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Author Danah Boyd (Credit: danah.org) When it comes to understanding how teens use social media, there's perhaps no one more clued in than Danah Boyd, except maybe teens themselves. An ethnographer with a Ph.D. in information from the University of California at Berkeley, she has spent the last eight years speaking with and observing teens from all walks of life. Boyd's new book, "It's Complicated: The social lives of networked teens," is the culmination of this work where, as she writes, she attempts to "describe and explain the networked lives of teens to the people who worry about …

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Larry Magid speaks with Akamai CEO Tom Leighton (left) at CES. (Credit: Larry Magid) Just about every TV maker at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was showing off 4K TVs. But to fully appreciate these Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, you'l
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Maker Faire gets underway this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2006, San Francisco Bay Area maker movement aficionados have been making an annual pilgrimage to the San Mateo Event Center (the county fair grounds), to attend the Maker Faire.
A Curious.com class on eye makeup illustrates teaching tools. (Credit: Screenshot by Larry Magid) It's called a "marketplace for online learning" and its goal is to connect students and teachers in a wide variety of subjects from salsa dancing to knife s
A Curious.com class on eye makeup illustrates teaching tools. (Credit: Screenshot by Larry Magid) It's called a "marketplace for online learning" and its goal is to connect students and teachers in a wide variety of subjects from salsa dancing to knife s
A Curious.com class on eye makeup illustrates teaching tools. (Credit: Screenshot by Larry Magid) It's called a "marketplace for online learning" and its goal is to connect students and teachers in a wide variety of subjects from salsa dancing to knife s
Julie Spira (Credit: Cyberdatingexpert.com) "It's never been easier to find a date," says CyberDatingExpert.com publisher Julie Spira. And when it comes to online dating, she adds, the "stigma is gone." She credits Facebook with helping to make people fe
[](http://radiolarry.com/cnetaudio/daniel_graf_google_maps.mp3) ![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/12/13/Daniel_Graf.png) Daniel Graf, Google's director of Google Maps for mobile. (Credit: Google) Google Maps for iPhone is getting off to a very good start. It quickly became the No. 1 free iPhone app with lots of five star user reviews. To find out a bit more about what Google …
[](http://radiolarry.com/cnetaudio/paul_mascarenas_20012.mp3) ![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/09/18/fusion.jpg) (Credit: 2013 Ford Fusion (Credit: Ford Motor Company)) Paul Mascarenas, Ford's chief technology and VP of research, was in San Francisco showing off the new Ford Fusion, which now comes with a choice of engines including a 47mpg hybrid and a gasoline engine that shuts the engine off …
![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/08/14/Screen_Shot_2012-08-14_at_8.21 .00_PM.png) App.net founder Dalton Caldwell (Credit: App.net promotional video; screenshot by Larry Magid/CNET) App.net founder Dalton Caldwell was impressed by Twitter in its "early days" when third-party developers were using it as a platform to "build really strange and amazing software, which is not what the people at Twitter …
![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/08/06/blocked_610x213.jpg) Metacert blocks pages with "adult content" (Credit: Metacert) There are lots of tools out there to help parents keep their kids away from what's typically considered inappropriate online content. Most, however, run on PCs and Macs, which means all bets are off if, for instance, a child surfs via …
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![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/06/06/googlemaps.jpg) Google Vice President of Engineering Brian McClendon kicks of Wednesday Maps event at the company's offices in San Francisco. (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET) Although there were no announcements about any upcoming versions of Google Maps for iOS, Google did show off some impressive 3D technology to make Google Earth feel …
![](http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/05/21/61LpoAJqWAL._SL500_AA300_.png) Heckerty, a green-faced 409-year-old witch (Credit: Meet Heckerty) Heckerty, a 409-year-old green-faced witch, can't seem to get anything right, but fortunately she has a loyal cat named Zanzibar who comes to her rescue. The iOS and Android app, [Meet Heckerty](http://www.heckerty.com/Index.html), is based on a series of stories by [Anne …
If you've ever been curious about the price of a particular house in America, chances are you've been to [Zillow.com](http://zillow.com). That's the site that lets you type in an address to find out its estimated sale price (called a "Zestimate") along with details about the house and, in most cases, …