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A Few Less Shopping Headaches

People love swapping holiday shopping stories: the nightmares, the finds and the victories.   READ MORE
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Is Technology a Creativity Crusher?

Maybe it was the very name “computers” that got machines off to their rocky start. They were computational machines — superfast number crunchers.   READ MORE
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What Will It Mean to Keep Kids Safe Online in 2020?

In a much quainter time at the dawn of the Internet age, well intentioned stakeholders including parents, teachers, government, Internet service providers, and developers of kids’ content saw that kids might become endangered on the Internet.   READ…

Mattel’s Aristotle Does Nothing that Alexa Doesn’t Already Do; So Why the Double Standard?

The NY Times recently ran a story about a 3-year-old girl’s relationship to Alexa. The precocious three-year-old asks Alexa everything from what the weather is to how old Alexa is.   READ MORE

tbh: Can A Site Be Anonymous and Still Pull Off a Positivity Spin?

By now it’s old news that teens are not using Facebook as much as Facebook had hoped.   READ MORE

Rethinking Credit Scores in the Age of Fintech

The Equifax data breach that exposed 143 million personal records was a wake up call about the shoddy security at one of the major credit rating bureaus.   READ MORE
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The Internet of All Things Payable

Today, the Internet of Things is pretty good at telling you how many steps you took or how to optimize your thermostat.   READ MORE 
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This Baby Boomer knows all the digital trends

June 10, 2018: Tech is largely dominated by new products and fresh young faces, but that’s not stopping Robin Raskin. She has been in the industry for more than 40 years and shows no signs of backing down. Even though she spends most of her…
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China’s Perfect Storm AI Moment

In July of 2017 the Chinese government issued a development plan to make the country the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. So far things are going better than pretty well.   The government’s commitment to AI dominance,…
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Rethinking Credit Scores in the Age of Fintech

The Equifax data breach that exposed 143 million personal records was a wake up call about the shoddy security at one of the major credit rating bureaus. Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com
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Staying Old in a Young Business

I’ve thought about writing this piece for the last two decades which means I am not getting younger.   READ MORE
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Ride-Sharing: Lots of Holes to Be Plugged

The startup economy always has a niche waiting to be filled by a creative person, and that person is often looking for answer to what begins as a personal problem.   READ MORE
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Real Money, Virtual Reality

For most of us, VR today means donning some heavy face mask contraption and flailing your arms (to the amusement of others) in an immersive reality that only you can see.   READ MORE
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Want to Be Coin Insider? Jump and Holler “HODL”

I’ve attended enough conferences about coins and cryptocurrency to know I’m watching world-changing history.   READ MORE
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What To Do with Twenty Years of Content? Start an Academy

LeapFrog’s twenty-year history is a classic study of the speed of change in the tech industry.   READ MORE
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3 More Good Choices for The Summer of Coding

Interesting building kits and coding tools for teaching kids about technology are pouring into the market.   READ MORE
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Teaching President Trump that Cyber Civility Matters

Everyone knows that President Trump has given the word “bully pulpit” a new meaning.   READ MORE
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High Tech Couture Meets CES Asia’s Tech Fans

Over the past 7 years, FashionWare, a runway show for tech enthusiasts, has come to represent a blend of pioneering designers in the world of high tech fashion garments and makers of high tech accessories.   READ MORE
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Jiobit: Don’t Worry, Mommy Always Knows Where You Are

John Renaldi had one of those heart stopping moments when he lost his child in a crowded park.   READ MORE
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Low Tech, High Tech Guide to Staying Safe this Summer

Empty homes are like the kid at school who always had the “kick me” sticker on his butt.   READ MORE
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Tech Products Tackle Problems That Come with Age

More and more innovative companies are waking up to the fact that there is life beyond age 55.   READ MORE

What’s Your Best Bet for Teaching Kids to Code? (Ways to Teach Coding Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we looked whether coding is an important skill. Now let’s look at how to decide which of the many ways of teaching kids to code might work best. Read More

To Code or Read the Odyssey? That is the Question. (Ways to Teach Coding Part 1)

Education is a swinging pendulum. Whether the debate is to teach whole language learning or teach new math it seems to always be a battle of absolutes. Next battlefield? To code or not to code. Parents, nervous that their kids might live…

Pondering Creativity, Immortality and Borders with a 100 Year Old Ad Agency

Grey Advertising Agency just celebrated its 100th year anniversary. To put that in context, Mad Men looks like a young ‘un. To kickstart the next 100, the company asked every employee to have an EEG scan of their brains while wearing a…