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Google Street View's Horse-Boy makes dramatic reappearance

After four years underground, the mysterious half boy, half horse is suddenly spotted far from his original Scotland.

By June 4, 2014


Turning the Parrot AR.Drone into a spacecraft

A new app developed by the European Space Agency turns the Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter into a simulation of a spacecraft.

By March 19, 2013


How to save energy at home

Winter energy bills are the worst. If you've ever opened one up to a heart attack-inducing number, then check out these tips for keeping your energy consumption low.

By August 12, 2012


Twitter hands over user info for criminal investigation

The social network says it turned over information for a single user involved in a case indirectly related to Occupy Boston, though the details of the inquiry have not been disclosed.

By March 2, 2012


Secret subpoena aimed at Twitter user not so secret anymore

Massachusetts authorities subpoenaed Twitter for information on an Occupy Wall Street figure, but ran afoul of Twitter's own privacy policy.

By December 29, 2011


CERN physicists find hint of Higgs boson

The Large Hadron Collider detected events that could pin down the mass of the elusive subatomic particle, but there's still plenty of uncertainty.

By December 13, 2011


Raising the stakes in social gaming

What does it mean when big tech companies are going nuts over game manufacturers that let people build virtual farms? Well, things start to get a little bit nutty, that's for sure.

By July 28, 2010


The groundbreaking tech of 'Toy Story 3'

Once again, Pixar has broken new computer animation ground with its latest film, which will hit theaters on Friday. This time, the studio found a way to use technology to animate a climactic sequence involving thousands of pieces of ground-up garbage.

By June 15, 2010


IBM to help people monitor energy use

Created with energy consultant Hildebrand, Big Blue's new smart metering system is designed to help homeowners in the U.K. consume energy more efficiently.

By May 21, 2010


Coalition enlists consumers in smart grid

The SmartGrid Consumer Coalition launches to educate consumers how smart-grid technologies can better control energy use at a time when consumers are apathetic or opposed to smart meters.

By March 23, 2010