| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Nokia will reportedly unveil a smartphone running Google's Android operating system later this month, before its acquisition by Microsoft closes.
The Finnish phone maker, which agreed to sell its hardware business to Microsoft for $7.4 billion last...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:53 PM
NEW YORK — Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light.
Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Mozilla unveiled an early version of "Monster Madness Online," a 3-D multiplayer zombie-shooting video game built to run on Web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.
It's the latest move that could upend the multibillion-dollar video game industry. Web...
| Dec 13, 2013
While there are many issues with our current system of education, perhaps none is more destructive than the acquisition of "knowledge" over the development of skill. Our system is based on a structure scholars decided on in the 1890s with the intention of...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Facebook has said that it is within its terms of service to see what users are typing even when the status or comment is never posted on the social network.
The Menlo Park, Calif., company confirmed that it can track users' unpublished posts after two...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a retired systems engineer with over 20 years of in development of software systems, I have to question why it is necessary that each state develop its own software for the health insurance exchanges. There are 26 states that have their own health care...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:59 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- You can add all the apps in the world to that phone in the palm of your hand.
But the device manufacturer still has more say over how your phone looks and works than you do.
Some people in the tech community don't think it should be...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computing jobs in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Unfortunately, there will only be about 400,000 graduating computer science students ready to...
| Nov 6, 2012
In the last week or so, an intense kerfuffle broke out over the poll-prognosticator Nate Silver and his blog at the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight. Silver, a statistician, has been predicting a decisive Obama victory for a very long time, based on his...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:24 PM
The banishment of U.S. players from the major online poker rooms has affected millions of Americans. With the exception of a few jurisdictions, such as Washington state, it is not illegal for Americans to play online poker. Instead, the Department of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Google is teaming up with MasterCard, Citigroup, to soon offer mobile payments via Android phones. That means you wont need to carry plastic cards to make credit card and debit card purchases, just grab your smart phone.
Mobile payments are expected...