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White House Threatens To Veto Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users...

Feathering Our Community With Nestivity

Jure Klepic | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jure Klepic

Nestivity turns a Twitter handle into a "Nest" for all of a user's followers to visit. Tweets then become a focal point for engaging in discussions.

Gerry Smith

Top City Prosecutor Says Apple Should Create Stolen iPhone 'Kill Switch' | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

The top prosecutor in San Francisco wants Apple to design a "kill switch" for iPhones that would render devices useless after they are stolen. San ...

Helping STEM Leaders of Tomorrow Flower Today

John Jones, R.Ph., J.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
John Jones, R.Ph., J.D.

Just as technology breakthroughs have transformed our lives -- try recalling life before the Internet and cellphones -- new advances are also helping to make the practice of medicine, and pharmacy in particular, more efficient and convenient for patients, doctors, and pharmacists.

Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

In some ways, it's a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes.

'MILF Island' On Hulu?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

Comedy fans, rejoice: After years of anticipation, you might soon be able to watch episodes of "MILF Island," "Inspector Spacetime" and "The Rural Jur...

Navy Testing New Laser Weapons

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Verge reports that a new research program revealed today shows the Navy is looking to equip Humvees and other military vehicles with laser weapons...

FBI's 'Top Priority' In 2013: Seeking Ability To Snoop Online In Real Time

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

The FBI’s "top priority" in 2013 is to modernize surveillance law so authorities can monitor in real time the Web activities of Americans suspected ...

Rebel Fighters, Reggae Artists And Gray Cowboys: This Week On YouTube

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2013 | Technology

If you're looking to see the most popular YouTube videos of the week, look no further. We've sifted through the top couple dozen most most trending...

Bring 'Em Back Alive: De-extincting the Extinct

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.20.2013 | Weird News
Gini Graham Scott

One of life's greatest ironies is that while thousands of current species are going extinct, scientists are working on bringing back extinct species and people are discussing whether to bring them back.

Gerry Smith

CISPA Is Back, But So Are Its Devoted Detractors | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology

Thousands of websites, including Craigslist and Reddit, demonstrated their opposition this week to a controversial cybersecurity bill, arguing the mea...

Gerry Smith

Rogue Employees Can Be Just As Dangerous As Hackers | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

The 26-year-old Reuters editor allegedly behind the hacking of the Los Angeles Times website was not a hacker. He said so himself. "I'm not a hacke...

Review: Seidio's OBEX Combo iPhone 5 Case Is Military Spec-Tested

Chris Rauschnot | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Chris Rauschnot

When you think of an iPhone 5, military certified toughness is not the first thing that comes to mind, but if you've ever dropped your phone on concrete, you've definitely instantly wished for the protection.

Gerry Smith

MIT Officials Have Faced Harassment, Personal Threats Since Aaron Swartz's Death | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have faced harassment and personal threats since the death of well-known Internet activist Aaro...

WATCH: Oreo Gun Fails Deliciously

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

What a waste of perfectly good cookies. Joerg Sprave built a pump-action Oreo gun to separate the cookie's creamy inside and crunchy outsides at t...

Gerry Smith

AT&T Hacker Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

Convicted hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison for collecting thousands of email addresses from AT&T's servers...

I Am Millennial

Matthew Lew | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lew

Just as the Boomer generation redefined what their parents handed off to them, we will too and already are -- just much more quickly and perhaps overtly than ever before given the transparency prompted by the Internet.

Pressure Builds On White House To Block Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

A petition urging the Obama Administration to prevent a controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law has reached 100,000 signatures -- the neces...

Gerry Smith

Critics Tear Down AT&T Claim About Cell Phones | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

As the White House and members of Congress expressed support last week for allowing consumers to "unlock" their cell phones for use on other networks,...

My Laptop Gave Me What My Autoimmune Disease Took Away

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

The most important reason why I love my laptop is it opens the world to me without the need to leave the comfort of my home. When you have a disability, that's a very important reason.

Is This Thing On?

Dana Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Technology
Dana Reilly

The tools we use should produce code flexible enough to deal with the ever-evolving products they test. And where better to test code against fast-changing, multi-platform content?

Gerry Smith

Four Months After Sandy, Lower Manhattan Businesses Still Waiting On Verizon | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

Potential customers don't need to ask whether The Wayland, a chic bar in Manhattan's East Village, accepts credit cards. They can just read the sign -... - Coding Is Not as Hard as You Think

Lesley Chilcott | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology
Lesley Chilcott

You can debate the pros and cons of the internet, social media, and modern technology but the bottom line is it's everywhere. So do you help shape it, or are you shaped by it?

Illegal Downloaders, Get Ready For A Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology

A controversial strategy to combat Internet piracy took effect Monday, meaning subscribers who illegally share movies or songs could be punished by lo...

Gerry Smith

Hackers Who Attacked Twitter, Facebook, Apple May Have 'Hundreds' More Victims | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

The hackers who attacked Twitter, Facebook and Apple employees likely claimed many more victims, an expert said Wednesday. But exactly how many rem...