New Encryption Technology Policy Opposed By Tech Companies

An Obama Administration policy that would mandate that companies be restricted to using forms of encryption that provide law enforcement with the means for unscrambled access has sparked a wave of opposition from technology companies, Internet security experts and civil liberties organizations. A coalition of those opposed to the policy sent a letter to the … Read more

Freightliner Unveils Self Driving Semi-Truck

Freightliner has unveiled a new autonomous semi-truck that it says will be the future of truck driving. The self-driving semi, named the Freightliner Inspiration, was displayed for the first time in Las Vegas on a closed driving course. The company’s goal in developing the Inspiration was to create a future vehicle that made trucking easier … Read more

Commercial Drone Rules Eagerly Awaited By Farmers

An increasing number of American farmers have begun using tiny drones equipped with little video cameras to gather information about the health of their crops. Technically, these farmers are breaking the law because it is currently illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes without permission from federal authorities. Even though they could be subject to … Read more

SunOpta Technology Approved For GMO Detection

The United States Department of Agriculture is certifying that technology created by SunOpta is effective for detecting genetically modified crops. Due to their use of the technology, the U.S.D.A. has given SunOpta permission to use a new navy-and-green label that reads “Non-G.M.O./G.E. process verified.” The company will now be permitted to label products from one … Read more

Google Search Results May Soon Display A Buy Button

Reports are surfacing that Google may soon add a buy button to the results displayed from conducting an internet search using the search engine. According sources cited in a Wall Street Journal report, the buy buttons would be introduced by the search giant in the next few weeks. Clicking on the buy buttons would transport … Read more

United Airlines Offers Flight Rewards To Security Researchers

United Airlines has announced that it has begun a rewards program for security researchers willing to search for security vulnerabilities affecting its websites, apps, and online portals. Those who find and disclose the security issues to the company will be rewarded with miles that can be used for the company’s Mileage Plus loyalty program for … Read more

LG Launches Windows Phone With HD Voice Capabilities

LG has launched its first Windows phone with Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0 HD voice capabilities. Many previous LG phones used Google’s Android system, making the new Lancet handset even more of an abnormality for the company. One of the best things about the new phone may be its price. The handset costs just $120 without … Read more

Investors Now Using Twitter To Choose Stocks

A new index fund has been launched that tracks the stocks most heavily tweeted about on Twitter. Financial data analytics company Market Prophit launched the index, which is based on the concept that chatter on social media can be used as an indication of a stock’s positive or negative market sentiment. Mining this type of … Read more

New Navigation Features Added To Enhance Flickr

In a recent announcement, Flickr has disclosed the addition of several new features and tweaks to its design that make it easier to navigate through the photo-sharing program. The additions include new tools and a redesigned mobile app that streamline the experience for users across all compatible platforms. While some of the new features can … Read more

Smartphones Turn Into Microscopes With $5 Dotlens

A powerful microscope can cost you thousands of dollars, but researchers at the University of Houston have designed an amazing lens that converts the camera on your smartphone into a microscope that costs just $5. It’s called the Dotlens, and it has a campaign on Kickstarter right now. The Dotlens was created by Wei-Chuan Shih, … Read more