Widgets, gadgets, and the geeks who will inherit the Earth.
Apple says it didn't create iPhone 'backdoor' for NSA
The tech giant denied claims that it allowed the NSA to create secret "backdoor" surveillance software for the iPhone.
Superpower of the Year
Scientists have never been so close to making an 'invisibility cloak.' Wait. WHAT?!?!?!
US astronauts step out on spacewalk for station repairs
The spacewalk began at 7:01 a.m., and is expected to last six and a half hours.
The 2013 Currency of the Year
Bitcoin is the Best Currency of 2013 because it kind of took over the world.
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon, 1st since 1976
China joins the ranks of the US and the Soviet Union in making a 'soft landing' on the moon.
Chinese unmanned spacecraft lands on moon
China joins the ranks of the US and the Soviet Union in making a 'soft-landing' on the moon.
US government squabbles over in-flight phone calls
Federal Communications Commission clashes with the Department of Transportation over a proposition to allow in-flight cellphone use.
Google opens first Asia data centers
The new Google data centers in Taiwan and in Singapore will address an expected rise in traffic from Asian users.
Microsoft 'smart bra' developed to curb emotional eating
The "smart bra" by Microsoft is embedded with physiological sensors that monitor a woman's heart activity to measure stress levels and combat emotional eating.
Biden time in Asia
Commentary: China is the looming superpower, but with a tradition of taking the long view.
United Nations deploys drones to Congo
Unmanned aircraft will patrol for threats in Eastern Congo, the first time the UN has used these surveillance devices.
Amazon.com announces drone delivery system
The online shopping giant has announced it's testing a new delivery system that will use programmed drones to deliver consumer goods.
Twitter vs. NSA: Social media site tightens security against snooping
Twitter is clearly being proactive as users become more sensitive to what is happening with their data.
Censored images on China's Sina Weibo revealed
US investigative journalism group ProPublica monitored 100 Sina Weibo user accounts to see which images were censored on China's version of Twitter.
Anonymous, LulzSec hacktivist Jeremy Hammond gets 10-year sentence for Stratfor hack
Jeremy Hammond, a well-known and widely revered hacktivist, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement with attacks on private intelligence firm Stratfor.
Snapchat turns down $3 billion from Facebook: Wall Street Journal
Sources say Facebook offered to buy the photo-messaging mobile application famous for allowing risk-free sexting.
Smartphone numbers to triple by 2019, report says
The number of smartphones is forecast to reach 5.6 billion worldwide by 2019, Sweden's Ericsson AB predicts.
Apple's Arizona factory to create 2,000 new jobs in United States
It is believed that the factory will produce industrial sapphire to be used in smartphone components.
Improving nature’s 'living infrastructure' can limit the impact of big storms
Commentary: The increasing threat of catastrophic storms coincides with an era of global austerity. But investment in coastal ecosystems will reduce risks.
Recalling monsters of the past, Germans find US spying repugnant
Commentary: Germans speak vehemently of disappointment with President Barack Obama.
What is journalism? Reports on a US spy agency run amok meet the test
Commentary: New, accurate, reliable information the public has a need to know and a right to know.
Apple profit falls despite brisk iPhone sales
Profits for the tech giant fell for the third straight quarter, but holiday sales are expected to be strong as new iPads are released.
Anonymous is breaking into computer systems used by the Assad government
Anonymous is releasing stolen data and actively searching for security vulnerabilities to exploit Syrian government systems.
Anonymous targets Cambodian government amid popular protests
Participants in OpCambodiaFreedom are concerned with systemic problems that plague Cambodian society, including severe poverty, censorship, corruption and government land grabs.
OpFrackOff: Anonymous pledges support to Canada anti-fracking protesters
Anonymous is joining New Brunswick environmental activists in anti-fracking campaigns, targeting the Canadian government, corporations and energy conglomerates.
Fatal addiction: Authors accuse Apple of destroying Japan's tech industry
The gadget maker is humbling Japan’s once proud electronics industry, and may kill it.
Anonymous targets Morocco over Facebook kiss arrests
Anonymous claims to have gained access to several Moroccan government servers, in retaliation for the arrest of two teens who posted a photo of themselves kissing to Facebook.
Why India and Pakistan must be united on health care
Commentary: Not surprisingly, India and Pakistan have nuclear bombs but few vaccines for insect-borne tropical diseases.
Is Brazil lost at sea?
Analysis: After a rough season, Brazil hopes bidding for its massive offshore oil reserves will right the ship. Now Brazilian oil workers are striking and energy majors like Exxon-Mobil, Chevron and BP aren't placing their bids.
'Supremacy,' revealed? Hacker stokes League of Legends speculation
A representative of Riot Games would not clarify if the game a hacker accessed was a long-dead past project or one currently in development.
Why Chinese actually envy the US government shutdown
Finally: positive spin on congressional gridlock, from an unlikely place.