How well do you know the Internet? This week's Silicon Tally

Aug 23, 2013
19.68 seconds, 1 in 5 Americans, 71 million, and 78.9 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: buzzfeed, Internet, Tech

MIT Tech Review's new list of top young techies

Aug 22, 2013
This year's list is just out. It's full of game makers, health care hackers, engineers and people hoping to build new energy economies.
Posted In: innovation, Tech

Fighting dyslexia with shrinking screens

Aug 21, 2013
It turns out that reading on a computer screen -- even a tiny one -- might actually help people with dyslexia improve speed and focus.
Posted In: disability, Tech, screens, reading

Hi-tech glove turns words into touch

Aug 20, 2013
Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate.
Posted In: disability, Tech, blind

One person's mobile coupon app is another's seeing eye dog

Aug 19, 2013
Technology can make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise: accessibility.
Posted In: disability, disabled, Tech

What happens when you make cyberbullying a crime?

Aug 15, 2013
While crimes like rape and assault are specific, cyberbullying can be hard to define.
Posted In: cyberbullying, Crime, Tech, social media

‘Sorry, I don’t have any cash!’

Jul 31, 2013
Are tips drying up as Americans trade paper for plastic?
Posted In: tipping, Jobs, Tech, cash, cashless

For tech companies, what's in a

Jul 22, 2013
A new crop of tech startups are taking on wacky names that leave customers wondering what it is they do.
Posted In: startups, Tech, branding

Fighting wildfires with Big Data

Jul 11, 2013
The severity of wildfires in the United States is likely to triple by the end of the century, according to a new study out of the University of Alberta.
Posted In: wildfire, arizona, Tech, big data

Moguls head to deal-making summer camp in Sun Valley

Jul 9, 2013
Investment bank Allen & Co's annual get together for the business glitterati starts today in Sun Valley, and the media deals could pile up.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, media, Tech