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.

Is reading dying or flourishing in the Internet age?

Technophobes may have hailed the death of the book with the advent of TV decades ago, but studies show we’re bigger readers now than ever.

How to use the Web to make car buying suck less

Cut your time bartering and still get the wheels you want with online research and even peer-to-peer lending.

What happened to big ideas in smartphones?

The grand strides smartphones used to make from generation to generation have been replaced by baby steps. What’s the next big thing for smartphones, and when will we finally see it?

Why the Toys ‘R’ Us Tabeo will fail, while Chuck E. Cheese flourishes

While one kid business is trying desperately to keep up with tech and failing, another effortlessly thrives without it. What’s going on?

Opinion: Sorry NFL, technology just makes football better on TV

Anyone with a big-screen TV and a $50 cable package has the best seat in the house without getting out of the recliner. So why should we pay up to attend games, again?

How tech could make party conventions suck less

Political conventions are obsolete and overfunded, but throwing a little tech in the mix could at least make the spectacle more fun to watch.
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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.