MP3 – iTunes A game that lets users create an alternate, evolving universe and software for creating 3D worlds are among the top technology breakthroughs of 2008, according to Popular Mechanics magazine. Guest: Popular Mechanics Senior Tech Editor Glenn Derene Update: Here’s part two of our conversation MP3 – iTunes
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MP3 – iTunes There’s little doubt that computers, cell phones and the Internet have stirred up our culture and economy — but a prominent neuroscientist argues they’re physically altering our brains as well. In his new book, “iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind,” UCLA’s Gary Small posits that technology has great influence Read more →
MP3 – iTunes It was cold where Glen Martin lived in New Zealand and one of the few places to stay warm was the library. There he read what he needed to become a biochemist but to take a break he read the Wright Brothers diaries and studied what it would take to build a Read more →
MP3 – iTunes It was a little more than four years ago when Howard Dean grabbed the Internet and shook it loose for all the political capital it had. Four years later, has politics online really changed? Chris Wells studies these things. The St. Paul, Minnesota native is a PhD student and researcher at the Read more →
A Rice University class had little trouble hacking into electronic voting machines.
Here are some ways technology has reshaped politics in America.
An add-on to Firefox allows readers to detect spin and bias in online news articles.
Megan Wiseman feels like she probably should buy a video game console or two, plus a handful of games — she works as a technical writer for a video game company and needs to stay on top of the industry.
But with the stock market plunging, job losses increasing, and the threat of greater inflation, she’s resisting. The Raleigh, North Carolina resident dumped her cell phone plan in favor of a cheaper pay-as-you-go phone.
“I kind of miss having a gadgety phone and I’ve been kind of trying to think of how I can work that back into my budget but it just hasn’t really been possible,” she said.
Consumers will bypass expensive gear like laptops and flat screen televisions in favor of much cheaper gadgets in the all-important fourth quarter, according to Roger Kay, computer industry analyst with Endpoint Technologies.