December 12, 2012 Eden Full dropped out of Princeton to found a startup company that brings the solar panel technology she invented to developing countries as part of a fellowship. The unusual program, funded by tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, gives young people $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work and research instead.
December 11, 2012 A new study concludes that a mobile app can help boost weight loss, if it's used as part of a more comprehensive strategy. The findings speak to the importance of blending two successful weight loss strategies: tracking and group support.
December 10, 2012 Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
December 10, 2012 The latest addition to the field of smartphone apps that help people eat responsibly is designed for diners who care about the plight of the people who prepare and serve the meals. The restaurants were rated on pay, sick days, and opportunities for advancement.
December 7, 2012 Customer loyalty programs offering discounts in exchange for a bit of personal information are nothing new. But now Verizon and AT&T are launching programs allowing customers to receive rewards based on information their smartphones share with the carriers. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are alarmed.
December 7, 2012 WHYYThe social media site Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up: mug shots. It's the result of one local police department's effort to get wanted notices in front of more eyeballs.
December 6, 2012 The anti-virus software pioneer is wanted for questioning in a murder. He says he's innocent and is trying to avoid being sent back to Belize, where the murder occurred. Remarkably, he's being allowed to blog from his jail cell.
December 4, 2012 Ever get that odd sensation that someone's watching you? Well, if you're online, someone always kind of is. Conceptual artists Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman are exploring that idea in photographs.
December 4, 2012 The founder of the anti-virus software company is on the run, wanted for questioning over a murder in Belize. But the technological genius' location was given up by data inadvertently left in a photograph taken with an iPhone.