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Google I/O Conference: 5 Things to Expect
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:19:02 -0400
Every year Google's I/O Conference is the place where creators and developers unite to discuss some of the biggest ideas in tech.
Inside Google's Newest Self-Driving Car Prototype
Fri, 15 May 2015 14:54:29 -0400
The latest version of Google's self-driving car will hit the roads around the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters this summer, the company said today.
Reddit's Plan to Send Trolls Packing
Fri, 15 May 2015 11:22:53 -0400
Reddit, the online message board known for its nearly anything goes attitude, is taking a stand against online bullies.
China Readies National Carbon Market to Fight Climate Change
Sun, 24 May 2015 01:41:07 -0400
China prepares to launch cutting-edge national carbon market to fight climate change
Pipeline That Leaked Wasn't Equipped With Auto Shut-Off
Sat, 23 May 2015 20:47:21 -0400
Pipeline in California oil spill was only one of kind in county to lack auto shut-off valve
Woman Chains Herself to Shell Ship in Bay North of Seattle
Sat, 23 May 2015 14:18:19 -0400
Coast Guard has no plans to remove woman chained to Shell oil-drilling support ship
NSA Winds Down Once-Secret Phone-Records Collection Program
Sat, 23 May 2015 14:03:40 -0400
Barring 11th hour deal, once-secret phone records program, other spy tools to expire May 31
After Break, Senate to Reconsider Patriot Act Extension
Sat, 23 May 2015 09:42:18 -0400
Unable to gain an extension, McConnell plans May 31 vote on provisions of Patriot Act
Japan Pledges Climate Change Aid to Pacific Island Nations
Sat, 23 May 2015 07:41:01 -0400
Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations in latest bid to raise clout
California Farmers Agree to Drastically Cut Water Use
Sat, 23 May 2015 03:10:48 -0400
Farmers in drought-stricken California agree to drastically cut back on water use
Senate Blocks House Surveillance Bill, 2-Month Extension
Sat, 23 May 2015 02:00:33 -0400
Fate of parts of Patriot Act in doubt as Senate blocks House bill, 2-month extension
Las Vegas Feels Magnitude-4.8 Earthquake 100 Miles Away
Sat, 23 May 2015 01:07:23 -0400
Magnitude-4.8 quake in rural Nevada is felt 100 miles away in Vegas, closes busy highway ramp
Choppy Slick Is Harder to Clean up; More Oily Animals Found
Sat, 23 May 2015 00:22:20 -0400
California spill harder to clean up in rough seas; company ordered to take action
Why Elon Musk Wants to Clear Up a Few Things
Tue, 12 May 2015 11:27:02 -0400
For all of his eccentricities, billionaire Elon Musk said he would never scold an employee for missing a company meeting to witness the birth of his child.
Here's a Tiny Computer With an Even Smaller Price Tag
Mon, 11 May 2015 15:54:04 -0400
Check out CHIP, a tiny computer with an even tinier price tag of $9.
Why Google, Apple Don't Want to Give Law Enforcement the Key to Your Data
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:29:54 -0400
The biggest names in technology signed an open letter to President Obama today asking him to protect encrypted data.
Watch: Paralyzed Teen Crosses Stage at Graduation
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:26:06 -0400
Walking device enabled Will Hutchins to walk for the first time since a car crash two years ago.
Watch: Texting While Piloting a Plane
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:40:31 -0400
Pilots can now log on at air-traffic control centers and link digitally.
Watch: People Admit to More Than Just Texting While Driving
Thu, 21 May 2015 06:24:18 -0400
People admit to texting, emailing and using Facebook while driving.
Watch: Apple Debuts New MacBook Pro
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:09:17 -0400
Apple Unveils New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad.
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Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging
Sat, 23 May 2015 22:19:47 -0400
Shareholders arrive for the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in BerlinCarmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables. The move forms part of a broader push by Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, as well as rival German carmakers BMW and Audi to build their expertise in software and telecommunications to bolster their status as high-tech carmakers in an era when tightening emission rules force them to downsize engines, once a mainstay of profit. In a joint statement, Daimler and Qualcomm said they were assessing the application of wireless technology to charge their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid EVs without ever having to plug them in.

BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide as it consolidates businesses
Fri, 22 May 2015 21:23:45 -0400
Illuminated stock graph is seen on a Blackberry logo on a Blackberry smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) - Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. BlackBerry, which reported a 16.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue in March, had about 6,225 full-time employees as of Feb. 2015, according to its website. The company is reallocating resources to capitalize on growth opportunities and achieve profitability across all its business segments, a company spokeswoman said in an e-mailed statement.

Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:46:15 -0400
Salesforce sign is seen during the company's annual Dreamforce event, in San FranciscoMicrosoft Corp and Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 billion for the world's biggest maker of online sales software. Salesforce founder and Chief Executive Marc Benioff had expected as much as $70 billion, CNBC reported on Friday.

Founder of Facebook's Oculus hit with lawsuit
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:12:04 -0400
The sign outside the Oculus VR booth is seen at the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las VegasBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The founder of virtual reality glasses maker Oculus VR Inc, acquired by Facebook Inc for $2 billion, has been accused of taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own, according to a lawsuit filed this week. The plaintiff, Hawaii-based company Total Recall Technologies, said it hired Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in 2011 to build a prototype head mounted display. Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus last year was its first-ever hardware deal, as the company sought a way into the fast-growing wearable devices arena.

Intelligence Agency: opening up to a changing world
Fri, 22 May 2015 21:20:47 -0400
By Andrea Shalal SPRINGFIELD, Va. (Reuters) - Much about the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency remains classified, but the U.S. spy agency that maps and analyzes the earth is opening up more than ever, from sharing computer source code on a public website to tapping new sources of intelligence. The NGA's director, Robert Cardillo, is leading what he calls a "seismic shift" in the agency's culture to help it better exploit social media, commercially available imagery and other data to continue providing high-level intelligence to the U.S. government. The NGA this week opened its doors to GitHub, the world's largest site for sharing source code, to advance another goal - to encourage its employees to share analytical tools and other computer programs and get feedback from other developers.
Contest for Nokia's HERE seen as a three-way race
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:31:49 -0400
Photo illustration of Uber logo on a smartphone in front of a displayed logo of HERE, Nokia Oyj's map business, in ZenicaBy Andreas Cremer and Arno Schuetze NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - The contest for Nokia's maps business has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third group including China's Tencent and Navinfo, people familiar with the process said. Finland's Nokia has started an auction of its maps business HERE while it completes its 15.6 billion euros ($17.2 billion) takeover of network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent . German automakers Daimler , BMW and Volkswagen's premium brand Audi have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to form what is being described as the "Industry consortium", two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
Sun, 24 May 2015 04:08:00 -0400
NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

The Twin Peaks title sequence recreated with paper will make you feel nice
Sun, 24 May 2015 02:12:02 -0400
The Twin Peaks title sequence recreated with paper will make you feel niceNow that Showtime's Twin Peaks reboot is back on with David Lynch once again at the helm, we've got a little breathing room for nostalgia. So here's your first dose. The team behind the web project And the World was Paper has recreated the tense but beautiful Twin Peaks title sequence using nothing but paper.

Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Sun, 24 May 2015 01:22:00 -0400
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air
Sat, 23 May 2015 23:08:00 -0400
NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

