Technology Today

I write the weekly “Technology Today” column for the Florida Today newspaper, which is published by Gannett. The column appears every Friday in the Business section of the paper.

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2017 Columns

  • Thinking employment for the future: Choose a career in computing (Dec. 8)
  • ‘Star Wars’ society: Absolute power corrupts absolutely (Dec. 1)
  • ‘Star Wars’ technology: Some of the Force is already with us (Nov. 24)
  • Supercomputers: Mind-bogglingly fast and very power-hungry (Nov. 17)
  • What havoc will an extra 140 characters wreak? (Nov. 10)
  • Social media definitely sways public perception (Nov. 3)
  • Open access and net neutrality (Oct. 27)
  • Blade Runner 2049: Is our future one of replicants and holograms? (Oct. 20)
  • Technology on the Space Coast: Sunny weather, warm oceans and rocket launches (Oct. 13)
  • Gravitational forces, waves of knowledge lead to Nobel Prize (Oct. 6)
  • Help is out there in battle to stop online bullying (Sept. 22)
  • The dreadful consequences of cyberbullying (Sept. 22)
  • Face it, your mug is now ‘data’ (Sept. 15)
  • Technology can help you stay calm during Hurricane Irma (Sept. 8)
  • Voyager’s grand tour: A cosmic alignment (Sept. 1)
  • Voyager’s technology: It’s amazing what can happen with 68 KB of memory (Aug. 25)
  • Voyager at 40: The real ‘Interstellar’ (Aug. 18)
  • Back-to-school essentials: Headphones, tablet, vacuum (Aug. 11)
  • Genome editing brings up thoughts of Doctor Moreau (Aug. 4)
  • What’s old and what’s not? Defining ‘old’ harder today (July 28)
  • OK Computer: Hey man, slow it down (July 21)
  • Who should be trained as the next generation of developers? (July 14)
  • Game of Thrones: Winter is coming (July 7)
  • Canada 150: Take off, eh! (June 30)
  • Too hot to fly: Technology can’t seem to beat heat (June 23)
  • Consider getting dad a tablet for this Father’s Day (June 16)
  • Apple WWDC 2017: Machine learning was everywhere (June 9)
  • Books about future, tech and Millennials on tap for the summer (June 2)
  • Doctor talks tech, women in STEM (May 26)
  • More women need to consider STEM (May 19)
  • STEM training can crack gender code (May 12)
  • The battle between humans and machines (May 5)
  • ‘Online privacy’ is an oxymoron (April 28)
  • Augmented reality: Just dive right in! (April 21)
  • WWI : Lest we forget murderous technology (April 14)
  • Time to harness the ‘real’ power of the sun (April 7)
  • Very big limitations to ‘clean’ energy currently (March 31)
  • Fossil fuels: Cheap, powerful and dirty (March 24)
  • The Apple Watch: Kind of cool but expensive, heavy and kind of bulky (March 17)
  • The Matrix Revisited: Are robots progenitors of tomorrow’s agents? (March 10)
  • Chatbots: What goes around, comes around (March 3)
  • Engineers of tomorrow will very likely evolve in vastly different way (Feb. 24)
  • Good or bad, the next big thing is already here (Feb. 17)
  • Transportation security: Managing traffic is key (Feb. 10)
  • Carrot and stick method might help tech industry (Feb. 3)
  • Why problems persist: Stop accepting ‘good enough’ software (Jan. 27)
  • Sorry state of software: After all these years, crashes are inexcusable (Jan. 20)
  • Using big data analytics to uncover patterns (Jan. 13)
  • 2017 predictions: Space program, drone delivery, technology & society (Jan. 6)

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