Profile of David WagnerExecutive Editor, Community & IT Life
Member Since: 5/20/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 351
David has been writing on business and technology for over 10 years and was most recently Managing Editor at Enterpriseefficiency.com. Before that he was an Assistant Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where he covered a wide range of business topics including IT, leadership, and innovation. He has also been a freelance writer for many top consulting firms and academics in the business and technology sectors. Born in Silver Spring, Md., he grew up doodling on the back of used punch cards from the data center his father ran for over 25 years. In his spare time, he loses golf balls (and occasionally puts one in a hole), posts too often on Facebook, and teaches his two kids to take the zombie apocalypse just a little too seriously.
Articles by David Wagner
posted in July 2015
Increasing your coffee habits later in life can be very dangerous, according to a recent study. No need to panic, we have some options for you.
See what the team on Discovery Communications' TV series Mythbusters learned when they tested the safety of drones. The results might make you lose your head.
The latest episode of IT Life radio features the real-life inventor of Iron Man's Jarvis, who happens to bring similar innovations to the way we work.
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the music choices of 4,000 participants to distinguish systemic thinkers from empathic ones. What kind of thinker are you?
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
To help firefighters, the California State Assembly is considering giving them permission to take out drones in their way.
Location-based marketing or geofencing is a touchy subject. But you can avoid the creep with some of the best practices from Elephant Bar and Paytronix.
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
Reddit has an image problem, possibly an actual user problem with trolls, and much worse. The company vows to fix it all, but how?
A study from Pew Research shows nearly two thirds of us get our news from Twitter and Facebook. That's not good if you like to learn, or even if you want to keep your children alive.
A robot run by a brain made up of bacteria sounds like a science fiction plot, but it is actually good science.
A company is reviving the Commodore name (again), this time in the form on an Android smartphone.
Culture is the key to making the relationship between job seeker and employee work better. We'll talk to an expert on how to find the right job for the right people to make everyone more productive.
Shigeru Miyamoto is the greatest video designer ever and the odds-on favorite to take over Nintendo. But can he once again save the video game company?
MasterCard wants to replace your password with the thing you love the most -- your own face.
The job interview process is growing longer, but we're not getting better at hiring.
Everyone agrees there is an IT skills gap, but managers and IT pros disagree on the reasons for it.
An MIT program that can find and repair vulnerabilities by looking for more secure code and borrowing from it holds a lot of promise. But will we forget how to code in the process?
See which companies top the list, and which ones didn't make the cut, in the Reputation Institute's 2015 US Technology RepTrak.
By uploading more of the contents of our brain into our phones, we remember less and become more vulnerable.
Elon Musk puts his money where his mouth is by helping fund 37 projects that could hopefully make AI safer and more useful to humans.
Windows 10 looks like a good operating system, but the reasons we love an operating system are harder to predict.
Of all the tests we've had for robots, this might be the one that is most frightening. Dartmouth College will be adapting the Turing test to judge AI creativity.
Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy is the ultimate form of communication. Believe it or not, for certain things, Facebook is better than telepathy.
Professors from UC Berkeley and UC Davis have developed a new way of reading fingerprints that allows for a 3D scan, rather than the traditional 2D scan. In theory, this should make fingerprint authentication on mobile devices harder to fool.
While a recent study focuses on how consumers interact with brands, the results also hold lessons for IT in how to tailor internal tech support services to best meet the expectations of a multigenerational workforce.