The Most Important Thing Apple Announced on Monday Was Family

The Most Important Thing Apple Announced on Monday Was Family

Last Monday, Apple let us in on their plans for the future of, amongst other things, iOS (8), and Mac OS X (Yosemite). Tim Cook and friends detailed a long list of new features—most of which will not be available until this fall—to a salivating audience of developers and fans at the 2014 WWDC in San Francisco. Read More

Help Do Some UX for Good

Help Do Some UX for Good

UX for Good is an organization that brings user experience skills to bear on some of the most difficult social issues we face. For this year’s annual challenge, UX For Good be working with Aegis Trust, which established the Kigali Genocide Memorial on behalf of the Rwandan people in 2004. More than a museum or shrine,… Read More

Tired of Cheap iPhone Holsters? Blacksmith-Labs Has Some Solutions

Tired of Cheap iPhone Holsters? Blacksmith-Labs Has Some Solutions

I’ve had a few weeks to try out the Blacksmith-Labs iPhone holsters, and I may have found my new iPhone case. I’ve wanted a holster for a while now: I’m tired of my phone jangling around from pocket to pocket, so that I never know which one to look in. The Horween Signature holsters solve that problem, although not as perfectly as I would have liked. Read More

Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

Yuri’s Night Is a Time to Celebrate and Reflect on Why We Must Go Into Space

Fifty-three years ago today, Yuri Gagarin pierced the veil of Earth’s fragile atmosphere in his Vostok 1 space capsule, becoming the first human being to enter “outer space.” His trip was barely even dipping the tip of a toe into the ocean, but what he began should always be remembered in the annals of human history. In 2001 George and Loretta Whitesides (nee Hidalgo) threw a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yuri’s flight. That party has grown into a yearly event, with over 300 parties around the world being held today and this weekend. Read More

Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

Do You Want Your Daughter to Excel at Math and Science? Get a Little Help From GEMS

GEMS was started to address the well documented but underserved problem of girls not taking high-level math and science classes in high school, thereby limiting their college and career options. It has evolved over the years into a full-focus STEM program, addressing the dearth of female engineers and computer scientists, in addition to the workforce problem of low numbers of female workers in these fields. Read More

Have Yourself an Angsty Little Christmas: 12 Geeky Holiday Tunes to Raise Your Spirits

Have Yourself an Angsty Little Christmas: 12 Geeky Holiday Tunes to Raise Your Spirits

The winter solstice is a time of joy and merriment. It’s a time to visit family, to renew old friendships, and commune in a spirit of love, brotherhood and sisterhood with our fellow Homo sapiens. It’s no wonder, then, that this season has produced some of the most angst-filled music ever heard, and no one knows how to throw down the angst like a geek.

Here are 12 great and geeky holiday tunes to help you alleviate your holiday angst. Read More

Find Bluetooth Speakers For Everyone on Your Shopping List

Find Bluetooth Speakers For Everyone on Your Shopping List

I wanted to share four speakers I’ve been testing for the last couple of months. All four work with most Bluetooth enabled devices, including Mac, iOS and Android; include rechargeable batteries, and a line out for directly connecting to devices. But there the similarities end. The size and features are different, but, more importantly, the price for each vary greatly, but so does the sound quality. Read More

Remembrance of The Doctor: A Personal Journey Through Time and Space

Remembrance of The Doctor: A Personal Journey Through Time and Space

We need heroes. I need heroes. In the wake of the death and the disillusionment of living heroes, we make up stories with heroes who live up to our values and expectations, heroes who idealize our aspirations and can only let us down if we let them. The Doctor is, in my opinion, the epitome of the hero archetype. Read More