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Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

Next Google Maps Adventure: Soaring Through Amazon Jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel

Yahoo! Turns 20 With a Yodel

Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees — and the Nasdaq bell in New... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Googleplex Expansion Worries Google's Silicon Valley Hometown

Googleplex Expansion Worries Google's Silicon Valley Hometown

New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015

"Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event

Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday... Read »

Feb 26, 2015
Uber Joins Starwoods Hotels Rewards Program

Uber Joins Starwoods Hotels Rewards Program

San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Apple Develops More Racially Diverse Emojis: Report

Apple Develops More Racially Diverse Emojis: Report

Emojis are coming in all skin tones. Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers

Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers

Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. Read »

Feb 23, 2015
Rock-a-Bye Baby, With a Phone App

Rock-a-Bye Baby, With a Phone App

Time for baby to go down for a nap, but you can't take a few minutes to rock her to sleep? Don't worry — this... Read »

Feb 21, 2015
Accused

Accused "BlackShades" Ringleader Pleads Guilty to Hacking

The accused creator behind the malicious "BlackShades" program pleaded guilty in federal court on... Read »

Feb 18, 2015
Mars One Selects 100 Finalists for One-Way Trip

Mars One Selects 100 Finalists for One-Way Trip

Mars One, a venture aiming to start a colony on Mars, has selected 50 men and 50 women who will compete in a... Read »

Feb 17, 2015
Facebook to Let You Pick Who Will Manage Account After Death

Facebook to Let You Pick Who Will Manage Account After Death

Facebook is giving more options to decide what happens to users' accounts after they die. The world's biggest online Read »

Feb 12, 2015
Apple to Build $850M Solar Energy Farm in California

Apple to Build $850M Solar Energy Farm in California

Apple is partnering with First Solar to build an $850 million solar energy farm in California, CEO Tim Cook... Read »

Feb 10, 2015
Twitter CFO's Account Was Hacked, Company Says

Twitter CFO's Account Was Hacked, Company Says

The Twitter account of Anthony Noto, Twitter's Chief Financial Officer, was hacked, the company said Tuesday. Read »

Feb 10, 2015
Chinese Hackers Hijacked Forbes Website: Report

Chinese Hackers Hijacked Forbes Website: Report

Chinese hackers infiltrated Forbes.com and hijacked vulnerabilities in the site to spread malware to unsuspecting... Read »

Feb 10, 2015
Samsung's Smart TV May Be Eavesdropping

Samsung's Smart TV May Be Eavesdropping

Samsung's Smart TV can capture both spoken and text messages from its customers without their knowledge, meaning... Read »

Feb 9, 2015

"High There!" New Dating App for Pot Smokers

Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share... Read »

Feb 10, 2015
How Terrorists Recruit Teens Online

How Terrorists Recruit Teens Online

Teens from Denver to Chicago have left their comfortable American lives in the hope of joining the ranks of the... Watch »

Feb 6, 2015
Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage

Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage

Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools. Read »

Feb 5, 2015
Google Developing Uber Competitor: Reports

Google Developing Uber Competitor: Reports

Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor. Read »

Feb 3, 2015
FCC Chief Endorses Net Neutrality in New Proposal

FCC Chief Endorses Net Neutrality in New Proposal

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday endorsed net neutrality by proposing new federal... Read »

Feb 4, 2015

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