of emojis displaying typical parenting scenarios -- starring me, a typical parent.
Winnie Kao

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The Academy's Tribute Tweet for Robin Williams Backfired. So Why Did People Forgive It?

Winnie Kao | August 22, 2014 | Technology
Good intentions only matter if people believe that you have good intentions. The Academy's tweet, while now widely recognized as being misguided, was perceived to be driven by sincerity.
Jon Bird

Here Come the Robots in Retail

Jon Bird | August 22, 2014 | Business
Delivery drones are so 2013. The big news in technology in retail in 2014 and beyond is robots replacing humans. Starting just this week, right across the road from Apple in Cupertino, the Aloft hotel is testing robotic bellhops.
Edward D. Hess

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Will Your Children Be Able To Get A Good Job In The Age Of The Smart Machine?

Edward D. Hess | August 22, 2014 | Education
According to research teams at MIT, IBM and Oxford, the skills that today's young people need to develop in order to compete for the jobs of the future are higher-order critical and innovative thinking and high social and emotional intelligence -- skills that technology can't easily replicate now.
Michael Winship

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Why Ferguson's About Net Neutrality, Too

Michael Winship | August 22, 2014 | Politics
Yes, we're talking about preserving Net neutrality, preventing the FCC from allowing the Internet to be split into fast lanes for the rich and slow lanes for the rest of us, lanes that could be clogged or blocked to prevent word from getting out about corporate and government malfeasance.
Jennie Shulkin

Facebook Guidelines For Parents 45 And Older

Jennie Shulkin | August 22, 2014 | Fifty
Just as Facebook strengthens connections between peers, it can also enhance bonds between family members by allowing them to stay updated on each other's lives and maintain contact easily. However, there are many Facebook functions, that if used inappropriately, can drag you across a boundary from which your child or grandchild would have preferred to remain uncrossed.
Adam Levin

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Can One of These Obsessions Get You Scammed?

Adam Levin | August 22, 2014 | Technology
We all have our areas of interest -- make that obsession -- and when something related to them crops up online, we can be instantly transformed into monster click machines. The problem here: Many of those clicks can either lead to your victimization or becoming an unwitting co-conspirator in cybercrime.
Robert Siciliano

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Before Getting Rid of Your Old Printer, Say 'Goodbye' to Lingering Data

Robert Siciliano | August 22, 2014 | Technology
Most of us use our smartphones and computers on a daily basis and keep important information on them like passwords, user names, and credit card numbers. But there are other devices that hold sensitive data that we don't really talk about. For example, printers.
Reyne Haines

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The Ever Changing Face of the Music Industry

Reyne Haines | August 21, 2014 | Entertainment
The major labels have the money and the marketing machine to get their artists to the marketplace. The independent labels rely heavily on word of mouth via social media outlets.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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Robots Are People, Too

Richard (RJ) Eskow | August 21, 2014 | Politics
Technology is not an alien force. It's the product of human action, human culture, and human choices. When we create our future, we recreate ourselves. That's the real task before us now.
Vala Afshar

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NFL CIO: Quarterbacking A Digital Revolution

Vala Afshar | August 21, 2014 | Technology
As Senior Vice President and CIO of the most popular U.S. sports league, Michelle McKenna-Doyle is transforming the National Football League (NFL) to bring technology out of the data center and onto the field and into the locker rooms and hands of millions of fans across...
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