It's happened before, apparently, but the timing of this outage is notable, following as it does on Facebook's staggering-sum purchase of the messaging app.
Smartwatches are all the rage -- or at least they will be in 2014. The research firm expects worldwide shipments to hit 500,000 this year and climb past 5 million by 2014.
Facebook wants to go back to the drawing board, so HTC's new Facebook Home phone has been cancelled for now.
Japan estimates that more than 500,000 school-age kids are pathologically addicted to the Internet. Could gadget-free camps help them?
SpaceX is aiming for a manned mission to Mars in 10 to 20 years, with citylike colonies to follow.
Fashion designer Sruli Recht combines a 4-inch piece of himself with a gold ring to create a unique fashion accessory that comes with a DNA certificate. Got $470,000 to spare?
The year's two biggest smart phones (so far) can now access Facebook Home, the social network has confirmed.
"No self-respecting twentysomething is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those," says Sony Computer Entertainment America's Jack Tretton. "He's too old for that."
The notion of asking strangers online to sponsor your idea got serious this year, turning out several multimillion-dollar campaigns and sparking new legislation around startup investments.
Coinsetter hopes to capitalize on recent interest in the virtual money by creating a platform that will allow investors to short the currency, which has appreciated 1,500 percent since January.