Innovation

Your new heat source: data centers

Researchers are turning the data centers that power big tech companies into sources for reused energy.  More

Facebook's creepy new face recognition software

Facebook still isn't as good as humans when it comes to identifying people in photos, but it's getting awfully close.  More

Amazon unveils streaming media device

Amazon's new device, Fire TV, is a set-top internet video and gaming box.  More

30-to-life and pitching a startup

Last Mile, a tech incubator at San Quentin State Prison, allows a select group of inmates to form startup ideas and pitch them to venture capitalists.  More

Here come the robot lawyers

The legal profession is being reshaped by new technologies using software and automation -- call it the invasion of the robot lawyers.  More

$2 billion for Oculus? That's cheap!

Oculus needed Facebook's resources to beat Sony to the punch in virtual reality.  More

Facebook and Google in tech Cold War

Facebook and Google are spending billions of dollars to ensure that they remain relevant in the rapidly changing technology landscape.  More

Google Glass getting a stylish makeover

Google is teaming up with Ray-Ban maker Luxoticca to help it design new Google Glass frames.  More

IRS says Bitcoin is taxable

The IRS says it can tax Bitcoin, describing it as a property -- not a currency.  More

10 things about the Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola revealed more details on its new wearable device today. Here's what we learned.  More

Tim Cook calls new Apple book 'nonsense'

Tim Cook has hit back at criticism in a new book about Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era.  More

Pandora raises subscription fees

Pandora is doing away with its $36 yearly subscription, opting for monthly fees that amount to $59.88 a year.  More

Google unveils smartwatch plans

A year after releasing Glass, Google is now turning its attention to smartwatches.  More

A 3-D TV you actually would want to buy

3-D televisions have tried and failed to win the living room. The TV industry hopes a shift to a glasses-free technology can solve that.  More

Microsoft launches cheaper Office 365 'Personal'

Microsoft is attempting to make Office cheaper, but is it cheap enough?  More

App lets you speed-read 'Harry Potter' in an hour

Spritz's app claims to help you read at 1,000 words per minute. But it may be at the cost of reading comprehension.  More

Neil Young's music startup raises $1 million

Pono seeks to deliver high-resolution music. Think vinyl records in your pocket. It's a neat -- but niche -- idea.  More

5 predictions for the Web that were WAY off

So long, spam? Nobody will buy books or read news online? The end of government snooping? These are a few of the predictions about the Web that turned out to be very wrong.  More

9 website pioneers

A look back at how Yahoo, IMDb and CNN.com looked when they launched in the 1990s.  More

Here's why Bitcoin matters

The world is finally paying close attention to Bitcoin. But does its creator matter more than the currency itself? No.  More

Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch thinks a new OS will solve its problems

The Korean giant's latest smartwatch ditches Android in favor if its own Tizen OS.  More

Get ready for 'over-the-top' TV

A cable-like offering without the physical cable pipe increasingly feels inevitable, and Dish's deal with Disney is a big step forward.  More

Obama administration sides against Aereo

The Obama administration has sided with the broadcasters in Aereo's looming Supreme Court battle.  More

Dish and Disney in ad-skipping deal

Dish Network's AutoHop feature, which automatically skips all the commercials on prime time network television shows, has fallen victim to TV industry deal-making.  More

Viva Bitcoin Vegas?

A digital currency investor based in Las Vegas thinks Sin City should be set up as a special economic zone for Bitcoin.  More

Why WhatsApp is worth $19 billion

WhatsApp's $19 billion price tag sent shock waves through the social network world, but it might be worth every penny.  More

How young tech millionaires invest

There's a growing crop of freshly minted millionaires that have made their fortunes in the world of tech. So how do they invest once they find they're rich?  More

Speculators look to cash in on Bitcoin crisis

One of the world's most prominent Bitcoin exchanges is in turmoil, but for some savvy investors, the crisis offers what they believe is a license to print money.  More

3-D printing 'ink' is way too expensive

The filament materials required for 3-D printing have always been costly, but that should start to change soon.  More

Google Fiber may be coming to city near you

Google is exploring plans to spread ultra-fast Internet via Google Fiber to Atlanta, Nashville, Phoenix, San Jose and five other major metropolitan areas across the country.  More

