Digital Life

  • Richard Madden plays Robb Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones.
    Helen Sloan / HBO
    5:42pm Apr 07, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Pirates Steal 'Game Of Thrones': Why HBO Doesn't Mind

    More than 1 million fans illegally downloaded the first episode of Season 3 of the popular HBO series this week — within 24 hours of its premiere. The illicit popularity of the show, based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling fantasy books, has wider implications for the future of TV.
  • 7:30am Apr 05, 2013

    The Ups And Downs Of Cyber Currency Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is a virtual currency that's traded online. It's been on a wild ride lately, soaring in value during the Cyprus banking crisis. And this week, the price plummeted after a Bitcoin trading exchange was hacked.
  • 11:27am Mar 29, 2013
    World News World News

    Exploring The World's Highest Peaks From Your Couch

    Have you ever wanted to see the view from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania? Google is making that possible — sending employees up the world's highest peaks with digital cameras, tripods and fisheye lenses to take photos that can be stitched together for a 360 degree view.
  • 11:03am Mar 26, 2013

    Op-Ed: The Battles Ahead Over Driverless Cars

    Google's driverless cars have traveled more than 300,000 miles in real world conditions without any accidents. Advances in this technology raise questions about the future of U.S. transportation industries. In the Washington Times, Joshua Jacobs, Conservative Future Project, says a fight lies ahead.
  • 3:50pm Mar 21, 2013

    Images Of The Dead And The Change They Provoke

    Disturbing images of the dead and dying have long been used as tools to provoke change. After the tragedy in Newtown, Ct., some are urging the release of the crime photos, hoping that images of the massacre might lead to stronger gun control.
  • 1:32pm Mar 18, 2013
    National National Education

    News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning?

    The Amplify tablet is specially designed for K-12 classroom interaction. While the company touts the ability to improve teaching and learning, critics have questioned News Corp.'s motives.
  • Since joining AARP's dating service, Dina Mande has gone out on a half-dozen dates
    HowAboutWe
    7:48pm Mar 17, 2013
    National National

    Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service

    Here's the plan: Find someone, get married, grow old together. But what if you've done that, and suddenly find yourself back at square one? For those 50 and older, AARP has launched a dating site to help find that special someone.
  • Researchers found that exposure to uncivil comments can polarize opinion on news issues.
    iStockphoto.com
    5:56pm Mar 12, 2013
    Science Science

    The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension

    At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. But the uncivil discourse that unfolds in comments sections can be poisonous. A study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication suggests that rude comments on articles can change the way we interpret the news.