| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...
| 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...