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The West’s four-part strategy to deal with radical Islam

DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The conversation at Davos is often dominated by economics, and this year it’s no different. But the shock of the Paris terror attacks lingers, and discussions at the World Economic Forum here often turn to radical Islam. I posited in my previous column that the solution does not …

FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor …

Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies

The 20th edition of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies tracks the rising (and falling) expectations for various emerging …

Simple Ideas to Organize Your Finances

With the economy struggling and many Americans adjusting the way they spend, now is a great time to do some financial planning. But with so many …

Compare Political Typology Groups

The Pew Research Center’s Political Typology looks beyond “Red vs. Blue” in American politics, sorting voters into cohesive groups, based on their …

Mobile Fact Sheet

MORE FACT SHEETS: INTERNET/BROADBAND | SOCIAL MEDIA<p>In contrast to the largely stationary internet of the early 2000s, Americans today are …

Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices

Introduction<p>Mobile technology has accelerated the pace at which people access, acquire and generate data. Users’ cell phones are now rich …

Part 1: How the internet has woven itself into American life

In possibly the first survey of its kind, in 1983, polling firm Louis Harris & Associates asked U.S. adults if they had a personal computer at home …

New York's Classical Music Radio Station

25 Things to Do When You Retire

After decades in the workforce, retirees finally get complete control over how they spend their time. Here are some of the many terrific things you …

The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (Again)

Resurrecting the legacy of a man who understood, and feared, the future of automation.<p>I’ve been preoccupied lately with thoughts of marauding broomsticks, genies in bottles, and monkey’s paws.<p>All are literary images the scientist Norbert Wiener used to make the point that we fool ourselves if we …

The Best New iOS 8 Features that Apple Didn’t Tell You About

<b>This article was originally published in June after the introduction of iOS 8. Now that iOS 8 is available to download, we're republishing it for</b> …

Google wants to reinvent transportation, Apple wants to sell you fancy headphones

There were two striking pieces of business news this week from America's leading technology brands. On the one hand, Google unveiled a prototype of an autonomous car that, if it can be made to work at scale, promises to end mass automobile ownership while drastically reducing car wreck fatalities …

Karen Lewis Refused Access to "Chicagoland" Producers

Karen Lewis is one of those personalities that pops on camera: she's fiery, funny and opinionated, especially when ranting about her nemesis, Chicago …

The Gurus Speak

Some of the most prominent and respected technology experts and analysts made far-ranging predictions about the Internet of Things. Their …

Circuit Court stays PA 98-0599, including IMRF-related provisions<p>The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Sangamon County on May 14, 2014, ordered a …

Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions

Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images<p>The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device …

A Parent's Guide to Minecraft: 5 Reasons to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Cubes

There were zombies to the left of me, creepers to the right. I was cowering in a deep, square hole in the darkness while skeletons rained arrows over …

Switch From iOS to Android (Or Vice Versa) in 4 Easy Steps

John Short & Chrissie MacDonald<p>You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you've finally decided …

Five Ways to Kick the Cable TV Habit and Save Serious Cash

There’s nothing I despise more than paying a ginormous cable TV bill — except for filing my taxes, getting root canal surgery, and watching …

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iPhone Battery Drain

I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short iPhone battery life. It was extremely difficult to …

The Growth in Digital Reporting

• <b>Many of the native digital news organizations are small, nonprofit and young.</b> Of the 438 smaller sites examined, more than half (241) have three …

mirrorofrace.org

We invite you to explore The Mirror of Race Project, a place for reflection on the meaning of race in America — its past, as well as its present and …

- The Washington Post

Obama has ordered an increase in U.S. Special Operations forces deployed to Uganda to find warlord Joseph Kony; here are photos from the hunt in September. Kony, whose forces have spent years attacking central African villages, mutilating civilians and stealing children, has been indicted by the …

Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters

Summary of Findings<p>Polarized Crowds: Political conversations on Twitter<p>Conversations on Twitter create networks with identifiable contours as people …