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Four Things to Know About FaceApp and Your Privacy

If you’ve been on social media this week, you’ve probably seen a full cycle of a viral app. In a matter of days, the world went from “OMG, FaceApp is COOL!” to “OMG, FaceApp is SCARY!” FaceApp is simple: Upload a headshot (yours or someone else’s), and add a filter to look younger or older, happier or prettier. You can …

The Webby Awards 2019… too much awesome

Every year when The Webby Awards are announced, I promise myself that I’ll just spend a few minutes finding the highlights to share with you. The awards highlight everything from great newsletters to fun games. I search through the hundreds of winners and nominees to find great stuff for productivity, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and more things we talk about …

What I don’t want for Christmas

This is a bah-humbug post! Here are some high-tech gadgets I wouldn’t buy this holiday season (and why). But this is what I DO want for Christmas … my favorite things. And this is where you can enter a giveaway to WIN one of my favorite things! Note: I may make a commission if you click on the Amazon links. …

Artificial Intelligence breakthroughs to be happy about

I’ll admit that I get pretty uneasy about the capabilities of artificial intelligence sometimes, but in the area of healthcare, I’m all in. Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat some of our society’s most dangerous and debilitating diseases, and the technology might just save someone you love. Here are a few recent highlights: Diagnosing the Spread …

Weather Apps for Every Personality

You have plenty of options when it comes to weather apps, so it may be hard to choose. Here are my recommendations based on your personality. Add yours to the list in the comments! For the Instant-Gratification Junkies: Dark Sky Dark Sky describes itself as a “hyperlocal” weather app, specializing in micro-forecasts for the two-foot square that surrounds you and …

Fantastic Tools for Families

I don’t often cover tools for parents and families, but I ran across a service that wowed me so much that I immediately called my sister to perhaps help my two young nephews. So I figure that even if you don’t have school-age kids, you probably know someone who does. PLUS… I’m doing this post to help out the manager …

Product Hunt’s Best Tech Tools

Oh. My. Gosh. You guys are going to ADORE this. Product Hunt is the reddit of new tech products and launches. It’s one of my secret sources of the best apps that I share to you guys. Each day dozens (hundreds?) of new or updated tech tools are “hunted” on the site, and we community members upvote the ones we …

Instant Transcription Tools

You may find yourself in need of an instant transcription tool for a whole host of reasons. Maybe you’d like to dictate your novel. Perhaps you need a transcription of your latest speech. Or maybe someone with whom you’re working speaks another language or is hard of hearing. Whatever the reason, you have several free choices that will get you …