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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2016 Columns

  • Looking back at 2016: Artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity (Dec. 30)
  • Alexa, Dot and mom get along famously (Dec. 23)
  • Emojis displacing words on the web (Dec. 16)
  • Moving ahead: Big data went mainstream in 2016 (Dec. 9)
  • TV-to-real life technology: Tilley giving talk on 'Star Trek's 50th anniversary (Dec. 2)
  • Be thankful for the friends in your life – digital or otherwise (Nov. 25)
  • Dangers of AI are all too real without treaty on limitations (Nov. 18)
  • On election night: TV or not TV was the question (Nov. 11)
  • Polling data sometimes can swing and whiff (Nov. 4)
  • What would you do for a five-star review? (Oct. 28)
  • Programming languages: From simple to complex (Oct. 21)
  • Burning phone impacts Samsung bottom line (Oct. 14)
  • What’s Apple without Steve Jobs in charge (Oct. 7)
  • Musk makes Mars trip seem attainable: Let’s go (Sept. 30)
  • Take the slow boat to increased productivity (Sept. 23)
  • Driverless vehicles will face challenges (Sept. 16)
  • IPhone 7 changes won’t please all (Sept. 9)
  • Life in post-jobs society may not be enjoyable (Sept. 2)
  • Life might not turn out as we imagine seeing it (August 26)
  • Fictional space speeds warp the reality of physics (August 19)
  • ‘Star Trek’ officers didn’t make flip-phone calls (August 12)
  • ‘Star Trek’ has many marvels and lessons (August 5)
  • AC, water, power help tech deal with the heat (July 29)
  • Uber effect changes the way we get around town (July 22)
  • Fear of reprisal keeps ideas in box (July 15)
  • Napster: What has changed in 15 years? (July 8)
  • UK’s technology won’t disappear after Brexit (July 1)
  • Watson's cognitive abilities grow daily (June 24)
  • In a new car, radios aren’t just for news, pop music (June 17)
  • Reflections on changes over past 60 years (June 10)
  • Low-tech to the rescue when phone takes a dive (June 3)
  • Technology plays key role in summer reading (May 27)
  • Tech books require a lot of editing to stay current (May 20)
  • Ransomware: 1 click can lock you out of your files (May 13)
  • Computing finds its way into wide range of STEM education (May 6)
  • Never say goodbye to your pets or people? (April 29)
  • Apple has a handle on electronic junk disposal (April 22)
  • Automated assistants anticipate users’ needs (April 15)
  • Artificial Evolution II: Robots making robots (April 8)
  • April Fools: Which tech stories are real and which are fake? (April 1)
  • Despite their limits, tweets fill communication niche (March 25)
  • Tech tools help tech writers write better (March 18)
  • This week’s technical milestones: telephone, hypertext and email (March 11)
  • What can the government learn from industry? (March 4)
  • These 3 skills are vital to engineers on rise (Feb. 26)
  • Apple security vs. national security (Feb. 19)
  • Exercise tech can send wrong Feb. 14 message (Feb. 12)
  • Facebook Turns 12: Social media adolescence (Feb. 5)
  • Computing world has lost a pair of pioneers in the past 2 weeks (Jan. 29)
  • The value of the webinar or ‘eating own dog food’ (Jan. 22)
  • After you lose your data, it’s too late to back it up (Jan. 15)
  • Roll-up TVs are just the start of the smart material revolution (Jan. 8)
  • Three things that will NOT happen this year (Jan. 1)