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Illinois law allows schools to demand students' Facebook passwords

Technically Incorrect: Conceived to combat cyberbullying, a new law in Illinois may result in schools demanding social media passwords, even if the posting was not done at school or on school computers.

By January 20, 2015


Microsoft lab working on multiperson augmented reality

Project Comradre will allow multiple people, each wearing an AR headset, to interact with the same virtual object.

By October 13, 2015


'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

Didn't mean to knock that cup of coffee over on your desk? That's OK. Your robot overlord will understand and maybe even keep you from doing it in the first place.

By October 8, 2015


Visa, Chevron pump up mobile payments

The two companies strike a partnership to bring mobile payments technology to more than 20 Chevron stations in California.

By October 6, 2015


Comcast extends low-cost Internet service to community college students

An expansion of the Internet Essentials program will offer cheap broadband to students who qualify for federal education grants. It's being tested in Colorado and Illinois.

By September 16, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


California: Former Uber driver was an employee

In the battle over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, Uber has lost another skirmish.

By September 10, 2015


Fake Uber drivers allegedly coax female passengers into cars

In two separate incidents, college students are allegedly lured into cars by men posing as drivers for the ride-hailing service.

By September 9, 2015


Man reportedly sends nude selfies to HR, job offer rescinded

Technically Incorrect: A Chicago man is said to have sent nude pictures to the recruiter for a company that's just offered him a job. He says they were intended for someone else.

By September 4, 2015


Uber driver accused of sexual assault in China

Another report surfaces of an Uber driver attacking a passenger -- calling into question the safety of the ride-hailing service in one of its fastest growing markets.

By August 27, 2015