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
As the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, B. Todd Jones has the "tall task" of keeping track of America’s 300 million guns. Judy Woodruff interviews Jones about the challenges his agency faces in reining in gun-related violence and keeping up with new technologies despite limited resources. Continue reading
- Hari Sreenivasan hosts talk with Google’s ‘captain of moonshots’ about the future of Internet access
Photo by Flickr user iLighter Google’s Project Loon wants to get people living in rural and remote areas of the world online, the two-thirds of the world who do not have access to the Internet. The network of balloons are … Continue reading
Charles Leadbeater discusses the top 100 groundbreaking applications of digital technology, from finding lost children in China to sharing experiences of illness, in this weekend’s Financial Times magazine. Leadbeater, is a Nominet Trust board member and led the NT100 project, … Continue reading
New research reveals that space fragments are hitting our planet 10 times more often than previously thought. Will we suffer the same fate as the dinosaurs? NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien explains to Judy Woodruff that scientists have the technology to avoid meteors en route to Earth, but they need warning first. Continue reading
Screenshot of the Android version of the WWII Memorial App. Getting a tour at Washington, D.C.’s World War II Memorial will now be as easy as downloading an app to your smartphone. The new, succinctly-named “World War II Memorial App,” … Continue reading
Photo by Flickr User Stanford Center for Internet and Society Google’s autonomous-car project collected data from self-driving Prius and Lexus cars over hundreds of thousands of miles on public roads, which they say reveals the self-driving vehicles are safer and … Continue reading