Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?
Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking
In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, ...
Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever (Update)
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
(AP)—Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how ...
Hackers trick way into ICANN computers
The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet on Wednesday said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.
Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger.
North Korea linked to Sony hacking (Update)
Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond ...
Sony cancels NKorea parody film release after threats
Hollywood studio Sony Pictures on Wednesday abruptly canceled the December 25 release date of "The Interview," a parody film which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers.
Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life
(AP)—Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods.
Belarus tightens control over online media
(AP)—The Belarusian parliament has approved a bill that would allow authorities to shut Internet media if they carry content deemed illegal.
On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'
(AP)—Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that.
Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services
(AP)—Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.