Silicon Valley: Where Men Are Wrong and Women Are Wronged

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comIn the early '90s, as one of the first women editors of a technology magazine, my female employees would plop themselves down in my office to recount the humiliations, the come-ons, and the frustrations over the…

Thermometers Replace Mercury With Bluetooth

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comThermometers have come a long way from fragile glass tubes filled with dangerous mercury. Those rectal thermometers are still one of the nightmares of my childhood. Today, adhesive strips that contain tiny sensors,…

Teaching Tech to the Elderly Helps Kids See the Magic

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comWhen my own kids used to misbehave on the Internet -- be it foul language, plagiarism or porn -- I would take their privileges away chiding, "Remember you weren't born with a silver URL in your mouth."But, in fact,…

Sleep: The Biggest Loser at CES 2015

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comAt CES 2015 the biggest loser was sleep. Collectively, I'd venture to say the 170,000 plus attendees lost at least one million hours of collective sleep (based on a two-day stay in Vegas). Whether they were in…

Who's Done Right by Kids This Year?

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comNo longer an afterthought, technology is as much a part of a well-balanced kid's diet as milk or fiber. No longer an option, it's interwoven and always present -- at school, at home, online and all points between.So…

Help! My Phone Has More Accessories Than Me

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com"All my bags are packed I'm ready to go," as the words to the song begin. I've got my clothes laid out on one side of the bed. The other side belongs to my phone and its accessories. Guess who's better dressed?…

The Plot for Tech to Drive You Crazy

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comIt's a plot I tell you. Little things about the tech world are designed to make you think you're crazy. Here's my list of things that drove me to tech-stress this year. What's on your list?Phone Cases: Never mind…

What I Learned About Crowdfunding

Source: www.huffingtonpost.comLaunching a crowdfunding campaign is not for the faint-hearted. You need the relentless fundraising skills of National Public Radio, the know-how of product design and manufacture, and some serious marketing chops--and…

Can This Selfie Be Saved

SOURCE: www.huffingtonpost.comWho do we love? Ourselves, methinks. The usage of the word "selfie" has increased over 17,000 percent in the last two years, according to the editors of the Oxford Dictionaries. Scrabble considers it a valid word…
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Fujifilm Instax: Bringing the Printed Photo Back into Fashion

This week I had Rachel Dunphy, my twenty-something assistant put a portable printer through its paces. Rachel discovered the kitsch, the playfulness, and the always present beauty of the printed photo. Here’s what Rachel had to say about “the…