Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak
Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking ...
'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach (Update)
Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
Diagnosing "broken" buildings to make them greener
The co-founders of MIT spinout KGS Buildings have a saying: "All buildings are broken." Energy wasted through faulty or inefficient equipment, they say, can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoidable ...
USB sticks may beat Internet hurdles globally
Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future
In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification.
US court case could mean doom for software patents (Update)
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
The quick brown fox can help secure your passwords online
In 2004 Bill Gates pronounced usernames and passwords dead. Gates, a man consistently thinking ahead of the crowd, was right. Most of us – including our employers and the online services we rely on – just ...
Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs (Update)
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the electronic stability control.
Ransomware no cause for New Year celebration: Sophos
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has ...
The little black box bringing the internet to Kenya
The BRCK is, in a sense, just like the archetypal little black box. It does what you need and you don't have to worry about its inner workings.
VW recalls 270,000 cars in China to fix airbags
Volkswagen and a Chinese partner are recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent air bags from activating properly, the government said Wednesday.
Endoscopy with panoramic view
Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ—their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. ...
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.