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Matt Hamblen
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Full-time news reporter and editor for more than three decades, with more than half at Computerworld.
Full-time news reporter and editor for more than three decades, with more than half at Computerworld.

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Here's a must-read for all of us...
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For a week this summer I'm going off-grid, off-Web, sans electronics, nada email and social nets to join a group of friends in building a modest house for a poor Mexican family in Baja. Disconnecting to re-connect sounds about right. I seriously hope distant friends and family can do the same. 
More than those close to me, I also challenge the world's technophiles and tech masters to e-purge for even a short while. I'm including in that lofty group some top honchos I've met and mostly admire but barely know: Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Tom Wheeler, Dan Hesse, Marcelo Claure, John Legere, Randall Stephenson, Lowell McAdam, Ralph de la Vega and John Chambers. John and Dan have retired, but I wonder if they have ever really disconnected for a brief e-retreat. 
Consider yourselves challenged.
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For dogs scared at fireworks, there's the ASPCA Pet Safety app.
http://bit.ly/1GRuibf
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"Really scary" privacy worries dog Apple Watch and other wearables. Some other insights...
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Of tattoo and taptic engine foibles (Apple Watch) and the continuing auto-rotate mess (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge). bit.ly/1OLCnHm
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I like Google+ but really haven't used it as much as I'd like. So this is interesting as a summary of some recent questions about its future. http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/04/23/has-google-really-died/
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Project Fi's winners and losers. http://bit.ly/1DjzH7O (It's a project after all.) 
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