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Monday, October 01, 2012 15:15 PM

Money Squared: The Digital Wallet

Once consumers and merchants realize that mobile payments could spell the end of POS lines and could also transform marketing, expect a stampede to the digital wallet.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 16:40 PM

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Over the past few years, the way we communicate and interact has changed more than it did over the past few thousand years.

Friday, September 07, 2012 14:05 PM

Monkeying Around With Tablets

A conservation organization has created the “Apps for Apes” project, which gives orangutans iPads to provide them with “unlimited enrichment opportunities.”

Thursday, August 23, 2012 17:00 PM

Mobile Changes Everything

The Holy Grail of mobility is to be able to move a computing state from one device to another, and to start, stop and resume work without even thinking about exchanging files and syncing. We're nearly there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 15:10 PM

A Senior Phone Moment

As baby boomers age, the market is ready: There are some new cell phones designed specifically for “mature audiences,” who don’t see or hear as well as they used to.

Monday, July 23, 2012 16:07 PM

Seven Tech Travel Hassles

By Samuel Greengard It was once a joy to travel. Nowadays, it's just a big fat hassle. It certainly doesn't help that so many airports, airlines and hotels are awful at making life easier for their custom....

Monday, July 02, 2012 18:07 PM

Roped in by OS Limitations

By Samuel Greengard The graphical user interface is now about 50 years old, and it's starting to show its advanced age. Although Apple and Microsoft have continued to innovate on the concepts that Doug En....

Thursday, June 14, 2012 16:06 PM

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....

Monday, June 04, 2012 19:06 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....

Thursday, May 31, 2012 17:05 PM

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 16:05 PM

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....

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 18:05 PM

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....

Thursday, April 19, 2012 23:04 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,....

Monday, April 09, 2012 17:04 PM

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....

Friday, March 09, 2012 17:03 PM

Look to the Skies: TED Talk Showcases "Aerial Robots"

By Tim Moran Look out, because autonomous agile aerial robots are taking to the sky! At least, they did at a recent TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference, where Vijay Kumar, deputy dean for Ed....