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Big Kids Play with Toys and Games

Film directors get their names in the credits. Songwriters get their names in the credits. Toy and Game inventors? Not so much. That’s what Andy Roo Forest, a celebrated toy maker and accomplished singer/songwriter, sang about as he kicked off a celebration of toy and game makers at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Read More

Time for a High-Tech Peace Corps?

To say the election results have been troubling could be the most historic understatement ever. The deep rifts in the country, shown in red and blue, depict a tale of a changing economy, one where retooling factories, digging deeper for more coal, or producing more steel are, for many reasons, an unworkable solution. Read More

Banks Fight Back: We Can Play the Digital Game Too

Last year, when I attended Money 2020, the large tradeshow that covers fintech (where finance meets technology), I walked away sure that banks were on their last gasping breaths. Young start-up fintech companies doing everything from lending money to creating payment systems and building digital wallets, were attacking traditional banks. With death by a thousand […]

Fashion Leaders Seek Place in the Digital World

Like every marriage, the marriage of technology and fashion is always evolving. Technologists descend from a tribe that says “if it works, it’s amazing.” The fashion world needs to combine beauty and functionality with the technology in order for it attract its fashion-forward clientele. Gen 1 of fashion technology basically put a pretty shell atop […]

Your Body, Your Password

Passwords are totally out of control. You probably have thousands of them and remember none of them. Some insist on a mixture of crazy characters, uppercase letters and numbers, making sure you’ll never remember your password. Read More