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How Apple's iWatch can succeed where others have failed

Apple's expected wearable should finally be debuting next week. Here's how it could have an edge on anything that came before.

By September 5, 2014


Remove metadata from Office files, PDFs, and images

Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.

By May 16, 2014


Transparent display could be the key to augmented reality devices

MIT scientists have created a transparent screen using silver nanoparticles for an augmented reality display.

By January 21, 2014


Wearable tech at CES 2014: Many, many small steps

Lots of interest, a lot of caution, and not much worth buying...yet. This is what we saw in wearables at this year's CES.

By January 9, 2014


The New Yorker's view from 9th Avenue -- via Apple Maps

Mad Magazine presents an Apple-inspired view of the New Yorker's iconic cover looking across the Sea of Galilee toward Kuala Lumpur.

By October 2, 2012


When will wearables be wearable?

The growth of wearables is increasing but, it's unclear whether they'll become the next "smart" platform, as was discussed during a panel event hosted by the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab.

By January 18, 2012


A day in the life of your future, according to CES 2012

What if all the hottest trends and products from this year's CES became part of our daily lives? Here's a look at the life you may be leading three years from now.

By January 14, 2012


If it's on the Internet, does that make it quotable?

A Michigan newspaper writer was criticized for quoting public tweets without asking permission from their writers. To those who cried foul: What don't you understand about the word 'public'?

By February 25, 2011


Meta cell phone analysis: Text more, talk less

While it remains unclear exactly how microwave radiation from cell phones may increase brain cancer risk, researchers advise reducing exposure until longer-term effects can be tested.

By January 19, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1388: Everybody hates Netflix (podcast)

Our hilarious Internet video of the day is also a disturbingly meta metaphor for what's got to be happening if the FCC would just roll over and approve a Comcast-NBCU merger 4-1, like they did today: walking headlong into the fountain. Hello, content balkanization! What could possibly go wrong? Also in the news, Steve Jobs on medical leave again, get your info off Facebook, for god's sakes, and why everybody hates Netflix. --Molly

By January 18, 2011