Technology

Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk

PERSONAL TECH | By Seth Borenstein | May 30
A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males.

Now Gawker Has Its Own Billionaire Backer, Sort Of

PERSONAL TECH | May 30
The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.

Beijing Tracks the Elderly As They Take Buses, Go Shopping

PERSONAL TECH | By Louise Watt | May 30
These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.

Uncharted Waters: Restoring Deep Gulf Fouled by BP Spill

SCIENCE | By Cain Burdeau | May 30
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep.

Facebook and Microsoft Team Up for Underwater Cable

PERSONAL TECH | May 30
Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build an underwater cable that will run across the Atlantic Ocean.