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Change Your Password with LEET

Change Your Password with LEET

I am an advocate of strong passwords — inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint … it’s written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it? 7-1d7w!Ka  is an ...

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old “New” Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint. We sent out our pre-breakfast discussion guide just as the Twenty-First Century Fox/Time Warner and Sprint/T-Mobile deals blew ...

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

The “New” Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them are completed, the impact will be felt across the value chain, Hollywood will be shaken to its core and we will live in a very different world. Here are just a few deals that, ...

Israel’s Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome

The politics of the conflict between Hamas and the State of Israel are well documented, and I'm sure you have already formed an opinion about who is at fault and what must be done. This article is not about any of that. It's not about right or wrong, good or bad, politics or religion … it's about a remarkable technology ...

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month – such is life in the world of connected devices. But for today, the LG G3 is my ...

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Will Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 replace your laptop? That’s the million dollar question. Microsoft says it absolutely can – and they’re right. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s newest tablet. The device has a bigger screen than its predecessors (12”), is more powerful and comes with better accessories. All in ...

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

A little more than 238 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against the King of England. At that time, the "best" technology available was the printing press and the "best" social network required the use of "word of mouth" in Public Houses. Grog (small ...

Aereo: It’s Over Now

Aereo: It’s Over Now

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme Court saw it differently, effectively killing ...

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone. #epicfail #at&texclusiveareyoukidding #tooheavyandawkward #toolate #seenitbefore #wherearetheapps #shouldhavecalledzuckandaskedfirst #jeffwhatwereyouthinking Built around the Amazon Prime experience, the Fire Phone runs the same heavily tweaked ...

Cannes: Mobile First

Cannes: Mobile First

Tickets? Check. Passport? Check. Invitations to awesome parties and events? Check. Mobile phone? Che... err... um... mobile phone? Smart phone? Cell phone? Heading to the south of France for a conference that self-describes as "the world’s greatest celebration of creative communications in all its forms," I'm expecting ...