| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Facebook has said that it is within its terms of service to see what users are typing even when the status or comment is never posted on the social network.
The Menlo Park, Calif., company confirmed that it can track users' unpublished posts after two...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a retired systems engineer with over 20 years of in development of software systems, I have to question why it is necessary that each state develop its own software for the health insurance exchanges. There are 26 states that have their own health care...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- You can add all the apps in the world to that phone in the palm of your hand.
But the device manufacturer still has more say over how your phone looks and works than you do.
Some people in the tech community don't think it should be...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computing jobs in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Unfortunately, there will only be about 400,000 graduating computer science students ready to...
| Mar 28, 2014
Vehicles Affected: About 656 model-year 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury coupes not equipped with adaptive cruise control and manufactured between Sept. 26, 2013, and Feb. 14, 2014. The Problem: The electronic stability control system software may inhibit certain...
| Nov 6, 2012
In the last week or so, an intense kerfuffle broke out over the poll-prognosticator Nate Silver and his blog at the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight. Silver, a statistician, has been predicting a decisive Obama victory for a very long time, based on his...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The banishment of U.S. players from the major online poker rooms has affected millions of Americans. With the exception of a few jurisdictions, such as Washington state, it is not illegal for Americans to play online poker. Instead, the Department of...
| Apr 11, 2011
After nearly two decades of PC ownership, I've gone back to Mac. I got tired of life with two laptops — a tricked-out (for 2005) Windows machine and my wife's hand-me-down Mac. I recently bit the bullet and grabbed a 13-inch MacBook Pro, maxed out...
| May 24, 2011
Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work.
Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:25 PM
'Tis the season for a lot of people to use the expression “tis the season.” And though some folks think this is a tired cliché, I have no problem with it.
True, it’s far from original. But this famous fragment from the carol “...
| Dec 22, 2011
This time of year, you hear plenty warnings about email scams and phishing attacks. You know not to reply to an email with your Social Security number, and you don't open email attachments from strangers. You've learned to keep your firewall software...