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How The Touch Screen Became So Out Of Touch

The touch screen - interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consumer kind of way) it was in smartphones. Sure there have been other instances of touchShow More Summary

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Forty years ago Ted Nelson published a book called Computer Lib. In it he wrote: EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no "subjects" at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among...Show More Summary

Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny

It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn't get you on CNN or MSNBC. If you're Barrett Brown, a firebrand with an outlandish style, a penchant for insulting those very outlets and a history of working...Show More Summary

How Video Games Can Improve Dialogue on Mental Illness

Co-authored by Doris C. Rusch, Ph.D., assistant professor for game design, and Anuradha Rana, MFA, MA, instructor in digital cinema at DePaul University. The darkness is closing in around you. You know what to do to make it stop, to keep the rising anxiety at bay -- you perform the ritual that has become so familiar, it's almost a part of you. Show More Summary

The Trust Gap: Heartbleed, Virus Shield, and the Growing Challenge for Android App Developers

Recently I was speaking on a panel at an app developer event, when the moderator asked us why most app developers continue to develop apps for iOS first (or sometimes exclusively) despite the fact that Android has a far larger market...Show More Summary

Google Glass: I Have Better Things To Do With $1,500

I didn't apply to be one of the early "explorers" when Google first made its "Glass" wearable computing device available last year, and I didn't opt-in when they sold them online to anyone willing to pay $1,500. Although I don't own Google Glass, I have tried it. Part of the reason, of course, is the price. Show More Summary

Disruption of Privacy: Ladar Levison and Lavabit

Ladar Levison has lost in the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. We've all read Orwell, and casually discussed the notion of "Big Brother," but there are some people that have experienced the disruption of privacy firsthand. Friday at 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Twitter Pegs the 'Awesome Meter' -- Site Changes You'll Love and What They Mean

I love Twitter! It is my favorite social media site, just the way it is, for lots of reasons. Twitter has been the single most valuable driver of my business. So, when Twitter, in their official blog, says they are going to be making massive changes over the next few weeks, I worry. Show More Summary

TDK: Built to Record Every Lifestyle

I recently sat down to chat with TDK Corp executive director, Toshihide ("Toshi") Hokari about the evolution of this blast from the past company. TDK Corp started in Japan as TDK Electronics in 1935 as a manufacturer of cassette tapes and later videotapes, CD-R's, and an extensive collection of recording products. Show More Summary

Entrepreneurship and Women: How We Can and Should Make "Female" an Unnecessary Adjective

Every business publication I pick up these days seems to feature stories about discrimination against women in the technology world. I have even been on the receiving end of this high profile press with a recent female entrepreneur spotlight piece in the the New York Times. Show More Summary

How to: Make Money Under 20 (App Edition)

Have you ever played Angry Birds or used Snapchat and wished you could be a mobile mogul like the billionaires behind the popular app phenomenons? I recently caught up with 23-year-old Kyle Parsons who created Skribe, a new app thatShow More Summary

RT If You: The Rise in Fake Activism

Will the real activists please stand up? In a social-media crazed society, insignificant measures are seen as influential. A mere "RT" on a Twitter post, "like" on a Facebook status or "tag" on an Instagram photo has become the mechanism to create change. Show More Summary

'Humanities Folks' Need to Pay Attention to STEM, and Vice Versa

When I was little, I hated a lot of things. I refused to practice piano or violin. I didn't eat my leafy vegetables. But most of all I hated math. By extension, I disliked anything that stank of equations: physics, chemistry, technology, engineering. Show More Summary

Rise of the Data States: How the Big Internet Players Became Global Powers

When the Oval Office accepts your inbound call you know that you're important. That's why Mark Zuckerberg's disclosure that he called Barack Obama directly to discuss concerns over online privacy confirmed to many of us what we already...Show More Summary

Managing Your Identity in a Digital World

When addressing the topic of online identity management, I like to start out by sharing a figure that helps put this issue in perspective. In the past five years, the amount of digital information created and shared globally has increased by 900 percent to two zettabytes. Show More Summary

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile

The fact is if you aren't optimized for mobile you're ultimately losing sales. Research shows that 57 percent of mobile users will abandon your website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load and 30 percent will abandon a purchase transaction...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Elemental Technologies Now Powering Video Encoding for BBC iPlayer, Integration with Adobe Primetime

LAS VEGAS - Elemental Technologies, the Portland, Oregon-based video encoding software company is powering the "entire BBC iPlayer infrastructure," says CEO Sam Blackman, in this interview with Beet.TV at the NAB Show. For the BBC and other customers, the video encoding happens increasingly in the Amazon "cloud," he explains. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Live Video Streaming Format MPEG Dash Embraced by Akamai, Google, Adobe, Microsoft others

LAS VEGAS - MPEG Dash - the emerging live video format for cross-platform streaming, has picked up considerable traction over the twelve months with the participation of major players including Google's YouTube, Microsoft's Azure, Adobe...Show More Summary

What Google Glass Can't See

Yesterday was a big day. Americans paid their taxes, but that is old news, and not sexy at all. The truth is, is was a big day for Googlers and tech lovers alike: Most specifically because yesterday was the one-day, hot-off-the-press...Show More Summary

The Writers Workbench: The Flashlight Edition

I hadn't really expected to devote much attention to what are basically flashlights. In fact, when I came across the new series of Energizer products, I only contacted the company about reviewing one of them, an item which I thought would be appropriate for using when on the road. Show More Summary

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