Wednesday, June 29
Google knows a lot about you - particular about the "you" on the internet. A new tool launched today called My Activity lets you get some insight on just what that information is - in a readable sense - by showing you your various web, Google product (including Android and Android apps), and search activities in a rather pretty card timeline. The site works on both desktop and mobile.
Friday, May 27
Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk. That's according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that the Pentagon was still using 1970s-era computing systems that require "eight-inch floppy disks."
Wednesday, April 06
Instant messaging service WhatsApp is seeking to reassure its users about their privacy by encrypting all messages sent via its app.
Wednesday, March 02
In 1970, a Stanford artificial intelligence researcher named John McCarthy returned from a conference in Bordeaux, France, where he had presented a paper on the possibility of a “Home Information Terminal.”
Tuesday, March 01
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating its computer's fourth birthday with some big news: it's launching a brand new Raspberry Pi today.
Monday, February 29
A software developer in Denmark has created a way to track the sleep patterns of his Facebook friends using only the activity data available on the social network. The tool, developed by Søren Louv-Jansen, is based on the activity timestamps that Facebook stores on users of its site and Messenger app.
Thursday, February 25
In the 1960s, Mattel's ThingMaker let children create their own toys by pouring liquid plastic into metal molds. Now, Mattel has updated the idea for a new century using 3D printing.
Wednesday, February 24
A photo of Mark Zuckerberg walking with a slightly inhuman smile on his face, past a sea of people wearing virtual reality headsets, has caused a stir online.
Wednesday, October 07
In the 20 months since Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, we've seen the company go through a lot of changes. Microsoft has slumped over the last decade and its doing everything it can to make sure it doesn't fall short over the next ten years.
Tuesday, September 08
Apple Inc. is hosting its annual splash on Wednesday to unveil a new version of its most-important product, the iPhone. The company has also used the occasion to update customers, analysts and investors on its performance and other products—and this year will probably be no different.