IBM Has Built a Computer Chip that Functions Like a Brain

It can sense, taste, feel, smell, hear, and understand its surroundings. One day, IBM (IBM, Tech30) says the chips might be used to build a thermometer that can "smell"...

Google Fights Gmail Phishing with Tougher Spam Filters

Google has a new tool to block a possible entryway for spammers to get at users' Gmail accounts. The web giant announced Tuesday that...

More Girls Getting Into Technology With ‘Girls Who Code’ Program

Each morning this summer, Jazmine Fernandez hopped the subway to downtown Oakland and boarded a shuttle bus bound for Silicon Valley. The youngest of four...

Apps and Gadgets for the Digital Student

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days...

Amazon Halting DVD Preorders of ‘Disney’ and ‘Captain America’ Movies

Retail giant Amazon is giving Captain America, Miss Piggy and Maleficent the cold shoulder. Consumers are suddenly unable to place advance orders to buy DVDs...

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend “Apple University”

Sorry, high school seniors. The only way to attend Apple University is to get a job at Apple, where, instead of outdated instructional videos,...

Google on Track to Sell Over 5 Million Chromebooks this Year; Education Sector Likes...

Demand for Chromebooks is rising, particularly in the US education sector, and that trend poses a long-term threat to the device's rivals. Sales of Chromebooks...

Hackers Unveil Their Plan to Change Email Forever

"They’re going to keep coming after us,” Ladar Levison, creator of an encrypted email service used by Edward Snowden, said at Defcon on Friday The...

Google and Yahoo! Working Together on Encrypted Email Tool

Google and Yahoo are joining forces to create a tool that will encrypt messages sent and received between users.  According to The Wall Street Journal, the...

State of the Internet: With Virginia at #1, Southern States Have Fastest Internet Speeds;...

The days of slow dial-up speeds are fast behind us, but if you are still impatiently waiting for your videos to stream, moving down...

A New Seatbelt Thingy Will Wake You Up on the Road

A seatbelt that wakes you up if you are in danger of falling asleep at the wheel is being developed by scientists. The device measures...

5 Things We Still Don’t Know About Russian Hackers’ Theft of 1.2 Billion Passwords

There’s still much that’s unclear about Tuesday’s revelation that a small group of hackers in Russia have amassed a database of 1.2 billion stolen user IDs and passwords....

Xiaomi Dethrones Samsung as #1 Smartphone Maker in China

Smartphone maker Xiaomi has gone from zero to hero, dethroning Samsung and taking the No. 1 spot in the world's largest mobile market, according to research...

Microsoft Ordered by U.S. Court to Hand Over E-mails Stored on Server in Ireland

Microsoft's latest attempt to resist a US government warrant demanding access to emails stored on servers in Ireland has been dismissed by a federal...

Facebook’s Internet.org Creates App to Offer Limited Internet Service in Zambia

Facebook Inc.’s Internet.org initiative is launching an Android app to bring basic Internet services to Airtel customers in Zambia, Africa without charging them for...

Apple’s Focus on Value Helps Company Achieve Record Mac Sales

Earlier Tuesday, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, adding slightly faster Intel Haswell processors. But the real emphasis from Apple has...

Apple Aims to Boost E-book Platform with Acquisition of BookLamp, the ‘Pandora for Books’

Apple has confirmed earlier reports that it has acquired BookLamp, presumably in an effort to bolster the company's e-book sales by tapping into the...

Apple May Face Bose in Court Over Beats Electronics Lawsuit

Sound system company and headset maker, Bose, filed a suit on Friday at the District Court in Delaware against Apple's Beats Electronics for an...

Bloomberg: Mark Zuckerberg is Richer than Google Co-Founders and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is now richer than both Google founders and Amazon's chairman. On Thursday, Zuckerberg's net worth rose to $33.3 billion, which...

Apple Still World’s Top Tablet Maker, but Hold on Market is Loosening

Apple’s grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets. Meanwhile, total...