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 ...
US closes probe into Camry Hybrid brake problems
An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.
Overly polite drivers, not roadworks, cause traffic jams
British motorists who are too polite or timid in their driving style are the cause of lengthy traffic jams across the UK, particularly when faced with roadworks or lane closures, according to a leading Heriot-Watt ...
Smartphone-loss anxiety disorder
The smart phone has changed our behavior, sometimes for the better as we are now able to connect and engage with many more people than ever before, sometimes for the worse in that we may have become over-reliant on the connectivity ...
Here's how you find out who shot down MH17
More than a month has passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed with the loss of all 298 lives on board. But despite the disturbances at the crash site near the small town of Grabovo, near Donetsk ...
US safety agency offers online recall check
The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
Students trust technology, but have concerns about privacy and robotics, poll shows
Purdue University students are optimistic about how technology will improve their lives but have concerns about privacy and the role of specific technologies, according to a poll.
Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate
What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto."
White House backs use of body cameras by police
Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of ...
Coroner: Bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide
A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work and personal issues.
Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents
Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes.
Kim Dotcom's party poised to win New Zealand seats (Update)
At a recent political rally in Wellington, indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom jokingly asked members of New Zealand's spy agency to raise their hands.
Turning tweets to tenners: London Fashion gets digital (Update)
London Fashion Week opened on Friday with a new push for online sales, as designers seek to turn the democratisation of the catwalk through live streaming and Twitter into cold, hard cash.