The better boarding pass design.
January 29, 2014 You're in a hurry and just want to make your connection. Unfortunately, your boarding pass doesn't make it easy to quickly see the information you need. A British designer has an answer.
A screen grab from last year's "enhanced State of the Union," which is also available Tuesday on WhiteHouse.gov.
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January 28, 2014 The Obama administration is flooding just about every major social media platform in its major digital push before — and during — the State of the Union address.
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., is a co-sponsor of the new bill.
January 28, 2014 HealthCare.gov's launch problems inspired legislation aimed at ending a cycle of costly federal IT failures. The measure would create a Digital Government Office charged with reviewing and guiding major IT projects and boost competition for contracts.
Tom Perkins is a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist and the author of the novel, Sex and the Single Zillionaire.
January 27, 2014 After comparing the outrage over the richest one percent to Kristallnacht, venture capitalist Tom Perkins quasi-apologized Monday night. "The use of the word ... was a terrible misjudgment," he said, before noting "I don't regret the message."
The motion-capture team at Next Media Animation. The actor (in the leotard) is wearing sensors that the 40 cameras mounted in the studio will capture to help animators render his movements digitally.
January 27, 2014 The studio responsible for bizarre viral videos featuring 3-D animations of the news is more serious than you'd think. Go behind the scenes at the Taipei-based Next Media Animation to find out why this fast-moving — and controversial — company says it's charting the future of news.
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"Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?" billionaire Tom Perkins asks.
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January 26, 2014 As class tensions intensify in the Bay Area, a venture capitalist is comparing the treatment of the tech-affluent to that of the Jews during a deadly raid in the Holocaust.
A cryptographic chip embedded in a British debit card. America is nearly alone in still relying on magnetic stripes to authenticate purchases.
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January 23, 2014 After the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches compromised credit card data of more than 70 million American consumers, the banking and retail industries are coming to a consensus to move away from the swipe and signature system to the much more secure chip and PIN process available around the world.
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Researchers want to learn more about the link between media multitasking and distractibility.
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January 21, 2014 Researchers say instant messaging makes people think they're more easily distracted, but it doesn't affect them on key ADHD performance tests.
Hackers use credit card scanning machines as part of their sophisticated campaign to steal credit card information and sell it.
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January 17, 2014 Retail analysts say more data breaches like the hits on Target and Neiman Marcus are coming. A new report details how hackers "with ties to the former Soviet Union" stay ahead with "innovation and a high degree of skill."
Samsung is one of the companies making smart home appliances.
January 16, 2014 Consumers are beginning to buy Internet-connected appliances, but companies haven't done enough to protect the machines from hackers, says an information security expert.
PhoneSoap uses UV-C light to clean your phone while it charges.
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January 15, 2014 One in six of our cellphones have fecal bacteria on them. That gross-out stat inspired some bacteria-zapping innovation.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler says his agency will consider appealing a court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality policy.
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January 14, 2014 In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.
The Nest Learning Thermostat. The four-year-old company is now owned by Google.
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January 13, 2014 The search giant bought Nest, the home automation startup with smart thermostats and smart smoke detectors that are found in homes around the world. It signals a tipping point for "the Internet of things."
John Legere, CEO and president of T-Mobile USA, crashed rival AT&T's Consumer Electronics Show party and won a slew of free publicity as a result.
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January 10, 2014 In this first full week of 2014, tech headlines came fast and furiously out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and beyond.
HealthCare.gov's failures are prompting a closer look at the federal government's out-of-date technology.
January 9, 2014 Contractors say blame bad project management inside government for multimillion-dollar tech failures like HealthCare.gov. Procurement reformists say it's not fair to "blame the client."
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