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SciAm Readers Prioritize MP3s Over MPGs

Thank you for your input as no less than 100 readers were kind enough to participate in my not-so-scientific survey of what is least important to them, when given a choice to give up one item ranging between a TV, vehicle, laptop/tablet, and a smartphone.

April 30, 2014 — Tali Trigg
A Survey Asks: How Much Does Your Privacy Online Matter?

A Survey Asks: How Much Does Your Privacy Online Matter?

Is online anonymity important to you? How far are you willing to go to protect your privacy? These two the key questions are examined in a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

September 5, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier
Health Apps Offer In-Car Tech That Benefits Rather Than Distracts Drivers

Health Apps Offer In-Car Tech That Benefits Rather Than Distracts Drivers

For many people, the largest smart gadget they own is not their phone or tablet--it's the automobile sitting in their driveway. Cars have been able to connect to Android, iPhone and mobile Microsoft devices for years now--primarily via voice commands--to access apps aimed at communication and entertainment.

February 25, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Squiggly Lines Secure Smartphones

To protect your financial and personal data, most mobiles come with PIN-based security, biometrics or number grids that require you to retrace a particular pattern to access your device.

June 17, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

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