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TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


How to create different contact groups on your Apple Watch

Instead of one circle of friends on your Apple Watch, you can now group and categorize friends at will.

By September 24, 2015


Patent group to lower barrier for sharper next-gen video

Facing resistance from streaming-media companies, an industry group agrees to lower patent licensing fees that stand in the way of the shift to "4K" high-resolution video.

By September 24, 2015


Rights groups want Twitter to reverse ban on political-watchdog tool

Nearly 20 organizations write an open letter demanding that the social network restore Politwoops, a tool that captures politicians' deleted tweets.

By September 4, 2015


Google faces new group in Europe designed to hit it with lawsuits

A new online platform created by a law firm and public affairs company aims to help victims eager to sue Google over antitrust issues in Europe.

By September 1, 2015


Group wants to build wall to stop techies returning from Burning Man

A humorous online crowdfunding appeal says it'll only take $7.3 billion to build a 300-mile-long wall. This will ensure that San Francisco will become a saner place again, as Burning Manners will be kept out.

By August 5, 2015


Uber partners with senior citizen group in hunt for new drivers

As part of a new charm offensive, the startup giant is hoping to attract more than 100,000 drivers from an unlikely place: AARP.

By July 30, 2015


Use Microsoft Tossup to quickly get group feedback

Whether you're planning a meeting, looking for a dinner spot, or just conducting a friendly poll, Microsoft's new app makes it easy.

By July 10, 2015


Blue Man Group's 'Game of Thrones' song celebrates Hodor

The Blue Man Group expresses its kinship with gentle giant Hodor with a peppy cover of the "Game of Thrones" theme done with PVC pipe instruments.

By April 8, 2015


Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015