Oops! 'Isis Wallet' forced to change name

by Phil Elmore -- You could almost hear a room full of executives face-palming themselves. At issue, in this theoretical boardroom meeting, was the fact that their digital payment system was named, more…

The rise of the 'creepy factor'

by Phil Elmore -- It's a funny word, "creepy." It's not easy to define, yet everybody thinks they'd know if they saw, heard, or read something that was "creepy." In reality, it's more…

The left's ongoing media angst

by Phil Elmore -- There is a synergy to media and social media, an interactivity to pop-culture news and entertainment that is only possible because we all carry smartphones and we all more…

Is Internet access an 'entitlement'?

by Phil Elmore -- Do you post pictures of your children to social media? An increasing number of parents do not. Tech Times' Aaron Mamiit writes that this rising trend "comes at more…

Blaming the white man for women's work choices

by Phil Elmore -- Recently, hand-wringing at technology giant Apple reached a frenzied state, as the corporation's management fretted over the "diversity" of its employees. Apple CEO Tim Cook, quoted by The more…

In defense of Google reading your mail

by Phil Elmore -- Mark Rogowsky is very concerned. Specifically, Mr. Rogowsky is concerned that Google turned in a man suspected of trafficking in child pornography. You probably already know that Google more…

Chiropractic: Technology or quackery?

by Phil Elmore -- With a sudden, alarming crunch, I felt something give way in my lower back. "OK," said Dr. Hadley. "That's it." "That's it?" I asked him. "That's it," he more…

The tablet revolution: Resistance is futile

by Phil Elmore -- "Are you getting a lot done on the grandpa box?" asks the intern character in the "Dilbert" comic strip. Taunting the strip's eponymous engineer, who is sitting at more…

'JerkTech': Is it free-market, or theft?

by Phil Elmore -- It's called "JerkTech," the application of technology to, well, being a gigantic jerk to people. The term, seemingly only recently coined, leapt into American tech-savvy consumers' consciousness earlier more…