Germany re-examines Facebook facial recognition

German data protection officials are taking another look at Facebook's use of photo recognition.

Why Google is buying Frommer's



Google says it is acquiring Frommer's travel-guide business from John Wiley & Sons Inc for $25 million. 



EA cautiously optimistic about Windows 8

Valve founder Gabe Newell, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson and Blizzard rep Rob Pardo are all quite apprehensive about Microsoft Windows 8.  



Copyright accusations to influence Google search results

Google's to start demoting sites in its search results that receive large numbers of valid copyright-infringement notices - delighting the content industry, but worrying free-speech campaigners.

Emails to appear in Google search results

Google's trialling a new search feature that display results from a user's emails alongside those from the web. It's also launched its Knowledge Graph service worldwide.

Interactive 3D to come to HTML

Web developers could soon be able to start including interactive 3D in their applications, thanks to new standardization efforts.

MIT researchers code a new programming language

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have written a new programming language dubbed "Halide."



Microsoft targets Gmail with Outlook.com

Forget about Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail - Redmond wants to be a real email contender with Outlook.com.



Twitter goes down on eve of Olympics

Twitter says that an outage yesterday wasn't, as rumored, caused by an overload from Olympic traffic.

Americans turned off by targeted political ads

Americans hate tailored political advertising - so much so that it's likely to put them off politicians they already support.

Pearltrees iPhone app goes live

Pearltrees is routinely used to embed data related to a particular topic in a way that is easy to navigate.



YouTube protects activists with new face-blurring feature

With YouTube increasingly the tool of choice for activists around the world, the company's launching a face-blurring feature to protect users' anonymity.

Has Facebook started its inevitable decline?



A recent report published by analysts at Capstone has confirmed that US users of Facebook declined approximately 1.1 percent over the past 6 months.



Nook eBooks are now Web friendly



Barnes & Noble has rolled out Nook for the Web, a free cloud-based service that allows customers to access their e-books on any PC or Mac browser.

Microsoft Office floats into the cloud

Microsoft's unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, which it's redesigned to make the most of touch screens, social networking and the cloud.

Microsoft revamps Office for Windows 8

A customer preview of Microsoft's new Office suite has gone live just a few months before Redmond officially launches its flagship Windows 8 operating system. 



MIT designs 'intelligent co-pilot' for cars

MIT engineers have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system that takes over if the driver does something stupid.

Are Apple's clean energy promises just hot air?

In its latest report, Greenpeace has upgraded Apple's marks on clean energy, but says the company's still being vague about how it plans to move away from coal-fired power.

Microsoft claims Surface tablet is "just a design point"



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is attempting to reassure jittery vendors that Redmond's recently unveiled Windows 8 Surface tablet is simply a "design point" - rather than a competing device.



Microsoft Windows 8 launches in October 2012



Microsoft has officially confirmed that its flagship Windows 8 operating system will roll out to manufacturers the first week of August and hit store shelves for the masses in late October 2012.