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Taking a Blogging Hiatus

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This blog was founded in 2008 as a home for long-form writing and as a testing ground for fooling around with the latest web technologies. It contains periodic musings on Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Mobile, and the Tech Lifestyle. During the past eight years I posted almost monthly. The face of blogging changed [...]

I Got Mom a Robot Companion for her Birthday

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Through work I had been exposed to Mabu the personal healthcare companion, an intelligent, socially interactive robot whose conversations are tailored to each patient that she works with. Mabu seemed cheesy and a bit creepy, but the idea had legs, if a bit odd. At the same time Mom needed a birthday gift and I [...]

Create a Personal Google From Your Tweets

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There's a simple way of using Twitter for content you find interesting to create your own personal Google. All it takes is the careful use of hashtags. This use case has been around since the beginning ot Twitter, but somehow it’s a little-known technique. One of the first things you learn when you start using [...]

FBI vs. Apple and the Risk to Your Health Data

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By now anyone with a pulse has heard about Apple’s showdown with the FBI over resisting cracking open a terrorist’s phone from San Bernandino. From a public perception perspective the FBI picked the perfect case to force Apple to comply – a conflict over security that has been brewing for a while. However, it’s not [...]

Will 2016 be a Big Year for Virtual Reality in Pharma?

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One of the more amazing technological innovations of 2015 was the consumerization of virtual reality. Google Cardboard, which started out almost as a joke, came into its own this November when the New York Times distributed over 1 million Cardboard units to their subscribers, featuring a  film, "The Displaced," which follows the lives of three [...]

Fixing the Apple Watch App Layout: Internet to the Rescue

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As much as I dig using my Apple Watch I am not a fan of the app layout you're presented with on the Watch's face. The default layout is a honeycomb of app icons. You can shrink or zoom an app somewhat to a max of about a quarter of an inch – zooming more [...]

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