Bills would require warrants for domestic drone surveillance

Companion bills in the House and Senate want Fourth Amendment protections applied to UAV use.

Ray Bradbury inspired technology but also warned against it

The sci-fi writer's visionary works inspired generations of techies, but his view of the future, or the present, wasn't rosy.

Echograph: The return of low-bandwidth animations?

Old is new again. The animated GIF makes a comeback, but in a new, easy-to-use form that gives you creative options.

Should domestic drone regs be loosened?

FAA regulations, including a requirement that UAS operators maintain a visual line of sight with the aircraft, are slowing scientific uses of technology, say developers.

Domestic drones: What are they good for?

It's not just surveillance. As drones used by the military come home, agencies from NASA to NOAA to USDA find they can go where piloted flights cannot.

Is the do-it-all Flame spyware OK if it's on our side?

The highly sophisticated attack toolkit gathering info in the Middle East and Europe is an impressive piece of malware, but should it be any nation's weapon?

Could Yahoo's Axis change the way you browse the Web?

The new plug-in, for use with any major browser, can enhance search, but it might fall short of being revolutionary.

White House will pick innovators to fast track IT game-changers

The Presidential Innovation Fellowship aims to pair public- and private-sector experts to help complete five core IT projects in six months.

GPO expands its e-books to the Nook reader

Making its publications available for the Barnes & Noble e-reader adds to Government Printing Office's small but growing catalog of electronic books.

Army wants to train on its own private Internet

The portal would mimic the look and functionality of the Web, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other sites for scenario-based training.

High-def videoconferencing to any device, even on low bandwidth

An NCI pilot program to study VOIP led to a platform that can transmit high-definition video to almost any networked device anywhere and promises to "catapult" research.

The next big social media thing? Here are the likely winners.

Want to be in front of the pack when the next major trend in social media hits? Think moving pictures.

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