Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.
A video from AsapScience explores what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth (though we obviously wouldn't be around to worry about it).
Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.
A new ichthyosaur discovered in China is the missing link between the aquatic reptiles of the Mesozoic era and their terrestrial ancestors.
Venture capitalist Saul Klein says big companies shouldn't jeer when Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion or Facebook buys WhatsApp for $22 billion. Of course, he's a salesman with a job to do.
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
Fire & Bone, creator of tiny, 3D-scanned replicas of skulls to be worn as jewellery, is back for round two -- bringing extinct animals.
Before they become damaged by extraction and erosion, palaeontologists have started using handheld 3D scanners to preserve fossils in Kenya.
The familiar Camera Roll and Photo Stream collections are gone, but your photos are still there, just in different spots. Learn how the Photos app has changed in iOS 8.
Netbooks were just a transition device to the post-PC era. In retrospect, Apple's iPad was the meteor that forced Netbooks into extinction.