People who own iPhones will now be able to crack electronic locks on them, allowing them to install applications that might not have Apple’s blessing, according to new rules announced Monday by the U.S. government. The primary source for all … Continue reading
Responding to weeks of complaints about reception issues with Apple’s popular iPhone 4, CEO Steve Jobs mounted a defense at a Friday news conference, announcing that customers will be able to get a free rubber case to alleviate the problem … Continue reading
A partnership between Vice Magazine and Intel, the Creators Project was launched on June 26th in New York, bringing established and emerging artists from around the world together to explore the use of technology in art.
When one thinks of basic rights, things like voting, clean water or education might come to mind. Now, add Internet access to that list. Finland this month became the first country in the world to make high-speed Internet service a basic right of its citizens. Continue reading
As the World Cup enters the semi-finals in South Africa, the country’s poorer sections are left in the shadows of the soccer stadiums. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how one man has been attempting to bridge the digital divide in one of Johannesburg’s poorest neighborhoods. Continue reading
There are still unanswered questions about cell phone use and cancer risks, but a new study could alleviate parents of at least one fear. Children whose mothers lived near cell phone towers while they were pregnant do not have an … Continue reading
Correspondent Spencer Michels reports how cell phones with GPS technology that track and share user location are raising concerns about privacy as they revolutionize the way people communicate. Continue reading
Tim O’Reilly is the founder of O’Reilly Media, but beyond that he is someone who is constantly thinking of the nexus between open and closed systems of information and how they interact. His company co-sponsored the recent Gov 2.0 Expo … Continue reading