Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead
Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets.
Laser weapon system stops truck in field test
Lockheed Martin's 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test, demonstrating the rapidly evolving precision capability to protect military ...
Size matters: Phones as big as they can get for easy use
There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get ...
IBM buys small Denver startup AlchemyAPI to expand Watson
IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.
Never mind: Android L full-disk encryption by default not required
Will Facebook make a car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the network
No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems.
Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition
Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services supplied by Google and Apple.
Five stunners from the Geneva car show
Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.
Done your homework? How to track your kids by smartphone
Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweetshop after school?
Internet invades everything at gadget fair in Barcelona
The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show.
Alibaba opens US data center in new challenge to Amazon
Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging US rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing.
Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s
A newly discovered Internet security flaw could leave many websites vulnerable to hackers because of weak US encryption standards in the 1990s, researchers said Tuesday.
Clinton email policy violated Obama administration guidance
Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state was not illegal, it violated Obama administration guidance and undermined his pledge of historic ...