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Fran Moreland Johns

Walk, Text, Crash: An Orwellian Future

Fran Moreland Johns | March 6, 2015 | Impact
This episode underlined the hazards of texting while walking, which can surely be as dangerous as texting while doing almost anything else. Almost: there are no available statistics on the adverse effects of texting while having sex, which seems popular in some demographics.
Alex Moazed

You Have the Next Billion-dollar Mobile App Idea -- Should You Pursue It?

Alex Moazed | March 6, 2015 | Technology
As you do your research, you'll find three main scenarios to describe the competitive environment in your industry. Part of the balancing act you need to perform is to understand who your true competitive threats are.
David Morris

The Other FCC Decision

David Morris | March 6, 2015 | Politics
By now, if the telecom companies had kept their promises we might well have a national broadband network that would be the envy of the world. Instead many consider the United States a laggard in high speed, affordable broadband.
Jan Golden

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | March 6, 2015 | Fifty
I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.
Janelle Lopez

Technology: Embrace It, Fear It, Live It

Janelle Lopez | March 5, 2015 | Technology
As a tech-savvy millennial, I've noticed how detrimental technology can be to living in the moment. Fellow millennials are attached to free Wi-Fi, rather than freedom. I think it's time to realize how lucky some of us are to live a life of freedom and to cherish moments of bliss.
Alex Moazed

7 Strategies for Solving the Chicken and Egg Problem as a Startup

Alex Moazed | March 5, 2015 | Technology
Customer acquisition is a core challenge for any startup. But for platforms this is doubly true, thanks to the chicken-and-egg problem.
Michael L. Berman

Samsung: We're 'Just Friends'

Michael L. Berman | March 5, 2015 | Technology
I will no longer be able to sneer at iPhone users when their batteries die, proclaiming that I didn't need to go to an Apple Store to get my battery replaced. Gone are the days when I can show off additional storage capacity, not limiting me to the miniscule gigabytes that came with the phone.
Larry Magid

Arkansas Law Could Force Workers to Friend Their Boss

Larry Magid | March 5, 2015 | Technology
The stated purpose of House Bill 1087 is to protect children by allowing employers in youth serving organizations to see if an employee or potential employee is posting creepy or inappropriate content.
Harriet Heydemann

Girl Without Speech Speaks Her Mind

Harriet Heydemann | March 5, 2015 | Technology
She was around 20, when she received a new communication device, a sophisticated system that came with hundreds of short phrases, as well as an alphabet with word prediction software.
Brian Rinaldi

Build Mobile Apps with JavaScript and the Node.js Ecosystem

Brian Rinaldi | March 5, 2015 | Technology
Over the past few years, Node.js has grown to be widely popular for developing web applications. The primary reason for this is that it enables front-end developers to write server-side code using JavaScript.
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Cyber Crime

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | March 5, 2015 | Technology
The guys with the guns in the old days usually got caught eventually and sent off to the lockup. The cyber thieves of today are living it up on our money, contemptuous of the law.
Alan W. Silberberg

Triangulation of Cyber Security, Social Media + You.

Alan W. Silberberg | March 5, 2015 | Technology
BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or a person, or maybe both left for you overnight. It is a digital take down. A bad blog post. A social...

KeenON: CEA's Gary Shapiro on the Digital Revolution in 2015

Techonomy | March 5, 2015 | Technology
New technologies as varied as 3D printing, drones, self-driving cars, and networked clothing are going to solve many of our most entrenched problems. From hunger and disease to drought and famine, the digital revolution has the potential to fundamentally change the world.
Rob Kall

HBO Going Bottom-Up -- That's a Good Thing For HBO and the Future of Media

Rob Kall | March 5, 2015 | Entertainment
The future of television is going to be bottom-up, meaning people will be able to pick and choose which channels and networks they subscribe to and support, without lengthy contracts, with very flexible hardware options, cutting out the cable middlemen.

5 Homes That Are Basically Robots

Details | March 5, 2015 | HuffPost Home
Siri, meet your (much bigger) match: From a biometric-accessible Brazilian villa to a Croatian home you can manage from your tablet, these high-tech homes are wired to make your life easier. You wish you lived here.
Albert Imperato

The Case for Spotify: How I Became a Music Streamer in Spite of Myself

Albert Imperato | March 5, 2015 | Arts
It's been a few years now since I began paying for Spotify's premium service, and to my enormous surprise I think I've been converted. Sure, I still buy some CDs and download albums that I think I'll want in my "permanent" collection. But most of my listening these days has been on Spotify. And, I've begun to understand why.

How Biotech Can Help Feed the Planet

Techonomy | March 5, 2015 | Science
It's going to be a big global challenge to feed our growing population without destroying the environment, but modern biotechnology can play an important role in meeting our future food demands in a sustainable manner. Biotech can increase crop yields, help develop new crops, and adapt existing crops to be cultivated on marginal lands with reduced fresh-water inputs.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Cannes to Recognize AdTech Innovation with the "Creative Data Lions"

Andy Plesser | March 5, 2015 | Technology
The organizers of Cannes Lions have announced a completely new program at Cannes Lions titled the "Innovation Festival."  It will be a two-day program, June 25th & 26th held at the Grand Palais. The program will recognize the impact of data on the creative advertising process.  (It happens...

The IoT of Health: Big Data Can Make Us Healthier

Techonomy | March 5, 2015 | Technology
To really make sense of diverse personal and group data for biomedical use, we need to generate enough to feed sophisticated algorithms that can find patterns and notice differences. Health data needs big data. This will have real impact in understanding disease, developing more effective drugs, and identifying people at risk of developing disease so we can intervene before they get sick.

How to Ride the Smart Home Wave

Techonomy | March 5, 2015 | Technology
Over the years, we've seen technology waves come and go. In Silicon Valley and other tech-heavy areas, we're riding a pretty big wave right now, fueled by the Fed's easy money, low interest rates, and global venture capitalists spending big in hopes of ROI.
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