It’s weird out there and getting weirder: A California court just ruled that screwing around with your phone’s map app while driving ought to be as illegal as texting or using the device without a handsfree solution.
Politics & Law
So much for your right to resell MP3 music files: a U.S. District court just decided that the resale of MP3 files — where those files are transferred by copying — officially violates the Copyright Act.
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul is waging a fight to wrest his namesake Web address from the current owners. It’s harder than it sounds…
The Obama administration will push to reverse a new prohibition on mobile phone unlocking after an online White House petition protesting the ban drew more than 100,000 signatures.
When the Pentagon announced this week that the U.S. military will allow women to fight on the front lines within a few years, I was taken aback – but not because I have any problem with the policy change.
As defensive as I am about video games, and my right to enjoy them like any other form of speech, I draw the line at declaring we don’t need any more knowledge.
With the clock ticking down until a crucial Federal Trade Commission vote over whether to sue Google for antitrust violations, the search giant’s CEO Larry Page met with federal officials in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
Have you seen the one where you’re supposed to post a legal notice to your Facebook profile to ensure the social networking titan can’t use anything you’ve written without your permission?
As if deploying drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — on the battlefield wasn’t controversial enough, here’s an even more disturbing question: Should we allow weapon-wielding robots that can “think” for themselves to attack people?
It sounds like the perfect public relations ploy: “Buy this game! Top secret military info revealed! Most realistic first-person shooter ever!”
Data-driven decisionmaking played a huge role in creating a second term for the 44th President and will be one of the more closely studied elements of the 2012 cycle.
According to the latest YouGov/Xbox poll, Ohio has slightly more Romney supporters than Obama supporters, but what happens when you ask people who they expect to win?