Google Glass: $1500 Dollars Later and All I Got Was This Lousy Photo

Source: www.chipchick.comSome people indulge their midlife crises with botox, others with convertible cars or travel. Mine, true to form, was plunking down enough money for Amex to put a stop on my card, and join the elite ranks of augmented…

Coding School: When Your School Project Lands You the Job

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com As good ole fashioned jobs dry up faster than plants in the summer, there's a gold rush to get the 21st century skills you need to marketable. That message has not been lost on a crop of new "how to learn programming…

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…

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…

Fujifilm Instax: Bringing the Printed Photo Back into Fashion

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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…

Kids and Moms and Tech Part I: The Reverse Titanic Syndrome

As the Titanic was sinking, it was kids and women into the lifeboats first, but in the high tech world, kids and women are often back-burner-ed while guys get their gadget fixes daily. Read More