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USA Today Technology News Surf Report: Which smartphone is the toughest?
Sat, 23 May 2015 07:42:24 -0400
Our tech columnist puts three rugged smartphones to the test.
 Your connected home will be cooler than 'The Jetsons'
Sat, 23 May 2015 13:30:26 -0400
From getting news on a screen to robots that vacuum, cartoon had much future-tech nailed.
 Digital Life: Careful with those gym selfies
Sat, 23 May 2015 06:32:08 -0400
Here's what to do if someone's gym selfie leaves you uncomfortable.
 Silk Road darknet mastermind seeks leniency
Fri, 22 May 2015 19:59:44 -0400
Ross Ulbricht says he regrets creating a criminal eBay for drug users
 Q&A: Why you should secure your Wi-Fi network
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:21:37 -0400
What to do if you think neighbors are stealing your Internet connection.
 Coke wants to tap into start-up mojo
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:19:05 -0400
With seed money and global resources, Coke hopes start-ups can solve some pressing issues
 Exclusive: Google I/O attracts more women
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:51:57 -0400
Nearly one in four software developers attending the annual software developer conference will be women, the Internet giant says.
 Target breach settlement with MasterCard falls through
Fri, 22 May 2015 21:18:48 -0400
Fewer than 90% of the financial institutions accepted the offer.
 Tech Five: Shopify rising after monstrous debut
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:11:08 -0400
Company's stock surged 51% off IPO price on first day of trading.
 Pac-Man turns 35: Six facts on the video game legend
Sat, 23 May 2015 19:39:19 -0400
We revisit one of the video game industry's most important characters.
 Slay vampire electronics to save money
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:19:21 -0400
Leaving unused gadgets plugged in can cost you money.
 Salesforce looks too healthy for takeover
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:05:31 -0400
Based on its latest results and comments from Benioff, it looks more likely any bankers brought on board are there to fend off takeover offers, not solicit them.
 H-P's China sale should 'unlock organic growth,' Whitman says
Thu, 21 May 2015 18:16:32 -0400
Hewlett-Packard ushered in sweeping changes to its China operations.
 Did Oculus founder pull a Zuckerberg for his Kickstarter?
Sat, 23 May 2015 21:32:40 -0400
Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is under legal fire for allegedly using technology developed for another company to build his Oculus Rift VR headset.Video provided by Newsy
 Digital Life: Marriage proposal by Instagram
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:52:54 -0400
Want to go social with your proposal? Use caution.
 AdultFriendFinder confirms data breach
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:51:18 -0400
Large online dating site AdultFriendFinder confirms data breach
 The best robot vacuum has finally arrived
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:06:15 -0400
One of our top-tested robot vacuums is now ready for primetime.
 Sports on TV heading for some big league changes
Sat, 23 May 2015 17:37:49 -0400
Football on TV? Cricket on your smart phone may be more likely.
 'Uber of trucks' growing in Los Angeles
Sat, 23 May 2015 13:28:34 -0400
Truckers bringing in $500 to $2,500 more per shipment with Cargomatic app.
 EA reboots 'Need For Speed'
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:11:13 -0400
Game launching this fall for PC, PS4, Xbox One.
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BBC Technology News
Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:37:09 GMT
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
UK sells off unused net addresses
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:33:53 GMT
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:18 GMT
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
Supermarket lights send 'GPS' data
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:58:00 GMT
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.
Warning over Android reset systems
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:53 GMT
Using the "factory reset" option to wipe Android phones may not remove all valuable data, warn security experts.
Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?
Fri, 22 May 2015 07:43:22 GMT
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.
Spyware app admits it has been hacked
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:27:25 GMT
MSpy, a company offering software that lets people to spy on others, admits it has been hacked and had customer records leaked online.
'24-hour window' to halt cyber-hate
Fri, 22 May 2015 06:01:49 GMT
Intervention by police within the first 24 hours of a terrorist event could be key to halting the spread of cyber-hate, a new study finds.
Adult website hack compromises users
Thu, 21 May 2015 21:31:08 GMT
Adult Friend Finder, a casual dating website, has called in police and hacking investigators after a suspected leak of client information.
AdBlock reveals browser for Android
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:33:13 GMT
An ad-blocking web browser for smartphones is being developed by Eyeo, the company behind the popular AdBlock Plus plug-in.
Hacked billboard shows obscene image
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:39:27 GMT
Hackers manage to make a huge video billboard in Atlanta show an obscene image favoured by internet pranksters.
Grand Theft Auto sues Daniel Radcliffe film
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:15:13 GMT
The gaming firm's filed a lawsuit against the BBC for trademark infringement over the broadcaster’s upcoming drama Game Changer.
'I feel sick' emoji on the way
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:37:50 GMT
You'll have to wait until 2016, but you will be able to tell your friends you feel sick with one simple picture.
The mother who 'outed' her daughter's Facebook lie
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:51:08 GMT
A mother berates her teenage daughter in a Facebook film which has been watched more than 11 million times
VIDEO: Be a spy master with an Apple Watch
Fri, 15 May 2015 10:45:16 GMT
The game where the player controls a virtual spy in real time using just their Apple Watch
VIDEO: Making houses earthquake resistant
Thu, 14 May 2015 23:10:47 GMT
The tech to help houses stand up to a major earthquake
VIDEO: Giving India's Adivasi a voice
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:49:29 GMT
How a news network is bringing news to India's Adivasi tribespeople
VIDEO: The camera developed for your dog
Thu, 21 May 2015 23:04:41 GMT
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:28:18 GMT
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.
VIDEO: Shopping in real stores via VR
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:04:47 GMT
A virtual reality start-up has developed an "immersive" online shopping experience that it hopes the major retailers will adopt.
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