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  • Man sentenced for lasering plane with 118 passengers aboard

    22 October 2014, 7:49 pm by: Megan Geuss

    Judge gave man 4 months detention; similar conviction in US carried 14 years in prison.
  • Jury trial concludes: Apple slaps down patent troll’s $94M demand

    22 October 2014, 7:35 pm by: Joe Mullin

    GPNE sent demand letters to "truckers and farmers, roofers and dairies."
  • 45,000-year-old modern human bone yields a genome

    22 October 2014, 7:10 pm by: John Timmer

    Places Neanderthal interbreeding at 60,000 years.
  • Pew survey says online harassment rampant, impacts genders differently

    22 October 2014, 5:50 pm by: David Kravets

    Young women suffer severe types of harassment at "disproportionately high levels."
  • Bluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, Chicago

    22 October 2014, 5:20 pm by: Casey Johnston

    Marketers are using beacons to see who sees what in their ad networks.
  • Google offers USB security key to make bad passwords moot

    22 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Robert Lemos

    Support from the search giant could put a security key on every users’ key chain.
  • Google unveils “Inbox” as combined toolset for mail, calendars, tasks

    22 October 2014, 1:19 pm by: Sam Machkovech

    Service begins as an invite-only rollout; comes with "snooze" and "reminder" options.
  • Judge in Silk Road case gets threatened on Darknet

    22 October 2014, 1:08 pm by: Joe Mullin

    "I hope some drug cartel that lost money will murder this lady and her family."
  • After review, NSA’s CTO can no longer work part-time for agency’s former chief

    22 October 2014, 12:48 pm by: David Kravets

    Ex-NSA head Alexander acknowledges "issues" about employing current technology officer.
  • FCC suspends review of Comcast/TWC and AT&T/DirecTV mergers

    22 October 2014, 12:26 pm by: Jon Brodkin

    Content companies refused to grant access to confidential programming contracts.
  • iOS 8.1 mini-review: Testing Apple Pay, SMS forwarding, and more

    22 October 2014, 11:15 am by: Andrew Cunningham

    We take the new features for a test drive and evaluate the maturity of iOS 8.
  • Strange X-ray source is the brightest pulsar ever observed

    22 October 2014, 10:30 am by: Xaq Rzetelny

    Two ultraluminous X-ray sources, two very different objects.
  • Handful of Virginia police agencies sharing seized phone data

    22 October 2014, 10:15 am by: Cyrus Farivar

    Former judge says cops shouldn't be able "to just transfer information."
  • Judge says EA executives committed “puffery,” not securities fraud

    22 October 2014, 9:00 am by: David Kravets

    Statements about Battlefield 4 launch were "corporate optimism, or puffery."
  • Sapphire manufacturer and Apple agree to part ways “amicably”

    21 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Megan Geuss

    GT Advanced Technologies will proceed with surprising bankruptcy.
  • Hands-on with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google’s shot at “premium” flagships

    21 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Ron Amadeo

    The next generation of Nexus devices are way bigger and bump up the build quality.
  • A huge Halo: Master Chief Collection clocks in at 65GB

    21 October 2014, 7:30 pm by: Kyle Orland

    Retail edition requires 20GB day-one download rather than a second Blu-ray disc.
  • After #GamerGate tweet, Adobe distances itself from Gawker “bullying” [Updated]

    21 October 2014, 7:10 pm by: Sam Machkovech

    But Adobe employee calls tweet a "case of mistaken identity," promises an update.
  • Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM

    21 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Andrew Cunningham

    The newest iPad could be more powerful by a sizable margin.
  • Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight

    21 October 2014, 5:35 pm by: Robert Lemos

    Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
  • Monica Lewinsky calls herself “patient zero” for online destruction

    21 October 2014, 5:05 pm by: Casey Johnston

    Lewinsky sees herself an early victim of the Internet's echo chamber.
  • In wake of Anonabox, more crowdsourced Tor router projects make their pitch

    21 October 2014, 4:45 pm by: Sean Gallagher

    Indiegogo's Invizbox and Kickstarter's TorFi want to deliver privacy for 30 bucks.
  • New chips will “power the gigabit era of DSL,” Broadcom claims

    21 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Jon Brodkin

    New tech based on G.fast standard makes copper much faster over short distances.
  • First major update to Windows 10 Preview, delivered through Windows Update

    21 October 2014, 4:22 pm by: Peter Bright

    Build 9860 brings a notification center, more animations, and some bugs.
  • Supreme Court to decide if cops can access hotel registries without warrants

    21 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: David Kravets

    Patrons' credit card, home address, and license info at stake.
  • More lawsuits over “no poach” deals get filed against Oracle, Microsoft

    21 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: Joe Mullin

    An earlier case against Apple and Google is near settling for upwards of $300M.
  • After tax trick ends, Ireland likely to slightly raise taxes on tech firms

    21 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Cyrus Farivar

    When "Double Irish" ends, the "Knowledge Development Box" possibly enters.
  • Paralyzed patient regains partial movement due to olfactory nerve cells

    21 October 2014, 1:57 pm by: John Timmer

    Polish team has stabbing victim upright with walker and braces.
  • Meet the $800 Windows tablet designed to interpret for deaf people

    21 October 2014, 12:40 pm by: Cyrus Farivar

    With limited vocab and slow speeds, will MotionSavvy's new device catch on?
  • Man who stole 190-million-year-old dinosaur footprint gets house arrest

    21 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: David Kravets

    "I'm just extremely sorry for a horrible decision that I made."

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