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  • Why are kids so rude?
    Why are kids so rude?
    Are please and thank you defunct? Is making eye contact while speaking to another person old-fashioned? Is listening attentively without interrupting a thing of the past? Has sarcasm become the new normal? Observe children at restaurants, play...
  • Fitbit
    Fitbit data increasingly used as court evidence
    There is one thing Jeannine M. Risley now knows for sure: before claiming to be raped, she should have taken off her Fitbit.As fitness trackers like Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin, as well as smart watches such as the Apple Watch and the Samsung...
  • Engineers develop first practical biodegradable transistors
    Engineers develop first practical biodegradable transistors
    The pace at which electronics change has created an electronic waste problem because most of the materials used to make the working parts of portable electronic devices are not reused or recycled. Zhenqiang Ma, a professor of electrical and...
  • Ultrasound imager provides first 3D fingerprint recognition for phones
    Ultrasound imager provides first 3D fingerprint recognition for phones
    Two-dimensional fingerprint recognition software for smart phones was rapidly overcome by internet thieves because the image could be copied. The first three-dimensional finger print recognition system for smart phones and other devices has been...
  • Avakai are small wooden dolls that come in several colors.
    Avakai: Communicative dolls
    Technology and toys are increasingly becoming infused across a wide spectrum of products and this melding is extremely apparent in the toy known as “Avakai.” Avakai are small wooden dolls inlaid with digital chips that enable them to...
  • Sphero is a company that creates toys infused with technology.
    Introducing “Darkside” by Sphero
    Technology is increasingly infusing itself within the world of toys and games and certain companies are dedicated to enhancing the effects of this technological merging, referred to as “connected toys.” Sphero is one such company...
  • 2015 Ford Trends - Young drivers fear other drivers
    Young drivers fearful of other drivers: Snakes & spiders not so much
    We all have fear of something and a few have a lot more fear than other people. Fear of elevators, fear of heights, and even fear of getting married or having a baby. Fear of spiders, snakes, and even death have always been at or near the top of...
  • Google Privacy Concerns
    Google may be listening in on your private conversations
    With the rise of new technology comes a growing concern over privacy. In a report today from The Guardian, open source developers are outraged by the secret installation of Google software that privacy campaigners say is capable of listening in on...
  • Eyewear Technology
    Future trends in Eyewear technology
    Wearable technology has been around for a few years but not all of us have gotten a firsthand experience with it yet. The next few years might be a lot different. Wearable technology is one of the hottest technologies to hit Silicon Valley in the...
  • Electronic cards play key role in food aid for refugees
    Why this card is vital for refugees
    With a record number of refugees globally, it's especially important the role technology can play in helping them. A tiny, little plastic card actually makes a world of difference for Syrian refugees.It's called an electronic card, or e...
  • Student reads into a microphone
    Teachers, students, and the digital classroom.
    The New Digital Divide“While traditional access and availability issues remain at the heart of creating equity, some experts say an emergent type of social divide is surfacing. Howard Rheingold, in his recent book Smart Mobs, asserts that ...
  • The Apple MacBook Air
    What device should my school buy - Part 1 of 3
    This article is Part One of a Three Part series on choosing the right device for your school. In this series we separate the tablets from the computers, and evaluate an appropriate Apple MacBook against a similar PC and Chromebook computer. Click...
  • The MyQ Garage App: OMG  Did I leave the garage door open?
    The MyQ Garage App: OMG Did I leave the garage door open?
    You planned your family vacation for months. You got your vacation clothes pressed and packed, loaded pertinent addresses into the GPS, and chased everyone out the door. Two hours in and you’re feeling pretty smug, when suddenly it hits you ...
  • Physicists make first working graphene light bulb
    Physicists make thinnest working graphene light bulb
    Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University, and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science reported the development of the first thinnest working light bulb...
  • Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr turned a problem into a solution
    Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr turned a problem into a solution in the digital age
    Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr of Saint Paul School in St. Paul, Arkansas, served her school well when she saw an immense problem of having to suspend students for bringing electronic devices to school. Duerr used her critical thinking skills to solve...
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