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Thursday
Dec112014

Satisfy Your Need for Feed

There's nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you realize that your NFL team will be fighting for its post-season life during a holiday party you've committed to attend. At least it feels that way. 

But with a little preparation and some creativity, you can keep tabs on The Most Important Game Ever. Find out how. Read my column in USA TODAY.

Tuesday
Nov252014

Keep Android's Nosiest Apps in Check

The flashlight app on your phone may be reporting your GPS location. Seriously. Here’s what you can do to keep nosy apps like that from overrunning your smartphone. Without actually doing what you should.

Read my entire column in USA TODAY here.

Wednesday
Nov122014

Putting the "Smart" in Smart Devices

Have I really fallen and can’t get up? Or am I just starting my sit-up regime? If you’re in the room with me, that would be an easy call to make. It's a different matter entirely for a smart device. It has a stable of sensors feeding it light, motion, temperature, pressure and other environmental inputs.

So how to turn that into actionable data? That's the focus of a new industry initiative.

Watch my interview with Ian Chen, a manager in FreeScale's sensor business unit, HERE.

Tuesday
Nov042014

Healthcare Wearables Will Launch in 2015. Unless ...

Are you tired of listening to your uber-healthy co-workers comparing calories and steps at the office? Those of you with chronic conditions can now take heart. Thanks to a new wave of wearables, soon it will be your turn to annoy the crap out of them. Provided companies can clear regulatory hurdles, that is.

Read my entire Information Week column HERE.

Wednesday
Sep172014

Ah, Now Eye See!

Augmented reality is about to get real. I mean, really real. Digital eyewear will make it happen. And it’s happening sooner than you think.

Read my entire Information Week column HERE.