As debate rages over whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post, others among the estimated 59,000 soldiers who went AWOL during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars explain their motivations.
The new frontier in online gaming is watching other people play. And Twitch, the leading esports platform, has achieved critical mass before the legality of its operation has been established. "At this point, it's still a bit of a Wild West."
Google’s Glass headset computer continues to draw critics, as people disturbed by the wearable’s ability to take hands-free photos and video look to block its use in public. One new solution developed by a German artist: a program that can detect and kick “Glassholes” off of Wi-Fi networks.
World Cup organizers in Brazil may be faced with unfinished stadiums and airports, but at least they’ll have peace and quiet. FIFA, the world soccer authority, has banned from stadiums the vuvuzelas, the ubiquitous plastic trumpets that turned the 2010 cup in South Africa into a nonstop racket. And while they were at it, they also banned iPads -- and flour.
An historic mining strike has crippled the South African economy and is starting to affect global precious metal prices as producer stockpiles dwindle. What will that mean for general consumers? A lot of money out of pocket, apparently.