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Traversing the Social Media Minefield

Mainly because of the amount of money they bring in, many people expect celebrities and other prominent figures to have thicker skins than the average Jane or Joe. However -- as evidenced by the numbers of celebrities who've forsaken social media, or who have handed the keys to their accounts to their PR teams -- fame and fortune are not effective defenses against an all-out assault by faceless trolls...

Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 2

Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 1 ...

Conspiracy Theories in the Information Age, Part 1

One of the most volatile conspiracy theories in recent times ended with a whimper last month, when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made the terse statement, "President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period." ...

Surviving the Internet’s Troll Apocalypse

Social media has sharpened humans' age-old appetite for public shaming, providing a stage and unlimited seating for a seemingly unending stream of immorality plays. Those who share even the simplest identifying details about themselves are vulnerable to being pushed into the glare of the spotlight ...

The Internet’s Shameful Role in Propagating Body Shaming

A problem once associated mainly with school playgrounds often follows people into adulthood, and the anonymity of the Internet has aided its proliferation. People have been shamed for being overweight, underweight, too conservative, too revealing, too young, too old, too plastic or too real ...

The Growing Scourge of Cyberbullying, Part 2

The Growing Scourge of Cyberbullying, Part 1 ...

The Growing Scourge of Cyberbullying, Part 1

Smartphones are proliferating among adolescents, and so is cyberbullying. That's particularly worrisome due to its potential contribution to the No. 2 cause of teen death: suicide. ...

The Internet of Medical Things, Part 3: Safety First

The Internet of Medical Things, Part 1: A New Concept in Healthcare ...

The Internet of Medical Things, Part 2: Devices and Apps

The Internet of Medical Things, Part 1: A New Concept in Healthcare ...

The Internet of Medical Things, Part 1: A New Concept in Healthcare

Manufacturers are eager to lay the bricks and help pave the road to better, more personalized healthcare through integration of connected devices in the new Internet of Medical Things ...

Google: Dare to Daydream

Google's Cardboard has proved to the masses that virtual reality is more than a pipe dream. Inexpensive cardboard headsets leverage smartphones to create makeshift head-mounted displays for low-level VR experiences ...

No Man’s Sky: Life After Launch

Persistence. It's what permeates the fabric of upcoming sci-fi odyssey No Man's Sky, and it's what will see the game well past its launch this summer ...

The Rise of Drone Racing, Part 2

The Rise of Drone Racing, Part 1 ...

The Rise of Drone Racing, Part 1

Tearing through open spaces and timing each turn to burst out of them, a seeming continuum of drones weaves through a set of obstacles lap after lap, until the stutter of a pilot's joystick breaks the cadence of this competitive concert and destroys the illusion ...

Aging at Home, Part 2: Some Tech to Watch Over Me

Aging at Home, Part 1: Home May Be Where the Technology Is ...

Aging at Home, Part 1: Home May Be Where the Technology Is

Medicare started off the year putting into action a program to encourage more doctors to discuss end-of-life and advance care plans with patients. While the details tend to focus on the hard choices on the far side of those arrangements, new and near-future technologies could preserve life's simple pleasures on their front end ...

Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 2: Perils, Pitfalls and Best Practices

Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 1: It's a Brand New Ball Game ...

Sports Fans and Social Media, Part 1: It’s a Brand New Ball Game

Twitter and the National Football League are betting that a partnership announced this month could help refine the roughly defined relationship between social media and the world of sports ...

Amazon Doubles Down on Dash

Amazon last week announced that it had increased to more than 100 the number of Dash buttons Prime users can install in their homes to replenish supplies of common household goods. ...

Foxconn Finally Wrangles Sharp Deal

Foxconn has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Sharp -- about 66 percent -- for roughly US$3.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday ...

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