The Space Shuttle Enterprise and the Smart TV: Unlikely Friends

Confused about the future of the television? No more so than the people who are building it. Research states that more than half of households in North America and Western Europe will be connected to the Internet through their television sets…
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Video Game as Art

I stopped by the Art of the Video Game at the Smithsonian in DC last week.  The exhibit took viewers on a waltz through video gaming from Atari to Xbox. While the kiosks were ok, the conversations that these machines evoked were positively…
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Got Ideas to Keep Seniors Independent? There’s a Contest For That

Put on your high tech thinking caps: the HelloAgain Challenge is asking you to share your ideas for the future of senior-centric mobile phones, phone accessories and applications. And it just kicked off this week. You don’t need to be a techie…
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Nostalgia: The Next Big Old Thing

It all starts with the Furby, which is being readied for a 21st century makeover. Furby’s new LED eyes make bizarre designs, and motion sensors make Furby laugh when tickled. An app that comes with Furby lets you shoot it some food and even…
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Digital Health’s Summer Summit Wrap-Up

No moss growing under our feet this summer. We’ve been busy at work, running some new summer summits as well as planning for an exciting year at CES in 2013.  Whether you’re a digital health professional or just someone who’s going to…
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Growing in LeapPads and Bounds

The original Leapad looked like a talking book and was introduced in 1999.   A lot of kids cut their reading teeth on these books . Your book could read you a story, or you could or use the attached stylus to press on a word or sentence to…

What Boomers Want in a Website

Baby Boomers are defined as the 78 million Americans born from 1946-1964. They control 77 percent of the nation’s wealth, they buy 45 percent of all consumer goods, and they spent $2.5 trillion in 2010, according to the Pew Institute. Each…
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It’s 11PM, Do You Know Where Your Contract Is?

It’s Friday night at 11, and suddenly I find myself with that all-important contract that needs to be signed and countersigned by Monday morning. I don’t know about you, but I junked my paperweight cum fax machine (recycled actually) about…
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You Are Your Own Brand so for Pete's Sake, Deal With It

I first talked to Patrick Ambrose while he was still a student at Syracuse University, working on the earliest version of BrandYourself. Ambrose and his co-creators saw first-hand how otherwise good kids were getting bad reps from silly social…
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A Few of My Favorite Tech Things

Mom.me blogger Jenna Burch asked me for a few of my favorite things when it came to kid's tech toys. Jenna ran with it and produced this lovely and thoughtful article.