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  • Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

    Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

    Oct 26, 2016 10:03
    SAN FRANCISCO  — Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks. The company also announced that Craig Barratt, a veteran …

  • Epson offers world’s lightest OLED smart glasses

    Epson offers world’s lightest OLED smart glasses

    Oct 25, 2016 19:34
    Epson on Tuesday launched its latest augmented reality smart glasses, the Moverio BT-300 in Southeast Asia. The MoverioBT-300 features Epson’s own cutting edge silicon-based OLED (organic light emitting diode) digital display technology, enabling the device to be the lightest see-through binocular …

  • Facebook expands Safety Center, Bullying Prevention Hub

    Facebook expands Safety Center, Bullying Prevention Hub

    Oct 25, 2016 18:59
    Social media giant Facebook has relaunched its Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub with the aim of encouraging safe and secure sharing among its users. The Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub have been redesigned with the help of more than …

  • Chinese firm issues webcam recall after massive cyberattack

    Chinese firm issues webcam recall after massive cyberattack

    Oct 25, 2016 13:59
    BEIJING — A Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack, but is pushing back against criticism that its devices played a role in the massive disruption. Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology …

  • U.S. to release Internet of Things principles after Friday’s cyberattacks

    U.S. to release Internet of Things principles after Friday’s cyberattacks

    Oct 25, 2016 11:42
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government said Monday that it will release in the coming weeks a set of principles for securing the Internet of Things, or Internet-connected devices, which were employed partly by hackers to carry out Friday's cyberattacks that …

  • Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

    Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

    Oct 25, 2016 10:51
    They know how you browse the internet, your favorite TV shows and where you shop and travel. Data collected by internet and media companies is a powerful tool, and the big mergers planned by AT&T with Time Warner and Verizon with …

  • Google acquires Eye-Tracking company for Virtual Reality efforts

    Google acquires Eye-Tracking company for Virtual Reality efforts

    Oct 25, 2016 10:30
    Google just picked up a key piece of technology that might move its virtual reality ambitions closer to the masses. Eyefluence, which is working to enable eye movements to control digital screens, wrote in a blog post on Monday that it’s …

  • Smartwatch sales tumble, dragged down by Apple

    Smartwatch sales tumble, dragged down by Apple

    Oct 25, 2016 09:16
    Global smartwatch sales slid 51.6 percent in the third quarter, amid a steep decline for the Apple Watch ahead of its updated device, a market tracker said Monday. The IDC survey said total smartwatch volumes were 2.7 million units, less than …

  • Piñol experiences China’s great ‘firewall’

    Piñol experiences China’s great ‘firewall’

    Oct 24, 2016 20:04
    Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol shared his first-hand experience of the infamous “great firewall” of China. Piñol, an active figure on Facebook, cited China’s strictly-regulated access to the internet and social networking sites for his lack of regular daily posts in …

  • Space lab launches ‘Selfie Stick’

    Space lab launches ‘Selfie Stick’

    Oct 24, 2016 16:53
    The Tiangong II space laboratory released its companion satellite, Banxing-2, at 7:31 am on Sunday. Weighing 47 kilograms and roughly the size of a desktop printer, the microsatellite has a series of visible light cameras, including a 25 megapixel camera and …