Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Apple Is Monitoring Your Searches
But there is a way to opt out.
Apple Pay Was Released Today. What Is It and Will It Be a Success?
Assessing the current climate, we may have reached the age of mobile payments.
FBI's Comey Calls for Making Impenetrable Devices Unlawful
His speech was punctuated with “I don’t know” and “I haven’t thought about it.”
Man Is Treated in First Case of Google Glass Addiction
The patient spent 18 hours a day wearing the glasses, removing them only to sleep and bathe.
Google Starts Free Trial of Video Chats With Medical Professionals
“Virtual” and “affordable” may be the future of health care
Drone Delivery for Amazon and Google Slowed by Headwinds
German company cancels second delivery drone mission due to inclement weather.
Police Are Upset About iOS 8’s Added Security
Their outrage may have something to do with searches on the border
Sony Creates Rival to Google Glass
But the wearable may not be attractive enough: “It’s like a chastity belt for your face”
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Answers Questions About His New Book on Reddit
Assange is a fan of Bitcoin, but not of Google, we learned
Teen From India Turns Breath Into Speech
A Google Science Fair submission offers a new way for people with developmental disabilities to communicate
On Internet Slowdown Day, Are Websites Conceding That Net Neutrality is Dead?
In comparison to the "internet blackout" of 2012, participation in today's online protest was lacking
Google to Refund $19 Million in Kids' In-App Purchases: U.S.
Children sometimes put hundreds of dollars on their parents' credit cards without permission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said
Google in Trouble in India over Maps that Show Too Much
India's Central Bureau of Investigations is investigating the company for what might amount to an inadvertent breach of national security
Can Google Build the Perfect Human Being?
The tech giant is plotting a massive data-gathering operation to cure disease.
Facebook is Making Mark Zuckerberg Richer and Richer
A surge in Facebook stock has made the 30-year-old CEO the world’s 16th richest person
Google Must Face U.S. Privacy Lawsuit Over Data
A privacy lawsuit claims the search giant commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission
Google Street View Now Scanning for Gas Leaks
Interactive maps pinpoint natural gas leaking in Boston, Staten Island, and Indianapolis so far
Google Unveils Android 'Smartwatch'
“It is finally possible” said Singleton, to make a powerful computer you can “wear on your body all the time.”
Gmail's Privacy Gains Help Google
New encryption will protect the privacy of your Gmails from everyone but Google
Google Joins ‘Reset the Net’ With Encryption Tool
Google makes it a little easier to encrypt your email, but only if other providers play along
How a Spaniard's Eviction Created the 'Right to Be Forgotten' for Google
A Spanish man sued when searches showed a 1998 newspaper article about the repossession of his home
Why is Google Buying a Drone Company?
Google's has purchased Titan Aerospace, which makes solar-powered drones that are designed to cruise for years at 65,000 feet
It's About Time: Google Announces New Smartwatches
In a project called Android Wear, Google is officially focusing on the wrist as they preview an upcoming line of smartwatches that will run their Android operating system
Let Our Glass-Wearers Drive, Says Google
In Illinois, Delaware, and Missouri, Google is lobbying to stop laws that would prevent people from driving while wearing Google Glass
Tech Companies Offer a Peek at NSA Data Requests
Between 15,000 to 15,999 Microsoft accounts were the subject of FISA court orders in the first half of 2013
Today in Tabs: Kleiner, Perkins, Nachtmusik
Venture capitalist Tom Perkins compares criticism of the rich to Nazism, and Gmail goes down.
Today in Tabs: The Power of the Idea
About that Medicare penis pump story, why Google is now evil, and the latest in NSA spying.
Today in Tabs: Tabs Rule Everything Around Me
Kerry's potato gifts, Google makes another creepy acquisition, and the Lerers run everything. It's Today in Tabs.
The Predictive Power of Big Data
If you wrote out all five zettabytes of data produced by humans produce each year, it would reach the galactic core of the Milky Way.