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Net neutrality laws get backing of Web founder Berners-Lee

The father of the World Wide Web says that we need specific laws to ensure that the Internet remains open and an engine for growth.

By 3 February 2015


New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.

By 10 June 2014


Obama said to announce legislation halting NSA’s phone record collecting

Major legislative proposals to the government’s surveillance programs -- specifically those that gather bulk call data on US residents -- are expected to be revealed this week.

By 25 March 2014


Bulbageddon is upon us

The new year is bringing new efficiency standards that will spell the end for the common incandescent light bulb.

By 31 December 2013


Microsoft artist taps Kinect, Bing as his chosen media

Microsoft Research Redmond's first artist in residence James George continues to push the boundaries of technology and creative expression.

By 3 December 2013


It's the end of the light bulb as we know it

With new, stricter efficiency standards almost upon us, it's time to think differently about your lights. Here's why you should feel fine.

By 20 September 2013


Amazon scores Obama Q&A for Kindle Singles Interview series

A coup for Kindle's shop for mini e-books, the new interview series lands President Obama as its next subject. It's the latest move inching the e-commerce giant into the realm of news.

By 30 July 2013


Obama: NSA spying doesn't mean 'abandoning freedom'

In an interview with Charlie Rose, the president maintains that the top-secret NSA spying programs were within the bounds of the law and were intended to protect U.S. citizens.

By 18 June 2013


Google X acquires kite-power startup Makani

The research unit's "focus on real atoms, not bits" is expanding to include the startup's work on tethered flying wings that are designed to generate 600 kilowatts of power.

By 23 May 2013


Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs

Before you head to the store, learn about the specs to look out for when buying LED bulbs.

By 26 March 2013