Scott Sterling

Scott Sterling

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Scott Sterling is a former middle school English teacher, current freelance writer, and stay-at-home dad. He was coding HTML in middle school in the early 90's, which made him really successful with the ladies. He joined Digital Trends in 2012 and focuses primarily on popular culture, Apple, and social media. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can find him on Twitter, @ScottIsSterling.

Get old, tune out: Is technology leaving the elderly in the dust?

Today’s neck-snapping pace of innovation threatens to leave older members of society on the outside looking in through the twilight of their lives. But what can we do?

Cool Tech

All give and no take: Why should we use check-in apps, again?

Social networks at least provide some utility for the privacy they take, but check-in apps like Foursquare and Saga get an intimate glimpse at your life without much in return.

Opinion

Can Twitter save NASA?

As Curiosity collects data on Mars, the rover’s Twitter banter is stoking flames of publicity back on Earth, which may be the key to keeping the feeble ember of the space program alive.

Opinion

The problem with social media? Too many Joneses to keep up with

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn connect us to more people than ever, but as our social pools expand, our social obligations, fears and expectations can start to overflow.

Opinion

Will Microsoft Office 2013 finally challenge Google Docs?

Google Docs has already made a number of key improvements on Microsoft Office’s tried-and-true approach, but Office 2013 could be Microsoft’s chance to reclaim lost ground.

Computing

In defense of 140 characters: Why Twitter remains relevant

Twitter may have a bad rap for noise, but its most creative users have evolved the microblogging platform into an art form.

Opinion

Worthless, dull, and downright dumb: The apps that make up the app market underbelly

Mobile apps have become an increasingly important part of everyday life, but the app store is full of useless ideas that do little beyond put a brand name in your hands.

Opinion

Dear cars: Wake me up when you drive yourselves

In-car technology needs to go a lot further than Bluetooth and backup cameras to appeal to the average driver.

Opinion

Is taking tech on vacation an intrusion or improvement?

From poolside smartphones to on-demand movies anywhere, technology has changed what it means to “get away from it all,” for better and worse.

Opinion

What the iPhone 5 needs to drive me back into the arms of Apple

After abandoning iOS for Android, an Apple defector questions what the iPhone 5 will need up its sleeves to lure him and other Android users back.

Opinion

Opinion: Why Facebook is better off without preteens

Preteens shouldn’t be allowed on Facebook, but not just for their own safety. It’s the rest of us who need to be worried.

Opinion

Opinion: You are what Facebook is selling. So what?

Facebook’s recent IPO has put a price on our digital heads, but are we suckers or just satisfied customers?

Opinion