The Benefits of Today’s Many (Many) Devices

Last week while on a trip home from the grocery store, I hit a curb and blew a tire. Upon pulling over, I immediately felt the panic setting in. Not only did I have two small kids with me, but I also hundreds of dollars worth of groceries in my trunk that needed refrigeration. After running through “what

Radio Show Recap: Conscious Consumerism and Ethical Journalism

If your purchases can help someone in need or you can pay your dollars forward in a socially conscious way, wouldn’t you be more apt to shop from that brand? On yesterday’s “Dot Complicated” radio show, Randi spoke to those actively involved in conscious commerce. From ethical journalism to Buy One Give One models, here’s

Was There Life Before Technology?

I remember when I received my first cell phone. The year was 2005, and the phone was a Nokia 3120. It was silver and white, with the buttons and screen uncovered for quick access. I begged my mother for a phone, any type of phone. Granted, it was not a Motorola RAZR as I had

The App That Will Save your Holidays

The holidays are almost upon us, and while we’re thrilled about bonding with the people we love most, we’re not exactly looking forward to lugging packages to the post office and waiting (and waiting and waiting) in line to send them. Those interminable days may be over, thanks to a new startup called Shyp. Here’s how

The Doll Every Young Girl Should Be Playing With

America has a glaring double standard when it comes to teaching children about gender roles through toys. It’s mostly common knowledge now that dolls like Bratz and Barbie present an unhealthy, unrealistic image for little girls. But two newly minted female engineers are setting out to change that, and have developed a successor to last season’s groundbreaking

Microsoft and the Gender Pay Gap

By Randi Zuckerberg At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella put his foot in his mouth when asked about the gender pay gap in Silicon Valley. Asked about how women should approach asking for a raise, he replied that women need to “have faith that the system will actually

The Blurred Lines of Work Dynamics in the Age of Connectivity

Originally posted on Paypal Community on October 2. Can you even remember a time when we had separation between our personal and professional lives online? Before the days of weekend and late night emails from your boss, before your eager new coworker friended you within five minutes on the job, or before someone you met

Radio Show Recap: Healthcare & Technology

With technology changing all the many facets of life, it was only a matter of time before healthcare became another conquest of the digital world. Never before have we been so connected to medical information and medical providers as we are today. Now, instead of relying on self-medication or grandma’s passed down remedies, a throbbing

Meet Jibo, the First “Family” Robot

Meet Jibo ($599), an 11-inch-tall “family robot” that’s able to see, hear, speak, learn, and help with a variety of tasks around your house. Think of Jibo (currently available for preorder and set to ship in April 2016) as Siri with more physical capabilities. Jibo can sing and dance. He can greet you and remind you to call mom.

Ello There!

Were you an early adapter on Twitter back in 2007? Do you have your first name as your Gmail account? Were you on Facebook with a .edu address? If you answered yes to any of these, you’re probably already signed up and posting away on Ello, the new, slightly mysterious social media platform that launched