About Solving For Tech

Since the days of the first PCs, tech has awakened a new set of human skills, birthed new economies, and provided tools that are now integral to life itself. But like all great inventions tech invites as much friction as it does greatness.

At Solving for Tech we’re here to pull at the threads and unravel tech’s truths. We do it with humor, with experience, and sizzle.

Come Join Our Party (Virtually)

Formerly, Living in Digital Times, our new company, for Tech’s first large scale project is THE VIRTUAL EVENTS GROUP (that’s VEG to you). We’ll be exploring products and services for the next generation of events. Play with us so you don’t need to work alone.

LIVE & FREE

During the Covid19 crisis our job is to create a directory of all the ways to alleviate social isolation, and stay in touch. Big thanks to the artists, thought leaders, educators and more who’ve stepped up to the creative for you. Check out our guide.

NEWS & MEDIA

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

The old adage was that if you want to see the future of technology, keep an eye on the porn industry.  It was first to push technologies ranging from video to DVDs to haptics. In that spirit, today I see dating app technology as foretelling the future of business...

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

In 2020 fortunes are being made with inventions that let you keep your distance. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in retail, education, health, or fitness, among many others. “Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. 6 Feet of Separation If you didn’t know what...

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Quick pop-quiz in memory of Alex Trebek:  What weighed 2.5 pounds, cost $3,900, and did nothing but talk? Answer: *What is* the first mobile phone—in 1973. Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. It was developed under his watch...

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

Among the laundry list of behaviors that have been upended by the pandemic is what constitutes playtime for kids. Playdates, playgrounds, and outdoor sports all but evaporated as the world locked down. Screens became the intermediary between kids and the physical...

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal Now Pals With Bitcoin

PayPal has been around since 1998. Bitcoin’s first proof came in 2009. Now, they’re, apparently, of marrying age, and digital currency has taken another step towards becoming a mainstream, acceptable payments and investment solution. The move was clearly hastened by...

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

Everyone is peddling happiness these days, and for myriad reasons. The first time I ran into the notion of happiness in the workplace was in 2010 when Jenn Lim became the chief happiness evangelist at Zappos. (She now runs a consultancy called DH, named for...

Pandemic Fashion and Beauty: Does Reality Still Matter?

Pandemic Fashion and Beauty: Does Reality Still Matter?

We’re almost eight months into the pandemic lifestyle. That’s nearly long enough to complete a pregnancy and it’s certainly been long enough to make the screen our central “door” to the world. As we stare at our screens for a larger portion of each day, the lines...

The Beauty Industry Bows to the Pandemic Beast

The Beauty Industry Bows to the Pandemic Beast

Perfect Corporation combines computer imaging, AI, Augmented Reality, and a host of other technologies to provide a solution to beauty in the time of COVID. Let me take you back to a different time, a mere 6 months ago, when I could while away the hours at the local...

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Here at Solving for Tech we’re in the same global boat as the rest of you. We were just about to launch his new company and ….. BOOM. Corona hit.

Instead of business, as usual, we’re going to feature a series of special reports from ourselves, friends
and colleagues on how to stay sane and share the tech love during this rough, and unchartered period. Check back daily for tips on how tech can help.

Have thoughts, tips or musings on how to use tech to help keep us less isolated? Let us know.

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