January 3, 2013 A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison — reportedly a record for an American web piracy sentence.
January 3, 2013 Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, in an agreement made with the Federal Trade Commission that will end the U.S. agency's antitrust probe of the search and technology company.
January 2, 2013 In Silicon Valley and around the world there are thousands of folks toiling away on new technologies, convinced that the thing they are building will transform the way we live. NPR's Steve Henn introduces us to five techies whose research and work he'll be keeping a close eye on in the coming year.
January 2, 2013 The Federal Trade Commission receives more than 200,000 complaints a month about phone solicitations offering everything from lower credit card interest rates to new products. The commission is offering $50,000 to whoever can come up with a way to block them.
December 31, 2012 It's unlikely 2013 will be the year that jet packs make it big, but the coming year could bring us a host of other new technology trends and products, like 3-D printers for consumers, even smarter smartphones, and more connected devices like glasses and cars.
December 28, 2012 People have been watching television with their laptops, smartphones or tablets in hand for a while now. It's called the two-screen experience. This year, social media chatter about TV grew by about 800 percent — and broadcasters are trying harder than ever to join the conversation.
December 27, 2012 Internet memes used to stick around for months on end (remember "Charlie Bit My Finger"?). But in 2012, the shelf-life of an Internet sensation became increasingly fleeting. Funny videos and games are now enjoying only brief moments in the cultural spotlight before they're forgotten.