This is the world we live in. The Chinese city of Chongqing officially has a marked pedestrian lane for people who can’t stop texting and tweeting long enough to walk along the street. “There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,” Nong […]
Some things transcend politics. Like beer.
Surprise! While you have been posting witty statuses and photos of your weekend escapades, Facebook has been using you as a lab rat. If you use Facebook, you signed off on the site’s term and use agreement, which, like most people, you probably didn’t read. What you might not have realized is that by checking […]
Fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden told attendees at the South by Southwest International Festival Monday that he has no regrets about leaking the NSA documents revealing the illegal wiretaps, and that he would do it again in a heartbeat.
Popular search engine Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a company that designs robots — including one that can easily outrun humans. And just in case Google plans to use the machines to enslave humanity, Stephen Colbert is breeding his own Ewok army to combat them.
Misspellings and other erroneous tweets may soon be a thing of the past: Twitter is rumored to be working on a new feature that would allow users to edit their tweets after they are published.
Tech activists and consumers can claim victory in the fight over unlocking cell phones, as the FCC and top wireless companies reached an agreement in the long war to make the practice legal again.
Amazon.com isn’t the only company shaking up the way people receive packages these days. Discount deal site Groupon announced Tuesday that it will also change its shipping process – but rather than drones, the site plans to use Medieval catapults.
The tiny Colorado town considering an ordinance to permit ‘drone hunting’ has postponed a vote while the proposed measure continues to encounter a roadblock in the court system.
Amazon may want to exercise caution before sending one of its drones into one Colorado town, as there is a chance it may never return.
Tired of telecommuting to the office? Then what could be better than a robot to give you a physical presence with your co-workers?
Well, there are some serious limitations to the technology, as comedian Stephen Colbert pointed out Tuesday night.
It’s been a banner day for Healthcare.gov.
It may not be the Starship Enterprise, but the U.S. Navy’s newest, futuristic-looking vessel is indeed commanded by a Captain James Kirk.
One California man had to go through the stages of grief all over again after learning that Google was displaying his slain son’s body online as part of its Google Maps program.
Apparently the United States can fight a world war in less time than it can put together a successful website.
A New Hampshire man fought for his First Amendment rights in the state’s Supreme Court Thursday after being denied a vanity license plate reading “COPSLIE.”
UPDATED: Paper applications for Obamacare exist just to make people feel less frustrated, memos show; Jay Carney responds
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released documents Monday showing that a federal agency tasked with helping implement much of Obamacare knew that all avenues of the application process were hamstrung. What’s more, one of the memos cops to the fact that the paper applications practically function as a self-esteem booster for frustrated customers, and little more. (Update: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney replied contentiously during the daily briefing Monday.)
President Barack Obama’s social media presence fell prey to the Syrian Electronic Army on Monday after the group hacked the link shortener used to post tweets to the President’s Twitter.
Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist reported Wednesday that he had spoken to ‘one of the co-founders of a very, very major social media site’, and asked him whether or not the media was missing something in its harsh treatment of the Obamacare rollout on the web. The source was definite in his response.
Liberals have been claiming that if Obamacare doesn’t roll out as smooth as butter, it will be because of Republican obstructionism. But implementation architects have managed to screw up nicely on their own.