| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Google Maps is making it easier to use the app to bypass traffic jams on the fly and to find highly rated places.
An update Wednesday for the Android version of Google Maps app adds a new discovery feature and the ability to reroute navigation...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Let's think about food. Not the food you eat, but the food others struggle to obtain. Congress continues to shape and debate a bill on food policy as it determines how it will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to farmers and low-income consumers....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:32 AM
The iPad once again has a Google Maps app optimized for the Apple tablet.
Google on Wednesday issued an iOS version of Google Maps specifically for use on the iPad. For the last nine months, iPad users who wanted to use Google Maps have been forced to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In an effort to lure the shrinking flock of young Roman Catholics to a more wired religious world, a Vatican court has ruled that following Pope Francis online and on Twitter can earn believers time off from their sentence to purgatory for confessed and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Two hackers from Irvine gained access in April to the air conditioning and water systems of a Google Inc. office in Sydney, Australia.
Because Google had failed to install a security patch to a software program that remotely tracks and controls building...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Although the world enjoys unimagined accomplishments from digital communication, the dark side also compels our attention.
Cyber offense and defense are rapidly evolving forms of warfare. Our public utilities are among the targets foreign powers have...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot cybersecurity field — for $2.7 billion cash.
Cisco Systems wants to bolster its security offerings with...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
As National Football League players begin pulling on their practice jerseys at training camp, the league has unveiled an online community designed to spur participation in fantasy football.
Dubbed Fantasy Genius, the site enables novices to seek...
| 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...