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Are Smartphones Replacing Human Memory?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We must remember to look up from our screens, not only to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic but because of the possibilities that looking up offers, and to remind ourselves that we are a part of a much larger matrix of life upon which we all depend.

Open Government Data: Not Just Good Policy, But Economically Sound

W. David Stephenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
W. David Stephenson

It's time for those on both the right and left concerned about the cost and efficiency of government to join in: opening up data makes hard economic sense as well.

2011 in Review

Shan Wells | Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells

2011 will long be remembered as the flip side of 2008, as it hosted a GOP pre-season primary every bit as tough as the famous Clinton/Obama duel, but much sillier.

2011: A Civil Liberties Year in Review

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

All in all, it's been a mixed bag of a year, but on the civil liberties front, things were particularly grim.

GPS May Soon Be Even Better At Finding You

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

DENVER — A $5.5 billion upgrade to the Global Positioning System moved a step closer to launch this week when a prototype arrived at a Lockheed ...

Time to Occupy the Internet Before It's Too Late

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's a cold war of attrition being fought for the right to own the Internet, its content and its technology, and you're losing.

Banned for Life From Facebook, Man Finds a Home on Google Plus (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Dan McDermott

My special guest on this edition of Google Plus Week is Adam Guerbuez, the Montreal marketer who got sued for $873 million by Facebook and lost.

Congress Should Resolve Location Tracking Questions

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Today, the Supreme Court was asked to tackle an important question: does the government need a warrant to use an electronic tracking device to secretly monitor your movements, 24 hours a day?

Mike Sacks

Justices Consider The Limits Of Privacy On Public Sidewalks

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The justices appear poised to go big or go home when it comes to protecting privacy rights against digital intrusion. Antoine Jones, ...

"Big Brother" is Really Watching You -- GPS Surveillance in the Supreme Court

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

In United States v. Jones, the Supreme Court will decide whether the secret installation by police of a GPS device to the defendant's vehicle and monitoring his movements every day for four weeks is a "search" that requires a warrant.

United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS Case To Test Fourth Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a District of Columbia case involving police use of a global positioning system...

New GPS Shoes Help Track Alzheimer's Patients

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease can now breathe a sigh of relief. Next month, shoes fitted with GPS tracking systems will hit store ...

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little co...

6 Dumb Things Schools Are Doing In Name Of Safety

www.cracked.com | David Moye | Posted 10.14.2011 | Weird News

Public school teachers and administrators have trying jobs, and nobody seems to give them enough credit. Maybe it's no wonder that schools sometime...

Remorseful Thief Returns Money, Apologizes To Victim

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

PLAISTOW, N.H. -- Police say an apparently remorseful thief who stole a woman's wallet in a New Hampshire supermarket showed up at her door days later...

Guide You Yoda Will: Garmin Adds Star Wars Voice To Directions

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

Ever wish your GPS could direct your vehicle to Hoth? Well, it can't, because Hoth doesn't exist; but if you have a new enough Garmin, you can now ...

"The French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Excusez-moi, s'il vous plait. I should say I'll always have Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, where I recently spent eight minutes (huit minutes) sprinting from one airplane (l'avion) to another.

Politically-connected LightSquared wins approval for wireless Internet plan despite GPS disruption concerns

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte, iWatch News When the Federal Communications Commission granted LightSquared Inc. expedited approv...

Affair Tracker?

app.com | Posted 09.07.2011 | Divorce

Suspicious spouses in New Jersey can use GPS tracking to determine if their loved ones have strayed. An appeals court ruled Thursday that placing t...

New Wireless Network Could Harm GPS

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — New test results show that a proposed nationwide wireless broadband network would produce significant interference with GPS systems...

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

WATCH: GPS Directs Women To Drive Into Swamp

Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology

Three women from Mexico got lost and drove into Mercer Slough in Bellevue, Wash. trying to follow directions from their rental car's GPS.

WATCH: Relief Agencies Use Mapping Technology To Help Those In Need

Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

When disaster strikes, the need for quality, updated information becomes crucial to the success of relief efforts. Map Action speeds this process al...

What's Your Gadget's Name?

Judy Kurtz | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Judy Kurtz

I was a bit surprised when, as I was driving in the car with my sister, Bonnie, she said she didn't know the name of one of my dearest friends. This constant companion had been virtually everywhere with me.

Colorado Springs: iPhone GPS Helps Cops Catch Crook

Posted 07.10.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Police say an iPhone left in a stolen truck is how officers were able to capture a burglar suspected of multiple auto...