A man recently stepped up to a microphone to tell a story he thought was about a really funny thing that happened to him. Others think he confessed to sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. Still others suspect the story isn't even true.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's George Mathis may have started a panic earlier today when he wrote the headline "Farmville is burning." But he quickly clarified that this was an actual, not a virtual, fire.
San Francisco is testing a smartphone app that shows drivers the locations of available parking spaces and how much the space will cost. Under this new system, parking meter prices are adjusted higher in areas with high demand.
Two researchers at the security firm iSEC Partners recently uploaded a YouTube video that shows them unlocking a 1998 Subaru Outback and then starting the engine — all by way of a laptop. Robert Siegel talks to Mat Solnik, one of those iSEC researchers, about how it's done — and what the bigger implications could be.
Hurricane Irene left about 7 million homes and businesses without power. But could that number have been reduced if more power lines were buried? Robert Siegel speaks with Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida's Public Utility Research Center, about the advantages and costs of buried power lines.
Websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor depend on anonymous customer reviews, but some businesses are tipping the scales in their favor by paying for fake reviews. Researchers at Cornell have developed software that unmasks them.
Some call it an international patent arms race: Technology companies like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Google are launching lawsuits over competing patent claims related to smartphones and tablets. The lawsuits could bring higher prices, and less innovation.
Experts say it's hard to pinpoint what lies ahead for Apple, now that its visionary chief has left the helm. The company's history proves it's not as successful without Steve Jobs, but it's better positioned this time around.
Steve Jobs doesn't take with him the technical capabilities of Apple. His departure does, however, disturb the cultural position of Apple, which has helped it build a uniquely powerful relationship with its fans.
Cook, who has been Apple's chief operating officer, is credited with restructuring the company's manufacturing operations. He's been with Apple since 1998 and before that held top posts at Compaq and IBM.
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