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Rutgers student gets 30 days for spying on gay roommate with Webcam

Judge chastises plaintiff for showing no remorse after roommate apparently kills himself following the spying.

By May. 21, 2012


Cold-loving cockroaches invade New York, scientists confirm

A cold-tolerant species of roach is calling New York City home and fueling the nightmares of residents.

By Dec. 9, 2013


See the world by way of an Instagram and Google Street View mashup

Warning: You could waste a lot of time poking around this project, which combines Instagram photos with Google Street View images.

By Nov. 30, 2012


Worried about skin cancer? Try coffee

This story initially gave an incorrect name for the school where this research took place. The team is made up of scientists at University of Washington and Rutgers University.

By Aug. 16, 2011


TorrentFreak pegs top pirating universities in U.S.

File-sharing remains a thorn in the side of U.S. colleges, with Rutgers and New York University apparently hosting the most pirates.

By Oct. 15, 2012


Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people.

By Sep. 24, 2013


New tech blocks texting from driver's seat

Using a vehicle's existing Bluetooth and audio technology, researchers have figured out how to block smartphone use by people behind the wheel, while passengers can text, talk, and tweet away.

By Dec. 5, 2011


Ad for Apple's Siri gets poison oak wrong, report says

According to a report, the ad showed up in a July issue of The Economist, and displayed Siri pointing to poison ivy and not poison oak in the image.

By Jul. 27, 2012


The 404 677: Where Aunt Jill teaches us a lesson (podcast)

Financial Decoder Jill Schlesinger fills in for Jeff Bakalar on today's show and gives out valuable financial advice and teaches us an important lesson on Internet privacy.

By Sep. 30, 2010


A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Although the U.S. is minting more grads with computer and information science and engineering degrees, guest workers make up a large and increasing portion of the IT labor market.

By Apr. 29, 2013