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Steve Rosenbaum

Storytelling in the World of 360VR

Steve Rosenbaum | February 6, 2016 | Technology
VR could actually change human consciousness. Last year I was able to watch Chris Milk give this brilliant TED Talk in Vancouver. He showed the gathering a number of extraordinary early VR experiences including "The Wilderness Downtown," a music video for the band Arcade Fire.
Denise Lisi DeRosa

Kids, Safety and Social Media

Denise Lisi DeRosa | February 6, 2016 | Technology
Safer Internet Day is Tuesday, February 9th. To celebrate this important event, I want to do my part to move the conversation forward. Whose responsibility is it to keep kids safe online? My answer: It is everyone's.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The Pope Blesses China

Nathan Gardels | February 5, 2016 | World
Many seem to fear the rise of China as a challenge to the West. Not Pope Francis. In a remarkable interview published this week in Asia Times, he takes the long view, transcending contemporary geopolitics and embracing the return of the Middle Kingdom's ancient civilization to the global stage as enriching for us all. (continued)
Michelle Green

The Elephant in the Room: Cell Phone Use and Social Media

Michelle Green | February 5, 2016 | College
Our generation, with more means of communication than any before us, has forgotten how to talk to one another.
Janet Eve Josselyn

#BeforeFacebook I Didn't Know I Was Such A Loser!

Janet Eve Josselyn | February 5, 2016 | Fifty
Before Facebook existed, I had no idea how clever and smart and photogenic all of my friends were. I had no idea that the food you all cooked looked so delicious. I had no idea you knew how to cook and I had no idea you liked cheese tamales smothered in green goop. Who knew?
Claire van den Heever

Move Over Facebook: WeChat Is Set to Become the Only App African Internet Users Need

Claire van den Heever | February 5, 2016 | World
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Today, digital banking, investing and lending have gone mainstream in China, with millions of consumers skipping straight from cash to mobile finance. The African market shows similar potential.
Thrillist

How to Get the Most Out of Your Chromecast

Thrillist | February 5, 2016 | Technology
By: Alex Bracetti @alexbracetti Credit:Flickr/Iannnnn Google Chromecast is yet another media-streaming device on the market that makes it ridiculously easy to cut the cord and ditch cable TV. Besides delivering tons of content from all...
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Big Data

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | February 5, 2016 | Technology
As one who has spent a goodly portion of his adult life raving about the folly of amassing much more information than we can analyze and use effectively, it will come as little surprise to learn that I am skeptical about the so-called "big data" phenomenon. Digital technology has endowed...
Zoltan Istvan

Strategies for Growing the Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | February 5, 2016 | Technology
Future Transhumanist City -- Image by Sam Howzit Transhumanism--the international movement that aims to use science and technology to improve the human being--has been growing quickly in the last few years. Everywhere one looks, there seems to be...
Dawn Nakagawa

Top Tech Expert: The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry Will Be Built on Genetic Code

Dawn Nakagawa | February 4, 2016 | World
Alec Ross served as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor for innovation. During that role, he earned unique insight into the changing nature of technology. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," Ross not only lays out the key industries that will shape the 21st century, but also provides the geopolitical, cultural and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Berggruen Institute's Dawn Nakagawa sat down with Ross to discuss the book.
Science of Us

These Music Clips Are Supposed to Change the Way Your Coffee Tastes

Science of Us | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
In 2004, Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, published the first of many papers that marked him as the premier expert of the way sound and food work with our minds to create illusions of taste.
Drew Lesicko

Who Will Win at This Year's Crunchies?

Drew Lesicko | February 4, 2016 | Technology
TechCrunch's annual award show, the Crunchies, will reveal its winners Monday, February 8 in San Francisco. The award show highlights innovation in technology and the startup world with award categories like Best New Startup, Fastest Rising Startup, Best Founder and the inaugural Include Diversity Award. With only 12 categories, receiving...
Quora

Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu, Explains the Future of Work

Quora | February 4, 2016 | Technology
How will work and jobs change over the next 10-20 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu; Chairman/Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford faculty, on...
Megan Anderle

What Your Future Super Bowl Party Will Look Like

Megan Anderle | February 5, 2016 | Technology
Future Super Bowls will be different, and you might find yourself right in the middle of a huddle, in the locker room before the game or next to the sports commentator. You'll also have access to all kinds of granular insights, like how fast a player ran down the field to the end zone.
DreamsCloud

Can We Turn Our Dreams Into Watchable Movies?

DreamsCloud | February 4, 2016 | Technology
Technology has already evolved to the point of being able to recording a very simple dream and projecting it on a computer screen, complete with your dream images, your dream conversations and your movements within the dream.
Jayson DeMers

7 Major Social Media Shakeups We'll See In 2016

Jayson DeMers | February 4, 2016 | Technology
The social media world rarely stands still for long, and while 2015 was a big year for social platforms, 2016 might be even bigger. We're entering a new era of online access, mobile usability, and social interactions, and that's going to be reflected in the type, diversity, and utility of social apps in the near future.
Deborah Hersman

Don't Get Snowed: New Car Technology Could Save Your Life

Deborah Hersman | February 5, 2016 | Technology
During treacherous winter driving conditions, you can stay safe by making use of vehicle technologies standard in almost everything riding on four wheels today, including rental cars.
Alison Leiby

Is That a Threat?

Alison Leiby | February 4, 2016 | Women
I am a woman and I am on the Internet. It's brave. It's not "eat a burger in public" brave, but it's still pretty admirable. It shouldn't be.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

Do Computer Scientists Hold the Key to Treating Cancer?

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | February 4, 2016 | Technology
To prepare for that revolutionary leap, we need to draft software experts immediately who can leverage advances in cloud computing and machine learning while protecting patient privacy to start building open-source tools that will enable scientists to make major inroads on cancer.
Shane Paul Neil

The Ten Unwritten Rules of the Internet

Shane Paul Neil | February 4, 2016 | Technology
Even the darkest corners of the Interweb have some (formerly) unwritten rules that could be the difference between a relatively peaceful existence or a complete dragging through social media.
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