Cellphones may not only be distracting while in cars, a recent incident in Australia suggests. Photo by Flickr user Highways Agency A tourist walking along St. Kilda pier in Victoria, Australia learned Thursday that browsing social media on one’s phone … Continue reading
Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr user Philip Taylor PT The credit and debit cards of 40 million shoppers may have been compromised in a widespread security breach at Target stores. The retail giant said customers who swiped their cards between … Continue reading
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Drone aircraft might be delivering Amazon orders to your door soon says Jeff Bezos But first states and the federal government are wrestling with the implications of many new, pilotless aircraft — how they might affect civil liberties — and how to keep them out of the way of manned aircraft in skies that are already crowded. Continue reading
President Obama has two panels reviewing NSA policy, with recommendations for possible changes expected by year’s end. Margaret Warner talks to Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, for his perspective on U.S. spying laws and rebuilding trust with the American public and abroad. Continue reading
Clintondale High School outside Detroit was one of the lowest performing schools in Michigan when they decided to "flip" their classrooms. Now, teachers record their lessons online for students to watch outside of school and class time is used to work through problems. Jeffrey Brown reports on Clintondale’s success so far. Continue reading
Video courtesy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency A U.S. military agency is planning to “break the glass ceiling” of space imaging with their redesign of a traditional glass telescope into a folding, orbital telescope that would not only be helpful … Continue reading
If you know someone in school, chances are you’ve gotten a surreptitious text from them during class. It’s a sign that their mind might have wandered from the lecture, but also an indicator of cellphones’ widespread use among college students. … Continue reading
On Sunday, Amazon revealed its latest innovation — Amazon Prime Air, a drone meant to get online shoppers their deliveries faster than normal delivery. How fast? Within 30 minutes or less of purchase.
Miguel Villagran/Getty Images Xbox users who upload messages with excessive profane language could be banned from Xbox live, TechCrunch reports.
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Joseph Menn of Reuters reports on the story he helped break about how activist hackers linked to the collective known as Anonymous have secretly accessed U.S. government computers in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information. Menn says the campaign began almost a year ago and its scope is not yet known. Continue reading