The announcement last week by Japanese automaker Toyota that it will offer wireless charging for mobile phones in its redesigned 2013 Avalon is the latest indication of the spreading acceptance of the convenient way to keep a smartphone charged up and ready to go.
2012 saw science looking from the cosmically large to the infinitesimally small, from the end of some efforts -- like the Space Shuttle era -- to the beginnings of others, with the search for fundamental physical particles.
As film reviewers weighed in on "The Hobbit" -- the latest offering from "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson -- many gave space in their reviews for a discussion of something beyond story, acting and directing, choosing to focus on technology in the projection booth.
Visitors to NASA's website are currently being greeted with a request for public input on how the space agency's site should look as the agency ponders a re-design.
When a NASA official said last week data from an instrument on the Mars Curiosity rover suggested something "for the history books," many people thought an announcement was imminent of the possible discovery of life on the Red Planet -- until the space agency began to seriously backpedal on the story.
The ever-widening scandal that took down David Petraeus as the head of the CIA started simply enough when Paula Broadwell, with whom he was having an affair, clicked the "send" button on her email program.
Microsoft's confirmation of an Office Mobile app that will let users of iOS and Android devices view and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on their mobile devices raises, if you're willing to give it some thought, a philosophical -- or perhaps at least sociological -- question.
Microsoft's introduction of its Windows 8 operating system last week has positioned the software as the Swiss army knife of the computing universe -- desktop, laptop, notebook or tablet, Microsoft says Windows 8 is the answer for all.
With the admission this week by Amazon's Jeff Bezos that the company doesn't make any money on its new Kindle Fire tablets and Paperwhite e-readers, people could be excused for asking, "Is this any way to run a business?
With the end of what was arguably NASA's marquee mission, the space shuttle program, the space agency is keen to maintain public interest in its remaining missions, especially those doing planetary exploration within our own solar system.
As on-line orders for Apple's iPhone 5 soared into the millions and the die-hard faithful set up sleeping bags and camp stoves in front of Apple retail stores in advance of Friday's opening sales day, it may be the time -- or at least the opportunity -- to ask a question: Does anybody really need an iPhone 5?
When Amazon.com unveiled its new family of more powerful tablet computers last week, they painted a large bulls-eye on Apple, its all-powerful iPad and its nearly 60 percent hold on the tablet computer market.
As tablet computers proliferate and look more and more alike, Apple and Samsung have thrown down the legal gauntlet.
Read a good review of a desktop PC system lately? In fact, read anything at all about a desktop PC system lately? Probably not.
The average cellphone these days is a device for texting, tweeting, browsing the Internet and -- just occasionally -- making a phone call, a considerable change from the early days of the devices that's reflected in the way cellphone carriers are making their money.