| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO Google is expanding its Android operating system to a wide range of connected products and seeking to make the experience identical and continual across wearable devices, cars and homes, the company stressed Wednesday in the kickoff to I/O,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:05 PM
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Facebook users beware: The company has yet again unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy.
Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Google Glass, the smart eyewear that has been available mostly to a select group of users such as app developers, has launched a pilot program in an old-school retail channel: optometrists' offices.
The stamp-size electronic screen mounted on the side...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference one month away, it's a good time to turn our attention to what the company has planned in terms of software and services.
With sales of iPads potentially flattening out, analysts have been itching for the...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Motorola this month began selling the Moto E, a low-cost smartphone available for $129 with no contract.
The Moto E is Motorola's latest effort to go after customers who want high-quality devices but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars or get...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Apple could be close to making its biggest acquisition in the company's history, offering $3.2 billion to purchase headphone maker Beats Electronics, which recently launched a streaming music service.
Should the deal close, it would mark a major payout...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Allstate Corp. said Thursday it is testing a smartphone application that is collecting drivers' habits.
The application is being tested a few states so far, the Northbrook-based company's CEO said at a conference. Allstate currently has a driver-...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Reports are saying Apple may acquire Beats Electronics, but in the meantime the Cupertino, Calif., giant has for sure landed another figure in tech: Nokia's former camera expert.
Apple has hired Ari Partinen, who previously was senior engineer on Nokia'...
| Jun 15, 2014
— The Supreme Court heads into the last two weeks of its annual term Monday seemingly poised to hand down a series of decisions that will come as defeats to President Obama and victories for foes of abortion.
Already this year, the court has...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Two major services hoping to become 'Netflix for e-books' got a big boost Wednesday: Simon & Schuster has made its backlist available to both Oyster and Scribd.
For a monthly fee — $8.99 for Scribd, $9.95 for Oyster — each offers unlimited...