Facebook-backed nonprofit brings free Web access to Internet-starved Zambia
Facebook’s Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app...
Internet privacy service Tor admits hackers unmasked ‘anonymous’ users
Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, today said many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded...
Google hopes map of human body will be ‘baseline’ for medical reference
They’ve given us Google Glass, self-driving cars, smart contact lenses and Wi-Fi weather balloons.
Connected devices have huge security holes
The surge of Web-connected devices—TVs, refrigerators, thermostats, door locks and more—has opened up huge opportunities for cyberattacks because of...
World 3.0: Edward Norton’s on a mission to help you donate to good causes
Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “American History X.”...
'That's how websites work': OkCupid defends experimentation on users
In a blog post titled, “We Experiment on Human Beings,” OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder explained that testing customers helped the company...
Gamers ‘hear explosions, screams and music’ long after they stop playing
Video-gamers can still hear the sounds from their computer games, such as explosions, screams or music, long after they have finished playing, research...
Chinese e-firm will sell first video game consoles in country for 14 years
JD.com Inc, China’s second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp’s Xbox One games console in...
Mobile tech reshaping the health sector
Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it’s also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.
iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data without user’s knowledge
iPhone users be warned: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from your device through techniques that do not...
Social media users feel ‘ugly and inadequate’: Survey
Social media sites make almost two thirds of people feel inadequate about their own life achievements and jealous of others, according to a new survey.
World 3.0: How science and technology can help make you happier
You’ve heard of Fitbit and FuelBand—high-tech ways to get physically fit.
Apple hoping large-screen iPhones gives it bigger bite of smartphone market
Apple is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger screens will lure customers away from Samsung.
Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies
Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S.
Amazon starts Netflix-style book service amid publisher spat
Amazon.com Inc launched a $9.99-per-month subscription service on Friday that lets customers read as much as they choose from its library of more than...
Ready to adopt a robot? Meet Jibo, the world’s first family-friendly droid
Jibo stands only 11 inches tall, but as the first family robot, he makes a big impression the moment you meet him: He can sing and dance.
Japanese androids take us closer to ‘Blade Runner’ future
A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.
Enigma machine: Germany considers typewriters to thwart spying
Sometimes low tech is the answer to high-tech problems. The German government is considering the use of manual typewriters for sensitive documents as a...
British cyberspies have specialist hacking tools, leaked report claims
The U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to seize private Facebook photographs, bombard targets with SMS messages and skew online...
The ‘futuristic robot mule’ which lightens the load for Marines for 20 miles
U.S. Marines taking part in a military exercise have been able to lighten their loads of body armour, weapons and other equipment thanks to experimental...
YouTube in new talks with Hollywood to create TV network-quality web shows
YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, according to Reuters.
China’s state media thinks iPhones are dangerous to national security
Chinese state media on Friday branded iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone’s ability to track and time-stamp user locations.
Apple’s iPhone branded ‘a threat to national security’ by Chinese state media
Chinese state media today branded Apple’s iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone’s ability to track and time-stamp...
Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming!
When robots first started playing football, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball.
'It's hip to be square': BlackBerry unveils new smartphone design
Muscled out of the smartphone market by iPhone, Android and Samsung, BlackBerry has rolled the dice on its latest product and come up with a square phone.
This bud’s for you: 3D printed headphones may actually stay in your ears
Nikki Kaufman a founding member of Quirky, a New York-based inventions lab that specializes in 3D printing, announced today a pair of 3D-printed earbuds...
Technology helping solve the question “Does my bum look big in this?”
Many of us have experienced the frustration of buying something online. It goes something like this: buy it in our size, receive it and realise it’s...
UK opens probe over Facebook’s psych experiment
British regulators, in coordination with Irish authorities, are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats...
Voting in Indonesia, the ‘world’s social media capital’
As Indonesia gears up for presidential elections on July 9, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online forums are abuzz over one of the country’s most polarising...
Google takes another step into users’ lives with $35 million Songza buy
Google bought Songza for $35 million yesterday. In terms of dollar value and scope, it’s an afterthought move.