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Aetna’s CEO on Obamacare, Emerging Technology and Why Half Its Employees Work From Home (Interview)

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini is a key participant in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. He’s also been vocal in pointing …

Health Care

CyanogenMod Installer Lands On Google Play

The Cyanogen team have announced the launch of the CyanogenMod Installer on the Google Play Store, the app is designed to make it easy to install …

Android News

Medion Lifetab E7310 7-inch Android tablet has Cortex A9 1.4 GHz CPU

Medion has announced a new tablet that is now shipping called the Medion Lifetab E7310. The new tablet is Android-powered and has a 7-inch screen. …

Gear & Gadgets

Federal Judge: P2P File Sharing Data Isn’t Private

If you think your peer-to-peer file sharing can be kept under wraps, think again. A federal judge in Vermont has ruled that you should have no …

Judiciary

Incredible video of the magic morphing table that lets you touch things

Remember the morphing table that can replicate your body and movements in real time? It's name is inForm. Daniel Leithinger—from the Tangible Group …

Music Videos

'The difficult part is over': Ryan Ferguson speaks after murder conviction overturned

Ryan Ferguson, 29, was released from prison Tuesday after prosecutors in Missouri announced they would not retry him for the murder of newspaper editor Kent Heithholt on Halloween night in 2001. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to 40 years in prison.<p>At a news conference Tuesday evening, …

Spreading The Concept Of "Thou Shalt Not Kill"

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>In the 10-plus years since retired political science professor Glenn Paige published -- online, for free -- <i>Nonkilling</i> …

Load Up One of These 10 Life Skill Enhancing Apps for the Weekend

Learning new skills, whether how to fix and repair things, cook, or even create something out of raw materials is always a worthy endeavor. And if …

@Work Advice: If you can’t say anything nice about your current job ...

<b>Reader:</b> I’m wondering how I ought to answer questions about why I want to leave the job I’ve held for 11 years. The truth is that it’s a soul-sucking place that takes every advantage of its employees. Work-life balance is a myth. People are getting fired left and right. The finances (which I’m …

The question facing Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Stay or go?

<b>Who dreamed up this bit of kismet?</b> How did the stars align to make this spot of New Mexico desert the best place in the world on a late summer evening to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg?<p>Ginsburg is doing what she always does this time of year. On a respite from one of her passions — the law — she is …

@Work Advice: Negotiating after-hours labor and time off for medical treatment

<b>Reader:</b> Occasionally, I read about companies requiring employees to be available by cellphone after hours. I can’t afford a cell because I have other financial priorities. I’ve always taken jobs that are generally 8 to 5, Monday to Friday, and strongly believe that my personal hours are mine. Is …

Clinton navigates new divide in Democratic Party

When Lawrence Summers withdrew from consideration as the next head of the Federal Reserve, he performed a great service for the Democratic Party’s two most important figures -- Barack Obama, and his presumed (by Democrats) successor, Hillary Clinton.<p>The president was spared an embarrassing Senate …

Condo-monium: Demand is up for luxury units in the Washington area

<b>Gabriel Ross, 35, and his husband, Sean Broderick, 40,</b> had grown comfortable in their Cincinnati single-family home, which included a movie theater, wine cellar and second kitchen in 4,500 square feet of living space. When they relocated to Washington to accommodate Broderick’s career in government …

These Republicans Who Voted To Cut Food Stamps Personally Received Large Farm Subsidies

Some Republican members of Congress receive their own share of government money.<p>Several of the House Republicans who voted Thursday for a bill that slashed billions of dollars from the food stamp program personally received large farm subsidies for family farms. The bill cutting the food stamp …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

North Carolina

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

The Esky Mini HD Camera Pen -- I Suspect James Bond Would Like This; Product Review

I'm not sure exactly what situation I would find myself in where I would need the <b>Esky Mini HD Camera Pen</b>... but I want one, just in case. I dunno... …

Gear & Gadgets

Haptix 3D Multitouch Controller

Haptix uses two cameras to turn any flat surface into a multitouch interface. Control your TV with your table, use real pen and paper to draw, or …

Microsoft Says Google Is Making Up Reasons To Block Its YouTube App

And so the tale continues. Let’s catch you up on the drama first in case you missed it. It started when Google sent a cease and desist letter to …

Apps

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

At Curry Leaf, a buffet with cachet

Buffets tend to get a bad rap for good reasons, not the least of which is that heaps of food encourage over-grazing and competitive eating, especially where jumbo prawns and miniature desserts are concerned. Who among us hasn’t watched with (take your pick) amusement or horror the wedding guest, …

New Project Will Let You Scan 3D Objects Using Your Browser

As services go, 3D scanning is pretty hard. To get good models you need expensive lasers and data acquisition systems and even the Kinect-based scanners require expensive hardware… or do they?<p>Volumental, a Stockholm-based company, is created a browser-based scanner that connects to your depth …

SkyTruth, the environment and the satellite revolution

Watching planet Earth from West Virginia<p>Skytruth, a small non-profit in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. The Fold’s Zoeann Murphy zooms in for a look.<p>:<p><b>Somewhere in the South Pacific,</b> thousands of miles from the nearest landfall, there is a …

Pwnie Express' Pwn Plug R2 lets you hackproof networks over 4G

Pwnie Express has a knack for stuffing powerful security testing tools into innocuous housings, and this time they're flexing that unique talent with the Pwnie Plug R2. <i>Ars Technica's</i> gotten ahold of the contraption ahead of its debut at the Black Hat conference, and it's boasting a healthy number …

Will Bitcoin Ever Go Truly Mainstream? The Experts Answer

Bitcoin has captured the attention and imagination of the tech community at large over the past few years and its momentum shows no sign of slowing. Still, we’re a long way from mainstream banks and national governments endorsing this decentralized, electronic currency.<p>Will Bitcoin ever break out …

Welcome to the new world of passive surveillance

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock: Igor Klimov<p>Anyone who has watched a crime procedural knows the hallmark images of surveillance: a man …

What we learned from Zach Sobiech’s death: The emotional side of big data

Zach Sobiech used his songs to say goodbye to the world. The world, it seems, is still not quite ready to let go.<p>A few years ago, Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Last year, around his 17th birthday, doctors told him that he didn’t have long to live. His …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

What Digg’s Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: GigaOM<p>Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be …