It's much, much more fun being old in Japan. While we get boring old wheelchairs, they get flying ones.
Nobody likes to be photographed when they're not looking their best. So it's got to be good news for everybody that EU data privacy regulators want Google to warn people before sending its Street View vans out on the roads.
As the European Commission opens an anti-trust enquiry into Google, the company has revealed details of how it ranks its search results.
The calving of a massive Antarctic iceberg is expected to affect ocean circulation worldwide, causing colder winters the other side of the world.
Two new Tivo models have shown up in Best Buy's inventory system, showing specs for one model that appear to indicate it will have a whopping one terabyte hard drive. The Premiere HD and Premiere XL HD Tivo set-tops will come out next month.
With over 300,000 copies of the cutesy-gory zombie-killing game sold in just nine days, Plants vs. Zombies has become the fastest-selling product in the history of the iPhone App Store. For 8 days in a row following its launch, it was ranked as the top-selling game.
Imagine if your private conversations with family, friends, coworkers, and romantic interests were accidentally being sent to random people instead of you. Well, that's exactly what happened to "a small number of users" during an unusual Facebook glitch late Wednesday night.
A Pennsylvania teen today confessed in court that he injected a virus into Sony's online gaming Web site. The 17-year-old boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, will face sentencing for the misdemeanor.
Italy could shoot itself in the foot and seriously harm freedom of speech and the Internet according to Google, which recently saw three top execs convicted in absentee for content hosted briefly on YouTube which had nothing to do them.
Sprint has confirmed plans to expand its 4G mobile broadband service to several major cities during 2010, including Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco.
Steve Jobs has reportedly told company shareholders that Apple's $25 billion cash war chest will allow the corporation to take "big, bold" risks in the future.
Redmond has reared its ugly head and roared, slamming government document tipster site Cryptome with a DMCA notice and getting the site taken down by its hosting provider, Network Solutions, all because it dared to post Microsoft’s boring and standard surveillance compliance policy.
A talented programmer known as thunderbird2k has successfully ported Quake 3 to the Android OS.
Northrop Grumman has successfully flown the first in a new series of Bat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
They're cuddly folk at Wal-Mart, and they don't like mucky stuff - they won't even sell CDs with sexually explicit lyrics. So it's no surprise that, right after buying video start-up Vudu, the retailer has shut down its adult section.
A Wisconsin teenager is facing 15 years in jail after being convicted of using Facebook to blackmail dozens of classmates into sex.
Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology and atheism, a statistical study has found.
Microsoft has been granted a license to kill by a federal judge, allowing it to take down the massive Waledac botnet.
Astrophysicists have for the first time got the opportunity to watch a planet being distorted and destroyed by its host star.
Apple is certainly seeing the fruits of its labors with its popular iPhone, but some believe there is something profoundly rotten with the firm’s app store, and that if the problem isn’t remedied, people could begin losing patience and switching to other devices.
Mobile app analytics research firm (yes, one exists) Disitmo has released some interesting statistics about the pricing structure for all major app platforms. Among the findings is the fact that more than half of Android's apps are free.
That means that, on average, more than 46 songs have been purchased on iTunes every single second, since the store launched on April 28, 2003.
Apple had been keeping a tally of sales leading up to the big 10 billion mark on a special website, where it now has the number typed out in a large banner, as well as a list of the 20 all-time top-selling songs.
NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.
The world of biometric security managed to get all shook up when a couple of “ethical hackers” managed to get through Amsterdam airport’s border patrol with a passport under the name of Elvis Presley, complete with the hip-shaker’s picture.
A Pennsylvania-area school district official has called a press conference to vehemently deny charges of spying on students with remotely activated webcams.
Apple has reportedly launched an initiative to create an "explicit" category for third-party app developers of the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Adobe has updated its Flash 10.1 beta with support for Intel GMA 500 graphics and Broadcom Crystal HD chips.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that at least four recently launched smartphones emit some of the "highest radiation" on the market.
I’ve been using the Dell Mini 5 for a number of weeks now in stealth mode. I also carry the Kindle DX which has a similar sized screen to the iPad and think Apple may have guessed wrong on this product.
There is not much of a plot: shoot the falling bombs before they hit the blue blocks (i.e., "cities") at the bottom of the screen. It's not exactly the "high concept" that Hollywood usually seeks, but Atari seems to think their vintage arcade game could make a captivating flick.
Three European-based Web sites have filed formal complaints to the European Commission, alleging antitrust concerns. The claims include assertions that Google systematically lowers search index values of companies with competing interests to Google.
According to Web analytics firm Omniture, the mobile version of NBC's Winter Olympics Web site (including iPhone and iPod App views) has reached a staggering 58.2 million page views, a growth of over two-thirds compared to the same statistic for 2008's Beijing games.
Influx's TVStation 2 allows users to create their own online TV network where they can program scheduled video, stream live content, and chat online with others in a unique Web-based social environment.
If you combine two great vices – a penchant for porn and a love of gambling – with the Internet, you might come up with something similar to Chatroulette, a three month old site which has become an overnight craze for anyone and everyone with a computer and webcam.