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Africans rush to create apps

Aug 30, 2010
A contest to create the best apps to solve problems in East Africa is opening up dialogue between developers and NGOs.

Oil-eating swarm of robots

Aug 27, 2010
It's an MIT project called Seaswarm. Little robots drag around nano-fabric that can asborb 20 times their weight in oil.  These robots dragging...
Posted In: oil spill, robots

Blockbuster bust?

Aug 27, 2010
No more evenings wandering around Blockbuster amidst popcorn-y carpet smells and confusion about which recent movies are worth taking home. The...

Growing number of people 50+ use social media

Aug 27, 2010
We tend to think the people on Facebook are young, college-aged and writing about last night's party.  Those people are indeed there.  But, there...
Posted In: Facebook, social media, Twitter

Spray-on batteries grown by...viruses?

Aug 27, 2010
The American Chemical Society just wrapped up its national meeting in Boston, and among the presentations, a lot of interesting work on batteries...
Posted In: batteries, chemistry, nanotechnology

Unmanned vehicle market looks to grow

Aug 27, 2010
American troops are leaving Iraq, but its robots are not. The Army said unmanned aircraft flights over Iraq are increasing. That's good news for the people who make unmanned vehicles -- many of them gathering in Denver to show off their products. Zachary Barr reports.
Posted In: Science

A problem, a phone, a software platform: crisis relief in Pakistan

Aug 27, 2010
A website called Pakreport.org is helping to collect information needed in relief efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan.

Google search feature no longer hard to find

Aug 26, 2010
Google's RealTime search got its own page today.  The service turns offers search results from news sites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more in a...
Posted In: Google, search

GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

Aug 26, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there's not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless,...
Posted In: at&t, cell phone, GAO, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless

What Gmail Voice will give Google

Aug 26, 2010
Everybody's talking about the new service Google rolled out yesterday - making voice calls through Gmail.  Wired's Ryan Single has an...
Posted In: Gmail, Google, phone calls, search

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