All Things Connected

E-Voting is Here!

E-voting has arrived. Let’s take a good look at it from the fundamental concept that free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our great republic.  People worry about hackers and foreign…

Smart Homes

So, what the heck is a smart home anyway? We hear it all the time, along with smart TV, smart cars, smart phones. Smart. Smart. Smart.  Smart technology is much more than…

Flu!

So, now we all know there is a city in China called Wuhan. Wuhan is the epicenter of the new coronavirus, which scientists are desperately trying to rein in before the world…

Consumer Electronics Show 2020

CES 2020, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is the Super Bowl convention of consumer electronics and technologies, where exhibitors from the biggest named companies to garage geniuses converge to…

The 2020 Challenge

I have never, in my whole life, gone into a new year braced for ugly. For heaven’s sake, I’m a futurist…. usually very excited to turn the page to tomorrow. But 2020…

Goodbye, 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we bid it farewell and turn to welcome the future, 2020.  For me, 2019 was a relentless year of loss of treasured animals and people, even…

Look for the Stars

I have a sappy, emotional mug. I love it. It says, “When it’s dark, look for the stars.” So, in the spirit of this season of love and light, I want to…

Cyber Monday

This column is coming out on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and considered to be the first day of the all-important Christmas shopping season for brick-and-mortar stores.    Super smoking “deals” are…

Code You

American novelist, Elizabeth Berg, wrote, “You are born into your family and your family is born into you.” The DNA you carry comes from your mother and father, and there is no…

Tech After Death

What with Halloween and The Day of the Dead just moving off the calendar, what do you suppose is new in technology for our modern ghosts and spirits. Surprise! Death is keeping…