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In China, kids attach condoms to their phones

The kids are all right, and protected, with new cell phone charms that include condoms in colorful wrappers.

By December 3, 2010


Condom meets tampon to extract stem cells

Design student envisions a device made of medical-grade silicone that makes it easy for women to collect their menstrual stem cells.

By May 19, 2010


PornWikiLeaks reveals identities of porn stars

After a suspected database leak, a site called PornWikiLeaks offers the real names of porn performers. Some speculate the site is also prepared to reveal their STD status.

By April 2, 2011


How condoms for men could be a thing of the past

Scientists at the University of Utah are making progress with a "molecular" gelatinous condom to be applied by women, on women, for women.

By August 14, 2009


The 404 722: Where Wilson goes AWOL (podcast)

Today is Wilson's last day on the show before he ships out to China tomorrow. Don't worry, he'll be back with us at CES in January, but before he leaves we test his ability to predict the future of tech one last time. To absolutely nobody's surprise, all of his predictions are related to Apple.

By December 6, 2010


STD scare? Just take your phone to the loo...

As rates of STDs among young people in the UK continue to rise every year, health officials are developing a computer chip that can diagnose herpes, chlamydia, and more--within minutes.

By November 8, 2010


New ringtone refrain: 'Condom, condom!'

Ringtone is part of a three-year campaign to normalize condom use in India. And it's actually quite catchy.

By August 19, 2008


Judge limits DHS laptop border searches

Federal judge rebukes Homeland Security, which had claimed it can seize a traveler's laptop and search it six months later without warrant.

By June 10, 2010


The 404 211: Where Wilson wears a BeenVerified condom all day

Our reservoir of embarrassing stories about Jeff is bottoming out, so we're happy to welcome his old chums from BeenVerified.com to refill the glass. Josh, Ross, and Jay are ushering in a new generation of background checks for employers and job seekers.

By October 22, 2008


Mobile phones help battle Yuletide boozing and bonking

Mobile phones are being enlisted in the fight against Christmas shenanigans, with an iPhone app that tracks your drinking, and free top-up credit that advocates the use of condoms

By December 3, 2009