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What the emoji?

What the emoji?

I recently got a text from a colleague with several emoji in it. At the best of times, text messages can be a little complicated to interpret because of their brevity. In fact, earlier that week, that same colleague had texted me back in response to a text about...

Cleaning Out the Digital Closet

In cleaning up my digital life, I recently stumbled across my notes from when I was an instructor at Temple University’s College of Education in educational technology. Given that I last taught this course well over a decade ago, most of the tools that we...
Hack My Baby, Please!

Hack My Baby, Please!

Ever wondered what would happen if you attached a Fitbit to your toddler or infant? Or thought about how useful it would be for a sensor to live in your baby’s bottom that notified you when you needed to change the diaper? These dreams aren’t for the...

Has the Internet of Things Jumped the Shark

Self confession. I might have gone on a rant in that last post about the Barbie Dreamhouse. Maybe. I recently listened to an episode of Adam Savage’s podcast that was discussing things seen at CES among other topics. Somehow the topic of internet connected water...