Google creates glucose monitor in contact lens

Jan 17, 2014

Google creates glucose monitor in contact lens

Google on Thursday unveiled a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day. The prototype, which Google says will take at least five ...

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 ...

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Jan 11, 2014

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, ...

Dec 31, 2013

New Google ad service called 'game-changing'

by Mark Sweney

  Ever since marketing pioneer John Wanamaker quipped that half of all the money he spent on advertising was wasted, but he didn’t know which half, businesses have been striving to make their advertising spending accountable. That was in the late 19th century. The ...

Websites try to fight nasty comments, anonymity

Dec 27, 2013

Websites try to fight nasty comments, anonymity

by Barbara Ortutay

Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: a recipe for the worst online comments. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites ...

Major U.S. tech companies call for strict limits on surveillance

Dec 9, 2013

Major U.S. tech companies call for strict limits on surveillance

Eight of America’s largest technology companies have called on President Barack Obama and Congress to impose strict new curbs on surveillance that, if enacted, would dramatically reshape intelligence operations that U.S. officials have portrayed as integral to the war on terrorism. The uncommonly unified ...

Nov 27, 2013

Amazon begins online video distribution

Major online shopping site operator Amazon Japan K.K. has started an online video distribution service, enabling customers to purchase or rent Japanese and foreign films and TV shows from a selection of more than 26,000 titles. Content providers for Amazon Instant Video include film ...

Nov 15, 2013

Suit challenging Google Books' digital library tossed out

A federal judge handed Google Inc. a victory Thursday in a long-running legal battle, tossing out a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant is violating copyright laws by scanning books without the writers’ permission to create the world’s largest digital library. The 28-page decision by ...

Nov 4, 2013

Eminem takes top honor at first YouTube music awards

YouTube’s first music awards thrilled and spilled Sunday, with Eminem named artist of the year, though most awards went to lesser-known acts during a show filled with eclectic stunts. The webcast was kicked off by indie rockers Arcade Fire performing their new song “Afterlife” ...