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And the nominees are…

And the nominees are…

It is the season that falls between Winter and Spring – Award Season. Larry and the critics look at the films that have been nominated for Guild, Globe and Spirit awards, talk short lists for the Oscars and make fun of those that love to make fun – the Razzies. The King is speaking, the [...]

Are you making your technology work for you?

Are you making your technology work for you?

Stop using Internet Explorer—it’s bloated and slow; get a Smartphone—it’s worth the money to make your life easier; and get your music and photos OFF that laptop and into a cloud near you! Those are just some words or wisdom from tech gurus looking out for advising consumers on how to better use technology to [...]

NPR news executive resigns over Williams firing

NPR news executive resigns over Williams firing

NPR just released two statements. The first announces the completion of an independent review of the controversial firing of news analyst Juan Williams. The second is about the surprise resignation of Ellen Weiss, NPR’s long-time Senior Vice President for News. Weiss was the NPR editor who fired Williams after he told Fox News host Bill [...]

4G wireless networks—more of a marketing than a technological breakthrough?

4G wireless networks—more of a marketing than a technological breakthrough?

If you own a smart phone you already know that your gadget is only as good as the network that supports it—ask any frustrated iPhone owner who has to deal with the occasionally unreliable speeds and connectivity of AT&T’s wireless network. So while carriers roll out new & improved “4G” high speed broadband networks, consumers [...]

Pucker up – there’s more to kissing than romance

Pucker up – there’s more to kissing than romance

You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss… or is it? Whether you were under the bleachers, away at summer-camp or stuck in the ER waiting to have your braces removed from the braces of another – the first kiss is an unforgettable moment, searing itself into the memory and having a longer [...]

The gavel has passed: Republicans take the House majority as the 112th Congress convenes

The gavel has passed: Republicans take the House majority as the 112th Congress convenes

The 112th Congress met at noon today and, as expected, voted in Congressman John Boehner as speaker of the House. He and his fellow Republicans bring an aggressive agenda that prioritizes cutting $100 billion from domestic spending this year and defunding or repealing all or part of the health care bill. A member of the [...]

People vs. Power – the battle to save Soviet Jews

People vs. Power – the battle to save Soviet Jews

At the end of World War II nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union. They were unwanted by the repressive Stalinist state, but forbidden to leave. Those who tried were followed by the KGB, harassed or forced into menial labor or imprisonment. In December 1987, on the eve of a historic summit [...]

Previewing the Consumer Electronics Show and the gadgets of 2011

Previewing the Consumer Electronics Show and the gadgets of 2011

It’s like fashion week in Paris but for technology in Vegas — the three-day Consumer Electronics Show, where 3D TVs and tablets-to-boot strut their stuff on the strip. New York Times tech writer David Pogue joins Patt to preview this season’s most chic colors and styles. Could the accessory of the moment be a Netflix [...]

Riddle me this – could a puzzle a day keep the Alzheimer’s away?

Riddle me this – could a puzzle a day keep the Alzheimer’s away?

Perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions was to get into shape this year. Maybe you even bought a shake-weight and have been using it every day. Well, good luck turning your winter weight into a six-pack before summer. But if you really want to up your game, you may want to start exercising your [...]

A bright idea? California girds itself for darker future lit by compact fluorescents

A bright idea? California girds itself for darker future lit by compact fluorescents

Along with Kodachrome film, 2010 marks the end of a uniquely lit era—in early compliance with the Energy Independence and Security Act, California is requiring 100-watt incandescent light bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient. And come New Year’s Day 2012, you won’t be able to buy 100-Watt incandescent bulbs anywhere in the [...]