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How I Got My iPhone For Free, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman knows exactly when and where to find technology-related deals and discounts. “I would recommend knowing se...

Gerry Smith

Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Aereo to Face Uphill Battle in Supreme Court Next Week, Experts Say (analysis)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Media
Jonathan Handel

Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just br...

The Best Time Of Year To Buy Cameras, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.14.2014 | MarloThomas

Frugal living expert Lauren Greutman had a special insider savings tip to share with us about buying cameras. “February is a great time to buy c...

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn't Enough

Adam Levin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.

The Evolving Pursuit of Privacy

Scott Charney | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Scott Charney

I'm optimistic that we'll find the right way forward, balancing the important benefits that data collection enables with the equally important need to preserve and enhance consumer privacy .

Spring Clean Your Closet for Cash

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I was reluctant to sell a gifted Louis Vuitton Keepall I never carried because of sentimental reasons. I got over it fast when it quickly sold for $995 and I banked $695.

Yes, ICANN

Mark Weinstein | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

Bloomberg Businessweek Has Designs on You

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 03.18.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The second annual Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference was trying to simplify everything to its least common denominator, freeing up room in the mental microprocessor for the hard stuff: ideas.

Gerry Smith

Convicted Hacker 'Weev' Gets Another Chance At Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

Attorneys for convicted hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer will appear in court this week in a last-ditch attempt to win his freedom and overturn a verd...

Poetry and Programming

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Programming began to change my way of looking at poetry. To my surprise I found that writing code reminded me of writing poems. In the act of creation, you encounter the same tension of raw, boundless possibility against disciplined construction.

The Dearly Departed Now Lie in Your Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
Greg Schwem

My Facebook pal Jeannie received the email several weeks ago. A close friend passed away and the service was taking place the following day. Jeannie thought about sending a sympathy card or paying her respects in person. There was just one small problem. "I wish I knew who I lost," she messaged me.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Gerry Smith

New Legislation Would Require A 'Kill Switch' In Every Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | Technology

A New York congressman announced legislation Monday aimed at reducing the growing number of smartphone thefts across the country. The bill, introdu...

The Disappointing Contradictions of WhatsApp Being Acquired By Facebook

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.

How Social Media Killed a Little Part of You

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

2014 Brian Hanley 1. Social media lends us the resources necessary to manipulate our self-images. It provides us with cyber stages on which to per...

An Open Education Not Ready to Be Open

Jasmine Tsai | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jasmine Tsai

Access to knowledge and the subsequent mastery of it is such a precious and beautiful thing, but it could only be truly appreciated when you are trusted as an individual to utilize it for purposes larger than impressing an artificial system.

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Preserve Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to restore fe...

WATCH: 27 Best Vines Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology

Vine, Twitter’s micro-video social network, is perhaps the best form of entertainment by and for Generation Distraction. With a limit of six seconds...

5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year

Clara Tsao | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Clara Tsao

As we face the new calendar year with improved exercise routines and diets, here are five innovative young startups to watch in the headlines.

WATCH: The Best Vines Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

Vine, Twitter’s micro-video social network, recently celebrated its 1st anniversary. With a limit of six seconds per video, it has quickly become on...

Your Face Here: Pixlee Posts Your Tagged Photos to Big Brands' Website

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Kyle Wong is the cofounder and CEO of Pixlee, a tech company that leverages the trove of visual brand endorsements available on the web today. The st...

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?

Gerry Smith

U.S. Senator To Introduce 'Kill Switch' Legislation To Combat Phone Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will introduce legislation in coming weeks to fight a growing trend of smartphone thefts nationwide by forcing the i...