Text Or Talk: How Do You Stay In Touch?

Be honest. Would you rather communicate with someone via text or actually speak to them in person? If you're under the age of thirty-five, chances are pretty high that you prefer to use your smartphone for most interactions. According to digital analytics firm LivePerson, 73.7% of Americans ages 18-34 communicate more using a device rather…

Could You Live In The 1980s Again?

Historic re-enactors are an interesting lot. There are folks who enjoy dressing up in costumes from just about every time period. On any given weekend, you can watch them recreate Civil War battles up from Gettysburg to Vicksburg. Visit Jamestown, VA for a taste of ye olde colonial life. Or stop by the Carolina Renaissance…

'Token' Ring Could Change The Way We Live

I have no doubt that, eventually, we'll all be micro-chipped like golden retrievers. But until then, tech companies are coming up with more ways to eliminate some of the essentials we still carry and keep track of every day, like keys, cash, credit cards, and passwords. A new electronic accessory that doubles as jewelry is…

Turn Your Tablet Into A Typewriter

I can't stand chiclets. Not the gum. I'm referring to the thin, unsatisfying keys on my laptop's keyboard. Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the solid feel of a full-size PC keyboard, where the keys actually drop down more than a micrometer, followed by a springy pushback on your fingers. The bigger keys sound…

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone?

In many ways, smartphones have made our lives a lot better. When was the last time you unfolded a road map or opened a phone book? But for all of the conveniences, owning a smartphone also comes with potential health risks and, in some extreme cases, addiction. State Farm Insurance has identified four problems that…