Mon Jul 16, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
When a formerly happy couple calls it quits, who gets the Farmville money in the divorce settlement?
Tue Jul 10, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Peeping Toms aren't a new phenomenon, but the Internet provides an unprecedented platform for voyeuristic impulses, fueling some disturbing websites and online communities.
Mon Jul 09, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
As a ranking member of the Senate's Antitrust subcommittee, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee keeps a keen eye on the practices of the technology industry's heavy hitters.
Thu Jul 05, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Worried about the massive amount of personal information on the Web that is collected about you? If so, a Texas lawmaker might have an idea that appeals to you.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Social media is changing comedy, giving both fledgling and established comics instantaneous, wide exposure while pressuring them to take part in a distracting and potentially career-damaging set of online behaviors.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 | By Kendra Srivastava
A way of thinking, called "radical openness," is making waves in the tech industry and sparking debate over the concept of using digital sharing tools to collectively brainstorm and solve problems.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
If you're hoping to catch blockbusters like "Prometheus" or "Snow White and the Huntsman" on Netflix this summer -- sorry, you're out of luck.
Wed Jun 27, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Technology is still an old boys' game, but women are making strides in the sector -- though it may take some time for their impact to be felt.
Wed Jun 27, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
"Smart homes" are coming to a neighborhood near you, providing cable providers with a new lease on life.
Tue Jun 26, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Technology and fashion are originally uneasy bedfellows, but the style industry is ramping up its Internet and social media strategies in a race to capture consumer interest.
Mon Jun 25, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Big data is a big deal, illuminating and predicting societal and economic trends -- but its all-consuming, comprehensive nature may obliterate privacy as it is understood today.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 | By Joe Arico
The constant bombardment of updates and new products in the world of technology can make it difficult to decide when to pull the trigger on a new gadget, but this guide will help make sure your next purchase isn't outdated.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 | By Kendra Srivastava
Some African village elders are using tablets to preserve ancient knowledge, embracing the potential of mobile technology and not fighting its influence on their culture.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
Have you ever gone online, intending just to check your e-mail, only to find you're still logged on hours later?
Tue Jun 19, 2012 | By Cam Lincoln
E-book sales surpassed hardcover sales, but obstacles are hindering the digital format's road to supremacy. According to the Association of American Publishers, stores sold $280 million of adult e-books in the first quarter, an increase of about 30 percent from a year ago. Young adult and children's e-book sales, meanwhile, doubled to $64 million, while adult hardcover books grew modestly at 3 percent to $230 million.
Thu Jun 14, 2012 | By Joe Arico
Several Hollywood studios hope UltraViolet is the answer to falling DVD sales and lost revenue, but a crowded market of digital options could hold the new format back.
Wed Jun 13, 2012 | By Kendra Srivastava
Thailand's long-standing laws against criticizing its monarchy are colliding with the openness of the Internet, as the country balances the promises of progress with the pull of ancient traditions.
Tue Jun 12, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Does technology have a subconscious? If it does, look no further than sci-fi summer blockbusters like "Prometheus" at the multiplex.
Mon Jun 11, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Today's teenagers are 'native speakers' of technology. Since they grew up with the Internet, their ease with social media, smartphones and the latest innovations often outstrips that of parents and educators.
Wed Jun 06, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Move over, tech-savvy moms -- digital dads are hitting the scene, finding new ways to connect with kids and turning newfound "geek" abilities into cool cred with the kiddies.
Tue Jun 05, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
So-called "mommy bloggers" are emerging as a force to be reckoned with, wielding significant marketing and economic clout and gaining in reputation. Moms are blogging like crazy across the U.S. But to many, the first reaction is a disparaging "Oh, those," unaware of the niche's considerable economic power and marketing prowess.
Wed May 30, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Despite claims that the ubiquity of Internet porn is over-sexualizing young people, the teen birth rate is lower than ever, suggesting the flow of information is making some impact on sexual behavior.
Fri May 25, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Technology is improving Siri, powering driverless cars, improving cancer treatment and even being called Big Brother. But "big data" is what makes it possible, and why it's so important.
Thu May 24, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Lady Gaga's new social network demonstrates how artists are forging their own paths outside an increasingly old-fashioned music industry, but finding and building an audience still is a tenuous affair for many musicians.
Tue May 22, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
Curious teenagers who wanted to look at pornography used to hide a stolen Playboy under a mattress -- but they're now able to satisfy their interests more immediately with mobile technology.
Fri May 18, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are notoriously difficult to treat, with technology's speed and reach both complicating treatment and offering solutions.
Wed May 16, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Teens and tweens are creating online profiles and increasingly living through the Internet, offering challenges to parents who must grasp the new realities and master the nuances of raising kids in a digital age.
Tue May 15, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
The pervasive use of gadgets could affect our experience of time, as neuroscience begins to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of human consciousness.
Mon May 14, 2012 | By Cam Lincoln
Is the smartphone race becoming one based on software and apps, or does hardware still matter when it comes to swaying consumers?
Mon May 14, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
Prisoners behind bars are cut off from the rest of the world, except for the occasional visit and some mailed-in letters. But the same tools people "on the outside" use to communicate with each other -- cell phones and tablets -- are finding their ways into prisons.