| 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
| 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Google Maps for the iPhone is getting smarter thanks to a new feature that will recommend quicker routes to users as they drive.
"Outsmart traffic and save time on the road -- #GoogleMaps will notify you if there’s a faster route," the Silicon...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Two embarrassed Utah lawmakers were apologetic after a spontaneous Twitter exchange that made light of changing genders instantly went viral on social media.
Among those seizing upon the exchange was an LGBT activist who decided...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Critics of a $1-billion school computer project in Los Angeles have launched an increasingly popular Facebook page asserting that the money should be spent instead on campus repairs.
The page, called “Repairs Not IPads,” was started...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable would expand the reach of the nation's largest residential Internet provider into one-third of America's broadband households.
The digital land-grab is likely to serve as a rallying cry...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Hard to believe, but the 2005 is the latest release of the LAN Gran Reserva. Rioja works on a different time scale than the rest of the wine world, releasing its reds only when they're ready to drink. The 2005, mostly Tempranillo with just 10% each...