technology

18 Nov 2019

Are New Smart Devices Really Better Than Old Dumb Ones?

As our country’s permanent festival of capitalism and conspicuous consumption marches forward, prepare for some holiday-infused reminders of what you, your family, and friends must absolutely buy to stay happy. And this year, what you absolutely need to buy is the Internet, but on devices.

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26 Aug 2019

What the Hell is Blockchain, and Why Won’t Men Stop Telling Me About it?

You’ve heard about it on dates. You’ve read about it on Tinder profiles. You’ve seen it emblazoned on startup t-shirts worn at 21st Amendment.

“Blockchain.”

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19 Aug 2019

How to Use Tech for Activism

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. It’s also why we’re

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14 Jan 2019

Why I Miss Life Before Smartphones

I remember getting my first smartphone in 2008. It was a Blackberry, and I was so excited that I’d be able to take care of emails on the go. I was researching my book, “Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York,” at the time and was on the go all day and night. The idea of being able to handle things without being in front of the computer seemed amazing.

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26 Nov 2018

Note to Tech Industry: Try Asking “Should We do This?”

The tech ideal of “move fast and break things” is cute until really important things, like access to housing, healthcare and a job, are broken.

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11 Feb 2016

Engineers Empower an Artist

The FabLab was alive with energy, dozens of engineers working with impenetrable focus on all sorts of machines I’d never seen before, shop bots, laser cutters, 3D printers; computer screens flashed with renderings of Raul’s arms while a big ass fan whirled above.

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28 Jan 2016

Giving a Painter New Arms

A story of how an artist lost the use of his arms, and how a new design may give him back the power to eat, drink, and paint again. Meet Raul Pizarro, an artist you should know

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08 Jan 2014

Apploi Makes Job Searches Quick and Convenient From Your Mobile Device

As the holidays slowly become a distant memory, so does your temporary or seasonal job. It’s time to look for something to get you through the winter months. Apploi, an application for your smartphone or tablet is changing the entire scope of the job application and hiring process. Apploi, a

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