Screen addiction is real, and it’s not just adults who are suffering from the impulse to reach for that phone or tablet. It’s also taking a toll on kids. Even the parents of Silicon Valley giants are raising their kids with a dose of low-tech mindfulness. If you’re looking for ways to track and manage the amount [...]
The pathway to home ownership is often obstructed by commonplace financial pitfalls. A lack of down payment. Poor credit. Excessive debt. To remedy this, innovative tech companies are searching for ways to make fiscal responsibility fun and engaging. One such company is Long Game. In a country like America, where 40% of the population has zero [...]
Can you remember the last time you were in complete control of your own attention? Do you find your phone in your hand during any fleeting moment of boredom?Essayist Craig Mod recently asked himself this question in an article for Backchannel titled “How I Got My Attention Back.” The piece is well worth your attention. [...]
Clay Shirky, in one of his most famous talks about information overloadsaid that the problem with the internet isn’t information overload, but filter failure. His thesis: The flood of information isn’t the problem, it’s the failure of tools to help us curate the signal from the noise. Given that your attention is a precious commodity, consider [...]
If you’re the type who uses simple passwords or uses one complicated password for multiple websites, you’re at higher risk of getting hacked. If you keep your passwords written down on Post-It notes around your computer… well, you get what you deserve. These days there are a host of password managers out there, but which [...]
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.–43.8 million, or 18.5%–experiences mental illness in a given year” and “approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.–10 million, or 4.2%–experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life [...]
Do you love the way photo filters in Instagram can add artistic flair to your everyday photos? Well a new app called “Prisma” is about to take you to the next level. According to an overview of the app in The Next Web: “By using a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence, the end results are [...]
The “Netflix for eBooks” movement, social media mistakes to avoid, and a fascinating new app for letter writing.
How to we go “off the record” when our email messages, voicemail, and text messages are stored in servers and visible on our smartphones?