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How and Why Did ‘Kony 2012’ Go Viral Overnight?

By now, you've seen the "Kony 2012" video, or at least heard of it, and you've heard the criticisms. And whether you are a supporter or a detractor, you likely think the story's done, a passing fad lost already to shortened news cycles, fickle Twitter trends, and Facebook app archives. But that is n...

Online Ad Scams, Part 2: Fighting Back

Victims bilked of their money by fake online ads are not the only ones hurt. "Blatant fraud, like the fake-news diet promotions and other online scams that have sprouted in recent years, only serves to undermine consumer confidence and eventually marketers and business as a whole," said attorney Bil...

Online Ad Scams, Part 1: Tip for a Tiny Belly and Other Snake Oil

You've seen the ad a thousand times on the Internet: "1 Tip for a Tiny Belly" says the hand-lettered headline above the crudely drawn swelling-and-shrinking belly. "Cut down a bit of your belly everyday following this one weird tip," it goes on to say. If starvation caused by having funds continuous...

Have Apps, Will Travel – Part 2

No matter how many virtual meeting applications spring up and how popular they may be, travel is still a bit part of corporate life. Fortunately, mobile apps have made the task more tolerable, more efficient and considerably more pleasant. That is, of course, if you're using the best apps for the tr...

Have Apps, Will Travel – Part 1

Travel apps open a whole new world for vacationers and business travelers alike. However, there are now so many travel apps that it's hard to determine which will render the best and most frequently updated information. Muddying the issue further, app stores tend to list flight and hotel apps first ...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 4: Life, Death and Lawsuits

While mobile healthcare apps are certainly handy now, they are soon destined to take point in the fight to control healthcare costs. Everything from electronic medical records to diagnostics will pulse across mobile apps on devices ranging from smartphones to tablets. The goal is to put quality medi...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 3: On the Cutting Edge

The future of mobile healthcare apps is already here, and it readily conjures images of "Star Trek" and Dr. "Bones" McCoy's medical tricorder. Take for example, a new app system developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital that detects cancer. The palm-size nuclear magnetic resonance d...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 2: Making Life Safer and Sweeter

For years, industry leaders have predicted the Year of Mobile -- but that was back when those in the know thought of mobile in terms of a trend. Trends have peaks. Those crests are marked by a "Year Of" label that largely heralds a forthcoming decline. Mobile will have no peak, despite its growing...

Mobile Health Apps, Part 1: Taking Your Life Into Your Own Handhelds

With every passing day, smartphones are melding into our personal lives -- almost without our notice. One of the most striking changes in how the ever-tinier handhelds are augmenting our lives is through mobile apps -- most especially healthcare apps. At first, healthcare apps seemed mainly a novelt...

Giving Electronic Rejects a Second Chance

The downer in buying a new gadget is in ditching the old gizmo. The mental gymnastics set in almost immediately. Sell it? Donate it? Trash it? To make matters worse, the ditching dilemma appears to get harder to solve with every passing year. eBay, the old standby for profitable disposal of just abo...

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Does the Netbook Stand a Chance?

Trends have always come and gone, but when it comes to all-things-tech, the speed of change is faster than an Internet minute. It isn't that tech users are all that fickle; it's that the environment around them is constantly changing. Take the "smartphones vs. laptops war" for example. It isn't that...

Does the Netbook Have a Life?

Trends have always come and gone, but when it comes to all-things-tech, the speed of change is faster than an Internet minute. It isn't that tech users are all that fickle; it's that the environment around them is constantly changing. Take the "smartphones vs. laptops war" for example. It isn't that...

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Mobile Computing’s Cloudy Forecast

Many a techie is looking at the cloud and seeing the shape of the future -- but that shape is often starkly defined by the data center, leaving little room for visions of mobile. Yet the cloud will undoubtedly shape-shift mobile devices in fascinating and often unexpected ways. "The cloud is the per...

Here Comes the Holodeck

As if scripted for a "Star Trek" episode, news of a real-life, real-time hologram instantly projected images of holodecks in many a sci-fi fan's head, only to be dashed and challenged and revived again. The action opened with an announcement that a technological breakthrough by researchers at The Un...

Can a Plain Old PC Beat Google TV and Apple TV?

Google TV and Apple TV would have you believe "...we are now controlling the transmission ... the horizontal and the vertical..." in a pitch scraped straight from the intro to "The Outer Limits." But controlling the transmission, they're not. At least not yet. What viewers have now is an extremely f...

The Law and Your Robot Chauffeur

Google's wow factor is still at large -- this time in a self-driving car that's tootling about California in a series of test runs. It's easy to get carried away with the dream of a personal (albeit automated) chauffeur and the implied robotic "get out of jail free card." The inebriated and textholi...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 3

Being tethered to a computer all day is bad for employees' health and for employers' profits, considering healthcare insurance premiums climb and productivity declines with every worker malady. The latest scientific evidence finds that productivity is reduced even when it appears to be unimpeded. Wo...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 2

The very nature of humanity has been changed by the nature of modern work. Where once workers were lean, muscled and tan, now they are pudgy, stooped and wrist-warped. The problem comes from restricted movement over long stretches in the day. Computers have chained employees to one spot, effectively...

Office Space: Technology’s Good vs. Evil Battle, Part 1

21st Century Western civilization bears the brunt of the greatest health threat since the black plague. Although not quite as dramatic -- there are no bodies in the street or mass graves of the afflicted, for example -- the death count is high and climbing, and the toll on company costs (from health...

The Ultimate Jailbreaker, Part 3

While the cloud appears to be the ultimate jailbreaker, it is prudent to remember that a freed device is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, the phone becomes a truer handheld computer, fully enabled to exceed native carrier and device restrictions. On the other hand, the phone becomes a miniature co...

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