Drivers prefer smartphones in cars
Drivers prefer smartphones in cars

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars over car makers’ built-in systems designed to provide entertainment, car functionality and navigation. This sounds dangerous on the face of it – and it is – until and unless the car systems can mirror successfully on, perhaps, bigger and less-distracting screens the same functions as our smartphones. As we know, […]

16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack
16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack

Each year she packs her bags and launches off to join other tech whizzes helping nonprofits advance in the digital spaces and, so, 16NTC is an event for Relevanza’s Birgit Pauli-Haack. 16NTC (hashtag, #16NTC) is the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, produced and hosted by NTEN, the international NonProfit Technology Network, wide-ranging and very active support […]

GPS doodles on a bicycle!
GPS doodles on a bicycle!

This may be the single nerdiest thing we’ve ever seen: GPS doodles on a bicycle! And it’s fantastic! Not kidding. Talk about using today’s technology to be creative. This Canadian cyclist, Stephen Lund, bikes around 1,500 kilometers each month (close to 1,000 miles). Impressive because he lives in Victoria, British Columbia – gets cold there). […]

Google’s 360-degree video, “Special Delivery.”
Google’s 360-degree video, “Special Delivery.”

So here’s a little holiday week fun: Google’s 360-degree video, “Special Delivery.” And when we say, “360-degree video,” we mean watch the video in the YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet and the film moves as you move, revolving around you to unlock little features and treasurers. Seriously, this is kinda cool. Google posted […]

Apparition through the walls!
Apparition through the walls!

So, on this Halloween weekend, would seeing an apparition through the walls be scary enough for you? This is not a ghost story. It’s a science story in which researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a technique for seeing the image of fellow human beings – mortals – through walls using […]

The voices of #ILookLikeAnEngineer
The voices of #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Like anywhere, stereotypes and myths pervade the online world but collective action can dispel them, just like we’re witnessing through the voices of #ILookLikeAnEngineer. It’s a reality, however, that despite living in the 21st Century women still face a struggle in many professions and disciplines and the tech world is no exception. While plenty of […]

Relevanza’s Pauli-Haack singled out by NTEN
Relevanza’s Pauli-Haack singled out by NTEN

Relevanza co-founder and chief technology officers, Birgit Pauli-Haack, has been singled out by NTEN for her contribution to advancing the tech and online capabilities of nonprofit organizations. Pauli-Haack, attending the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX (#15NTC), was given a prestigious NTENny Award during conference ceremonies. The NTENnies are given out annually to members “who […]

Android for Work – Enterprise level mobile
Android for Work – Enterprise level mobile

Google formally unveiled its complete Android for Work suite of apps and security and, well, just about a full panoply of mobile and desktop apps for the enterprise level environment. This rollout pits Google right smack up against Microsoft, which years ago ruled the work space. Remember Outlook for email and MS Word for writing? […]

Communication after hurricanes? An answer might be available.
Communication after hurricanes? An answer might be available.

As anyone knows who has suffered through one, communication after hurricanes is a major problem. If you’re lucky, AM radio stations stay on the air and some FM stations, too, which is helpful – if you have power to your portable receivers. Interpersonal communication is practically impossible for most. Back when cell phones were coming […]

Human movement visualized online – fitness
Human movement visualized online – fitness

Human movement is what keeps us ticking – despite spending way too many sedentary hours at keyboards and bright screens. So it’s good to see fitness apps for our smartphones popping up all over the place (still using my FitBit, waiting for Google Fit…maybe). With fitness apps (and countless workout apps) integrating with wearable tech […]