California bans paparazzi drones
California on Tuesday approved a law which will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities, among a series of measures aimed at tightening protection of privacy.
Britons sign away first-born children for free wifi
Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.
FAA expected to approve drones for moviemaking
The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by ...
Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet
Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded—but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone ...
Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
Adverts on the road could be a distraction for drivers
People have to take in a lot of information when driving, including the locations of other road users, lane markings, signals, speed limits, directions and the dashboard display. It only takes a second to ...
Classic videogame Tetris to be made into a movie
The classic videogame Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project's developers said Tuesday.
New technology allows people to take a 'virtual field trip' to an aquarium tank
A Boise, Idaho, company is taking armchair adventuring and learning to a new level by letting anyone on the Internet take command of a remotely operated underwater vehicle.
Remote healthcare for an aging population
An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research ...
Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party
An Ohio man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party.
Manning, WikiLeaks mole, sues US military seeking sex change
A year after being sentenced to a 35-year prison term in the biggest confidential document leak in US history, Chelsea Manning is suing the military seeking a sex change.
Police in US capital put body cameras to the test
Washington's city police force began putting body cameras to the test Wednesday, making the US capital the latest to use video technology as a routine part of law enforcement.
New comic book stars Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
The life of billionaire Facebook executive and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg has been distilled into a 32-page comic book set for release this week.
Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data
A California judge's ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was ...