Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits
Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.
Comcast defends mega-merger amid stepped-up criticism (Update)
Comcast opens its campaign to get approval of its mega-merger with rival Time Warner Cable at a congressional hearing Wednesday, amid intense criticism from some activists.
Computing's invisible challenge
To us, it may not seem like a big deal: CNN's website is taking too long to load. The day's most popular YouTube video won't stop buffering. "Twitter is over capacity." While these little hiccups in usability ...
NIST launches a new US time standard: NIST-F2 atomic clock
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, ...
A new optical inspection system reviews wire, pipe, rails at 10 meters a second and finds defects in real time
The wire blank shoots from the drawing die which molds it into the desired shape. Up to ten meters per second, the workpiece is fast – and thus can keep pace with world-class runners like Usain Bolt. At ...
First phononic crystal that can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to dynamically ...
7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous
Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
US 'restrained' in cyber operations - Pentagon chief
The United States will show "restraint" in cyber operations outside of US government networks, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Friday, urging other countries to do the same.
Dish, DirecTV shares rise on reported merger talk
Shares of satellite TV companies Dish and DirecTV surged in midday trading Wednesday after a report said that Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen had contacted DirecTV CEO Mike White about merging.
Seattle taxi drivers sue ridesharing service
A Seattle-area taxi drivers organization has sued an app-based ridesharing service, alleging that Uber violates multiple laws and regulations, thus harming taxi drivers and the public.
Obama proposes to end NSA bulk data collection
US President Barack Obama is proposing to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection, exposed by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
China demands answers from US over spying claims
China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions.
Excavation of Neolithic chambered tomb on Anglesey begins
An archaeological excavation of Ynys Môn's least known Neolithic chambered tomb – Perthi Duon, west of the village of Brynsiencyn on Anglesey – has begun. The work is being carried out by a team from ...
Online news attracts star power and big money
The news media is generating some big news of its own, as a growing number of star US journalists move online, bringing followers and financial backers with them.