The end of video game disks

The explosion of casual and free-to-play games on mobile devices is transforming the video game CD business.  More

Netflix faces 'House of Cards' backlash

Netflix faces 'House of Cards' backlash as viewers call for early release of the new season because of the latest snow storm.  More

Virgin Galactic space flights set for this year

Virgin Galactic is set to offer commercial flights into space by the second half of 2014.  More

Get your documents by drone... in Dubai

The Gulf state is planning to use drones to deliver official documents to residents and to monitor traffic on the roads.  More

Lose weight with an app and a webcam

Weight loss apps like Wello and Passion4Profession help you workout without a gym membership.  More

GoldieBlox ad makes Super Bowl history

GoldieBlox, whose toys aim to get girls excited about science and engineering, wins Intuit contest for a free 30-sec Super Bowl ad.  More

Gun safety advocates develop smart weapons

Smart guns and locks are the focus of this year's Smart Tech Challenges Foundation competition.  More

Flipagram photo app tops the charts

The Flipagram photo app is gaining serious steam, downloaded more than any other app on iTunes.  More

New 3D printing fund may not print money

A new mutual fund is betting that 3D printing will usher in a new industrial revolution. But the manager has never run a mutual fund before. The fund looks way too risky.  More

Verizon bets on the future of television

Verizon's purchase of Intel's OnCue television service foreshadows a day when a paying television subscriber will be able to watch any channel on any device, whenever and wherever they want.  More

The business behind Ezra Klein's 'Project X'

To better understand the thinking behind Ezra Klein's new venture, Brian Stelter reached out to Vox CEO Jim Bankoff.  More

A look at Snapchat's porn bot

Snapchat has a spam problem that could send pictures of naked women to your phone.  Play

Google's plot to take over your digital life

Google's purchase of Netst is just the latest step in its plot to take over your digital life.  More

Google to make smart contact lenses

Google is developing smart contact lenses that will measure diabetics' blood glucose levels.  More

IBM unveils plans for Watson supercomputer

Watson trounced the humans on Jeopardy. Now IBM is hoping to find ways to make money from the supercomputer.  More

New York Times redesign points to future of online publishing

The new design is generating much interest, both for what it says about The Times and about the future of online publishing.  More

SolarCity wants you to buy its debt

Solar panel company SolarCity, whose chairman is Tesla CEO Elon Musk, plans to sell debt to individuals online. Should you be energized?  More

Zuckerberg rarely says the word 'privacy'

An analysis of what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said publicly shows that he likes to talk about people. But privacy? Not so much.  More

Intel touts gesture tracking 3D cameras

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, it is cameras, and not chips, that are the latest crack at innovation for Intel.  More

Want to chat in 29 languages?

Droid Translator is a new app that promises to translate your phone, text and video conversations into 29 different languages.  More

The smart home is a pipe dream

At CES, connected home technology will once again be on display. Don't expect it to take over your home anytime soon.  More

25 apps you should download right now

If you're setting up a new phone or tablet, these 25 apps are essential  More

Nissan takes aim at London taxi market

Japan's Nissan is fighting for a foothold in London's taxi market, pitting a redesigned vehicle against the distinctive black cab now made by a Chinese company.  More

Military competition shows off the latest robots

The world caught its first glimpse of futuristic, human-like robots this week at a U.S. military competition.  More

5 robots you can buy right now

We're still in the early days of the robot era, but there are a few you can own right now.  More

Online retailer Overstock to accept Bitcoin

The online retailer plans to begin accepting the virtual currency next year, according to Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne.  More

Google moves into military robotics

Google has just acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing super-speedy, animal-like robots with strong ties to the U.S. military.  More

Startup founders get 'prenups' for billion dollar breakups

Some startup founders are hiring lawyers at the outset to prevent billion dollar lawsuits.  More

Teen millionaire is loving Yahoo

Yahoo is rediscovering its magic and one of the people behind the revival is Nick D'Aloisio, the British teenager who sold his start-up to the company for a reported $30 million.  More

Bluetooth may make digital wallets mainstream

There have been plenty of near misses when it comes to digital wallet solutions. Bluetooth 4.0 could be the glue to make one stick.  More

How much market risk are you willing to take?

Riskalyze helps zero in on how much volatility investors are willing to stomach through a math-based approach. Financial advisors love it.  More
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