Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison
A journalist also known as an informal spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a case which rallied activists for press freedom, his supporters said.
Some "next big things" in teaching technology never quite were
From 15th-century, one-page hornbooks to "teaching machines" such as PLATO, to massive open online courses, or MOOCs, visionary educators long have trumpeted new technology to revolutionize classroom learning.
Residents alarmed as Coast Guard changes foghorns
For Tom Bradbury and his neighbors, the town foghorn is more than just a familiar, wistful noise—it represents something greater, like peace itself.
AirAsia disappearance fuels calls for real-time tracking
After the baffling disappearance in March of Flight MH370, critics accused the aviation industry of "dithering" over equipping jets with real-time tracking systems. Now, with another passenger plane lost, the call for action ...
What we know about tablets and how your child learns to read
A recent US survey commissioned by the children's books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National L ...
Social equity in urban transportation planning
During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...
Romanian who claimed he invented world's first jetpack dies
A Romanian inventor who claimed he beat the Americans to make the world's first jetpack and went on to design and build dozens of vehicles, calling the modern-day car "a disgrace," has died aged 81.
Drone entrepreneur settles US 'reckless flying' case
A European entrepreneur who challenged the right of US authorities to regulate small drones has settled his case with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), his lawyer said Thursday.
Man takes responsibility for drone over White House
A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. ...
US settles case over fake Facebook page (Update)
The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns ...
What Call of Duty can tell us about US foreign policy
The latest instalment of wildly popular videogame Call of Duty, Advanced Warfare, shows the narratives of today's games can reveal the motives behind real-world politics. ...
Air travel is safe and getting safer – whatever else you might have read
If you've been following the news it might seem like there's been a lot of air crashes recently. It might seem that flying has become a risky business.
Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers
While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy ...
China mocks hapless 'iPhone armour' smuggler
A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens Tuesday after pictures of his "iPhone armour" went viral.