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The Perils Of A Cashless Society

There are advantages to cash that electronic transactions cannot replicate.

Atlantic Council

Through a stroke of bad luck, the Atlantic Council server was down during a critical Google update

Are You An Almost Alcoholic?

A new book would classify most of us who consume alcohol as “almost alcoholics.”

Bionic Limbs Remain Far Out of Reach

TV gave us the world’s first bionic man in 1973. Science is way behind.

Paper or Plastic?

I remember the days when stores were making the transition from the old style brown paper bags to the newfangled plastic ones–in the name of the environment.

Are Smartphones Changing What It Means To Be Human?

Janelle Nanos investigates her relationship with her iPhone.

Santorum and Climate Change Theology

Rick Santorum sounds like someone applying for a job in a religious institution, not someone running to be the President of the United States.

Why Toxicology is So Slow

Unlike TV, real life medical examiners take weeks, even months, to establish a cause of death.

New Twitter Policy Leads To Misguided Cries Of Censorship

Censorship or sound business practice?

Jurassic Newt

Moon Base Newt

Wait until you hear about Newt Gingrich’s new out of this world idea.

Federal Judge Orders Defendant To Reveal PGP Password To Law Enforcement

A Federal Judge deals with the clash between individual rights, law enforcement, and technology.

Supreme Court Rules That GPS Tracking Is A Search, But That’s About All

The Supreme Court issued a somewhat muddled ruling on GPS tracking today.

Why iPhones Aren’t Made In America

It’s not just low wages that have kept technology manufacturing jobs out of the United States.

Breaking and Unbreaking News in Twitter Time

Within an hour last evening, I passed along and retracted two breaking news stories on Twitter.

SOPA/PIPA Blackout Protests Lead Co-Sponsors To Jump Ship

Members of Congress are responding to the protests against SOPA and PIPA by withdrawing their support for the bills.

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama Administration has halted, for the moment, a pipeline project that has become a political football.

Wikipedia To Go Dark Wednesday To Protest Online Piracy Bills

Wikipedia’s English language site will be offline for 24 hours tomorrow to protest two controversial online piracy bills.

Complaining About Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and other Constantly Changing Products

Henry Farrell thinks “The New Gmail Sucks” and doesn’t care who knows it.

Reddit Genius Arrested for JSTOR Downloads

Aaron Swartz has been arrested for downloading too many academic journal articles.

Global Warming Holding Off The Next Ice Age?

Are carbon emissions saving us all from a cold, cold fate?

The Fifth Amendment, Privacy, And Computer Passwords

Can the government force a criminal defendant to reveal a computer password? A Federal case in Denver is dealing with that question right now.

Hey, Is Anyone Out There?

If there’s anyone out there, why haven’t we heard from them yet?

Despite Congressional Reprieve, The Old Incandescent Light Bulb Is Still Dead

Welcome technological change, or crony capitalism?

Republicans Save The Light Bulb

Congressional Republicans got a major concession as price for averting a government shutdown: saving the incandescent light bulb, at least now.

OTB for iPad, iPhone, and Android

OTB is available on Google Currents.

Associated Press Reporters Reprimanded For Using Twitter To Send Out Breaking News

The Associated Press is trying to fight Twitter rather than engage it.

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