Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement that it has shipped 10 million of its Cardboard virtual reality viewers since they first appeared in 2014, Facebook launched an augmented reality ecosystem at its F8 developer conference last week. While Facebook’s plans to...
Emoji

Emoji

In January 2010, we wrote our first analysis on the use of smileys in which we advocated the adoption of a standardized emoticon language, dubbed EmotiScript. You are hereby forgiven if you considered what we wrote pure balderdash. We could not have predicted that the...
Screensucking

Screensucking

Christmas 2015 was a beautiful day in San Diego. Joshua Burwell, a 33-year-old visiting from Sheridan, Ind., decided to hike Sunset Cliffs to watch the sunset. Witnesses noticed someone distracted by an “electronic device” seconds before Burwell plunged off the cliff....
Digital Lifestyle

Digital Lifestyle

Here’s a startling statistic: 49% of Americans have reduced spending on travel, food and healthcare in order to afford their technology. Welcome to the Digital Lifestyle Ubertrend — the marriage of man and machine. As technology becomes more tightly interwoven with...
Woman’s Acceptance Factor (WAF)

Woman’s Acceptance Factor (WAF)

There it was: the umpteenth TV commercial featuring a woman doing the housework. You fill in the brand: PAM, Tide, McCormick’s, or even hip Target — all relegate women to that subsidiary role of “happy homemaker.” You would think the Renaissance thinkers in...
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