Annie Dookhan has admitted she falsified drug tests. Tens of thousands of criminal cases may have been compromised. A judge sentenced her to three to five years in prison Friday.
The week's tech coverage was dominated by Bitcoin, the cyber-currency that was the focus of a congressional hearing, and by video games, which were the subject NPR explored in its weekly tech theme. And a few other things caught our eye.
The Grammy-winning musician's new recording, "We Are America," protests the controversial detention center. But she tells NPR she doesn't like to call it a protest song. It's more of a "let's get together and do something pro-active, creative and productive" song.
Microsoft's Xbox One console comes out today. The Sony Playstation 4 was released last Friday. The new Xbox is an ambitious play for your portal to all home entertainment, but some reviewers are complaining the box is a little half-baked. For instance, it's not what's called "backwards compatible." Tech critic Molly Wood explains their gripes.
Extreme hairdo owner and London Mayor Boris Johnson announced big changes this week for London's subway system, the Underground. Besides train service running 24 hours a day, Tube riders will soon be able to enjoy WiFi service. Also coming: a way to pick up things you bought online in old ticketing offices. BBC tech correspondent Mark Gregory tells Marketplace Tech about the new changes.
Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who was recruited to collect DNA samples to help the U.S. zero in on Osama bin Laden, has been charged with murder in a case stemming from a surgery he performed on a teenage boy several years ago.
If you're looking to open a new credit card, it can be difficult to figure out what card best suits your needs. Do you need discounts on gas? Low APR? A high credit limit?
But with these five sites, you "can comparison shop at a lot of those credit cards without actually going to those banks directly and doing your research at 15 or 16 different websites," according to Credit Sesame's John Ulzheimer.
At Mint, users can either fill out a five question survey or link their current credit card accounts to analyze. Mint will provide a few credit card options based on how much you spend, what you spend money on (like dining out or movies), and your credit score to find the best credit card for the way you spend.
Bankrate provides a variety of lists to help you choose what type of credit card you'd like. Whether you want airline miles, cards that cater to people with low credit scores or a low-interest credit card, Bankrate breaks down all your options in each category.
Credit Sesame, like Mint, picks the best credit card option for you based on your spending habits. Credit Sesame also maintains lists of credit card types, and provides advice on their choices, if you'd like to compare cards on your own.
Credit.com can monitor your current credit card and other bank accounts to see where your credit score likely lies. With that information, you can use their questionnaire to choose the best credit card for your needs.
Cardratings.com provides a breakdown of every credit card on the market, so you can compare cards and see which one best fits your needs.