| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Just over a month after the illicit drug-dealing website Silk Road was shut down and its alleged founder arrested, the site relaunched Wednesday morning.
The new Silk Road promises better security and is offering much of the same fare as its predecessor...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:46 AM
LONDON – In an unprecedented public appearance, Britain’s three grayest men – the shadowy bosses of its spy services – asserted Thursday that their work upholds personal freedom rather than undermines it and that enemies such as Al...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:34 PM
As electronic titans Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. spend billions of dollars redesigning the video game console, the next leap forward in digital games may come from the unlikeliest of places.
In what could transform the video game industry, Web...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a Bay Area father said it shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot to death in 2009.
Richmond resident Jose Barrera said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps’ satellite view...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:37 AM
If the latest hype is any indication, students and business professionals are abandoning their laptops and smart phones in droves for tablets. And with the iPad2, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the HTC Flyer and Blackberry Playbook, choosing can be mind-...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Instagram turned 3 years old over the weekend, but the young social network still has some growing up to do.
The Facebook-owned app is one of the most popular social networks, and it shows. Recently, Instagram surpassed 150-million active monthly users,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:39 PM
WASHINGTON — Six weeks ago, Aaron Alexis told people someone had threatened him at an airport in Virginia. A few days later, in Rhode Island, he heard voices. He thought people were speaking to him through "the walls, floor and ceiling" of the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 AM
The Motion Picture Assn. of America Inc., the trade group representing the major studios, has hired two new executives to head up its technology efforts.
John McCoskey, a former chief technology officer at PBS, joins the MPAA as executive vice...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Google Maps is making it easier to use the app to bypass traffic jams on the fly and to find highly rated places.
An update Wednesday for the Android version of Google Maps app adds a new discovery feature and the ability to reroute navigation...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In an effort to lure the shrinking flock of young Roman Catholics to a more wired religious world, a Vatican court has ruled that following Pope Francis online and on Twitter can earn believers time off from their sentence to purgatory for confessed and...