The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
As a country, we usually think of technology and religion as opposing forces—one connected with our ancient past, the other with our boundless future.
Google is exploring the concept of an electronic skin tattoo that could embed a microphone and lie detector into a user’s neck.
If you have an Android phone registered with Google services, Google has matched your phone number to your Google Plus profile and plans to turn the association into yet another de-anonymizing tool.
Today, Microsoft released its latest batch of Office Web App updates, pushing its free offering well past the feature set offered by its rivals.
How do you compete with rivals that are willing to give away a product comparable to yours?
The next version of Android, KitKat 4.4, will allow users to set a third-party app as their default texting option straight from the OS, Google has revealed.
Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the NSA and FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take whatever they want. And they’ve been doing it since 2007.
The technology industry often finds itself pontificating about the future, but the busy news cycle this year gave us plenty to discuss.
Music Beta launched without the cooperation of record labels and, according to the New York Times report, Google is still in talks with labels over the MP3 store launch.
When Bill Gates testified via videotape in Microsoft’s antitrust trial in 1998, he was combative and defensive, as if he couldn’t believe how stupid the entire procedure was.