The Java programming language, which has just turned 20 years old, provides developers with a means to write code that is independent of the hardware it runs on: "write once, run anywhere".
All it wanted was to capture the aftermath of Spain's annual Tomatina festival, but in the end, the Google Street View car turned out to be a ripe target for tomato throwers.
This was a week where old technology reappeared, refreshed for another try at getting it right this time around.
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Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.
Google plans to censor unauthorized nude photos from its influential Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at cracking down on a malicious practice known as "revenge porn."
Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.
Google on Monday launched an online lab where journalists can learn or sharpen Internet Age reporting skills.
Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.
Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable.