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Facebook eyes $1bn deal for GPS app Waze

Facebook is in talks on a potential $1 billion deal to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Review: Despite flaws, voice search has potential

I never thought I'd be telling my phone what to do. But I often find myself talking to various digital assistants—Siri on the iPhone and Google Now on Android devices—to request driving directions, restaurant recommendations ...

New robot takes augmented reality to a new level

(Phys.org)—Researchers and engineers at a Japanese company called Different Dimensions have taken the concept of augmented reality to new heights by adding the touch of an avatar to the experience. That touch comes courtesy ...

FCC drops Google 'Street View' investigation

US government telecom regulators have ended an investigation into Google's "Street View" online mapping service gathering data from private wireless hotspots.

Google defends privacy plan to US lawmakers

Google, facing pressure from US lawmakers over a new privacy policy, said Tuesday it remains committed to protecting consumer data as it creates a "seamless and easy" Web experience.

Designing wildlife corridors in the digital age

Development is squeezing animals into smaller pockets of land, and without sufficient planning and protection, individual animal populations could find themselves increasingly isolated.

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