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Inside the Dark and Scary World of Mommy Tech

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

“I don’t know how your father and I managed to raise perfectly healthy children without all this stuff.” That was my mother’s reaction to Buy Buy Baby, the suburban megastore modeled after its sister location, Bed Bath & Beyond. We got a kick out of the baby monitors that allow you to speak to your child […]

7 Things I Want to Say to That Guy Watching Porn at the Library

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 - by Megan Fox

For the past year and a half I’ve been fighting the Orland Park Public Library, trying to get them to stop allowing men to access porn — and even child porn — on library computers (they even permit public masturbation!). To date, not one man has come forward at a board meeting or in the press to […]

HBO’s Silicon Valley Mocks Sexism in the Tech World

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

“I’m not a woman engineer. I’m an engineer”. #techinclusion #SiliconValley — BlackGirlsCode.Com (@BlackGirlsCode) May 4, 2015 Season 2 of the already-renewed HBO series finds the Pied Piper start up funded and ready to hire. Two of the employees, Dinesh and Gilfoyle, recommend a coder they met through a local tech network: Carla Walton. Jared, […]

Exam Board Thinks Google Searches Should Be Allowed During School Exams

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

From 9 to 5 Google: The head of a British exam board has said that students should be allowed Internet access – including the ability to carry out Google searches – during exams. The head of the OCR school examinations board Mark Dawe told the BBC’s Today program that this would accurately reflect the way they would work after […]

Red Dawn is Real! Beijing’s Invasion Has Already Started

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

China Maybe Taking over Our Internet By James Jay Carafano Remember when Hollywood folded? The suits switched the faux invaders in the Red Dawn  remake to North Korea. Beijing wasn’t happy being cast as the villain invading the USA. Except, people are still wonder if Red China really is the bad guy? Hauwei, China’s massive […]

Your Face Could Be Your Password

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

The Day is Coming When Your Body Will be Your Mobile Device By James Jay Carafano Passwords are stupid security. Jimmy Kimmel proved it. Corporate America is frustrated with how dumb we are.  They are busy looking for other ways for you to prove that you are you-before you start using their stuff. The most […]

Is YouTube a ‘Garbage Can,’ as Jerry Seinfeld Says?

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

Jerry Seinfeld recently called YouTube “a giant garbage can [...] for user-generated content.” I can’t fault him for saying this. In this narcissistic age, YouTube is just one of the many receptacles of vanity available to the demos. That said, Seinfeld’s comment is ultimately inaccurate. I think it’s useful to think of YouTube not as […]

Profit from a Glimpse of TomorrowLand

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

This featurette evoking the creative futurism of Walt Disney, which took one form in his Epcot Center and will take another in this year’s feature film Tomorrowland, reminds us how vast the entrepreneur’s vision truly was. He clung to an optimistic view of the future where urban planning would improve the quality of life for […]

You Are Living in the Twitter Dictatorship

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

It is far from the first time Twitter has taken to policing the Internet. Recently Twitter deleted 10,000 accounts suspected of being linked to ISIS—in one day. ISIS is fighting back—making death threats against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Twitter argues it is trying to be a good citizen online. But, does it makes sense to […]

Forget Small Wars! Pentagon Invading Entire Internet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

DARPA, the military home for mad scientists, doesn’t think humans can think big enough for future wars. The agency is building a machine that can process 2.5 quintillion bytes (that’s 2.5 followed by 18 zeroes) and predict the future. FYI: that’s how much information is created each day—about what would fit on 57.5 billion iPads. […]

3 Reasons Why We Haven’t Conquered Space Yet, #2: Safety Third

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - by Karina Fabian

Space, Liability and Government Regulation When the first explorers set out to the New World, they knew some of them would not return. People would die and ships would sink. Later, as we developed new technology, we knew jets would blow up and trains crash as we figured out the technology. We accepted danger as […]

3 Reasons Why We Haven’t Conquered Space Yet, #1: Uncle Sam is No Queen Isabella

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Karina Fabian

When Columbus accidentally discovered the New World, it sparked an age of exploration and colonization that changed humanity forever. People now look at space and wonder why we’ve not done the same thing. There’s so much out there: potential wealth, new lands to explore, and opportunities for adventure. The only thing holding us back from […]

