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Uber driver reportedly gets life sentence for rape on passenger in India

Rape focused international attention on passenger safety and led to a temporary ban of the ride-hailing service in Delhi.

By 3 November 2015


Silk Road founder appeals conviction a week after life sentence

Attorneys for the mastermind of the illegal-drugs site have filed an appeal. It's another episode in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture run amok.

By 6 June 2015


​Google commutes death sentence for Panoramio photo site

After more than 10,000 people object to Google's 2014 decision to close a site for sharing location-tagged photos, Google says it'll leave Panoramio alone as it finds a better way to meet the community's needs.

By 4 June 2015


Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By 30 May 2015


UK government brands trolls 'baying cowards' ahead of stiff, new prison sentences

Planned new laws could put British Internet abusers behind bars for up to two years.

By 20 October 2014


Watch this teen destroy the Rubik's Cube world record

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter used his blazing-fast hands to set the 3x3 Rubik's Cube world record in 4.9 seconds, beating the previous record set just seven months ago.

By 25 November 2015


To infinity: How Pixar brought computers to the movies

From CNET Magazine: "Toy Story," the first full-length computer-animated movie, turns 20 this month. Behind Woody and Buzz are a bunch of computer graphics geeks who, with help from Steve Jobs, changed movies forever.

By 13 November 2015


Use a ball of aluminum foil to eliminate static in the dryer

Dryer sheets are an obvious way to combat static buildup in the dryer. But there's another solution: aluminum foil.

By 12 November 2015


UberX launches in Canberra, 100 cars on the road from day one

"Canberra" and "world-leading" aren't often seen in the same sentence, but Australia's bush capital has regulated ride-sharing with the introduction of UberX, and the chief minister says other cities should follow suit.

By 30 October 2015


In Amazon ad, ex 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson sticks it to the BBC

After his exit from the BBC car show, Amazon's new hire mocks his former employer as he advertises the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

By 31 October 2015