Category: Technology

Invasion Of The Machines: iRobot Hunts Bombs, Cleans Floors, Now Wants To Heal You

Invasion Of The Machines: iRobot Hunts Bombs, Cleans Floors, Now Wants To Heal You

As he mashes the joystick controls, Colin Angle grins like a 6-year-old boy playing with his first radio-controlled car, freshly torn wrapping paper thrown aside. But the 45-year-old iRobot IRBT -0.43% cofounder and CEO...

Tech Has Replaced Banking as the New Corporate Bad Guy

Tech Has Replaced Banking as the New Corporate Bad Guy

U.S. senators have accused Apple, the world’s most valuable company, of also being the world’s biggest tax avoider, as congressional investigators yesterday laid out how the technology giant has jumped through tax loophole after...

Yahoo-Tumblr: It’s Not What You Buy, It’s What You Do With It

Yahoo-Tumblr: It’s Not What You Buy, It’s What You Do With It

When Yahoo first approached us eons ago, we were pretty skeptical. But after meeting the people on the Yahoo team and getting a picture of where they were going, we got religion. Maybe that’s...

Gambling on Tumblr: Marissa Mayer’s Billion-Dollar Bet to Make Yahoo Cool

Gambling on Tumblr: Marissa Mayer’s Billion-Dollar Bet to Make Yahoo Cool

For Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the number appears to be $1.1 billion. That’s how much cash Yahoo plans to pay for New York-based social blogging platform Tumblr, according to multiple reports. Yahoo’s board approved the transaction...

Apple Says App Store Hit 50 Billion Downloads

Apple Says App Store Hit 50 Billion Downloads

Apple says its customers have downloaded more than 50 billon applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008. Apple Inc. said Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called “Say...

The Fight for Streaming TV

The Fight for Streaming TV

We can stream movies on Netflix. We can buy TV episodes on iTunes. So why, in 2013, can’t we watch live television on our smartphones, tablets and computers without a pricey cable subscription? That’s...

Twitter Data Maps Show How Interconnected Our World Really Is

Twitter Data Maps Show How Interconnected Our World Really Is

Twitter moves so fast that if you blink, you’re bound to miss something. Each minute, an estimated 40,000 tweets are sent off blindly into world on the social network. Have you ever wondered where these...

Rejoice! The End of ‘User Name and Password’ May Be Nigh

Rejoice! The End of ‘User Name and Password’ May Be Nigh

What’s the absolute worst part of the Internet? Reasonable folks may disagree, but most would say keeping track of an endless string passwords ranks somewhere at the top. Nobody, of course, can remember a unique...

Nintendo Opts To Earn YouTube Ad Revenue On Videos Featuring Its Games

Nintendo Opts To Earn YouTube Ad Revenue On Videos Featuring Its Games

Over the past 12 hours, the internet has been abuzz of news that Nintendo has started exerting claims on user generated YouTube videos featuring its properties. The news comes via YouTube user Zack Scott...

Google Poised to Show Off Latest Devices and Services

Google Poised to Show Off Latest Devices and Services

  Google is expected to use its annual software developers’ conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. The gathering,...