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Monday, July 09, 2012 09:07 AM

Your e-Book Reads You

By Samuel Greengard A few days ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that publishers are suddenly enamored by e-books because they provide insights into the behavior of people reading books. It's possibl....

Monday, June 25, 2012 10:06 AM

7 Tech Gaffes at Meetings

By Samuel Greengard On a scale of undesirable activities, most of us rank meetings only slightly above food poisoning and paying taxes. Yet meetings are essential, and they can prove highly productive--if....

Friday, June 22, 2012 16:06 PM

Thinking About Turing

By Tim Moran Anyone who has spent time in the computing game has heard the name Alan Turing, who many believe is one of the giants of the digital age and arguably the most famous computer scientist of all ....

Monday, June 18, 2012 09:06 AM

Money for Nothing?

By Samuel Greengard One of the fascinating things about the online world is the emergence of digital economies. In games as diverse as Farmville, Mafia Wars, World of Warcraft and Second Life, people are ....

Friday, June 15, 2012 09:06 AM

Euro Researchers Get SMART

By Tim Moran Would you believe there's a European consortium working to bring search to the city? Well, there is, and it's called SMART, for "Search Engine for MultimediA EnviRonment-generated ContenT." O....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 09:06 AM

Are We a Nation of Tech Addicts?

By Samuel Greengard Every day, the evidence piles up that we're becoming a nation of tech addicts. We're unable to pull ourselves away from Facebook, we text during meals, and we can't stop checking our m....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 01:41 AM

Obama and the Vox Populi -1

There's a lot of excitement about the new WhiteHouse.gov site, perhaps especially the blog. Justifiably so, as the team that figured out 2.0 campaigning now brings the same skillset to the top job in the l....

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 15:06 PM

Lunacy at Light Speed

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 09:06 AM

You Can Talk to the Animals

By Tim Moran Sandy and Bud had no trouble doing it, but most other real humans do--except, perhaps, the U.S. Navy, with its Marine Mammal Program, but that's another story. "It" is talking to dolphins. ....

Monday, June 04, 2012 12:06 PM

In Pursuit of the Digital Wallet

By Samuel Greengard Americans aren't particularly enamored with the concept of mobile payments, according to a recent report from IDC. Only 19.3 percent of 2,560 people surveyed said they had ever paid fo....

Friday, June 01, 2012 09:06 AM

The Mouse That Researched

By Tim Moran Is there a more in-your-face brand than Disney? You can probably count on the fingers of your two hands the number of people on the planet who have not heard of this media and entertainment ....

Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:05 AM

Will Speech Tech Drive Us Crazy?

By Samuel Greengard Speech recognition systems in cars have been stuck in neutral for years. You utter commands and the car winds up doing something entirely different--or you receive the digital equivale....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 09:05 AM

Mobile Phone Misdemeanors

By Samuel Greengard You would think that, after all these years, people would have some notion of mobile phone etiquette. Unfortunately, things are getting worse rather than better. Here are some things t....

Friday, May 25, 2012 13:05 PM

What Can You Do With a Bubble-Bot?

By Tim Moran There's just something about robots. As I wander the Web for looking for interesting tidbits to write about, I must confess that my eye is always drawn to stories about new technologies or dev....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 08:05 AM

Facebook Faces Reality

By Samuel Greengard You may recall a late 1990s phenomenon dubbed the dot-com bubble. During this period, countless startups tossed out a steady stream of novel and crazy ideas--in a few cases, innovative....