The End of Foreign Languages

The Google Translate App is a jaw-dropper. Say you are in downtown Tokyo. You don’t speak a lick of the language. But you need to communicate with a local. Just …

An Education Revolution

I worked on three courses tonight. First,  I completed some coursework in Google Search with Dan Russell, a senior research scientist at Google. Then I began two new Coursera classes: …

Why Our Internet Stinks

Consumers in France, Finland, Japan, South Korea, Moldova, Latvia, Sweden, and about twenty other countries have this in common: they pay way less for home broadband that is up to …

Web Conquered

So you come across an article on the web that you would like to save for another day. But if you save it as a favorite or a bookmark you’ll soon …

When in Rome… Ride.

On our recent trip to Rome I spent several hours seeing the city on a rented bike. The bike rental place – Top Bike Rental & Tours – was great. …

Hot Iron Striking Time?

The T-Mobile site has a deal that runs today and tomorrow on what for most people would be a serious mobile service upgrade. You get one of the very hottest …

Online in Utero?

A thoughtful expert has written a compelling book that parents may want to add to their summer-reading list. Kirkus Reviews describes ‘Talking Back to Facebook’ by James P. Steyer as ‘… …