Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
You Light Up My Plague
Nanotechnology could help stop future outbreaks of Ebola and other virus.
Tock of the Town
New watch manufacturers in America are turning back the hands of time.
Gadget Lust: Can You Wrap Your Head—and Ears—Around a ‘Thinking Music Player’?
The new Wi-Fi-powered Aether Cone, $399, a combination speaker/playlist curator (the company calls it a “thinking music player”) purports to know your musical taste as well as you do, if not better.
Head of GCHQ Says U.S. Tech Companies Are Shielding Terrorist Activity
Joins FBI directory in demanding greater access to personal data
'E-stonia' Attempts to Become the Uber of Economies by Introducing Virtual Residency
The tiny nation with a 'government start-up' mentality will be the first to offer e-residency in a bid to raise its profile and attract foreign investment
Are Smart Guns the Next Step For Police?
A new device will be able to send real time information about police gun use.
Are We All Just a Bunch of Internet Cynics? Ello CEO Explains How His Ad-Free Social Media Network Will Make Money
CEO Paul Budnitz calls the assumption Ello will fail “heartbreaking” and “short sighted.”
'I Believe That It Will Become Perfectly Normal for People to Have Sex With Robots'
Scientists are developing artificial intelligence so sophisticated that they think relationships – both platonic and sexual – will become commonplace within our lifetimes
Computer-Generated 10-Year-Old Girl Leads to Conviction of Online Predator
“Sweetie” sting reveals tens of thousands of men looking for underage girls to perform sexual acts on a webcam
Man Is Treated in First Case of Google Glass Addiction
The patient spent 18 hours a day wearing the glasses, removing them only to sleep and bathe.
HBO to Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service by 2015
A cable subscription will no longer be needed to view HBO’s content
Google Starts Free Trial of Video Chats With Medical Professionals
“Virtual” and “affordable” may be the future of health care
Alleged Leak of iPad Air 2 Shows Device as Thin as iPhone 6
Before Apple’s unveiling, a Vietnamese blog claims to have pictures of the next-generation iPad
The Tech Industry Wants to Show You Its Humanity
The tech world gathers to discuss society’s ills and how many clicks it will take to cure them.
First Online Murder to Occur by End of 2014, Europol Warns
New report assesses level of threat posed by increased number of connected medical devices
Giving ‘Sight’ to the Blind Through Electricity
An electronic compass could help the blind and visually impaired walk around, guided by tiny zaps
Why Is It Called Windows 10 When There Was No Windows 9?
Microsoft’s new operating system name leaves some confused
Ello, the Anti-Facebook, Targeted by DDos Attack
For the latest hot thing in social media, with a little success comes its first distributed denial-of-service attack
Ship Any Item With Shyp Without Putting Your Pants On
Hey, New Yorkers, you’ll never have to step foot in a post office again
Maternal Health Aims to Go Mobile in Developing Nations
Campaign aims to eliminate maternal deaths with the ‘Mum’s Phone’
Ever Just Want a Cuddle? Now There’s an App for That
An app brings together those in need of some physical contact.
Making the Breast Pump Suck...Less
Winners of MIT hackathon look to turn the outdated technology smart
Apple Sells More than 10 Million New iPhones in First Three Days
Apple Inc reports record sales after release of iPhone 6 models last week
Sony's Rival to Google Glass Goes on Sale
But the wearable may not be attractive enough: “It’s like a chastity belt for your face”
Alibaba Nears $100 in Early Trading; Cools but Stays Well Above $68 Initial Price
"This is the biggest IPO the world has ever seen, so there’s a celebratory mood on the floor, whether you like it or not."
What to Expect When You’re Expecting… iOS 8
Here are five changes the new operating system will bring to your phone
Experience Another World by Strapping an iPad to Your Head
New Kickstarter campaign aims to make virtual reality affordable
FBI Announces Its Facial Recognition System Is Ready to Go
Civil liberties groups worry about privacy and false identifications
Teen From India Turns Breath Into Speech
A Google Science Fair submission offers a new way for people with developmental disabilities to communicate
How is Net Neutrality Working for the Countries That Have It?
And what lesson can they teach the U.S.?