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Submission + - Many using technology to enforce good behavior. (

Ismellpoop writes: With the new year days away, many tools are now available to help people stay in line, including a GPS-enabled app that locks down texting once a car gets rolling and a program that cuts off credit-card spending. Another device monitors your workout and offers real-time voice feedback.

Have we entered an era in which electronics serve as mother, cop and coach because we can’t manage our own desires?

Submission + - Community colleges try renting textbooks. (

stupour-man writes: The sky-rocketing cost of college textbooks has become a hot topic, as it moved from an incidental expense to a major line item on the family budget. The average student pays $900 annually on books, according to the Student Public Interest Research Groups, and consumers have been clamouring for more options for years.

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