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Are You Facebook Friending Sex Offenders?

Are You Facebook Friending Sex Offenders?

Facebook users concerned about who they are friending now can check requests against a sex offender registry, as people become more cautious about who they meet online.
Melissa Daniels in Facebook



Hungry Car Thief Crashes While Texting

Hungry Car Thief Crashes While Texting

Police arrested a car thief in Washington after he crashed the stolen truck he was driving while eating and texting, as yet another criminal is one-upped by technology.
Joe Arico in Off-Beat



Can Hackers Shutdown the Internet?

Can Hackers Shutdown the Internet?

Hackers threatened to shut down the Internet on Saturday, signaling the “hacktivist” group’s growing ambitions despite increasing pressure from authorities.
Melissa Daniels in Hacking



LG Develops Flexible E-Paper Display

LG Develops Flexible E-Paper Display

LG is launching a flexible, paper-like electronic reader, a new device that may revolutionize the tablet industry.
Melissa Daniels in LG



Gaming Can Save Your Life

Gaming Can Save Your Life

Gaming is fun, but a growing number of titles are harnessing games’ potential to improve users’ health and quality of life in the face of serious illness and injury.
Margaret Rock in Is This Thing On?



Is Facebook Hurting Your Brain?

Is Facebook Hurting Your Brain?

Frequent Facebook use rewires the brain, researchers say, sparking fear that excessive social networking can cause mental and health issues.
Kate Knibbs in Lifestyle



Charge Your Devices Wirelessly — Anywhere, Anytime

Charge Your Devices Wirelessly — Anywhere, Anytime

“Contactless chargers” turn everyday surfaces into power boosts for smartphones and tablets, which could play a valuable part in “smart homes.”
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions



Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

Town Bans All Drivers’ Cell Phone Use

A new law bans drivers in Chapel Hill, N.C., from using any type of cell phone while behind the wheel, as governments grow increasingly concerned about road safety.
Melissa Daniels in Health & Safety



Facebook Can Predict Hookups, Breakups

Facebook Can Predict Hookups, Breakups

Facebook can predict the month and day people are most likely to enter or leave a relationship, underscoring how social networks mirror and shape real-life behavior.
Kate Knibbs in Off-Beat



"Active" Antennas Mean Fewer Dropped Calls

"Active" Antennas Mean Fewer Dropped Calls

Groundbreaking antenna technology could drastically improve network connections, suggesting the next generation of mobile devices will be able to boost reception regardless of carrier or place.
Kate Knibbs in Innovations & Inventions