The search giant has been embarrassed by recent stunts targeting Google Maps, reminiscent of "Google Hacks" designed to change search results to make political statements.
The Light Phone bills itself as your "phone away from phone," and does nothing but make calls. Think you need one?
Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.
Shame about the supply pinch, though. Without that, sales might actually soar as high as 50 million, says a Morgan Stanley analyst.
Video shows Catalin Alexandru Duru setting a Guinness World Record for longest hoverboard flight by traveling almost a thousand feet.
Technically Incorrect: Adult FriendFinder, a site where people seek casual, discreet relationships, suffers a breach, exposing the details of almost 4 million of its members.
The laser-guided, connected input device will let you take notes or draw on any surface, according to its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
Commentary: Today's smartphones are incredibly sleek, well-designed electronic devices except for two glaring issues. Maybe someday that will change.
Flow may not be the only new "mobile first" productivity app Microsoft is building. There may be new, lightweight document collaboration and project management apps in the works, too.
Technically Incorrect: Four new ads from Microsoft feature Cortana and are human and amusing. Is this one more step toward a new, more-likable Microsoft?