The Tell of Digital Truth: Where We Are, and What’s to Attain in 2019

Mikhail Zavid

Throughout 2018, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking and writing about virtual reality (VR).  I’ve attended VR developer conferences, experimented with using different headsets, and have conducted research on public sentiment toward the technology. Now, with VRX — an annual VR industry conference and expo — in session this week, I’ve gotten a…

Now not all “cowl cowl time” is created equal

Mikhail Zavid

The debates about screen time and kids are really confused: the studies have contradictory findings, and the ones that find negative outcomes in kids who spend a lot of time on their screens struggle to figure out the cause-and-effect relationship (are depressed kids using screens more because that’s how they get help, or do kids…

14 issues you didn’t know were recyclable

Mikhail Zavid

Although it’s obvious that you should recycle your water bottles, it’s less obvious eyeglasses and other obscure items are recyclable.Toothbrushes and lightly used bras can be recycled.You can recycle your phone, laptop, and most other electronic devices. When the word “recycling” comes to mind, most people think of soda cans, water bottles, and cardboard boxes.…

Our Cellphones Aren’t Win

Mikhail Zavid

Security flaws threaten our privacy and bank accounts. So why aren’t we fixing them?By Cooper QuintinMr. Quintin is a senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Dec. 26, 2018ImageCreditCreditAndrew DegraffAmerica’s cellular network is as vital to society as the highway system and power grids. Vulnerabilities in the mobile phone infrastructure threaten not only personal privacy…

A startup’s recordsdata to CES

Mikhail Zavid

The Consumer Electronics Show, like Burning Man, is a massive event in the middle of the desert. Also like Burning Man it is populated by some of the greatest minds in technology. But, unlike Burning Man, these people are all dressed and only a few of them are on hard psychotropic drugs. Also CES is…

How scientists are discovering out dreams in the lab

Mikhail Zavid

Once, studying dreams was the domain of mystics, prophets, and a certain sex-obsessed Austrian psychoanalyst. With neuroimaging techniques and better technology, dreams have become a focus of scientific research, from efforts to record dreams to studies investigating how lucid dreaming might be beneficial to mental health. Journalist Alice Robb is the author of Why We…

Don’t submit your minute one online

Mikhail Zavid

As we set out on a two-hour drive, my pregnant girlfriend told me she didn’t want anyone, including ourselves, to share pictures of our child on social media. I was completely opposed, and we got into a heated argument. The argument lasted most of the ride home. I didn’t understand the problem with other people…

Simplify Technology with Limits

Mikhail Zavid

By Leo Babauta I am no technophobe, but I do believe in living consciously … and technology has a tendency to overrun our attention and our lives. It’s designed to do that: tech companies are motivated to keep our attention in their apps, their websites, their devices. They’ve found incentives for us to keep using…

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