More Technology Articles

  • Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. The report said the defendants were convicted of plotting against national security, spreading propaganda...

  • This Energy Department blunder cost taxpayers at least $56 million

    The U.S. Department of Energy has lost more than $56 million due to poor coordination during implementation of a new telephone system, according to the DoE inspector general.

  • Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

    SACO, Maine (AP) — Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country...

  • Va. students help NASA tackle radiation problem

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. Cosmic radiation is different from radiation found on Earth. Simply put, cosmic radiation is more...

  • Merkel doubtful US will stop spying on Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doubtful the U.S. will stop spying on Germany. The chancellor said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF "I think it's not that easy to convince the Americans ... to completely change the way their intelligence services work." Germany on...

  • Ride-sharing Lyft's New York City plans postponed

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft postponed its scheduled Friday launch in New York City while a state judge will wait until next week to consider whether its planned operations violate state and local laws. The state attorney general's office and the Department of...

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear...

  • Smartphone app to help in Detroit fight vs. blight

    DETROIT (AP) — A smartphone app is the latest tool in Detroit's efforts to fight blight. By contributing photos and updated information about derelict properties, the public will be able to help keep the Motor City Mapping project database current, the Detroit Free Press reported...

  • White House watches patent reform go from certain victory to embarrassing defeat

    To say the White House was bullish this winter about the prospects for patent reform would be an understatement.

  • Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

    MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose. Police said...

  • Aereo presses case despite Supreme Court setback

    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good. The company is now using the Supreme Court's own language to force broadcasters to treat it just like a cable TV company. In...

  • 5 men sue over anti-terror info-sharing program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five California men who say they came under police scrutiny for innocent behavior sued the Obama administration Thursday over an information-sharing program designed by the federal government to help flag potential terrorist activity in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist...

  • FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. The move had been expected since last week, when Amazon said it...

  • Federal judge orders IRS to swear that it can't recover Lois Lerner's lost emails

    A federal judge wants the IRS to make a sworn statement of how it lost Lerner's emails and what it can do to get them back. The IRS and Judicial Watch will also have to meet in September in front of a federal magistrate who is an expert on electronic records in the courts.

  • State reports progress in fixing health website

    BOSTON (AP) — Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year's end, officials said Thursday. The breakdown dramatically slowed the state's transition to the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

    Read More...
  • Podcast: On Clinton, Inc.

    The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with online editor Daniel Halper on his New York Times  best selling book, Clinton, Inc. The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.   Buy it today!

    Read More...
  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

    Read More...