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Singing computer alarms the president. President Johnson, that is

Declassified CIA memos from the 1960s show the United States was concerned about Chinese computing power and that other arms race with the Soviet Union -- the space race.

By September 17, 2015


This working computer is smaller than a grain of rice

The University of Michigan's Micro Mote is a fully autonomous computer that's programmed and charged via light and could be used for a variety of medical and industrial purposes.

By April 6, 2015


IP theft commission wants to use malware to catch pirates

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has submitted a report to the US Congress proposing anti-piracy measures and is considering the government-sanctioned use of ransomware.

By May 27, 2013


Apple looks to be amping up Siri with hiring binge

The software giant posts several job openings to work with its speech recognition personal assistant that will "help build out new areas of expertise for Siri."

By April 1, 2013


Get 1 million Facebook 'Likes' for sex -- and a puppy

In one story, a girl tells a boy she will sleep with him if he gets 1 million Facebook Likes. In another, a dad tells his kids he will get them a puppy for the same "achievement." Is the world demented?

By January 18, 2013


Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

opinion The FTC is leaning toward suing Google, but Google's critics have yet to lay out a serious legal case against the company.

By October 25, 2012


Siri hears her new boss is ex-Amazon exec, report says

Apple's sassy voice assistant has a new boss who used to run Amazon's search technology, a new report claims.

By October 15, 2012


Waiting for Apple's next big thing

It's been one year since Steve Jobs died and Apple is as strong as ever. Does CEO Tim Cook need another "holy cow" product to keep his company rolling?

By October 5, 2012


Another Siri co-founder leaves Apple

Adam Cheyer, another co-founder of the sassy voice assistant found in Apple's iPhone and (soon) iPad, has left the company.

By September 11, 2012


Internet co-creator Vint Cerf welcomes IPv6 elbow room (Q&A)

Google's Internet evangelist, responsible for the address shortage on today's Internet, is anxious for IPv6 improvements. Also: his views on U.N. regulation, censorship, bandwidth caps, and .google.

By June 5, 2012