It can be easy to overthink how to speak about gender or write language that’s inclusive of transgender people—but it’s even easier to get it right. In this quick take, a deceptively simple solution hides in plain sight on an Apple website.
I remember lamenting 10 years ago that I couldn’t afford this brand new iPhone thing (“it’s a phone but also an iPod and camera and it has the internet on it!”). Now, 10 years later, we all have one or something made in its image. But are we better or worse off because of the iPhone?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about “big data” and what it means for our society. While data mining is often utilized toward the bottom line for businesses, that’s just one use of big data. Insights gained through data mining can also help organizations and people understand more about each other.
Technology in the realm of “customer profiling” has gone mainstream in recent years, making an impact in people’s lives in ways they may or may not realize. As it makes its way forward and becomes more robust—in an always-on, cloud-connected world—privacy and security issues have risen to the forefront.
It was human after all: The creators of @horse_ebooks revealed that the absurdist Twitter account was a conceptual art project. But when I found out its creators were also responsible for Pronunciation Book and This Is My Milwaukee, pieces of an Internet mystery finally started to come together after 5 years.
Podcasting has revolutionized modern media. The opportunities it presents and the implications it holds for businesses are continuing to grow as they leverage technology in an ever more interconnected world. In this essay, an introduction to the Internet-based broadcasting medium and its history.
The state of information technology in the workplace has shifted significantly in a short amount of time with the advent of “bring your own device,” or “BYOD,” a policy where employees use their own computing devices; whether that means laptops, smartphones, tablets, or other devices; on the corporate network.
Technology is changing rapidly as more pieces of software are becoming active network services (as opposed to static products that are purchased and then installed and maintained locally on individual computer systems). In this essay, a closer look at current trends in cloud computing and web services.