July 9, 2013 The design, called Stand, is already selling to customers across Europe. The same water running while you wash your hands is also used to flush, says the designer.
July 9, 2013 More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.
July 8, 2013 Back in the day, the only way to find out which bands were playing in your area was the local paper. Or maybe you called a club and simply asked. Things got a lot easier once we had websites to visit, but if you have a lot of venues that can be cumbersome. Now apps are changing the game.
July 8, 2013 Researchers explored the many ways what we say on Facebook get us in trouble and how offline and online regret aren't the same. Users often don't remember or know who might see their Facebook content until it's too late.
July 5, 2013 As electronic communication grows more pervasive, demand is growing for paid retreats where you have to surrender all electronic devices. One participant says giving up his phone for a weekend was "liberating"; another says she was inspired to observe tech-free Friday nights.
July 3, 2013 U.S. inventor and Doug Engelbart, the man known as the father of the computer mouse and a thinker who helped introduce other key innovations, died Wednesday morning at age 88. His death was announced today by the Computer History Museum.
July 3, 2013 On July 4, Jay-Z will release his album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, via an app that will be available to Samsung smart phone users three days before its wider release. It's not the first branding promotion between the tech and music industries, but it may be the highest profile.
July 2, 2013 The recent revelations about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance have breathed new life into a basic question: How do you hide online? There are some things you can do to cover your tracks, and privacy advocates are working on even better tools for staying anonymous. But that worries advertisers.