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Friday, July 22, 2011 18:07 PM

Google Wipes Your Brain

Related: Nick Carr plumbs The Shallows, more here. By Tim Moran Sometimes it's the year a movie was released ("The Thing From Another World"), others it's the name of a one-hit wonder band (who did "Ange....

Monday, July 18, 2011 17:07 PM

Travel Site FAIL

by Samuel Greengard For nearly a month I've been trying to plan a vacation to South America for this autumn. And for the greater part of a month, I've found myself idling somewhere between frustrated and ....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 17:07 PM

A New Low for Journalism--and Technology

By Eileen Feretic The ever-growing revelations involving the phone-hacking scandal of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World--which go back at least as far as 2005--are appalling on many levels. The misdeeds ....

Monday, July 11, 2011 17:07 PM

Blame Yourself For Lax Security

Click here to read a related slideshow, Search Engines Are Poisoning Your Computer. by Samuel Greengard Digital security is an illusion. Protection increasingly consists of putting more barbs on the wire....

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 17:07 PM

122 Passwords

by Samuel Greengard I think I've finally hit the wall. My eyes are aching, my fingers are sore and my mind is numb. I'm staring at my e-mail inbox. It currently contains 4,772 items that need to be file....

Monday, June 27, 2011 18:06 PM

Business Intelligence From Your Customers

by Samuel Greengard You're probably used to me moaning about breakdowns and mess-ups in corporate America's use of IT. The companies I write about notice, too. As they should. If you're not using trackin....

Thursday, June 23, 2011 18:06 PM

Digital Eternity Feels Hellish

by Tim Moran Using the digital world to make yourself and your personal information "eternal" is an idea that crops up every now and then (as with Legacy Locker, which lets you store passwords and entrust....

Monday, June 20, 2011 17:06 PM

Shipwrecked on Data Island

by Samuel Greengard We surf the web with ease, but much of our data remains trapped and isolated on different islands. Despite all the hoopla over cloud computing and syncing capabilities, we still have a....

Friday, June 17, 2011 17:06 PM

Thought Control, But In a Good Way

by Tim Moran Technology under development by a team of physicians, scientists, and engineers at Brown University, the Providence VA Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital can translate brain s....

Monday, June 13, 2011 16:06 PM

How To Lose a Paying Customer

by Samuel Greengard Hand some companies an arsenal of digital technologies and they find a way to blow themselves up. Case in point: for years I carried a United MileagePlus Visa card from Chase Bank. I ....

Friday, June 10, 2011 18:06 PM

#Noemail Meets #LessFacebook

Paul Jones is done with email. The pioneering internet information specialist and UNC professor announced his decision in early May and made good on the pledge on June 1; he reports that his first week wi....

Monday, June 06, 2011 18:06 PM

Going On A Digital Diet

by Samuel Greengard A recent survey conducted by mobile telecom giant Ericsson found that 35 percent of iPhone and Android users check their e-mail or Facebook account before getting out of bed in the mo....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 16:05 PM

Andrew McAfee: Drilling For Data

by Samuel Greengard I interviewed Andrew McAfee recently for a CIO Insight magazine story about the multi-generational workforce. McAfee is Associate Director and Principal Research Scientist for the Cen....

Thursday, May 26, 2011 20:05 PM

Imaginary Phones Get Real

by Tim Moran The Hasso Plattner Institute, in Potsdam, Germany, is home to the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Within the lab is the "Imaginary Interfaces" project, which involves research into "screen-les....

Monday, May 23, 2011 18:05 PM

Apple Store FTW

by Samuel Greengard Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is showing up. That may be so but I'm also convinced that in the business world there's a huge gap between showing up and thriving. S....