The inevitable canonization of Aaron Swartz – First Martyr in the digital church of The Singularity?

  I attended the Aaron Swartz memorial Thursday evening at the Internet Archive building (above) in San Francisco where several hundred people gathered to mourn his passing. It was an excellent turnout organized by Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and supporters. And it was a perfect setting, in a wonderful former Christian Science church (see… Read more →

Square COO speaks out about harassment suit, resignation

After news broke earlier about his sudden resignation, Square chief operating officer Keith Rabois has published a brief memo with his side of the story. To recap, Rabois confirmed his resignation from the mobile payments company on Thursday. It was later reported on Friday that his departure actually comes amid a looming lawsuit involving allegations… Read more →

Where are people likely to buy ‘green vehicles’? Here’s a breakdown

And the recognition for regional demographics and economic conditions most likely to inspire a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle purchase goes to … Pennsylvania! Yep, you read that correctly. There’s some new data out from Pike Research about the metropolitan regions that are most likely to adopt alternative or “green” transportation, and the Pennsylvania cities… Read more →

Test Run: Vine, Twitter’s New Video Sharing App

Applications designed to let you record and post short videos to the Web almost always disappoint. The final products tend to be too grainy, too noisy and too shaky to be worth watching. Test Run The Times’s technology writers offer their first impressions on new Web services, apps and other products. But Vine, a new video application for the iPhone… Read more →

Test Run: Vine, Twitter’s New Video Sharing App

Applications designed to let you record and post short videos to the Web almost always disappoint. The final products tend to be too grainy, too noisy and too shaky to be worth watching. Test Run The Times’s technology writers offer their first impressions on new Web services, apps and other products. But Vine, a new video application for the iPhone… Read more →

Apple Takes Aim at Providers of Underage Laborers

Labor recruiters in China last year knowingly provided underage workers to a supplier that built parts for products from Apple and other companies. That finding was included in Apple’s 2013 report on labor conditions at its suppliers, where more than 1.5 million workers make or assemble the ingredients that go into the iPhone, iPad and other products. The report, posted… Read more →

Whoops: Google indexes more than 86,000 HP ‘public’ printers

Google has indexed tens of thousands of HP printers, which are publicly available from anyone with an Internet connection, but could also be attacked by hackers with malicious—albeit hilarious—intents. Granted, the search engine indexed the printers without knowing necessarily what they are or that they’re probably meant to be network-internal only. The onus of blame… Read more →

21 gifts for geeks and gamers

Summary: Give the gamer in your life a geeky gift to remember. By Eileen Brown for Social Business | January 25, 2013 — 17:41 GMT (09:41 PST) Follow @eileenb Previous | Next Image 1 of 21 Xbox 360 controller bra  Sizes from 32A to 40G cup. Credit: Etsy 15 holiday gamer geek gifts … Read more →