Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone With Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden won't use an Apple iPhone because he says it has special software that can be activated remotely, allowing the government to spy on its user.
Edward never uses an iPhone; he's got a simple phone, Anatoly...
Botched Tut Mask Repair 'Reversible': German Conservator
The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday.The golden funerary mask, one of the main tourist attractions at the Egyptian Museum in...
Gates Sees 'Miracle' Tools for AIDS by 2030 in Vaccine and Drugs
Two new tools to fight AIDS should be available by 2030 in the form of a vaccine and new intense drug treatments, ending most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.The Microsoft founder, whose philanthropic...
NASA Spacecraft Almost to Pluto: Smile for the Camera!
It's showtime for Pluto.NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its nine-year voyage to Pluto, with just over 100 million miles to go before reaching there this July. In the meantime - starting Sunday - it will begin photographing the mysterious, unexplored,...
Beard of Egypt's King Tut Hastily Glued Back on with Epoxy
The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.The museum is one of the city's main...
Internet Will 'Disappear', Google Boss Tells Davos
Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively disappear into the background.Speaking to the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Schmidt said: ...
WSJ: 'Media Idiocy' Continues on Climate Change
Media malpractice is alive and well on the issue of climate change, according to The Wall Street Journal.
New Windows 10 Weaves Together Microsoft-powered Devices
Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people's lives.The US technology titan is also trying to make it more natural to interact with devices, such as...
As Robots Gain in Smarts and Strength, Scientists Worry
Robots are getting smarter - and scientists around the world are getting scared that artificial intelligence will soon advance far enough to run amok.
IPhone 6 Hands Apple Record Share of Samsung's Home Market
Apple Inc is chipping away at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's dominant position in its home turf of South Korea - thanks to its new iPhone 6 series.
Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand, according to a...
WSJ to FCC, Congress: Find Common Ground on Net Neutrality
The FCC is set to announce new rules on net neutrality that would determine if the Internet remains free and open or subject to treatment and management by the government as a public utility.
'The Interview' Makes $40 Million Online and On-Demand
After major theater chains pulled out from showing The Interview in the face of terrorist threats, Sony Pictures had to scramble to pull together an emergency digital release for the R-rated comedy.
The publicity surrounding the cancellation has helped The Interview ...
Facebook Report Says It Adds Over $200 Billion to Global Economy
With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook Inc would rank as the world's second-most populous nation if it were a country.
While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity - $227 billion...
Lawmakers Look at How Airbnb Affects NYC Housing, Economy
With home-as-hotel sites like Airbnb doing booming business, New York City lawmakers are scrutinizing how the trend affects the housing market and economy.A City Council hearing Tuesday is shaping up to be a wide-ranging faceoff over the pros and cons of short-term...
Twitter, Tumblr Leaders Ditch Smartphones to Combat Addiction
From Arianna Huffington to strategists at Twitter Inc. and Tumblr, technocrats are taking a break from their smartphones to show they can survive without digital media -- for a few hours at least.In interviews at the Digital Life Design technology conference in Munich this...
Japan Researchers Target 3D-printed Body Parts
Japanese scientists say they are on their way to being able to create custom-made skin, bone and joints using a 3D printer.Several groups of researchers around the world have developed small masses of tissue for implants, but now they are looking to take the next step and...
End Of Google Glass Sends Company Back To Drawing Board
This week Google announced plans to end individual sales of its two year-old Google Glass "Explorer" program and to restructure the entire Glass program, but the company maintains the move is not the death of the controversial technology.
NOAA, NASA Say 2014 Warmest Year on Record
For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.
YouTube Will Produce Super Bowl Halftime Show With Online Stars
YouTube will offer a halftime show during the Super Bowl featuring some of its biggest online stars, part of a broader initiative to promote advertisements on the Google Inc.-owned video site.
European Mars Lander, Missing Since 2003, Found on Planet
The European Space Agency's Beagle-2 lander, which had been lost on Mars since 2003, has been found on the red planet, the agency said Friday.
Google Discontinuing First Google Glass Wearables
Google is shutting down its Glass Explorer program and ceasing consumer sales of the $1,500 initial wearable devices on Jan. 19, as the Internet giant revamps its approach to the market.
Space Station Crew Returns After Alarm Scare Prompts Evacuation
Astronauts returned to the U.S. portion of the International Space Station after a false alarm triggered a partial evacuation of the orbiting laboratory.All six crew members moved to the station's Russian section early today after a warning suggested trouble with a...
Musk to Build Satellites in Seattle in Drive for Mars Expedition
The world according to Elon Musk is about to get more ambitious -- ranging from a Seattle engineering office to develop and launch satellites to the on-time delivery of a crossover electric SUV that will appeal to women.The 43-year-old billionaire also said in an interview...
Rand Paul, Lamar Smith: GOP Opposes Waste of Grant Money, Not Science
The Republican Party is not at war with science when it questions how scarce federal dollars are spent by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, write Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas in Politico magazine.
CNN Wins Go-ahead to Test Drones for News Coverage
CNN said Monday it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US, the network said.Conceived initially mainly for military purposes, private use of the small unmanned aircraft allowing for image and information gathering is...
More Science & Technology Stories