RSS Feed

No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.
WAMU 88.5

Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

The newly-discovered but two-year-old Heartbleed software bug raises new concerns about collective security and personal passwords online.


Across The Atlantic, Glimpse An Alternate Internet Universe

Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.

Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

Seniors Find Connection, Support In Technology

There are plenty of stereotypes when it comes to seniors and technology, but the Pew Research Center says those don't always ring true.

Debate: In An Online World, Are Brick And Mortar Colleges Obsolete?

Proponents of online education say it's flexible and economical. But skeptics say "college by Internet" is a pale substitute for real-world exchanges with instructors and peers inside the classroom.

The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

Google Trains Its Lenses On Cambodia's Ancient Temples

The ancient city of Angkor Wat has gotten the Street View treatment. Google says it combined 90,000 panoramic images to let people explore the country's famed temples.

Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

If you bank online or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your data may not be safe. A flaw in the encryption program OpenSSL could expose much of the encrypted traffic.