Inside the Forensic Lab That Fights Crime and Counterfeits With DNA

What you're looking at is me, being blasted by a fog machine. It's not a prop for a rave or a haunted house; it's vapor laced with custom DNA particles that could prove I was at the scene of a crime. And it's just one way a cutting-edge security firm is using life's building blocks to detect counterfeits and bust… »9/26/14 1:26pm

Gmail's Smart Recipient Feature Will Help You Avoid Accidentally Inviting Your Boss Out For Drinks With The Gang

The new Smart Recipient feature adds two (extremely handy!) functions to your Gmail account: First, it analyzes your email history and suggests who you should be sending your message to, based on who you email the most. Second, if Gmail thinks you've unwittingly included the wrong guy in your "Send To" list, it'll… »4/14/11 5:22pm

That Twitter Exploit Patch Brought Some Neat New Features Along With It

Twitter was going nuts this morning with a fresh exploit that had people inadvertently retweeting spam links left and right, but thankfully Twitter was quick to patch things up. And as it happens their fix didn't just fix things, it improved them: the patch brought Reply to All and Auto-Complete features to the … »9/21/10 12:57pm