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Forget Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, It’s the Coffee Nazi

Forget Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, It’s the Coffee Nazi

Taking a page from Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, one British coffee shop is throwing out chatty phone talkers.
Melissa Daniels in Lifestyle



Media-Mind: $200 for Cable? Time to Cut the Cord

Media-Mind: $200 for Cable? Time to Cut the Cord

The price of pay TV will more than double in the next eight years, enticing millions to cut the cord with cable companies in favor of digital streaming services.
Joe Arico in Media-Mind



Internet Activism: When Good Intentions Go Bad

Internet Activism: When Good Intentions Go Bad

Internet activism can be quite effective, as in the case of a film’s campaign to reach its intended audience, but it also runs the risk of putting people behind suspect causes.
Kate Knibbs in Arts & Entertainment



Open-Source Cars: Why a Customized Drive Won’t Be Coming to You

Open-Source Cars: Why a Customized Drive Won’t Be Coming to You

The Tumanako project, open-source code for electric cars, is appealing to racing enthusiasts, but the do-it-yourself initiative won’t be coming to a dealer near you.
Kendra Srivastava in Lifestyle



Texting Man Walks Into Bear

Texting Man Walks Into Bear

A California man, texting on his phone, ran into a 500-pound black bear on his walk to work.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat



Siren? What Siren? Emergency Alerts Coming to Smartphones

Siren? What Siren? Emergency Alerts Coming to Smartphones

The day when smartphones alert people to emergencies is not far off, as government agencies, social media and industry innovations combine to revamp national notification systems.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?



No Quarters Needed: Touchscreens Replace Pay Phones

No Quarters Needed: Touchscreens Replace Pay Phones

New York City phone booths are getting touch screen upgrades while traditional pay phones fade away, as popular technologies replace outdated methods of public communication.
Melissa Daniels in Lifestyle



Help, I’m In the Trunk #Carjacked

Help, I’m In the Trunk #Carjacked

Twitter users united to save a carjacking victim, illustrating the social network’s potential for good.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Take Your IPhone for a Dive

Take Your IPhone for a Dive

Wish you could swim with your iPhone? Now you can — in up to 20 feet of water.
Kate Knibbs in Gadgets & Gear



What Your Facebook Profile Tells the Police

What Your Facebook Profile Tells the Police

When law enforcement seeks information about a suspect, a subpoena to Facebook may give investigators a wealth of evidence, proving online history is permanent, and unprotected.
Melissa Daniels in Facebook