Technology

Murder Suspect Eludes Arrest By Ditching Prosthetic Leg With GPS Tracker

A gun suspect on house arrest swapped his prosthetic leg and its attached GPS ankle monitor for a spare limb and went on the loose, shooting a man to death while authorities believed he remained inside his home, police in Washington, D.C., said. Quincy Green, 34, appeared at first to have a strong alibi for the killing last month: A GPS monitor attached to his body that showed he hadn’t

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

WOMEN 06/24/2016 04:29 pm ET The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant — but succinct — wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.      Also on HuffPost Comics That Sum Up The Struggles Of Being A

Teen Who Asked To Carry Groceries In Exchange For Food Gets Good Karma In Return

A GoFundMe page inspired by a viral Facebook post raised over $72,000 for a teen in need. Mike White, 30, was in the produce section of a Kroger in Memphis, Tennessee, when 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black approached him and asked if he could carry his groceries to his car in exchange for a pack of glazed donuts. “This kid looked like he had been turned down 100 times,” White wrote

This Woman Is Fighting To Save Fish From Alleged Cruelty At Walmart

When Sharanya Prasad saw a photo of a small betta fish languishing in a cup full of dirty water at a Walmart store, she knew she couldn’t stay silent. Prasad’s friend Julie Janovksy took the photo in 2014 at a store in Woodstock, Virginia, but a quick Google search reveals several news articles and numerous complaints over the past few years about the condition of the fish at various Walmart

Uber Wants You To Think It’s Killed Surge Pricing. It Hasn’t.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Uber riders. The great and powerful Oz — the one who controls how much your ride home costs — has spoken: “No more surge pricing! ‘Upfront fares’ for all!” On Thursday, the ride-hailing service quietly scrapped the much-reviled “surge multiplier.” The figure determines how much a ride will cost, fluctuates based on the supply of drivers versus the demand from riders and

Privacy Shield: White House makes EU spying promise

Image copyright Thinkstock The EU and US have agreed the final changes to a new data protection agreement known as the EU-US Privacy Shield. The agreement is designed to replace the Safe Harbour pact, which the EU Court of Justice ruled invalid in 2015. One key change is a commitment from the White House regarding bulk collection of data sent from the EU to the US. The UK’s Information Commissioner

Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Growth of the British tech sector has outpaced the wider economy by 32% – will that success continue outside the EU? Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. As news of Brexit broke, tech firms including BT, TalkTalk and software firm Sage reported share price falls. For years, the UK –

Where Did ‘Dumpster Fire’ Come From? Where Is It Rolling?

In 2009, sportswriter Mike Wise had just started a radio show at 106.7 The Fan, a Washington D.C.-area sports station. Wise, now a senior writer at The Undefeated, noticed that one of his work buddies, a traffic reporter at the station named Liz Drabick, had an evocative pet phrase. “Whenever someone was having a really bad day, or someone was completely out of sorts, she’d just go, ‘Oh man, guy’s a

Uber to ‘hide’ surge pricing notifications

Image copyright PA Uber says it will hide surge pricing notifications for more of its users to make its app less “complicated”. During busy periods, the taxi firm’s customers are currently told they will be charged a “surge price” such as 1.7 or 2.3 times the standard fare. Customers will instead be shown a fixed fee with a notice that “fares are higher due to increased demand”. One analyst said

Brexit: ‘Surge’ in searches on Irish passports, says Google

Image copyright AFP Image caption Google searches related to the EU referendum spiked in the hours after polls closed Google has said there was a dramatic spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK’s decision to leave the EU broke. The overwhelming majority of the searches came from Northern Ireland. The search giant also reported more searches for “what happens if we leave the EU” around