'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral

Mar 2, 2014

'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral

For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: “Which sandwich are you?” After answering a series of unscientific and seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her ...

Microsoft plans spring Windows, phone updates

Feb 24, 2014

Microsoft plans spring Windows, phone updates

Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities. Windows 8 and last fall’s 8.1 update were designed for a touch environment. But some of the gesture commands don’t ...

Feb 23, 2014

WhatsApp goes down following Facebook deal

WhatsApp’s 450 million worldwide users were unable to access the smartphone free-messaging service for several hours Saturday, three days after Facebook declared it was lavishing up to $19 billion on it. “Sorry we currently experiencing server issues. We hope to be back up and ...

Computers 'to top humans by 2029'

Feb 23, 2014

Computers 'to top humans by 2029'

by Nadia Khomani

Computers will be cleverer than humans by 2029, according to Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering. The entrepreneur and futurist has predicted that in 15 years, computers will be more intelligent than we are and will be able to understand what we say, learn ...

Satya Nadella must restore world's faith in Microsoft

Feb 5, 2014

Satya Nadella must restore world's faith in Microsoft

Satya Nadella must renew the world’s faith in Microsoft and then deliver on his promises if the aging technology giant is to flourish anew. Luckily for Nadella, it appears that analysts at Microsoft believe their newly minted chief executive has the skill and resources ...

| Feb 3, 2014

In the mobile Internet Age, ads watch you

by Glenn Chapman

Ads are evolving from blaring TV spots to nudges from smartphones that know where we are, what we like and what we might be in the mood for. The transformation promises to pick up speed thanks to Internet-linked eyewear or watches and technology that ...

Jan 28, 2014

At last, Yale surrenders to technology

by Stephen L. Carter

Yale University ran up the white flag last week in its battle to keep twin seniors Peter Xu and Harry Yu from creating an easier-to-use and more informative version of its online course catalog. As the school's real battle was against technological change, defeat ...

California driver cleared in 'Google Glassing' case

Jan 17, 2014

California driver cleared in 'Google Glassing' case

A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because the code she was cited for requires proof ...

U.S. appeals court tosses out regulator's 'Net neutrality' rules

Jan 15, 2014

U.S. appeals court tosses out regulator's 'Net neutrality' rules

A U.S. appeals court Tuesday set aside Federal Communications Commission rules designed to ensure that transmission of all Internet content be treated equally, a decision that could reshape consumers’ access to entertainment, news and other online content. The anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules have barred ...