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Technology to smooth today's travel turbulence

From CNET Magazine: Smartphones, online services and biometric scanners are already easing the way for travelers. Expect even more tech to transform your journeys in the not-too-distant future.

By October 3, 2015


Identify that bird with the Merlin Bird ID app

Free app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology might just turn you into a birder.

By June 16, 2015


Science identifies the best in-flight meal (if you care about taste)

If you have to endure the horror of a meal on an airplane, a new study out of Cornell says some tastes are more intense than others. Order accordingly.

By May 19, 2015


Facebook's Sandberg says she identifies with Ellen Pao

The more powerful and successful a woman becomes, the less she's liked, says the "Lean In" author.

By April 24, 2015


Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 2015


NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014


Apollo 15 moon-travelling watch up for auction

A watch worn by Commander Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 moon mission is headed for auction later this month.

By October 5, 2015


Thirty percent of 911 calls in SF are butt-dials, Google report finds

Technically Incorrect: A research paper from the Web giant and the San Francisco Division of Emergency Communications shows that accidental butt-dials are becoming a huge problem for emergency services.

By October 5, 2015


How to identify battery-hogging apps on iOS 8

Ever wonder what's dragging down the battery on your iOS device? Now you can check!

By September 17, 2014


Baby sea turtles + adorable swimsuits = cutest study ever

Scientists from Australia dress sea turtles in little swimsuits to collect and study their poop. Yeah, the story loses a bit of its cuteness after that little fact.

By October 6, 2015