Young adults and driving: 'Ain't nobody got time for that'

More than a third of young adults who don't drive say they are too busy to get a driver's license—and more than a fifth have no intention of ever learning to drive, say researchers at the University of Michigan.

Smart watches might not fit millennials' needs, expert says

Young adults tend to be early adopters of new technology. But as Samsung Electronics Co. reportedly prepares to unveil its Gear smart watch next month, it could run into a barrier among young users who have grown up with ...

US teens love apps, not tracking

American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking.

Fleeing Facebook: Study examines why users quit

With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it can be easy to forget that some people don't use Facebook. In fact, "non-use" of the social networking site is fairly common – one-third of Facebook users take breaks ...

How people in the Middle East use social media

Northwestern University in Qatar has released preliminary findings from a Pan-Arab survey showing that although web users in the Middle East support the freedom to express opinions online, they also believe the Internet should ...

Maine company unveils high-tech SWAT team robot

A Maine company that's developed manned and unmanned tanks with names like "Ripsaw" and "Riptide" for the military and Hollywood filmmakers has unveiled a new contraption—a high-tech police shield that sits atop a miniature, ...

As Facebook matures, is it losing its edge? (Update)

Has Facebook become less fun? That's something many users—especially those in their teens and early 20s—are asking themselves as they wade through endless posts, photos "liked" by people they barely know and spur-of-the ...

Seeing red: Why cyclists ride through traffic lights

You've probably seen it happen. You're driving your car and you come to a stop at the traffic lights. You're mindful of traffic infringement fines and public safety, then someone on a bike rides past you, unconcerned, straight ...

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