October 4, 2010 A co-founder of Flickr has launched Hunch.com, a site that asks you quirky questions to pinpoint your personal taste. Caterina Fake is hoping it will be able to mine who you are, and "personalize" your Web searches better than any other service.
August 23, 2010 A growing number of companies are using monitoring technology to revolutionize elder care. Sensors can transmit someone's every move — from getting out of bed to making a pot of coffee and opening the refrigerator door. But what do seniors give up in privacy?
August 16, 2010 A growing number of colleges and universities are offering Web-based programs that let students pick their own roommates. Two dozen schools — including Rutgers, Tulane, Sacred Heart and Mount Ida — use a service called RoommateClick. Roommates Warren Zimmer and Dan Fissel say it made moving in less awkward.
June 28, 2010 WKSUSince 1934, people have competed in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. But in the past six years, a special race has allowed some competitors to showcase high-tech cars. Organizers hope this new angle to soap box racing will help reinvigorate the graying pastime.
June 18, 2010 In Denver, Sean Moore is known as "the cupcake guy." Each morning, he loads up a 1969 Ford Vanette with cupcakes made at a bakery he co-owns with his wife. Once he finds a parking spot, he tells his customers through social media sites where he is — and how long he'll be there.
May 17, 2010 KJZZThe Vail School District in southern Arizona last year installed a wireless router above the front windshield in buses for students who have long commutes. After hearing about the program, about 25 U.S. school districts have also signed up for the service. But one concern for administrators is making sure every student has a laptop.
April 26, 2010 Baltimore's health department launched the Virtual Supermarket Project last month as part of a push to make healthy food more accessible where supermarkets are scarce. Under the program, patrons order groceries online, wait for the orders to be filled by longtime Baltimore grocer Santoni's and pick them up at one of two library branches.
April 19, 2010 At least one religious television network is exploring how to make the sacred come alive through 3-D imagery. For now, Boston-based CatholicTV has the future to itself. No other religious group — including Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, Hindus and Jews — has 3-D plans.
March 22, 2010 Communities across the country are feverishly campaigning for Google to install its super-high-speed Internet cables in their towns. To attract Google's attention, Topeka, Kan., has unofficially changed its name to Google and the mayor of Sarasota, Fla., went for a swim in a shark tank.