Tag Archives: Technology

Alyssa Milano’s “Hacktivist” Comic Book Delves Into Social Justice, Privacy And Politics By
Out this week is the long-anticipated print edition of the comic book “Hacktivist” by American actress Alyssa Milano, which tells the story of two people who co-founded a fictional social media networking company, and just so happen to also be part of the largest hacking...
Push To Save International Space Station May Represent America’s Failed Priorities In Science By
The International Space Station — the largest man-made object currently in orbit of the planet — was destined to meet its fate in 2020. The budgeted end of the ISS is symbolic of the current fate of NASA. With funding cut to the space agency to levels not seen...
Home Electricity Use In US Falling To 2001 Levels By
NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or...
NYC Train Derailment Airs Queries About Technology By
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented the carnage. Safety officials...
Employers Step In To Prevent Worker Burnout By
LONDON (AP) — Volkswagen turns off some employees’ email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours. This surge in corporate beneficence...
Drought Of STEM Graduates May Spell Doom For The American Economy By
Higher education in the United States is in a state of crisis. On the obvious end of the conundrum is the student debt bubble — which at over $1 trillion in outstanding student loans and with a 90-day delinquency rate of over 11 percent — is showing signs of...
Letting Slip The Robots Of War By
The scene is one of the most iconic in all of cinema history. As it opens, we are greeted with a charnel house vision of a post-apocalyptic future. What was once a city full of life and vitality has been transformed into a blasted, irradiated landscape, covered with the...
Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life By
This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military...
Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island By
In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean’s tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson’s private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region’s coastal...