It's no secret that parents of babies -- especially after the nights of interrupted sleep begin to add up -- go to great lengths to get their kids to sleep as many hours straight as possible. From dark rooms and swaddles to pacifiers and fans, any trick deemed safe is on the table.
Unfortunately, according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics, one popular tool may not be as safe as previously assumed: the steady hum of white noise machines.
Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto say that after testing 14 popular sleep machines, they … Read more
The White House has reportedly received a proposal suggesting four ways to overhaul the National Security Agency's controversial phone record surveillance program.
Citing information from "officials familiar with the discussions," The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the proposal from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Justice Department was due by March 28 but was delivered earlier than expected.
Following widespread criticism over the NSA's bulk record collection, the Obama administration had asked US intelligence agencies and the Justice Department to come up with alternatives that would take the actual data ownership … Read more
White & Yellow Pages makes it easy to search through phone and address listings to find products, services, or people near you. You can browse popular services, or search by business, person, or phone number. And when you find the listings you're looking for, you can save them to your favorites list.
When you install White & Yellow Pages, you can sign in if you have an existing account, create a new one directly, or log in via Facebook. An account is not required to use the service, however, and you can also choose to continue as a guest. … Read more
The Obama administration said Tuesday that although the president "vigorously supports" a free and open Internet, he can't order the Federal Communications Commission on how to proceed in reinstating Net neutrality protections.
The statement was in response to an online petition asking that the White House order the FCC to reclassify broadband providers as so-called "common carriers," which would put them under the same regulatory framework as the traditional phone network. The petition, which has received more than 105,000 signatures, was launched in January after the DC Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the FCC's Open Internet rules … Read more
President Obama may have to contend with budget crises, economic woes, health care snafus, and international conflicts. But those are nothing compared to the greatest threat now facing the world -- the demise of Flappy Bird.
The popular game met an early expiration date on Sunday when its developer pulled the plug over worries that it was too addictive. Some of those who never got a chance to flap their wings have since turned to knockoffs, but one Flappy Bird fanatic thinks the government needs to step in to solve the problem.
Sprint is throwing a lifeline to low-income students.
The company is participating in an initiative by President Barack Obama to provide free wireless service to 50,000 students from kindergarten through the 12th grade across the US.
The program, dubbed ConnectED, is a White House program President Obama referenced during his recent State of the Union address. The idea is to get children -- particularly those who might struggle to afford Internet service -- early access to research and learning tools online.
A Sprint representative confirmed that the carrier would be shouldering the financial burden of the wireless data, noting … Read more
The maker movement is officially coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Today, as CNET reported first, the White House announced its first-ever official Maker Faire, bringing a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, not to mention the ground zero of the do-it-yourself world, to the home of the leader of the free world.
In 2012, President Obama was inspired by a visit to the White House's East Room by then 16-year-old Joey Hudy, who wowed him by firing off a marshmallow cannon. The kid, known now as Joey "Marshmallow" Hudy, then handed the president a business card … Read more
This the the problem with the Web.
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry thinks he can administer justice. Or, indeed, Justin.
I have barely been able to retain consciousness since it was announced that more than 100,000 people had signed a petition at Whitehouse.gov to remove one of America's great icons.
Alright, he's a Canadian, but Justin Bieber is, for better or worse, a symbol of our nation and our times.
He's tried to make us all happy, he's really tried. But even he cannot do that when he's barely old enough to drive … Read more
The Xbox One rumor mill is on overdrive. Word has it that the console could come in white, might get an update in March, will arrive in more markets, and could soon be available without a Blu-ray drive.
These speculations come via a report from The Verge, which has been checking out online forums and talking to inside sources. Chief among the rumors is a possible major update to Xbox One's dashboard. Apparently, Microsoft is working to fix various issues with the console's Live service. This update release could come as soon as March.
The Verge has also … Read more