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Your little texting runt may not be illiterate

Researchers at Coventry University in the United Kingdom conclude that textisms, the abbreviated versions of words, may have a positive affect on child literacy.

By February 23, 2009


Is the web making us illiterate? (Hello Cuil, er, Quill, er, Kool)

Does the web help reading or hinder it? No one seems to be sure.

By July 28, 2008


Defendant knocks Web illiterate juror in RIAA case

Comments made by one of the jurors who found Jammie Thomas guilty of file sharing admits to never having been on the Internet.

By October 10, 2007


An iPod Nano for the tech illiterate

You can get an iPod Nano preloaded with your 50 favorite CDs--perfect for the tech illiterate or the really lazy.

By October 24, 2006


Microsoft demos health care tech for developing nations

From Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie shows what could be the future of health care in developing nations using an example of a patient who is illiterate--but like a lot of people in developing nations today--has a cell phone.

November 1, 2007


Slack soars on success of solving our lame office problems

This enterprise software tool is not as dull as you might expect. In fact, Slack is skyrocketing in popularity by bringing hip design and novel functionality to an overlooked issue.

By August 12, 2014


MI5 to let go of tech-averse staffers

The United Kingdom's Security Service is instituting voluntary and compulsory layoffs, after a review of its staff's IT skills.

By March 29, 2010


Motorola: A love story

For years, Crave's Eric Mack has been one of a rare breed, a true "Motorola Man." Now his commitment is being threatened by a trans-Pacific marriage with Lenovo. Will love win out in the end?

By May 12, 2014


Windows 8 designer: Why Microsoft forced Metro on us all

A purported UX designer for Microsoft reveals why the "love it or hate it" Metro environment is the default in Windows 8.

By February 18, 2014


Smart syringe turns bright red to warn of prior use

The ABC Syringe is embedded with ink that turns color when exposed to air as a way to warn caregivers that the syringe has been used.

By September 3, 2013