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Flip phones are hip again

Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:31:26 EST
Flip phones are hip again

Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about it.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:31:30 EST
The security gadget that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:29:41 EST
First a comet, then Mercury

After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:01:41 EST
Africa's mobile money comes to Europe

Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:01:58 EST
The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:45:50 EST
After hopping on a comet, Mercury is next up

After landing a probe on an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now heading to scorching-hot Mercury with its BepiColombo spacecraft.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:06:09 EST
Website streams private webcams

A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams around the world. Laurie Segall reports.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:43:13 EST
How close can a drone fly to your plane?

Attorney Danny Cevallos explains a few of the legal questions surrounding civilian drones.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:42:38 EST
No bank required: Peer-to-peer is changing lending

It's said that lending to friends is a good way to lose them, but how about lending to a complete stranger?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:05:39 EST
Africa's mobile money makes its way to Europe with M-Pesa

Snapchat may be the latest application to offer a mobile payment feature, but the idea that made Snapcash possible was spawned more than seven years ago in Africa.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:53:41 EST
Netiquette: Saying farewell

So many folks manage to lose their netiquette heads when they scramble, legs flailing and akimbo, toward the denouement of events and life chapters. So here is the ultimate (get it?) digital-etiquette guide to a polite big finish.

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:03:24 EST
10 smartphone habits to avoid

How annoying and rude and antisocial have we all become with our smartphones? We're embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop.

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:00:31 EDT
Five texts you should never send

We're texting more than ever, and, like society, the texts themselves are getting worse and worse. Read on to learn just how terrible silent cell phone users are these days.

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:53:26 EDT
An open letter to texting-mad teenagers

Put your phone down for a second, teen texters -- there are some things you've got to hear.

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:59:24 EDT
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