Category Archives: technology

Facebook Turns the Page to Stay Relevant (and Out of Trouble)

“Bu-Bye!  Facebook is switching its messaging mission from News Feed to more private, encrypted communication.  Facebook watchers are wondering what this means for News Feed, though, the core of its advertising business model. Chesnot / Getty Images  Facebook’s future is private … Continue reading

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Who’s Bad?

The Sundance Film Festival took place on January 24th, 2019. One of the biggest buzzed films that took place at this event, was the documentary “Leaving Neverland” about Michael Jackson and allegations from two men, that he sexually and mentally … Continue reading

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Group Texts – A Technological Annoyance

Oh, the group text.  How useful you are but how painfully annoying you can be.  We often do not want you but need you in order to efficiently share information with a group of people.  You are like email’s annoying … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence descends on the 60th Grammy Awards!

The 60th annual Grammy’s may not have robots strutting down the red carpet this year but instead will be hailed the first awards show to have its content generated by artificial Intelligence technology.  The IBM AI Watson platform has partnered … Continue reading

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Rachel Shechtman is Reinventing Retail–One Story at a Time

Rachel Shechtman’s Manhattan store, Story, changes its theme every four to eight weeks. How will digital, AI, and the Internet reconfigure or re-imagine the retail experience?  We already know that Amazon.com has disrupted the traditional retail offline buying experience of … Continue reading

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The Elderly and Technology

I have been watching a very funny Netflix show called Frankie and Grace. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two divorcees in their 70’s who are trying to get their lives back on track after both being dumped … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware: Your Devices are Recording You

Recently, the Amazon Echo smart speaker has been at the center of a murder case which raises lots of questions about consumer privacy and the role that technology can play in our lives. The case revolves around the “accidental” death … Continue reading

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