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The secret to a smoother travel experience in 2013

I’ve traveled quite a few miles in my career and no matter how much I traverse the globe, I keep learning about how to do it better. Travel begins with preparation, and although it is taking years I’m still learning and reinforcing to myself that packing light is important. There is always the urge to […]

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McDonald’s testing complimentary iPad use

What better way to pass the time while your children climb on the Playland slide than surfing on an iPad that you don’t own? The McDonald’s restaurant chain is testing complimentary iPad use for dine-in customers in one of  its Virginia Beach locations.   I think it’s a great idea, and so do the customers. In […]

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4 innovative back-to-school tech tools

What’s in the backpack these days? Only the latest high-tech gadgets I’ll bet you never dreamed possible! I’ve collected a few ranging in price from $13 to $129. Lots of schedule-challenged students are using TimeCommand, an app-enhanced audio alarm clock that not only wakes them up to noise and lights, but soothes them to sleep. […]

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LilyPad uses solar power to keep our devices running strong

I love working with inventors. I don’t work with Dave Foster, but I’m sharing his interesting (and much welcomed) idea: using solar power to charge our electronic devices. Foster came up with a case he calls the LilyPad which does precisely that. The LilyPad uses new solar ink technology to convert outdoor and indoor light into […]

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Six Innovative Ideas to Watch

I’m passing along some ideas from Harvard Business Review that emerged in 2011 as powerful “innovation invitations.” HBR says these seem certain to intensify in global power and influence, and I do agree that they will spark innovation differentiation in the months ahead: 1. The Slacktivism Co-Opt As much a term of derision as global […]

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Can an iPad substitute for a passport?

Here is an interesting idea sparked by a man who recently entered the U.S. from Canada without his passport. Instead he presented the border authorities with his iPad, which contained a scanned image of his passport.   I wonder if this is a sign of things to come?  Read on: Martin Reisch said Tuesday a slightly […]

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