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This Sex Offender-Spotting App Sounds Like a Really Bad Idea

There’s been a fair bit of discussion in the past week about an app for Google Glass that uses facial recognition to stalk “connect with” people around you. What few people seem to have pointed out so far is that this seems like a really bad idea.

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries

I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.

17 Signs You're Actually In A Serious Relationship...With Your Smartphone

The new Spike Jonze movie, “Her,” tells the story of a man who falls in love with his computer. The film has critics blogging and tweeting about what this era of blogging and tweeting really means for the future of human intimacy.

Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

When “everything is becoming digital,” private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to attack by sophisticated cybercriminals, political “hacktivists,” nation-states, and even their own employees.

The End of Dumb Money

Until a few months ago, pretty much the only people who cared about Bitcoin were drug dealers and socially-anemic guys who grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons… and still do.

Mobile Advertising Projected to Increase 64% in 2014

As our web presence expands, so does the advertising space. Agencies are using mobile and native advertising to catch consumers’ attention on a variety of online platforms. Companies nearly tripled the amount of money spent on mobile advertising, from $1.

Brian Chesky: The 'Sharing Economy' and Its Enemies

San Francisco’s Radius Cafe is one of those places where “local” is the rule—all the food is sourced within a 100-mile radius of the restaurant. So it’s a touch ironic to meet there with Brian Chesky, the hoodie-wearing 32-year-old co-founder of Airbnb, whose game plan is global.

Snowden Calls Russian-Spy Story “Absurd” in Exclusive Interview

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, strongly denies allegations made by members of Congress that he was acting as a spy, perhaps for a foreign power, when he took hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government documents.

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

For the past five years, Bill and Melinda Gates have released a letter in January outlining the work the foundation has done in the last year. This year, the duo took a bit of a different approach.

Why 2014 is 'tipping point' for Internet: Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, has said that 2014 will be a “tipping point” for the evolution of the Internet. This year is one of the most important ever for the Internet and technology, according to Mayer.

Governments warned: Robots may take half our jobs in 20 years, so prepare for revolution

Steal this story … LEGALLY Nearly half of today’s jobs could be automated within the next two decades, according to one recent study, and no one seems to be prepared for what that will mean for society.

Eric Schmidt Quotes

Over the years, though, he has become known for saying some pretty controversial, provocative, or bizarre things. And yet, despite the fact that he says lots of strange things, he’s one of the most vocal senior executives at Google.

Watch NASA's 3-D Pizza Printer Make A (Sort Of) Tasty-Looking Pizza

Last spring, a mechanical engineer named Anjan Contractor made headlines for his NASA-funded plan to build a prototype of a 3-D food printer that can make pizza.

One-third of San Francisco’s registered cab drivers ditch taxis for Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar

Lyft drivers sport “carstaches” on their vehicles while on duty. San Francisco is where Uber and Lyft got their starts and resistance to these services seems futile.