Lab Impressions


Low-tech terrorism might not be as low-tech as it seems

GCN Lab director John Breeden outlines a possible scenario where a low-tech terrorist attempt could be a component of a high-tech attack.

A tech-laden traveler encounters TSA -- frequently

Gadget-toting GCN Lab director John Breeden has gotten used to extra scrutiny at the airport.

How to zip your laptop through TSA security

GCN Lab's Trudy Walsh usually checks her 10-pound laptop in her luggage when she flies. How has your laptop fared going through airport security?

Terrorism goes low-tech

Don’t discount terrorists’ low-tech devices — they’re dangerous, too.

What's behind the Apple-Adobe feud?

GCN Lab’s Greg Crowe examines the motivations behind the Apple-Adobe feud.

No more soap operas in this laundry room

GCN Lab’s Trudy Walsh likes an app that eases her laundry burden.

E.T. phone me: Join the search for alien life

GCN Lab director John Breeden is bookmarking SETI’s Web site that will let anyone try to read the sounds of the cosmos.

Smash apples for fun and prizes

GCN Lab’s Trudy Walsh ponders the symbolism of an apple smashing contest sponsored by Elecite, maker of BlackBerry theme software

Can DARPA get a flying car off the ground?

GCN Lab director John Breeden is glad to see that DARPA is putting serious research into developing a flying car, like we were promised by futurists decades ago.

Think tweets are ephemeral? Think again.

GCN Lab's Trudy Walsh is amazed her tweets are in the same library as Lincoln's second inaugural address.

Talk about ‘disgruntled’

GCN Lab's Greg Crowe notes that a few simple security tweaks could have prevented a disgruntled ex-employee from meddling with car dealership’s system.

iEnvy: Do BlackBerry users need an iPad?

The apps available for Apple's sleek new iPad have many BlackBerry-carrying feds drooling, but BlackBerry also offers a robust, if lesser-known, app store, says GCN Lab Director John Breeden.