Checking Your Smartphone While Driving Is Illegal In This State

Last week, for the first time in years, I stopped my car at a red light and didn’t bide the time by fondling my smartphone. This isn’t a proud admission, but it is an honest one: Pretty much every time I stop my car at a traffic signal, I pick up my phone and do something with it. I’m...

Today’s Living: Connected Yet Still Very Much Alone

There are approximately 7.4 billion humans on earth. 3.2 billion of those humans have access to the internet. If you check your social media you most likely have close to 1,000 combined friends, family members and followers but out of the amount of followers you’ve accumulated, how many of those relationships truly exist outside of the internet? Are you...

Meet The Man Who Tried To Marry His Laptop

A man who tried to marry his laptop in a legal fight against same-sex marriage is promoting legislation across the country to require a filter to block pornography and human trafficking websites that would be lifted if a user pays $20. The measure pushed by Chris Sevier has been described as the "Elizabeth Smart Law" after the girl who was...

“Diamond and “Silk” Are Headed To Capitol Hill

House Republicans have invited “Diamond” and “Silk,” two conservative video bloggers who were deemed “unsafe” by Facebook after becoming online sensations, to testify next week about allegations of conservative bias online. The hearing, set for Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, comes as Republicans accuse Facebook, Google and Twitter of favoring the liberal points of view popular in Silicon Valley...

Instagram Testing Donation Sticker on Stories

"Instagram is working on 'Donation' sticker. It lets users start fundraisers for their favorite non-profits," tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted. Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing a donation sticker on its Stories feature that would offer fundraising and donation tools for charity or personal reasons. "Instagram is working on 'Donation' sticker. It lets users start fundraisers for their favorite...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Is ‘OK’ With You Accessing Porn On Your iPhone

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did.During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err, adult materials online. The Apple CEO was talking about accessing adult websites through Safari during his recent interview with MSNBC. That’s something that has been possible...

Should Robots Have Legal Rights?

Are we becoming legally reckless when it comes to Robots and AI? Three recent developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are raising eyebrows among even the most optimistic of futurists and simultaneously intensifying concerns harbored by AI alarmists. Robots being granted legal rights Last October in Saudi Arabia, Sophia—a robot created by Hanson Robotics—was granted honorary citizenship during a presentation at the Future...

Amazon’s Alexa Comes To Marriott Hotel Chain: Your Hotel Experience Just Got A Upgrade!

It's Tech This Out Tuesday and Amazon.com Inc said that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. Alexa for hospitality would assist in providing services ranging from ordering room service to requesting housekeeping or calling...

Enter The World’s First Hospital For ‘Digital Heroin’ Gaming Addicts

 The world's first hospital for internet addiction will debut in London UK. The west London centre will start in the next couple of weeks and be aimed at people with gaming disorders. Other internet-based addictions could be treated in future, however. Psychiatrist and clinic founder Henrietta Bowden-Jones said the centre will seek to provide treatment, do research and give advice to...

Digital Detox: Summer Camps For Kids Where Mobile Gadgets Are Not Allowed…And Kids Love It

If teens are so attached to their phones and all things connected, why do so many of them wind up in no-device summer camps with smiles on their faces? Thirteen-year-old Daniela Blumenfeld of Scarsdale, New York, just finished her fifth summer at sleepaway camp with no devices beyond a simple iPod. “I didn’t really miss my phone,” she said, especially...