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The Best Gear of Summer

These days my clothes pack quickly. My gear takes longer. By the time I synch gadgets, coil power cords, juice up batteries and prepare my SD cards and USBs, the clothes seem practically incidental. But, these days you are what you carry. For…
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Best Buy Can Turn into Mobile Experts

Some blame Apple. Some blame Amazon. Either way, it’s clear that Best Buy is taking a beating both in the online and physical worlds of mobile electronics sales. What to do? Look to the mobile market. While the iPhone is a beaut, the world…
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Have an App-y Summer

Smartphones in summer are far from perfect. The screens are hard to see when you’re out of doors, they tend to run out of batteries at inopportune moments, and it seems you’re always in a no-cell area when you need one. Still, your smartphone…

An Appendix of Kids Apps

My friend Stanley, a poet and inventor, calls it the "App-endix" of kids apps. Like any true curmudgeon, he says the app-endix, just like the real one in your body, will cease to be useful through the process of evolution. There are lots of…
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College Education, The Prices Are Insane!

Higher-education costs have skyrocketed 450 percent, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard lots of chatter about new online models for higher education. Some critics are…
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Can Tech Help Change Your Kid’s Behavior?

You betcha! B.F. Skinner, the father of psychology’s behaviorist movement, would be giving electronics manufacturers the high five right now. It turns out that 1) kids like working for rewards and 2) technology is a really good motivator.…
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Fitbit - To Step or Not To Step

In my last posting I promised to report on my progress with the Kinect and Xbox, but things took an unexpected turn when we began renovations on our kitchen. Since we live in a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, renovating one room requires…
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A College Education: The Prices Are Insane!

Higher-education costs have skyrocketed 450 percent, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Over the past few weeks we’ve heard lots of chatter about new online models for higher education.  Some critics…