Time for the Maker Movement to Grow Up

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com The idea of making things and creating things, especially in the digital realm, has captured the imagination of many digital pioneers. Just head to the New York Maker Faire in New York City this fall and you'll…

Raising Kids in a Digital World

Source:  www.huffingtonpost.com After watching kids and technology metamorphose for the past 30 years, I've come to some big picture thoughts for any parent who's made technology an integral part of their family life. First: There are no…

The Summer of Living Dangerously

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comWinter has its icy roads, but summer, when we're on the go and active outdoors, has its own dangers. Not saying you should lock yourself in a closet this summer, but new technologies have created some rather effective…

Geeks Make Strange Bedfellows

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comThey say that politics makes strange bedfellows, but geeks do it better. For decades, few wanted much to do with those nocturnal-toiling, suit-less, pizza-inhaling species. But fast forward to today, when the khaki/untucked…

Who Says Kids Don't Get Science?

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comWe all talk about how schools are failing our kids when it comes to science and technology. Yet here are ten kids who prove us wrong. In a partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

Diamonds Are Forever, Technology A Few Minutes -- Can They Get Along?

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comJewelry has been around since the birth of civilization. Technology, not so long. But a few prescient jewelry manufacturers like Dennis Ulrich, CEO of Richline, are hell-bent on melding the two. Ulrich told me…

What Happens to Your Data When You Monitor Your Personal Fitness

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comWearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.As we become more comfortable…

So Much to Learn, So Little Time

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comCurious about where the long-past college set goes to learn, I asked 4,000 of my closest Facebook friends if they'd ever taken an online class. The results were amazingly random with two exceptions: Lynda.com and…

Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comHas anyone noticed that crowdfunding is not just about a bunch of young aspirationals looking for cash? What started out as a way to democratize innovation and access to capital, is now a sweet way for well-established…

Turn RadioShack into MakerShack

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comRadioShack is a 94-year-old electronics chain that once spawned a generation of tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers. These proto-geeks knew they could travel a few miles to find a treasure trove of electronics parts…