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Enough With Dystopias: It's Time For Sci-Fi Writers To Start Imagining Better Futures

Here in the 21st century, science fiction is still a literature of ideas, but as science and technology have become more complicated, it has become harder to project what might happen. Twenty years ago, Vernor Vinge proposed that within...Show More Summary

AT&T's Top 13 Broken Promises. DIRECTV Merger? 'Giga'-Me-a-Break!

(This information is from "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net".) If you live in any one of these 22 states, this story is about your broadband, Internet, phone and cable service from AT&T, as well...Show More Summary

Dear T-Mobile CEO John Légere: End the Data Guessing Stupidity

There is no question that little T-Mobile and its profanity-prone CEO John Légere has brought radical change to the way we buy cellular phones and service. Each of T-Mobile's seven Un-carrier announcements, most of which I have attended...Show More Summary

10 Things I Learned From Visiting the Facebook Campus

I visited the Facebook campus, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California. and here are 10 things I learned: 1. There is such a thing as a free lunch (breakfast, dinner and snacks too). There is a culinary team: BBQ Shack, Burger Bar, Tony's Pizza, Teddy's Nacho Bar, Harvest, Livin' The Dream Cafe, Epic Cafe and Sweet Shop are all free. 2. Show More Summary

3 Best Practices to Get Corporate Innovation Right Using Mobile

Businesses around their initial public offering (IPO), often seek to enter new or adjacent markets in order to stay on a revenue growth track while their core business sometimes might be in a less revenue generating mature phase. Many...Show More Summary

Kinesthetic Communication, and the Power of Touch -- a Killer App for Apple Watch and Beyond?

Kinesthetic Communication, and the power of touch-a killer app for Apple Watch and beyond? After the recent Apple Developer conference, one question on many an Apple fan -- and shareholder's--minds is that of the potential success of the Apple Watch (yes I promise to not use any "time will tell" puns here). Show More Summary

Does Your Tech Support Department Need a Facelift?

Buyers choose your products or services based off the brand your business established, while many others simply find the presentation of your company enough to make the plunge. Where tech is concerned, they're leaning on your proficiency...Show More Summary

Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet of Living Things

In October 2013, Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo unveiled a cyborg cockroach that could be controlled from a smartphone through electrodes attached to its antennae and a wireless unit on its back. Imagine in the coming years what would happen if we are able to go much smaller and nanoscale computing devices could be integrated with individual bacteria. Show More Summary

The Government Acts Against StealthGenie

co authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems Two US Assistant United States Attorneys, Kevin Mikolashek and Jay Prabhu have filed a civil Complaint (Civil No. 1:14-ev 1273) against Hammad Akbar for selling a spyware product called StealthGenie. Show More Summary

Can We Trust Uber?

I was a big fan of the Uber service since I first saw one of the initial prototypes of the product. Yet, over time, I've started to trust the company less and less, causing me to increasingly wonder about the leadership team. The news...Show More Summary

USB Drives Have Serious Security Flaws

That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news. The USB device or “flash drive” can be reconfigured to work like a little thief, for instance, being made to mimic a keyboard and take instructions from the master thief to rip off data or install malware. Show More Summary

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

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. So this week, when I received...Show More Summary

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

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. It was all the brainchild of NYU undergraduate Dani Grant, who created the site in an attempt to reclaim the moniker "hacker". Show More Summary

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Good news, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress: The number of women-owned firms in the US grew by 59 percent from 1997 to 2013 -- 1.5 times the national average. Women of color are the majority owners at...Show More Summary

The New Scourge

One of the problems with confronting and dealing with racism (and sexism) in this country is that we're locked into old stereotypes. This prevents us from recognizing new forms of prejudice, and blocks efforts to confront these practices and change them. Show More Summary

Why Scientists Need to Stop Being People Pleasers

"Supply and demand": It's a commonly used term that is so familiar that we don't even think about it. We all have an idea about what it means. If demand outstrips supply, the price of the thing that is in demand goes up, because lots of people want it. Show More Summary

Get Involved in Your Startup Community - for Your Mental Health 

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. Show More Summary

The Writers Workbench: Small Sound

Many years ago, I got what, at the time, I thought was an amazingly cool product. It was a portable speaker so small I could carry it in my pocket, not much bigger than my thumb. And it was cool, though I didn't use it much. That's because the sound quality was, how shall I put it?, lacking. Show More Summary

How A Phone App Is Changing Childbirth In Africa

Imagine you are in rural Ethiopia. You are a health worker, stationed alone in a remote health clinic. A young man comes in carrying his wife who is in heavy labor. It's their third child and she gives birth quickly upon arrival. But as soon as the baby and the placenta are delivered, she starts bleeding dramatically. Show More Summary

Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

When talking to the world at large, the leaders in Silicon Valley tend to focus on optimism and excitement over their wares and the future of technology. Sure they may bicker about one another's products behind closed doors, but rarely do we catch a glimpse of the emperors without their clothes. Show More Summary

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