iCub robot learns language like baby

A team working with the iCub humanoid robot says it can now understand what is being said to it and even anticipate the end of a sentence.

Outlook.com emerges from preview, boasts 60 million users

Microsoft has taken its Outlook.com email service out of preview and opened it to the public, as it prepares to shut Hotmail down.

Chevy ready for Sonic and Spark Siri Eyes Free integration

Back in November of last year, Chevrolet confirmed it would be rolling out Apple Siri Eyes Free integration for its Sonic and Spark vehicles.

Amazon Cloud Player goes live for Ford Sync AppLink equipped vehicles

Amazon has confirmed that its Cloud Player is now available for owners of Ford vehicles with Sync Applink capability.

Opera plans switch to WebKit

Opera Software has announced plans to abandon its own Presto rendering engine and move to using WebKit, the same engine that powers Chrome and Safari.

Raspbmc for the Pi hits a stable 1.0

Have you purchased a Raspberry Pi recently, perhaps the $25 model A? If your goal is to transform the uber-mini dev-board into a small set top box or home theater PC, you might want to check out the latest version of the Raspbmc OS (1.0).

Amex teams with Twitter for 'tweet to buy' service

American Express has extended its deal with Twitter to allow users to link their cards to their Twitter account and buy products directly from within Twitter.

Paranoid Android 3 goes live for Nexus lineup

Paranoid Android can best be described as a customized version of Google's mobile Android operating system loaded with a feature known as Hybrid Engine (HE). 

How Facebook brought down the internet

Facebook managed to bring down large chunks of the internet last night, thanks to a glitch with Facebook Connect.

Microsoft ads attack Google over privacy

Microsoft has launched an aggressive PR campaign against Google, claiming users are being 'scroogled' by its privacy practices.

Vine slapped with 17+ rating because of porn

Twitter's video sharing application for the iPhone known as Vine recently ran afoul of the censors over at Apple due to pornographic content uploaded by users of the app.

Video: Dolphin emulator plays Nintendo Wii games on Android

There are currently a number of video game emulator apps on the market for Android smartphones and tablets, including PPSSPP and RetroArch.

Most Facebook users take long breaks from site

The number of Facebook users continues to rise - indeed, two thirds of online Americans are members. But, says  the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, most like to take regular breaks.

Are Google searches racist?

'Black-sounding' names are more likely to trigger ads associated with criminality, says a Harvard professor, in what could be Google's racism - or everybody else's.

Gift card service gives Facebook more user data

In its latest effort to be all things to all people - and make some cash at the same time - Facebook's launched a gift card system.

Splashtop remote desktop app upgraded for iOS, Android tablets

Splashtop is probably one the most popular remote desktop apps on the mobile market today. 

Mozilla blocks plugins by default

Mozilla says it's planning to change the way Firefox loads all third party plugins apart from Flash Player, blocking them by default. It will no longer load them automatically, instead using Click to Play.

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium goes live today

With the previous iterations of Microsoft's incredibly popular productivity suite known as Office you paid one high price and the software was yours forever.

Google publishes North Korea map... complete with gulags

It's always nice to have a map to go along with your holiday snaps, and remind you just where that charming temple or prison camp was exactly.

Android RetroArch emulates PlayStation, NES, Sega Genesis and more

If you are a retro-gaming enthusiast, you probably are quite familiar with various emulators, such as the aptly named PPSSPP, which runs PSP titles on Android and a number of other platforms.