A new report by the Pew Research Center predicts that the Internet will magnify our awareness of the world, eliminate privacy and become as embedded in our lives as electricity is today.
Technology talk is often focused on software and programs that run inside our devices. But a "maker movement" is driving interest toward making the physical devices themselves.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will take questions from South By Southwest attendees via videoconference Monday. A Kansas congressman wants SXSW to rescind the invitation.
Aereo is making broadcast TV available over the Internet, so long as you sign up for its tiny antennas. Big broadcasters call this innovation outright theft. Soon, the Supreme Court will decide.
NPR's Women in Tech month launched with daily Twitter conversations, Newsweek says it found the mysterious founder of Bitcoin, and 30,000 flock to Austin for South by Southwest Interactive.
The media frenzy over the alleged founder of Bitcoin appeals to universal human curiosity. Mystery, intrigue, a dash of conspiracy! If that's not enough to turn Bitcoin into a household word, what is?
For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.
It's spring break for tech geeks as an estimated 30,000 take part in the SXSW Interactive Festival. The director, Hugh Forrest, expects surveillance, privacy and wearable devices to be hot topics.
The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
BMW has started making a car with optional laser headlights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient than even LED lights. Laser technology could also end up in street lights and projectors.
We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.
College Station, Texas, is losing countless companies to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.
The once-futuristic concept is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Parallel parking? Let the car find the perfect approach. Squeezing into a tight space? Hop out and use your smartphone.
Even staunch privacy advocates are concluding that it's impossible to protect personal data completely. The best hope for online privacy, they say, lies in legal safeguards that prevent abuse.