Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
By Alex Goldman
Monday, May 19, 2014
By Beth Fertig
New York City school kids aren't allowed to bring their phones to class. But at one Brooklyn high school, teachers are playing by their own rules.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Today the Supreme Court will consider a new question surrounding search and seizure as it relates to that most modern and most ubiquitous of devices: The smartphone. At issue is whether police need a warrant before searching the mobile device of a person under arrest.
Monday, March 31, 2014
By Brian Wise
The Spektral Quartet, from Chicago, has just commissioned 47 composers to write ringtones, alarms and text message alerts for cellphones.
Friday, October 25, 2013
By Brian Wise
The pianist Christian Zacharias halted a performance Wednesday night with the Gothenburg Symphony after an audience member's phone began to ring. See what happens next.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
A coalition of prosecutors is sending a warning to smartphone makers: thefts of phones are getting out of hand, and it's time for manufacturers to start working with law enforcement.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Does technology hurt a child's character development? Psychotherapist Sheri Noga believes there are potentially negative sides. As she sees it, today’s technology amplifies the mindset of immediate gratification; and that can be bad for children, parents and the world.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If you’re a parent, teacher, or student, you probably won’t be surprised by these statistics: In schools that permit cell phones, 71 percent of students text during class. In schools that ban cell phones entirely, the percentage is nearly as high: 58 percent. While we frequently hear teachers and parents complaining about these statistics, not all adults see these numbers as a bad thing. In fact, a small but growing number of educators are exploring how cell phones might be used to help students learn more and learn better.
Friday, May 18, 2012
TN MOVING STORIES: NJ Gov Wants to Borrow Billions To Fix Transpo Infrastructure, Transit Decifit Looms in San Francisco
Monday, November 21, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
A NYC school bus strike is looming. (Link)
A transpo funding bill -- without high-speed rail -- gets the president's signature. (Link)
How one TN reporter learned to stop worrying and love a California freeway. (Link)
Governor Christie wants the state legislature to okay borrowing billions to upgrade the state's transportation infrastructure. (The Record)
And: a year-long, $88-million overhaul of the Lincoln Tunnel's helix will close lanes and divert traffic onto local roads. (The Star-Ledger)
Will the head of San Francisco's transit agency and the city's new mayor collide over how to reduce MUNI's deficit? (Bay Citizen)
Women are at a greater risk of being injured in car accidents than men, according to a new report. (NY1)
DC has more license plate readers than anywhere else in the country -- and how it's using that information is spurring privacy concerns. (Washington Post)
If it's illegal to use a cell phone while driving, it's illegal to use it while stopped at a red light. (New York Times)
Brooklyn's Prospect Park tries to slow bicyclists after two serious bike-pedestrian collisions. (New York Times)
NPR kicks off a series on CAFE standards with a look at electric cars -- and why people aren't buying them.
The world's cheapest car -- India's Tata Nano -- gets a makeover after disappointing sales. (BBC)