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Christianity & Transhumanism: Should We Evolve Ourselves?

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In recent years, transhumanism has ascended from a novelty on the fringes of popular science to a serious topic demanding thoughtful attention. Samford University, a private Christian institution, recently hosted a conference on the topic. The Christian Post asks, “Can Transhumanism and Christianity Co-Exist?:” Transhumanism is the theory that science and technology can be used […]

Why are Cars so Last Century?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Okay, likely no one remembers the film Tucker, The Man and His Dream (1988) about the maverick automaker who, in the 1940s, failed to get Detroit to adapt anything new—even seatbelts. Well, it looks like not much has changed. That’s the bottom line of a recent report from the Boston Consulting Group. Today, we are all […]

Dear Millennials: You Impress Me!

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - by Tricia Lott Williford

  Millennials, you impress me. Enough of this talk about today’s generation of college students, young professionals, and young marrieds being out of touch, over-medicated, over-sexed, highly-addicted, aimless, hopeless, and disconnected. I am completing some graduate research on how generations relate to one another–from the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and finally, the Millennials, the […]

Google Exec Says No Google Car Anytime Soon

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is always-uber cool stuff at the annual Frankfurt auto show. But there is no Google car for sale. Philipp Justus, the managing director for Google’s central and eastern Europe operations, says don’t look for one anytime soon. Google got some attention when it hired a real-life car executive to oversee its self-driving car project. But Justus […]

Dislike Button Coming to Facebook

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

It’s happening! For years, humanity has engaged in online interactions via Facebook with one digital hand tied behind our back. If you liked a post, you could press the “like” button. However, if you disliked a post, you could only express your frustration as a comment. This obvious and unacceptable oversight will at long last […]

How to Create a Secure Password You’ll Actually Remember

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by Brian Boyer

Let’s face it, remembering passwords isn’t fun at all, especially when almost everything in our lives now requires one. While some people try to make it easier by using the same password everywhere, most skip the effort of creating a secure password, and that’s just like leaving your front door unlocked. What Makes a Password […]

Forget the Adultery, Check Out the Cyber-Practices on Ashley Madison

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

When a group of hackers called CynoSure Prime cracked over 11 million passwords for the dating web site for adulterers they made national news. Now as more information comes out about users of the Ashley Madison service one of the top conclusions is—most of them must be cyber-stupid. The passwords chosen by many could be cracked by a […]

Where Do I Get My Robot Car?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is more going on at Google than a new logo. Google just hired John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project. Krafcik was president of Truecar.  He is also a former CEO of Hyundai Motors America. The fact that Google is hiring a real car guy suggests that Silicon Valley is getting ready […]

Going to the Big Apple? Your Phone Will Get Hacked

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Remember the guy who hacked digital billboards on Times Square with a cellphone? That was a fake.  But, turns out the city isn’t safe after all. Skycure surveyed the world’s most popular tourist attractions. The company that markets protection against malicious cyber-activity identified the sites where mobile devices are most at risk. Topping the list is Times Square. […]

Star Wars May Be About to Resurrect a Dead Actor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

It’s called the uncanny valley, the final frontier in digital imagery, the point beyond which artists will be able to create digital human beings which audiences cannot distinguish from the real thing. Inanimate objects are relatively easy to recreate in the computer, and artists have become very good at creating them. Live non-human creatures like […]

WATCH: Meet Atlas the Humanoid Robot

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

We may be a few years out from the dawn of our robot overlords. But we can get a good look at their immediate ancestors. Boston Dynamics has been working on impressive robotics for the past few years, producing four-legged dog-like monstrosities with creepy life-like agility. More recently, they’ve upped the ante with humanoid robots […]

Can an App Foster Altruism in the Local Community?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Two Israeli app creators have claimed to develop the solution to the growing disillusionment with the false pretenses of social media: Angels Nearby. According to the Times of Israel: Among the tools Angels Nearby employs is a search engine that connects people based on the type of help needed (lifts, loans, housing or feeding newcomers […]

