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Thursday, May 17, 2012 14:05 PM

This City Doesn't Want You

By Tim Moran Why would anyone build a new city covering about 15 square miles in the southeast corner of New Mexico, but not want anyone to live there? Pegasus Global Holdings, that's who. This private in....

Monday, May 14, 2012 15:05 PM

Technology's Weakest Link

By Samuel Greengard Optical scanning technology has come a long way in recent years. Flatbed and portable scanners, along with smartphone apps that snap pictures and convert the images to PDFs, have made ....

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 14:05 PM

Don't Get Stung by Social Media

By Samuel Greengard Right now, social media is all the buzz--and for good reason. It connects people in new and profoundly different ways, and it allows a fundamentally different type of interaction: bott....

Monday, May 07, 2012 09:05 AM

Publishing Needs to Turn a New Page

By Samuel Greengard Digital technology is shredding the publishing industry. Newspapers are bleeding red ink, and book and magazine publishers are scrambling to find new ways to connect to readers and ear....

Friday, May 04, 2012 10:05 AM

Of Porn and Prayer

By Tim Moran It's all in the eye of the beholder. A recent story from NYDailyNews.com covered Symantec's annual "Internet Security Threat Report." Clearly, this kind of report is not something Daily News ....

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:05 AM

Mobile Boarding Passes Don't Fly

By Samuel Greengard Airports and airlines offer what seems to be the perfect confluence of poorly implemented technology and really bad business processes. Case in point: The day before boarding a recent....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 09:04 AM

Seven Deadly Social Media Sins

By Samuel Greengard Social media is an amazing thing. Unfortunately, too many people and companies use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other services in an ineffective or obnoxious way. Here are some of t....

Thursday, April 19, 2012 16:04 PM

Blind to Opportunity

By Samuel Greengard Last year, Apple sold more than 40 million iPads. In fact, the total number of iOS devices in use (iPhone, IPod Touches and iPads) is now somewhere north of 156 million. At this point,....

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 16:04 PM

Word Up! For IT Security

By Tim Moran IT has always been in a position of power, in the sense that those employed within its ranks often have access to the most sensitive company data. This isn't a problem when things are going w....

Monday, April 16, 2012 10:04 AM

Dealing With Disruption

By Sam Greengard A few weeks ago, my four-year-old laptop went DOA and, after much deliberation, I decided to buy the new iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard. When the unit arrived and I began installing apps,....

Monday, April 09, 2012 10:04 AM

Seven Deadly Email Sins

By Sam Greengard You would think that by now we would know how to use email. Nope! Here are some of the most common and annoying gaffes, glitches and breakdowns: 1. Unsigned, sealed and delivered. Sendin....

Monday, April 02, 2012 12:04 PM

Swinging the Social Media Wrecking Ball

By Samuel Greengard If the Internet has proved one thing about human nature, it's that it's possible to hold a megaphone up to stupidity. Peruse discussion boards and reader comments at news sites, and yo....

Monday, March 26, 2012 09:03 AM

A Blatant Violation of Privacy

By Samuel Greengard It's disturbing--and creepy--to learn that a growing number of employers are asking job applicants for their personal passwords to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. The....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 08:03 AM

We're All Overworked

By Samuel Greengard Take a poll of your 10 closest friends and I'm willing to wager that, if they're working, they will complain about working way too much. Twenty years ago, we were reading about how tec....

Friday, March 16, 2012 15:03 PM

Unmanned Ocean Vehicles Making Waves

By Tim Moran November 17, 2011: A quartet of unmanned ocean vehicles, called Wave Gliders, were launched from San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club by Liquid Robotics, an ocean-data services provider and....