It’s Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

With the acquisition of Motorola now official, Google is about to embark on another interesting adventure. How will it do? And will the other makers of Droid-based phones be upset with Google? According to Brad Stone and Peter Burrows, writing Business Week: “Motorola, founded 84 years ago, invented the cell phone in the 1980s, made it […]

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As Apps Move Into Cars, So Do More Distractions

How distracted are you? Is safety going out the windows? According to John R. Quain, writing in the New York Times, “Automakers are fighting an undeclared, escalating war over in-dash apps, worrying regulators about even more distracted driving. Manufacturers say they are concerned too, but that hasn’t stopped them from connecting smartphones to in-dash systems and putting […]

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Going Beyond Search, Into Fetch

According to New York Times tech guru David Pogue, “Until recently, you could look up a Web page using Google and Bing, but you still had to go fetch it. But that’s about to change. In the last couple of weeks, both Google and Microsoft have added new features that try to spare you that […]

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Google Street View: Its Impact on Our Privacy

In today’s high-tech environment, there is virtually no escape from prying ears or ears — even if theses eyes and ears are not human. As reported by David Streitfeld and Kevin O’Brien in the New York Times: “Companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple supply new ways of communication, learning, and entertainment through high-tech wizardry for […]

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20 Tips for Behaving More Safely Online: Especially with Social Media

Over the last several months, I have given a number of presentations on how to be smarter online. It is amazing how many smart people do things online that are not so smart. So, here is my top twenty list of things to keep in mind: Online, YOU are your best friend. Please don’t be […]

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Sharpen Your Presentation Skills

The late Steve Jobs left a huge legacy. One of the best skill sets that we can improve upon based on Jobs’ approach is the art of the presentation. His commencement speech at Stanford is considered to be an inspirational classic. During the period before his illnesses, Jobs was renowned for his abilities as a presenter […]

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