Traveling for work can be fun — you can put a dent in your expense account, check out the St. Louis nightlife, and wander freely throughout the day with no fear of reprisal. But communicating properly with those you've left behind can sometimes go awry. Over there on the right, you'll find examples of some mistakes…
A new Facebook feature has been made publicly available with not so much as an announcement. Friendshake uses your phone's GPS to find the people around you on Facebook and easily add them as "Friends." It's half cool, half freaky.
It might be an ad for an over-priced line of fashionable clothing and accessories, but Louis Vuitton's The Art of Packing website is still chock full of excellent tips and tutorials on how to properly fold your clothes and pack a variety of suitcases.
The Daily Mail (my favorite Paper of Record, if you hadn't guessed by now) is reporting that more than 1 in 4 mothers—27% to be precise—will hand her cranky or bored baby a cellphone—rather than, you know, something whose name literally means to pacify.
For a generation now creating advanced things and placed in corridors of power, LeVar Burton was a god-king: both Star Trek's Geordi La Forge, and the guy who taught us to like books on Reading Rainbow. Now, the two Burtons are fused—and it's pretty incredible.
Computer programs have long been used to help teach children important life skills: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing a shining early example of a virtual world in which kids could learn.
We think of them as the sign of a slow mind, or verbal tics, but do these grunts actually serve a purpose, or even stand in for a useful mental function? Some people think so.
If you've never used Swiftkey, you should give it a try: it's a smart keyboard which uses some crazy intelligent algorithms not just to predict what word you're typing, but what word you're going to type next. It's spooky. Just don't, whatever you do, lend your phone to a friend.
Facebook is great for sharing the most special of life's moments. Like pictures of a cake, funny links, or your need for an able body to help you move a sofa.
We all know that thinking ahead is the only way to succeed in life. But a ton of new research shows that the more you think about future goals and events, the more mistakes you're likely to make. So how can you make forward-looking plans in a way that maximizes your chances of winning out?