• CES 2018: A Story of Innovation

    Shelly Palmer  What’s really new at CES® 2018? This year, CES will be a gathering of professionals from almost every industry. Together they will architect the technological evolution of human interaction and communication. CES has transcended its “consumer electronics show” initialism, and now it tells a story of innovation unlike...
  • The Case for Responsible Innovation

    Shelly Palmer We have questions: Can self-driving cars ever be safe? How dangerous is Alexa? Will artificial intelligence (AI) take my job? Do cryptocurrencies empower terrorists? Can a cardiac pacemaker be hacked? We have concerns: Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, foreign governments interfering with our elections …...
  • 10 tips to find the best smartphone for you

    BPT There are so many choices when shopping for a smartphone these days, and the differences can be very subtle. Here are some of the key things you’ll want to look at to make sure you find the one that works best for your needs. Operating System (OS): There are...
  • The Death of the Internet: What Happens Now?

    Shelly Palmer  Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of...
  • Post Net Neutrality, Can Municipal ISPs Free the Internet?

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality on Thursday, some California cities are looking to create or expand municipal internet service to preserve open, fair and affordable online access. Manhattan Beach is exploring the possibility, and Santa Monica,...
  • State of CA: Keep Cell Phones Away From Your Body

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New guidelines from the State of California warn of possible links between cell phones and cancer, and advise people to avoid holding the phone up to their head. The guidelines released Wednesday say that although there is no definitive link, some studies...
  • TV’s Cry for Help

    Shelly Palmer  Welcome to the TV industry’s latest bit of magic … prestidigitalization. It’s a new twist on the old sleight-of-measurement trick. Here’s how it works. You buy TV the old-fashioned way because, well, that’s how you buy TV. The ratings suck. You want to pay less because you’re...
  • The End of Net Neutrality Could Be Good for Marketers — And Bad for Almost Everyone Else

    Shelly Palmer  The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to...
  • Lunes Cibernético: Consejos para mantenerse seguro y ahorrar dinero

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Imagine accesando todas las ofertas y ahorros del Viernes Negro – pero sin tener que dejar su sofá en sus pijamas cómodos y hacer frente a las multitudes. Si esto suena increíble, ¡no está solo! Según la Federación Nacional de Minoristas, 78...