James Donalson

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America against democracy

REVELATIONS in the wake of Edward Snowden's civil disobedience continue to roll in. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that the Federal Intelligence …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

Don't Panic: Google has prototypes for 'real-time' translation device, 'near perfect' in some uses

It sounds like Google's Babel fish-esque instant translation solution is making progress -- Android VP Hugo Barra told <i>The UK Times</i> that Google's got hardware prototypes (in the form of mobile phones) already working. Moreover, in a recent test he took part in, the system was "near-perfect" with …

Google Glass re-imagined as fashionable pair of frames

Google Glassis a nifty piece of tech, but to some designers its dorky cyborg look is not the most attractive.<p>Among them is Sourcebits, a San Francisco design and development firm that recently picked up a couple of Google Glass devices and was not impressed by the design.<p>"We thought it was too …

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Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br />--Jennifer Granick, Stanford University

James Martin

Why You Should Never Digital Detox Alone

For the first time in years, I spent 72 hours without Internet or cell phone reception. While I didn’t experience any life-altering epiphanies that some claim comes from a digital detox, I now enjoy a handful of very meaningful relationships that never would have existed, with the constant …