Defense Contractor To Launch New GPS Security Technology

Everybody knows about the Global Positioning System (GPS), a ubiquitous, free utility which we rely on everyday. We use it to find directions on our road trips, or to move through the maze of city streets. Airplanes use it to navigate our crowded skies. But, Read More …

Facebook Proposes Fresh $20 Million Privacy Settlement

Facebook is offering a new $20 million settlement in a class action privacy lawsuit relating to “Sponsored Stories” advertisements, according to a report. The fresh settlement, filed Saturday, is offering up to $10 each to nearly 125 million affected users, reports Reuters. Sponsored Stories, a Read More …

The 2012 Debates Get Hilarious ‘Lip-Dub’ Treatment

This year’s presidential and vice presidential debates were a hit on Twitter with the first debate becoming the most-tweeted event in U.S. political history. Not only did they break records, they also spawned instant memes about binders, bayonets and Big Bird. SEE ALSO The Final Read More …

More Americans Getting News From Mobile and Social as Print, TV Decline

  The amount of time Americans spend on mobile devices and social networking sites is accelerating rapidly — and their news consumption habits are shifting accordingly. In a Pew Research Center survey of 3,003 U.S. adults, 17% said they accessed news on cell phone or Read More …

NYC Is Turning Payphones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

Payphones in New York City have largely been made obsolete by the fact that almost everybody’s got a cellphone for staying in touch on-the-go. Luckily for the long-forgotten phones that still dot the city’s streets, they’re about to get a twenty-first-century upgrade. New York City’s Read More …

What Samsung’s New American HQ Says About the Korean Giant

Samsung breaks ground on a new $300 million North American headquarters building in San Jose today. The building will house more than 2,000 employees in R&D and sales. As you’d expect, it’s a green (LEED Gold) building that’s designed to foster fickle innovation by making Read More …

Sandy Prompts FCC Hearings on Communications Outages

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it will hold field hearings examining ways to keep communications systems up and running during natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy. Lawmakers called for probes into communications outages after Sandy left as much as 25% of cell sites in Read More …

The State of Ecommerce

Between now and 2016, be prepared to spend an average of $1,472 per year online shopping. Right now, U.S. consumers hover somewhere around $1,200-$1,300 per year, but that number will increase by 44%, to $1,738, by 2016. Now, keep in mind that includes all kinds Read More …

Amazon Sales Tax — What it Means for You

Amazon is backing a bill that would allow states to collect or remit sales tax on items purchased from a small number of large, out-of-state online retailers including Amazon and Overstock. You already pay sales tax when you shop in brick-and-mortar stores, and now you Read More …

Can You Stay Healthy Using Local Deal Offers for Medical Services?

If you’ve ever bought a Groupon for an expensive restaurant in your area, and had a great meal for not a lot of money, you understand the draw of the daily deal sites. Groupon has been around since late 2008, offering daily deals of discounted Read More …