Technology


Google Maps Made Me Walk Onto the Highway, Woman Claims

In my opinion, mapping software paired with GPS technology is one of the more remarkable developments of the modern age, but you know what?  You do still need to look where you're going occasionally.  Please remember this if you are…


Finally! A Litigation Game for the iPhone

The game developer Capcom "deserves a lot of credit for sticking to one of the least appealing-sounding concepts in game history," writes John Herrman at Gizmodo, said concept being one in which you play an attorney in a game that…


Watch Those “Jury Duty” Tweets, People

I was on NPR's Science Friday show this week, yapping about how lawyers are using Facebook profile information as evidence (summary: we use it all the time, if it might be relevant), and one of the topics we discussed is…


Louisiana May Criminalize Embarrassing Emails

The Louisiana legislature, always on the lookout for important problems to solve, appears likely to pass a bill that would make it a criminal offense to send an electronic message with the intent to "harass" or "embarrass" any person under…




Deputy Tracks Fugitive Through World of Warcraft

Alfred Hightower had been on the run since 2007, when a warrant was issued for his arrest on drug-dealing charges.   Hightower was apparently from Kokomo, Indiana, but had fled to Canada.  His downfall, though, was that he spent a…


911 Caller Declares Parenting Emergency

Police in Roxbury, Massachusetts, said that an exasperated mother called 911 on Saturday, saying she could not get her 14-year-old son to stop playing "Grand Theft Auto" and go to sleep.  Angela Mejia said she woke up at 2:30 a.m., hours…