| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The government of Turkey on Thursday blocked access to YouTube -- a week after taking similar action to ban Twitter -- after a two-part video was uploaded to the vidsite purportedly disclosing secret military talks about Turkey taking action against...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors.
Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:43 AM
If you have used the Google Maps app on your smartphone recently, you might have noticed a new feature.
Just in time for April Fools' Day, the company has launched the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge, where anyone with the app can catch Pokemon in...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Google has kicked off the tech world's annual round of April Fools' Day gags with a Pokemon Challenge.
The tech company's Japanese blog on Monday announced that an update for the Android and iPhone versions of Google Maps lets users go around and, you...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Feeling lackluster about your skill set lately? How would you like to pick up some knowledge without all of the hardship of student loans, applications to postgraduate education programs and mind-numbing studying for the GRE?
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:09 PM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Silicon Valley, with its influence and economic clout soaring to all-time highs, is having its pop culture moment.
But the stream of movies, books, even a reality TV show spotlighting nerdy start-up culture have all been...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
MOST Americans view health insurers only slightly more favourably than they do thieves. But a new insurance company, Oscar, wants to be an ally. "We didn't start this company because we love health insurance," explains an advertisement on the New York...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Harriet Tubman, the Marylander credited with leading hundreds of slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, was honored with a Google Doodle today.
The Google search engine periodically uses an artistic interpretation of its logo, known as the...