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Helping Autistic Children Speak With Apps

Helping Autistic Children Speak With Apps

A new app for autistic children points to the growing role mobile technology plays in education and highlights its potential to encourage meaningful communication.
Kate Knibbs in Apps & Games



How Breasts Led to the Arrest of a Hacker

How Breasts Led to the Arrest of a Hacker

A hacker was arrested after posting a photo of his girlfriend’s bountiful cleavage, in perhaps the first documented case of “boobris,” or the downfall from lady parts.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat



Steve Jobs Movie to Focus on Early Years

Steve Jobs Movie to Focus on Early Years

Steve Jobs transformed computer culture, and a new movie promises to etch his early legacy into the public consciousness.
Kate Knibbs in Arts & Entertainment



Why Internet Control Isn’t So Bad

Why Internet Control Isn’t So Bad

The openness of the Internet is under threat from Facebook and Apple, and government control, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, claiming the U.S. could turn into China or Iran. But is it really that bad?
Allen Tsai in Regulation



Can These Glasses Make You Lose Weight?

Can These Glasses Make You Lose Weight?

Camera-powered glasses are helping people lose weight, researchers say, by making food look bigger.
Melissa Daniels in Off-Beat



Move Over SOPA: Why CISPA Has Privacy Activists Up in Arms

Move Over SOPA: Why CISPA Has Privacy Activists Up in Arms

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act is worse for civil liberties than SOPA and PIPA, according to opponents, who face an uphill battle against this widely-supported bill.
Kendra Srivastava in Politics



Turkish Pianist Faces Prison for Tweets

Turkish Pianist Faces Prison for Tweets

A Turkish pianist is facing prison time for anti-Muslim tweets, raising questions over the state of religious and Internet freedoms in less than secular countries.
Kendra Srivastava in Twitter



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