From Cars that Kill to Hijacking Your Treadmill

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

At a security conference this week, hackers showed they could shut down the brakes on a corvette. That’s far from the first auto-hacking story.  What makes this incident particularly noteworthy was that the hackers didn’t go after the uber-cool 2015 corvette. No, they hacked a 2013 model. The greatest cyber threats we may face in our everyday lives […]

Grand Theft Auto, Cyber-style

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Scientists are seriously trying to prove evildoers can do some mighty malicious stuff to your auto. Some of it sounds straight out of a James Bond movie, like taking control of your car while it’s speeding down the highway. In response, auto-makers have promised to beef-up cyber-security for your dashboard.  A new study, however, hints at what […]

Parents, Here’s Your Horrifying Infographic of the Day

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to State of Digital, the Internet is dumbing-down our kids:  At the age of just five, more than 50% of American children habitually use a computer or tablet device, while 95% of those aged 12 to 17 years regularly access the internet, spending more time online than their parents or teachers. 80% of American […]

A Doctor Who Advises Parents to Trust…Their Intuition?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In an interview promoting his new book The Intuitive Parent, Dr. Stephen Camarata balks at “…the marketing frenzy aimed at ensuring educational success, the neuroscience of learning and the heightened anxiety that has made parenting today a competitive sport.” Quite frankly, it’s a refreshing read coming from the world of academia. Camarata, a father of 7, […]

Auto-Hacking: Car Wars Continue

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Detroit took notice when two researchers demonstrated they could hack into a Jeep Cherokee’s radio and take over control of the vehicle. In response, Chrysler announced an unprecedented cyber-recall, calling on 1.4 million owners to turn in their cherished chariots so the automaker could fix a software vulnerability. There is a serious debate over how seriously to […]

Navy Tests Drones Launched From Submarines

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Think Skynet, but under water. According to the media, “the US Navy has reportedly launched and recovered an underwater drone from its USS North Dakota submarine, which is said to be its first such mission.” Like the rest of the armed forces, the Navy has been taking a hard look at employing drones. The traditional missions […]

Would You Rather Have Your Naked Pics Leaked or Your Financial Data Stolen?

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

According to a survey released by MasterCard last week, 55 percent of Americans would rather have naked pictures of themselves leaked online than have their financial information stolen. My husband and I were riding in the car together when we heard this news blurb and our conversation went something like this: Me: I don’t even have […]

13 Crucial Apps for Boosting Work Productivity at Home

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Whether you work a 9-to-5 job in a brick-and-mortar building or work from home in an office seated conspicuously close to where your family is living, playing, and napping, who doesn’t want to increase their productivity and efficiency? Here are 13 of the best apps and app-combos I find indispensable to working from home. Most […]

How to Handle a Dad Who is a Total Tech Geek

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

My husband is a huge tech geek. Therefore, as soon as we started talking about having kids he began researching what he thought was the obvious: Baby monitors, of course. And the stroller/car seat combo along with any other device that had convert-to-age capabilities. Before this child was in my womb he’d already made his […]

New Oculus Rift “Touch Controllers” Make Virtual Reality More Real

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

You may have heard of the Oculus Rift, perhaps the most talked about virtual reality platform in recent years. A commercial version of the device is due to hit the market next year. Those who have had access to development versions of the hardware have reported issues with motion sickness. Part of the disorientation emerges […]

Why I Want to Parent Like Steve Jobs

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

One of the first discussions we had as new parents involved how we were going to introduce technology to our child. For my husband, a computer geek and career engineer, the immediate desire was to get his kid pushing buttons fast. Suddenly he was ready to change cell providers just to get a more rugged […]

This is Your Brain on Passwords

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Don’t blow your mind! In the future a record of brain biometrics could replace conventional passwords. This may be a little short of extreme mind-control (featured in Sci-Fi movies like the classic 1981 thriller Scanners), but a recent study from researchers at Binghamton University predicted “brain prints” could be  used instead of fingerprints, retina scans […]