Eddie robot does party photography (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- News made developer rounds last month of Microsoft's Eddie, the reference robot grounded in Microsoft’s Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta. Described as a freely available .NET-based programming environment ...

US firm confirms web censoring tools used in Syria

A US firm specializing in Internet censoring equipment on Friday confirmed that Syria was using its products to block web activity, amid a brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.

Thai flooding disrupting hard drive supplies

The massive flooding in Thailand is disrupting supplies of hard disk drives (HDDs) for the world's personal computer makers, according to companies and market intelligence firms.

Behind the numbers: Samsung passes Apple in phones

For the first time, Samsung Electronics Co. shipped more smartphones in the latest quarter than tech industry darling Apple Inc. On the surface, this may look like a big upset in a world that affords the iPhone maker adulation ...

Appeals court overturns key Cape Wind clearance

(AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the Federal Aviation Administration's ruling that Cape Wind's turbines present no danger for local air traffic.

YouTube launches broad entertainment venture

(AP) -- YouTube is making a bold step into original programming in an entertainment venture with some 100 content creators, from Madonna to The Wall Street Journal.

Beluga gives way to Facebook Messenger

Facebook is ushering out freshly acquired Beluga text messaging service to clear the way for a replacement tailored for the social network.

White House orders review of energy loans

The White House Friday ordered a probe into US government loans to clean energy firms, after a solar panel company took a half billion dollar Energy Department loan guarantee and then went bankrupt.