The issue of technology in sports is once again in the limelight. As players, fans and franchises digest recent social media incidents during the NBA All-Star Weekend and Olympics, the question of technology continues to befuddle and baffle the culture of sports. In the mixing bowl, are the rights of players to voice their political opinions as they see fit, owners who have the right to implement policy guidelines that may restrict certain First Amendment principles, and fans who have an insatiable appetite and want to consume every aspect of their favorite players or teams 24/7. But wait! There’s more!
Social media is just a slice of the technology pie. Advances [...]
At first glance, Josh James looks like yet another music executive leaping into the technology space. And why not? From Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine‘s bite of Apple to Snoop Dogg’s investment in the sports conversion app GameOn, the technology check is large and seemingly limitless. As former SVP of Live Music for Warner Music Group and founder of BaseCamp Productions where he brought in mega-talent like Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, Josh James was clearly the go-to guy in music. But his new venture, Zig.com, plays more to his passion for digital media consumption than computer app cliché.
During my recent interview with James, he was both [...]
According to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet.
Amazingly, 92 percent of young adults aged 18 to 29 use a smartphone and almost 80 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 use cell phones. Teens are also more likely than adults to access the internet from their mobile phone, noted a recent Pew Research Mobile Fact Sheet. With the frequency of smartphone use may come behavioral addictions especially in young adults. Similar to gambling or video game addiction, smartphone addiction can lead to severe [...]
OMG! My inner science geek is about to explode! Wait! Hold on while I catch my breath! Ok, FOX and National Geographic just released a first look trailer of the new season of COSMOS! I know right?
Now, just in case you’ve been under a rock and have never watched the show, COSMOS is part science, part futurist, part other dimensional deep space odyssey-eye-candy hosted by the super cool astrophysicist and my personal space hero, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Um, yeah, black people can be astrophysicists and cool at the same time, duh. Executive produced by funnyman Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, TERRA NOVA) and Jason [...]
Tech titans slugging it out to protect proprietary intellectual assets is a boxing bout long in the making. In this corner? Oracle “The Java” whose multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Google alleged copyright infringement for Google’s “unfair” use of it’s Java programming language. And in this corner, the reigning champion, Google “The Android”, whose previous wins include a TKO of Oracle after a jab jolting 2016 jury trial and verdict to uphold the “fair use” of certain Java programming language to design the Android operating system. On Tuesday, after the hotly contested 2016 verdict, the United States Court of Appeals reversed the 2016 jury verdict holding that Google’s use of [...]
The cannabis craze is smoking across America but this ain’t your papa’s pot. And while smoking, for some, is the purest way to experience the flower, science and technology are tilling the soil to create an extracted high to rival any joint. Now before you turn up your nose and close your lungs to even the notion of anything as satisfying as smoke, there is one engineer and self-proclaimed THC artist who is using technology to extract a new spectrum of sensations.
Paul Gelardi is no stoner who decided to puff into the cannabis business to make money from his pot pastime. Say what? Paul is a real-deal mechanical engineer who builds manufacturing processes using innovative [...]