| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:03 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Paranoia or privacy? Some people are pledging to return their Nest thermostat now that Google is buying the company that makes the popular "smart home" device for $3.2 billion in cash.
Their reasoning: Buying Nest could help Google...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Some vendors in China, the largest marketplace for bitcoin, have stopped accepting the unregulated digital currency after the government there warned against its use, state media reported.
Baidu, an online search engine and Web services company, said it...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Google is now letting users create their own Street View-like virtual tours with a new feature that has been added to the company's Views website.
Now, when users post 360-degree panaromas -- otherwise known as photo spheres -- onto the Views photo-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I'm having problems with my garage door opener. I wonder if it's time to invest in a new one. When I push the button to open the door, the door opens fine. But when I push the door to close it, the door starts to close but immediately goes...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Chinese online video market leader Youku Tudou said that it is near the end of its long march towards profitability.
The company, which got a major makeover last year when Youku acquired Tudou, reported a net loss of $35.7 million (RMB219...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a Bay Area father said it shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot to death in 2009.
Richmond resident Jose Barrera said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps’ satellite view...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:12 PM
An undercover federal agent in Maryland played a key role in the shutdown Wednesday of what authorities describe as a massive online drug marketplace, owned by a 29-year-old engineer who authorities say schemed to kill perceived rivals.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dave Aitel wants to beat identity thieves at their own game.
Aitel is a cybersecurity expert, a former computer scientist for the National Security Agency and a self-described "ethical hacker" who specializes in helping businesses determine security...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Silk Road case shined a light on the deep underbelly of the web -- exposing many casual Internet users to unfamiliar terms like Deep Web, Tor and Bitcoin. So we asked Johns Hopkins cryptography professor Matthew Green -- who recently was in the news...