Memories of a Radio Shack addict

For years I had an old Radio Shack — note the space between the words — “battery of the month club” card in my desk drawer. It is probably still back in Texas somewhere, never making my move to Silicon Valley. I got it when I was a kid and...
Future-proofing the smart home startup

Future-proofing the smart home startup

We’re finally approaching the Jetsons era, where technology seemingly fulfills our dreams to make video calls from wristwatches and automate house cleaning with robots. Yet in this sensor-riddled world, emerging smart home services have created a dizzying array of...
Will Charlie Hebdo attacks make spying acceptable again?

Will Charlie Hebdo attacks make spying acceptable again?

Will the tragedy that unfolded last week in Paris change how the world looks at governments’ efforts to spy on potential terrorists? I pray this horror will remind us that evil exists on a global scale and it seeks to kill us and our families. But will we rise...
Opinion: 3 reasons Facebook sucks — and how to fix them

Opinion: 3 reasons Facebook sucks — and how to fix them

Like many — even most — people, I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook Inc., its intensity growing as I expect the platform help me communicate and Facebook tries to make more money. Facebook does a lot of really great stuff, but it also stumbles...