China hit by largest-ever algae bloom
The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea.
Facebook and Twitter jump on Google glasses (Update)
Facebook and Twitter launched applications Thursday for Google glasses as developers rushed to learn more about tailoring software for the Internet-linked eyewear yet to hit the market.
Researchers say readers' identities can reveal much about content of articles
Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an ...
LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order
Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the United States, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.
Tweet all about it: Twitter can't replace newswires, study shows
News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found.
Japan's NHK unveils multi-camera system for 'bullet-time' slow motion replays (w/ video)
Google closes book on Reader news story service
Google on Monday closed the book on its free Reader service for gathering news stories and other online items in simple, up-to-the-minute lists.
China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017 (Update)
China said Monday it was on track to launch a fifth lunar probe with the aim of bringing back lunar soil and rock samples following the successful moon landing of a space probe.
Facebook tunes ranking of stories in news feeds
Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the Internet age continues with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.
Facebook delivers more news in News Feed
Facebook is boosting its efforts to put more news in its News Feed.
'Priceless' 600-tonne jade deposit found in China
A massive deposit of jade weighing about 600 tonnes has been found in northeast China, state media said Friday, with local officials describing the rock as priceless.
Google removes news snippets in Germany legal fight
Internet giant Google said Wednesday it would remove news snippets and thumbnails of articles from several German news sites from its search results amid a legal battle with publishers.
More mentions in the FT linked to greater popularity of stocks
A six-year study of the Financial Times has found that the more frequently a company is mentioned in the newspaper in the morning, the greater the volume of shares traded in that company during the same day.
Putin's rare Russian tiger 'emigrates to China'
An endangered Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has become Russia's latest export to China, after the beast wandered over the border in search of a meal, Chinese state-run media said ...