06Sep

Ghetto Tracker site offends, dies and returns

This was the original homepage of the site Ghetto Tracker, which has since been renamed Good Part of Town. GhettoTracker.com was started to let locals share what areas they think are “unsafe” Critics say the site encourages racism and class segregation The founder has rebranded the site, taken it down, […]

06Sep

Reports: NSA cracks much online encryption

The NSA has been able to unscramble much of the encoding that keeps people’s personal data safe online, reports say. NEW: This is the most important leak to date from Edward Snowden, an analyst says Reports: NSA and GCHQ have cracked much of the encryption protecting online data The agencies […]

05Sep

How Galaxy Gear stacks up to other smartwatches

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has a 1.6-inch display, low-res camera, 4GB of storage and comes in six colors. It will go on sale in late September and sell for $299. Pebble was a […]

05Sep

Reaction: Galaxy Gear useful but too pricey

Samsung introduces Galaxy Gear smartwatch The $299 watch will be available in 140 countries late this month and in October On first impression, reviewers say it’s a significant step forward Some critics worry its price, sluggish apps may dampen sales (CNN) — In rolling out its Galaxy Gear on Wednesday, […]

04Sep

New version of Android called KitKat

A statue at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, shows the Android mascot seemingly rendered in KitKat bars. New version of Android mobile operating system will be named KitKat Surprise announcement is consistent with Google’s theme of sweet treats Older Android versions include Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Jellybean Deal with Nestle […]

04Sep

Diana Nyad's jellyfish-proof face mask

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage, reaching a Key West beach on Monday, September 2, nearly 53 hours after jumping into the ocean […]

03Sep

5 ways Nokia helped create the modern cell phone

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> As Microsoft sets out to buy Nokia, CNN takes a look through some of the Finnish mobile giant’s unique designs. Pictured here is the Nokia Mobira Cityman, announced in 1989. Nokia 1011, announced […]

03Sep

Nokia-Microsoft deal is good for both

Nokia had a tough few years before Elop slowly started to turn it around, says Stuart Miles Deal will benefit Microsoft the same way that making smartphones has for Apple, he says Not much will change in the short term, but Surface tablet “likely to be rebranded or ditched” Microsoft’s […]

02Sep

Why the NFL is lagging on stadium Wi-Fi

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Levi’s Stadium, future home of the San Francisco 49ers, will open next year in Santa Clara, California, and is expected to offer speedy Wi-Fi and Web-based TV throughout. The stadium will host Super […]

02Sep

Teens, parents struggle to share social media

An uneasy dance: Parents and teens both are seeking ways to coexist peacefully on the few social networks they do share. Teens and their parents are grappling with how to navigate shared online spaces like Facebook Facebook is the most popular site among the 81% of teens and 72% of […]

30Aug

Apple launches iPhone trade-ins

A new Apple program lets customers bring their phones into Apple stores for a discount on a new handset. iPhone users now can trade in old models at Apple stores for credit on a new phone The company’s Reuse and Recycling program offers online credit for phones, iPads and computers […]

30Aug

Behind those player ratings on 'Madden 25'

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130829131046-madden-25-aaron-rogers-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="Sorry, Peyton. Sorry, Tom. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers topped Manning and Brady among quarterbacks in “Madden 25,” the new version of the popular football video game. The Falcons’ Matt Ryan and […]

29Aug

California weighs making 'revenge porn' illegal

California debates a law that would make posting what’s known as “revenge porn” illegal New Jersey is the only state with a similar law Distributing photos taken with permission falls into a gray legal area (CNN) — In the aftermath of a failed relationship, jilted lovers have been known to […]

29Aug

Can you really be liable for texting a driver?

New Jersey court says texting a driver may make you responsible for a crash Judges suggest a text is similar to causing an in-car distraction Attorneys: It will hard to prove sender knew the recipient was driving N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: In the end, the driver is responsible (CNN) — […]

29Aug

Is this the city of the future?

Futuristic designs at this year’s Index Awards include self-assembly homes, waterless toilets and kites that can measure air pollution Designers believe that the way we live, work and travel will be entirely different in the coming years These innovations provide more sustainable living solutions to the ones we currently employ […]

28Aug

Syrian civil war? Not on al-Assad's Instagram

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> On his new Instagram account, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is seen greeting and listening intently to a group of women. The President’s wife, Asma al-Assad, wipes away a tear on a boy’s face. […]

28Aug

Google's Nexus 4 gets price cut

Google’s price reduction on the Nexus 4 comes weeks before Apple could announce a cheaper version of the iPhone. Google knocks $100 off of its Nexus 4 smartphone It now sells for as little as $200 and doesn’t require a wireless contract The moves comes as Apple is rumored to […]

28Aug

Scientists grow mini brains from stem cells

A cross-section of a brain organoid shows neural stem cells in red, and neurons in green. Researchers used stem cells to make organoids These organoids can be used to explore brain development Parts in organoids resemble brain regions in a 9-week-old human embryonic brain Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells […]

28Aug

Attack shuts down New York Times' website

The New York Times was forced to publish news via Twitter during a website outage Tuesday. Spokeswoman: Issue “is most likely result of malicious external attack” Some security experts blamed pro-Syrian activists for the attack Episode is the site’s second sustained outage this month (CNN) — More than 12 hours […]

27Aug

Reports: Apple will offer trade-ins for new iPhone

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Fall is coming, which means new smartphones are on the way in time for the holidays. Reports suggest Apple will hold an event September 10 to launch the successor to its aging iPhone […]

27Aug

10 most controversial violent video games

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> “Grand Theft Auto IV” rekindled the violent video-game debate with reports that an 8 year old who shot and killed his elderly caretaker had been playing it. Studies have been inconclusive on the […]

27Aug

Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

Facebook has added shared photo albums so multiple people can throw their photos from an event into a single album. Facebook is adding shared photo albums for up to 50 people Groups will be able to upload photos after social gatherings to the same album Hundreds of millions of photos […]

26Aug

Tech that will save your life in an apocalypse

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The Thin Scraper is a concept for sleek building that covers just 40 foot-squared, providing a safe and space-efficient housing alternative for victims of natural disasters in built-up areas. In normal circumstances, the […]

23Aug

The sportswriter who blogged his own suicide

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Martin Manley included photos throughout the website he built to explain his decision to commit suicide. He wrote: “Not only (do I) look 60, I think 60. I act 60… I am 60 […]