Norway to become first country to switch off FM radio in 2017
In what will likely be the first of a global transition to digital radio, Norway has announced it will switch off its FM band, becoming the first country...
‘Mobilegeddon’: Google search update will demote non-friendly sites
Google is due to make a major update to its mobile search algorithm on Tuesday, in a move expected to cause ripples across the web. Websites not deemed...
Sony unveils new Xperia phone even as it retrenches in mobile
Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race...
Ben Affleck suppressed slave-owning ancestry, hacked Sony emails claim
Ben Affleck asked documentary makers not to reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Russian cyber attackers used two unknown flaws
A widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws...
Google Wallet takes major leap in online payment safety
Google is making a big change to its mobile payment service, Google Wallet: Funds left in accounts will now be FDIC-insured, which means Google users’...
Cybercrime now ‘number one’ threat to Europe: Europol chief
Cybercrime has become as big a threat to Europe’s security as terrorism, the head of the continent’s policing agency warned Friday. "It’s...
Platform for success: Japan’s Maglev train breaks world speed record
A magnetic levitation (maglev) train in Japan has broken the world speed record by hitting 590kph. The Central Japan Railway Company said the seven-car...
Google hits back at EU antitrust charges as ‘wide of the mark’
Google has dismissed European Union charges that it abused its dominant position as Europe’s most-used search engine, downplaying its role as gatekeeper...
Pope Francis’ personal iPad fetches $30,500 at Uruguay auction
An iPad that belonged to Argentina-born Pope Francis went under the hammer for $30,500 on Tuesday, auctioneers in Uruguay said.
For first time, digital music matches physical sales
Fueled by the popularity of streaming, digital music has matched and will likely soon surpass physical formats in the money it generates, a global industry...
The most important fight for the tech industry in 2015: Patent trolls
The same week Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners found out they had three days to pay licensing...
‘Great Cannon’ is widening China censorship, say researchers
China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said Friday.
Spoiler alert: Google is doing all it can to rid the world of spoilers
Google has been granted a patent for a system which will block TV and movie spoilers for web users. The proposed filter would spot and hide spoilers...
Major sting: Malware botnet server Beebone taken down by Europol
An international band of cybersecurity experts have brought down a network used by criminals to spread malicious software to thousands of computers. The...
Samsung hopes to reverse dimming fortunes with Galaxy S6
Samsung rolled out its new smartphone in South Korea and 20 other countries on Friday in a bid to restore its role as market leader.
New gay family, diverse emoji appear on Apple’s iOS update
Users of the Apple iPhone and iPad got a new palate of emoji on Wednesday, including a group of alternative or gay family illustrations.
New Apple Photos app makes it easier to fix and crop images
Apple is expected to release a free update to its Mac operating system today, bringing a new Photos app for Mac computers and launching an online photo-storage...
‘Risky investments’: Billion-dollar 'unicorn’ startups stampede Silicon Valley
When the social media software firm Sprinklr unveiled its latest funding last month, it vaulted into the club of “unicorns,” tech startups...
Silicon Valley mulls invasion of billion-dollar ‘unicorn’ startups
When social media software firm Sprinklr unveiled its latest funding last month, it vaulted into the club of “unicorns,” or tech startups worth...
Done in 60 seconds: The mobile phone battery that charges in one minute
Scientists have developed a battery that could allow a mobile phone to be charged and ready for use in one minute.
Seller faces $1m fine and jail term for fixing prices on Amazon Marketplace
A man accused of conspiring with other poster sellers to manipulate prices on ‘Amazon Marketplace' has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring...
Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over images of hostage-taking
A prosecutor has ordered internet providers to block social networking sites including Twitter and YouTube in Turkey, a spokesman for the president says. The...
Storm brewing: Campaign to save Titanic’s guiding light
A storm is brewing on the coast of Northern Ireland over plans to replace the antique lamp in a lighthouse with a cheaper LED version.
Consumers withdraw U.S. lawsuit against Google over Android app limits
Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc (GOOGL.O) on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone...
Play Pac-Man in Google Maps with this secret April Fools’ Day trick
Google’s mapping service rolled out a gamefied version inspired by the classic Pac-Man, turning the real streets of a city into a labyrinth to gobble...
Robotic colony: Bionic ants could be tomorrow’s factory workers
Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems.
Facebook moves toward drone air fleet and virtual reality tech
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said. Co-founder...
Facebook bets on Internet drones and virtual reality tech
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc. to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in...
Facebook drones will make remote experiences virtually real
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook Inc to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its...