Google is "pretty sure" your data is safe, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday at a panel discussion at South by Southwest Interactive.Google has upgraded the encryption process it uses to help keep people's information secure, he said.
Users of Samsung's popular Galaxy series of phones got a nice perk Friday: a new streaming music app exclusive to phones of that make. Called "Milk Music," it's free, and better still, there are no ads.
It’s official: Millennials love taking selfies.A recent Pew Research Center poll found that 55 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 33 had posted a selfie to a social media site.Compare that to Generation X (24 percent) and Baby Boomers (9 percent).
Why is the press chasing a 64-year-old man named Dorian S. Nakamoto across Southern California?Because he could be the key to one of the biggest mysteries of the Internet Age and the creator of a virtual currency that, in total, is worth more than $7 billion.
You know your personal information is valuable, but are you willing to pay to keep it private?A growing number of start-ups think so, and many are betting consumers will pay at least something to keep their data away from prying eyes.
Updated at 11:44 p.m. ET:Newsweek writer Leah McGrath Goodman told the AP that she stood by her story on Dorian S. Nakamoto, saying, "There was no confusion whatsoever about the context of our conversation — and his acknowledgment of his involvement in Bitcoin.
When drone operators try to fly their birds not for fun but for profit, the Federal Aviation Authority has reminded them — sometimes with fines, sometimes with phone calls — that its guidelines do not permit the commercial operation of drones in the U.S.
Six-second video-sharing app Vine has announced that porn is no longer welcome on its servers, calling it "not a good fit for our community," and has posted guidelines on just what is and isn't "explicit sexual content.
Updated at 8:02 p.m. ET:In an exclusive two-hour interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Dorian S. Nakamoto repeated what he briefly told reporters earlier in the day: He had nothing to do with the digital currency.
Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook's $16 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users.
A new Web app that promises vast increases in reading speed has been making the rounds in social media and tech news. But experts in the field say that the technique not only doesn't work, it didn't work when it was first proposed, either — more than 40 years ago.
Facebook is about to get a make-over. If you’re experiencing déjà vu, don’t worry; you are not imagining things.One year ago, Facebook announced a News Feed redesign. It promised “more vibrant” content and a “fresh new look.” It turns out that users were not in love with it.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Apple's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif.
Don't want to be a Barbie girl?Last year, artist Nickolay Lamm created an alternative: a doll with a body based on the average measurements of a 19-year-old American woman, taken from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The 3-D model he posted online soon went viral.
This week's selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.A survey commissioned by PicMonkey suggests that nearly half of all U.S.
It may seem sometimes that drummers have more arms than the rest of us, but of course they only have the two — and losing one of those can mean the end of their career. A new robotic prosthesis could potentially not only give a drummer his or her hand back, but add a spare.