Photo by Wikimedia user Alanthebox After years of being almost completely blind, 55-year-old Roger Pontz is getting a second chance at sight. Pontz, who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease as a teenager, is now slowly regaining his vision … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry. The company is Aereo Inc., and the justices are hearing arguments … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The … Continue reading
Over the past 50 years, Americans have witnessed the first man walk on the moon, the birth of the Internet, cell phones, large and small and large again. What will the future of technology and science hold in the next 50 years? Controlled weather? Space colonization? Personal drone use? Pew Research Center asked the American public about their predictions and hopes for the future of technology. Continue reading
So long, streetlights — there’s a new technology lighting up the pavement in the Netherlands.
On a 500-meter stretch of highway in the city of Oss, you can now find road markings that glow in the dark. Continue reading
A report from Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED takes a look at wide-area surveillance technology, described as “Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city.” Continue reading
A major lapse in internet security has potentially exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, bank information and commonly used websites. The security leak, called “Heartbleed,” was revealed this week but may have existed for years. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Russell Brandom of The Verge. Continue reading
A new innovation from Land Rover will, quite literally, let you see through tough obstacles on your course. The British manufacturer plans to unveil the technology it calls a “Transparent Hood” at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which begins … Continue reading
On Monday, security researchers at Codenomicon and Google discovered a bug in the encryption technology meant to protect your passwords, online files and valuable online information. They’re calling the bug “Heartbleed.” What can you do if you think a site that you use has been compromised?
The little padlock that that sits next to that website you just logged into — the one that’s meant to protect your privacy, your passwords, your online files — isn’t as secure as you thought. Continue reading