| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:33 AM
It's still possible, very marginally, that Newsweek is correct in fingering Dorian S. Nakamoto as the mysterious inventor of bitcoin. But it's hard to imagine a more thorough and detailed denial than the one the 64-year-old Temple City man issued late...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo is on his first trip to China.
Costolo is spending three days meeting with Shanghai government officials and university administrators. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday tweeted his disagreement with Turkey's Twitter ban, enacted Thursday by the country's Internet watchdog after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) vowed to close down the social media platform which was a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:09 AM
In case there were any doubts about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slide into authoritarianism, they disappeared in one fell tweet Thursday when the government blocked access to the Twitter social media site. Though in the end, the move may...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston.
One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Winner of the SXSW Film Festival's audience award for documentary, as well as a special jury citation for "political courage," Diana Whitten's "Vessel" offers a vivid profile of the abortion-rights group Women on Waves, as well as its irrepressible, fiery...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Google introduced a change to its search engine this week that removes one of the design elements it still carried from the '90s: underlined hyperlinks.
To give Google Search a cleaner look, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant has increased the font...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The security flaw in Apple products discovered late last week, and so far only partially patched, has shocked software experts the world over -- not because it's so serious, but because it's so simple.
The flaw could allow attackers access to most up-...