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New York Times Wikipedia edits raise conflict of interest questions

The New York Times has been editing its reporters' Wikipedia pages for years, possibly violating the website's "conflict of interest" policy, Web watchers say.
Google shucks off Motorola; good idea or bad decision?

Google shucks off Motorola; good idea or bad decision?

Google, which bought Motorola Mobility in 2011 for $12.5 billion, announced last week it is selling the smartphonemaker to PC manufacturer Lenovo for $2.9 billion. Bad deal? Perhaps not, experts are saying: Think patents, not hardware.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

IBM's top tierexecutives to pass on 2013 bonus pay

U.S. technology giant IBM said in a regulatory filing its top-tier management team will pass on bonuses for 2013 due to disappointing sales results.

Apple granted U.S. patent for a 'smart bevel' on devices

Apple has been awarded a U.S. patent for a "smart bezel," designed to provide new input capabilities to touchscreens.

Report: Google's Android on 8 out of 10 smartphones shipped in 2013

Nearly eight out of 10 smartphones shipped globally in 2013 were running Google's Android operating system, an independent analysis published Thursday said.

Angry Birds website hacked after allegations of data collecting

The official Angry Birds website was defaced by hackers following allegations U.S. and British spy agencies had access to personal data from the mobile app.

Google to sell Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3 billion

U.S. Internet giant Google is selling its handset device unit to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for about $3 billion, an informed source told the New York Times.

Blocking order against Pirate Bay torrent site lifted for Dutch ISPs

A court has overturned a judge's order that had forced two Dutch Internet service providers to block access to BitTorrent search engine the Pirate Bay.

IAEA inspectors arrive at Iranian uranium mine

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived Wednesday to survey operations at a uranium mine in Iran, the Iranian government confirmed.

Sprint merger with T-Mobile could hit antitrust hurdle

A Sprint Corp. purchase of T-Mobile would likely face opposition from the U.S. Justice Department on antitrust concerns, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon rumored to be working on game/entertainment console

Amazon plans to launch an Android-based gaming and entertainment device this year, a video games industry website is reporting.
British firm says its space station cameras to provide web images

British firm says its space station cameras to provide web images

Two British-built Earth-observation cameras have been successfully installed on the outside of the International Space Station, their maker said.

Russia's Roscosmos space agency proposes to build largest rocket ever

Russia's Roscosmos federal space agency has announced it would seek government approval to build the world's largest rocket.

British intelligence agency reportedly monitored websites, users

A British intelligence agency monitored YouTube video views, Facebook "likes" and blog visits in real time, new leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal.
British firm says its space station cameras to provide Web images

British firm says its space station cameras to provide Web images

Two British-built Earth-observation cameras have been successfully installed on the outside of the International Space Station, their maker said.

Ride-sharing company Uber sued in girl's death

The family of a 6-year-old girl killed by an Uber driver in San Francisco New Year's Eve has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ride-sharing company.

Book for teaching coding to kids surprise success on Kickstarter

The Finnish author of a book meant to teach kids programming fundamentals, hoping to raise $10,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, says it's already raised $185,000.

Samsung reportedly getting ready to unveil Google Glass competitor

Samsung may unveil a rival to the Google Glass wearable computer before the year is over, Korea Times reported.

Hotel chain testing program of using smartphones as room keys

Hotel guests may soon be able to bypass the check-in counter and unlock their rooms with digital keys sent to an app on their iPhones, one hotel chain says.
Google snaps up British artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Google snaps up British artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind

Google has made its biggest European acquisition yet, picking up artificial intelligence London start-up Deep Mind for $650 million.

App can monitor cellphone use, indicate possible 'phone addiction'

German researchers have unveiled a free smartphone app to measure how much time people spend on their phones, which could signal cellphone dependency.

Israeli computers hacked, including one in Defense Ministry

Hackers gained access to a computer in Israel's Defense Ministry after someone in the department opened an email with a virus in it, a technology expert said.

Performance improved if practicing with a partner

People improve their performance more when they practice with a partner rather than on their own, British and Japanese researchers say.
Is Apple, late to the phablet party, rushing to catch up?

Is Apple, late to the phablet party, rushing to catch up?

Phablet. Odd word, that. A mashup of smartphone and tablet, it's one of those construct words that pop up when technology moves too fast for the language and creates a niche genre of products for which there's no handy existing label.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

166 errors found in national DNA database

The FBI, in an audit of a national DNA database, has so far found nearly 170 profiles that contain errors, officials said.
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