FBI probes Sony hack as employee data, movie leaks emerge
U.S. investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment...
Rocket scientist’s idea could put an end to texting while driving
Dave Sueper was driving to a meeting in 2008 when he was struck and killed by a distracted teenage driver who had run a red light.
Stephen Hawking warns that AI ‘could spell the end of the human race’
Professor Stephen Hawking is getting an upgrade to the technology that allows him to communicate - but the physicist is fully aware of the implications...
FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware in wake of Sony attack
Hackers have released harmful malware that can wipe hard drives, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned.
New, Intel-powered version of Google Glass coming in 2015
Just when you thought Google Glass was dead and buried, Google is about to release an upgraded version of the high-tech eyeglasses with an all-new chip...
U.S. engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot
Inspired by the fastest land animal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have created a robot that can run on batteries at speeds of more than...
Amazon’s new robot army is ready to ship
E-commerce giant Amazon says it has boosted efficiency by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses...
Sony investigating possible North Korean link to network hack
Sony Pictures Entertainment is looking into whether North Korea may have been behind a major cyberattack on the studio last week, a news website reported. The...
Flying robot waiters to serve Singapore restaurant bar
If you are planning to visit Singapore near the end of next year, you might find your plates coming to you on trays held not by waiters, but by drones.
CBC, NHL websites briefly affected by Syrian Electronic Army hack
A group of politically-motivated hackers operating under the name the Syrian Electronic Army briefly defaced the websites of the CBC, the NHL and a number...
Twitter takes note of other apps you have installed on smartphones
Twitter on Wednesday said it would begin tracking which other applications people have installed on their mobile devices in a bid to better target ads...
EU watchdogs to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule on Web worldwide
European privacy regulators want search engines such as Google and Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their “right...
Hello, @Canada: Great White North finally joins Twitter, sends first tweet
Canada is finally on Twitter. Without great fanfare, the @Canada Twitter account was surreptitiously launched Wednesday morning.
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom reveals extradition fight has left him broke
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, one of the world’s most wanted cyber fugitives, says his nearly three-year fight against extradition to the United...
Facebook has got ‘blood on its hands’, say family of murdered UK soldier
The family of Lee Rigby have said they hold Facebook partly responsible for his murder, after a report found it failed to take action over an online chat...
Sony Pictures targeted by widespread hack
Sony Pictures has been targeted by a widespread hack that has staffers logged off their computers while the studio investigates. The Hollywood Reporter...
Sophisticated Regin computer virus ‘could be the work of a nation state’
A bug that spies on computer users may have been developed by a “nation state”, according to the internet security company that uncovered it.
Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat
Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can. Kohler Co. has introduced a deodourising toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odours...
Facebook ‘newspaper’ spells trouble for media
Facebook’s move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the...
European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
A non-binding resolution that would separate Google’s search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business is being prepared by the EU...
Facebook launches a tool for sending personalised thank you videos
Facebook has announced Say Thanks, an experience that lets users create personalised video cards for their friends.
Twitter co-founder’s Square payment system aims to eliminate cash registers
Twitter’s co-founder outlined plans to make cash registers a thing of the past on Thursday as he held a global launch for new software that he said...
Russian website hacks into UK webcams ‘to highlight security risk’
Hundreds of private webcams in the UK are open to access by anyone with an internet connection.
Microsoft Azure cloud computing service hit by major global outage
A fault in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform has knocked some customer sites offline, with issues being felt globally according to the software’s...
China says controls on Internet needed to maintain stability
Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework...
Slow ride: Uber executive suggests digging up dirt on critics of app
A senior executive at U.S. ride-sharing company Uber suggested that the company should spend a million dollars to hire a team of opposition researchers...
New York City plans to have fastest public Wi-Fi in the world
By the end of next year, the people of New York will be able to access free, fast public Wi-Fi across all five boroughs under a plan called LinkNYC.
Scientists teach computer how to make own magic tricks that fool audiences
Magicians have long relied on sleight of hand and deception to thrill their audiences, but they may now have another tool in their box of tricks - a computer.
Facebook preparing new website for office use
Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn, the Financial Times reported on Monday. ”Facebook...
Three young engineers design a ‘bike that can’t be stolen’
Who doesn’t want a bike that can’t be stolen? The “Yerka,” a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is...