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 August 2015
Facebook has a new digital assistant, Facebook M, to rival Siri and Cortana. Here's what we wish it could do.
Nanoengineers (yes, that's a thing) from UC San Diego have created microscopic fish powered by hydrogen peroxide that use magnets to steer themselves. Here's how they can help keep us healthy.
A bill in North Dakota will allow non-lethal weapons on police drones. Nothing to fear here, move along.
Google is targeting people for job offers based on their search activity. It's certainly a way to attract people with an inborn curiosity and willingness to investigate unusual things (and no fear of malware).
A WiFi pioneer says we need to rethink how the Internet of Things is being marketed and sold. For starters, how about finding a better name?
Computer science majors from these 10 schools can expect to earn the most by the time they reach the middle of their careers, according to data from Payscale.com. See how your salary stacks up.
A new app turns HD video into grainy 1980s video. We need more blast from the past apps. Here are 10 ideas.
NASA wants to take your name to Mars so you can be a part of the next great phase of space exploration.
As summer draws to a close, we highlight 10 recent and upcoming mobile games that will help you ease back into your hectic worklife and face the fourth quarter with a smile.
Middle managers are more stressed, according to a study, and it can lead to clinical depression.
The corporate culture in which you're working is as important as the work you're being asked to do. Here are 12 questions to help you figure out what kind of workplace you'd be walking into before you accept your next job offer.
Google has been restructured, and the iconic brand now falls under an umbrella organization called Alphabet. But why? There has to be more to this story.
A team of architects is trying to attract billions of euros via an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to bring part of The Lord Of The Rings to life. Would you want to live in a real-world version of the capitol of Gondor?
New technology such as drones, are part of the PGA Championship coverage this year, and this could lead to new ways to broadcast sports.
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
A simple computer game aims to build trust in self-driving cars by showing people how badly they drive themselves.
The next episode of IT Life Radio will discuss the growth and changes of crowdfunding and how it is attractive to larger enterprises.
Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" in a way that exemplifies the kind of leader he has been for 16 years. Here are 10 lessons that any leader can learn from his example.
An IT department used iMac boxes to make a giant human hamster wheel and also demonstrated the value of letting your team play.
IO9's six-word sci-fi story contest has inspired us to ask the same of you. Check out what it's all about, then give us your best shot.
A new patent has been granted for a space elevator that will reach 12 miles high, and it might be the closest we've come to a working design.
Making heroes out of the people who fly all over the world for business is killing them. There has to be a better way.
CEOs at publicly traded US companies will soon have to announce how their own salary compares to median worker pay at their organizations. What will this mean for tech companies and IT professionals?
In a recent survey, nearly three quarters of thirtysomethings said they want to scrap their current career. There are obstacles to making such a big move. Before you give it all up and become a lumberjack, consider these options for refreshing your IT career without completely walking away.
An advance peek at Greythorn Recruitment's Inside Technology Market Report 2015 shows that salary isn't the only thing motivating IT professionals to change jobs.
Why do you need a sweater in the office in the summer? Because we're cooling it based on a formula that dates back to when the Beatles were still together.
Job searching is about more than finding the magic keywords. Research shows that developing the right habits goes a long way toward achieving a successful job search.
Google Glass is back and hopefully better than ever. Here how we think the company can make sure it sticks for good this time.