How Blogging Can Kill You…

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

Andrew Sullivan, of whose posturing and pettiness I’ve been critical in the past, retired from blogging in January, citing burnout and health problems. In a recent interview, Sullivan described in starker detail how constant blogging (up to 40 posts a day) destroyed his health and personal life: “The truth is, I had to stop primarily […]

Is Successful Feminism Capitalist Feminism?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, while a wife and a mother of a special needs child, pioneered an all-female staffed software company in England in the 1960s. Fascinated by technology, she also had a head for business. Possessing an interest in employing working mothers, her staff were able to work from home in a variety of capacities, […]

What Is the Future of Superheroes? Why They Need To Start Killing Super-Villains

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - by Aaron C. Smith

Comic books, and the pop culture that have grown around them, serve as morality plays about power and its uses. No trope is more common, and more tired, than the absurd lengths most heroes go to in order to keep from killing villains. This serves to show heroes responsibly using their power, keeping their humanity. […]

What Is the Future of Government? Why It Won’t Look Like Star Trek

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - by Frank J. Fleming

Imagine it’s the future. You have your jet pack, your laser gun, your robot butler, your much smaller or much bigger phone (I don’t really get what direction phones are going right now). The music of kids these days is awful beyond all human comprehension. No one celebrates Earth Day anymore because we’ve found much […]

This is Honestly One of the Scariest News Items I’ve Read in a Long Time…

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

Via In early 2014 U.S. Navy submarine detection experts got a scare when a Russian Vishnya class AGI (Auxiliary General Intelligence, or electronic reconnaissance) ship was seen several times off the east coast of Florida, in the vicinity of naval air and submarine bases. The Vishnya spotted off Florida was accompanied by a sea […]

So Does Samsung Just Not Want Anyone To Buy Their TVs Anymore?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

…but this story is filled with ouch: Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads? Think again: A number of owners of Samsung’s smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads, which seem to be dynamically inserted into third-party […]

How Apple’s Going to Fix The Next iOS Update

Monday, February 16th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

9to5Mac has the story: For 2015, iOS 9 is going to include a collection of under-the-hood improvements. Sources tell us that iOS 9 engineers are putting a “huge” focus on fixing bugs, maintaining stability, and boosting performance for the new operating system, rather than solely focusing on delivering major new feature additions. Apple will also […]

Would Christians Object to Living Indefinitely Through Technology?

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

We want to live forever. We seek immortality through a variety of means, living vicariously through our children, leaving a legacy in our community, and embracing the claims of religion. But what if we could actually live indefinitely here on Earth? What if we could elect to live for centuries or even millennia? Would we […]

What Is Apple’s Next Big Move?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

Before we get to that the cutesy headline to this post would have been “iHealth,” but with the introduction of Apple Watch last year, it’s clear that Tim Cook is moving away from Jobsian “i” branding of its products. The i moniker will likely stick to existing products, but the direction is clear. iPhoto is […]

I Wouldn’t Have One of These Things in My House if Samsung Paid Me…

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

Introducing the full 1080p Samsung Telescreen: The potential privacy intrusion of voice-activated services is massive. Samsung, which makes a series of Internet connected TVs, has a supplementary privacy policy covering its Smart TVs which includes the following section on voice recognition (emphasis mine): You can control your SmartTV, and use many of its features, with […]

The Death of Radio Shack

Friday, February 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

… Here it comes: RadioShack Corp. is preparing to shut down the almost-century-old retail chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell about half its store leases to Sprint Corp. and close the rest, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The locations sold to Sprint would operate under the wireless carrier’s name, meaning RadioShack […]

Why Are People So Crazy About E-Cigarettes?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

The California Department of Public Health has decided — no joke here — that e-cigarets are “a community health threat.” Reason’s Jacob Sullum reports: The report includes the same lame claims that people who hate vaping for subrational reasons tend to offer when they try to justify their gut reactions to products that offend them […]