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How online search traces helped lead to arrest

Electronic traces ranging from online library searches to credit card records led to charges that a New Mexico man sent 64 threatening letters with a white powder.

By February 4, 2009


Welcome To Macintosh: The Crave review

'Welcome To Macintosh' is a brand new DVD documentary on the inception, history and future of Apple's computers, with some of the great Mac footage ever committed to film

By February 2, 2009


Lucid Imagination conjures up $6 million

The company, which aims to commercialize the popular Lucene open-source enterprise search technology, attracts a Series A round of venture financing.

By January 27, 2009


Circuit City: A eulogy

The consumer electronics retailer, whose roots can be traced to the opening of a television store in 1949, has finally hit the end of its days.

By January 16, 2009


Police Blotter: Google searches nab hit-and-run driver

Investment banker who claims he thought he hit a deer with his Jag is sentenced to three years in prison--in part because his subsequent Google search terms included "hit-and-run."

By January 15, 2009


Police Blotter: Handheld search during arrest legal?

Cops say they can legally copy data off the device of anyone who's arrested, which raises serious privacy concerns. Judges are divided over the legality of this intrusive practice.

By January 12, 2009


Obama's new BlackBerry: The NSA's secure PDA?

RIM's BlackBerry may not be certified by the National Security Agency to handle top-secret material, but a PDA-phone called the Sectera Edge has been. Its operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile.

By January 13, 2009


For the caffeine-sensitive: <br>D+caf Caffeine Test Strips

Drink that decaf with confidence. New test strips determine if that decaf is really decaf.

By January 6, 2009


Radar signals new radio channels for 2009

Australia's new national digital radio station, Radar Radio, plays music from undiscovered artists, with an emphasis on local talent. Many more digital stations are expected to follow in the next few months.

By December 16, 2008


Tech commission suggests new cybersecurity post

The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency is releasing a report Monday recommending President-elect Barack Obama create a new White House office to address cybersecurity.

By December 7, 2008