Whale sharks are generally thought of as denizens of the tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. But in July 2014, a person in New Jersey saw a whale shark and reported it to Wildbook for Whale Sharks, which collects reports, pictures, and video of animals that people encounter on their travels. This surprised Jason Holmberg,...

Despite using science and technology to better our lives, we are the real slaves to technology. We indulge in the need to always have something electronic in our hands – a tool that connects us to the Internet, our games or to our social networks. We’re bypassing the real world to get a digital quick-fix; our work, play and plans for stress release seem to depend...

Wireless technology is literally all around us. In a corporate setting, there are Wi-Fi signals, fast 4G LTE access points on smartphone and Bluetooth running in everything from mobile printers to security terminals in the front entryway. Because wireless tech is so pervasive, and because businesses rely on wireless tech now more than ever, it’s also constantly...

IS THE TECH industry male-dominated? The statistics would certainly have us believe so. According to the 2010 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Report Card, in 2009, women represented 57 percent of all undergraduates, yet earned only 18 percent of computer information and science degrees. In fact, the percentage of women in computer and...

Sleep: It seems instinctual, but recent data shows we are getting worse at meeting our basic sleep needs. To address this problem, a slew of new devices quantify how much and how well we sleep. By tracking and analyzing patterns, they promise to help us alter our habits and improve our sleep. How well do these devices actually work, and which will best fit your...

A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year. Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who still thinks dropping off a resume at the front desk is enough will have better luck uploading it to their MySpace...

We’re not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it’s important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there’s value in using the year’s starter months to reassess your current skill sets and identify areas for improvement, growth, and learning. Technology is one area that...

Popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga has been installed more than half a billion times in the year since it launched, and has become one of the most addictive games for mobile phone. Is your mobile or video game addiction taking over your life? A piece of research by Divorce Online two years ago even suggested that 15 per cent of divorces are due to a video game...

They Can Improve Motor Skills Anybody who’s spent much time with pre-schoolers can tell you the only thing they’re much good at catching is conjunctivitis and about the only thing they can throw is spaghetti. On the floor. In July this year, however, health researchers at Australia’s Deakin University found tikes who play interactive video games, such as those...

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren’t bad for you. They’re actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection between violence and video games (hint: there isn’t any), numerous academic studies indicate that playing video games has many psychological and even physical benefits. Taken together, it turns out video...