| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Worried that computer hackers attacking banks and media companies could easily shift targets, the airline industry is taking preemptive steps to ensure it doesn't become the next victim.
Although the "hacking" of planes midair to bring them down is...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Passengers at Bob Hope Airport will be able to keep their iPods and Kindles on through takeoff and landing — some starting Saturday, others soon, as airlines react to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision this week to allow the use of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the Cyber...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post is provoking anxiety and uncertainty among journalists.
But for Silicon Valley techies, this unlikely marriage is cause for optimism: Someone may finally deliver technical and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Google updated its maps app for Android and iPhone smartphones not with new features but with redesigned ads that show up when users do a search query.
Google Maps has been displaying ads since 2010, but Google revamped them to go with a new look it...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Facebook, in a move that could help the social network break down the language barrier among its more than 1 billion users, has acquired Mobile Technologies, a speech recognition and translation company.
Mobile Technologies is the maker of Jibbigo, a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Google has begun integrating features from Waze, the social navigating app it bought this summer, into Google Maps, starting with the addition of traffic incident reports.
Now, when Waze users report road incidents that may cause delays, the incidents...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Students and staff at L.A. Unified School District can now use the Microsoft Bing search engine without having to see ads or adult-content links in their search results.
The partnership between Microsoft's Bing search unit and several major school...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:15 PM
United Nations officials on Monday reacted to the latest leaks about U.S. National Security Agency spying with a reminder to the Obama administration of its legal obligation to respect the “inviolability” of diplomatic missions on U.S. soil....