Jewish Journal

Playing with robot snakes on Sunset

By Adam Wills

July 29, 2009 | 8:13 pm

The best-kept secret in the Negev is not Dimona (home of Israel’s hush-hush nuclear program) but Ben-Gurion University, said Israel Consul General Jacob Dayan, who introduced robotics... read on

  • Did Twitter Cost Bruno Millions?

    By Sam Gliksman

    July 15, 2009 | 4:57 pm

    We all know the power of word of mouth. Positive or negative reviews impact the success of any product. In our current age of social networking, electronic word of mouth has the ability to make a product sink or swim faster than ever. Last Friday it seemed that Sacha Baron Cohen had... read on

  • Is Twitter Just for Birdbrains?

    By Sam Gliksman

    July 8, 2009 | 4:40 pm

    I have this practice of jotting down my article ideas in a file and then coming back to them later when I’m ready to write. Ideas come freely. On the other hand, planting my rear down on a seat long enough to write a full article is far more daunting. As a result, the list grows... read on

  • Anti-Semitism: The Ugly Side of Facebook

    By Sam Gliksman

    May 15, 2009 | 4:30 pm

    A Congressional briefing last week entitled “Hate in the Information Age” highlighted the fact that we’re experiencing a sharp increase in hate and terror propaganda on the Internet. To make matters worse, new interactive web 2.0 services allow extremists to leverage technologies... read on

  • Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groups

    By Sam Gliksman

    May 9, 2009 | 2:57 pm

    With the advent of increasingly simple, interactive web technologies anyone can now publish their opinions on the internet. For example, websites such as Facebook allow users to form social groups where they can connect and communicate with each other. Friends and family can stay in... read on

  • Phishing: Don’t take the bait!

    By Sam Gliksman

    May 1, 2009 | 7:08 pm

    What is it about the estate laws in Nigeria that make it so diffiicult for princes to retrieve their millions in inheritance? We’ve all received that hoax email from someone that needs your help in recovering millions in a bank account. One of the more common forms of hoax email is... read on

  • Communications Technology and the Ability to Concentrate

    By Sam Gliksman

    April 10, 2009 | 7:15 pm

    Newsweek recently ran an article describing President Obama as our nation’s first “Blackberry President”. The article relates how we have all become dependant on communications technology and confirms what most of us already knew – this flood of new technology is having a... read on

  • UCSD Sends 28,000 Acceptance E-mails in Error

    By Sam Gliksman

    April 3, 2009 | 4:02 pm

    It has happened to all of us. You compose an email and click the Send key ... only to instantly realize that you sent it to the wrong person. Your next step is to frantically scramble for your email Outbox to try and stop the transmission. You open the Outbox just in time to see the... read on

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Sam Gliksman was born in Australia. As a child, the closest he ever came to technology was playing with a yo-yo that lit up at night. After college Sam made aliyah and took his...

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