Archive for October, 2014

The Cigarette That Charges for Every Puff

The authors also envision the cigarette giving users access to an “approved support group Internet site for assistance with smoking cessation,” which could then—through the web connection—“offer a controlled amount of smoking time whilst monitoring the smoking behavior.” It’s interesting that our addiction is so

Hello Ello

Have you heard of Ello yet? It’s a new social media network that has been getting a lot of buzz lately because it’s positioning itself as “the anti-Facebook social platform.”… It says: “Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend

The Content Marketing Revolution

The content marketing revolution signals more than a mere marketing fad. It marks an important new chapter in the history of business communications: the era of corporate enlightenment…The phenomenon of content marketing and brand publishing has unfolded rapidly because it responds to consumer preference. According to

Precrime: A.I. can predict data theft by scanning email

The system seems a bit like a tool from the science fiction movie “Minority Report,” designed to intercept would-be criminals before a crime takes place, but it’s built on established human expertise. The Virtual Data Scientist trains itself by studying and emulating the techniques of

We want privacy, but we can’t stop sharing

So it’s not surprising that privacy research in both online and offline environments has shown that just the perception, let alone the reality, of being watched results in feelings of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Whether observed by a supervisor at work or Facebook friends,

Chinese City of Chongqing Sets Up a ‘No Cell Phone’ Sidewalk

Texting and tweeting? Then keep to the left, people Chongqing, a vast municipality of 28 million in southwest China, has come up with a lighthearted strategy to remind pedestrians of the dangers of looking down at a smartphone while walking — separate lanes for people

Facebook Develops App That Allows Anonymity

Recent events have highlighted Facebook’s struggles in dealing with identity issues on the network. After weeks of protest, Facebook said last week that it would allow members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to use names which they have adopted, but are not their