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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines

The famous Paris landmark has been fitted with two new wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power the commercial areas of its first floor.

By February 24, 2015

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You can now find out if US spies passed on your data to the UK in illegal surveillance

Following a landmark UK decision ruling certain mass surveillance practices illegal, a privacy group has simplified the process of demanding to know if your rights were violated.

By February 16, 2015

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Major UK banks NatWest and RBS to use iPhone Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Customers will have their finances at their fingertips if they have an Apple device.

By February 18, 2015

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Ingress: The friendliest turf war on Earth

We embed in the field and go behind the scenes of Google's augmented reality game, Ingress. Is walking through the streets of hundreds of countries the future of gaming?

By February 17, 2015

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Spider-Man swings back to Marvel Studios with Sony pact

The Marvel Cinematic Universe just got a little bigger, with Spider-Man set to join the tangled web in a new partnership between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

By February 9, 2015

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When worlds collide: Comic book crossovers, movies and you

With the DC comics universe in a state of perpetual crisis and Marvel preparing for wars both Secret and Civil, we offer an introduction to comics crossover events for the uninitiated.

By February 9, 2015

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NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015

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Amazon to make its own movies, from theatre to your computer in four weeks

Amazon Prime Instant Video is set to premiere around 12 films a year, a month or two after their big screen debut.

By January 19, 2015

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12 Monkeys, 3 editors, 2 Philips Hue lights

We spent our Friday tuning into the premiere of the new 12 Monkeys TV show to experience its unique lighting track tuned to work with Philips' color-changing Hue LED smart lights. Here's what we saw.

By January 16, 2015