| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Critics of a $1-billion school computer project in Los Angeles have launched an increasingly popular Facebook page asserting that the money should be spent instead on campus repairs.
The page, called “Repairs Not IPads,” was started...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Two embarrassed Utah lawmakers were apologetic after a spontaneous Twitter exchange that made light of changing genders instantly went viral on social media.
Among those seizing upon the exchange was an LGBT activist who decided...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Google Maps for the iPhone is getting smarter thanks to a new feature that will recommend quicker routes to users as they drive.
"Outsmart traffic and save time on the road -- #GoogleMaps will notify you if there’s a faster route," the Silicon...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's deal to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion delivered a double-barreled shocker to the tech industry as the sale promised to scramble the playing field for mobile devices.
The transaction marks an...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The producers of Fox's "American Idol" are looking to give the long-running televised singing competition a fresh hook and attract viewers with new interactive features offered through partnerships with Google and Facebook.
In a first for Google, people...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:03 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Paranoia or privacy? Some people are pledging to return their Nest thermostat now that Google is buying the company that makes the popular "smart home" device for $3.2 billion in cash.
Their reasoning: Buying Nest could help Google...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet.
Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet.
The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe.
They just don't do it.
"It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm.
And that, in a nutshell, is why...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data does not violate the constitution, a federal judge in New York has ruled, creating a conflict within the federal courts and increasing the likelihood that the Supreme...