April 21, 2013 Joysticks in hand, participants played what was perhaps the world's biggest video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia. The interactive light display kicked off a week of events for the annual celebration of the local tech scene.
April 17, 2013 The high-tech glasses aren't yet available to the public. But a select group of test customers have received the gadgets after charming Google with their ideas for how to use them. NPR's Steve Henn takes a look at what Google Glass might offer users of the future.
April 16, 2013 With cellphone service hopelessly congested, many people turned to Twitter and Facebook to report their whereabouts or find out if family and friends attending the race were OK.
April 15, 2013 Even as the shock and horror of the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon had yet to subside Monday, people were turning to online tools to check on the safety of their friends and family who were at the event. The latest estimates of the casualties include more than 3 dozen people injured, with two dead.
April 15, 2013 Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.
April 15, 2013 The new 9-speed and 10-speed transmissions are aimed at meeting new federal fuel efficiency standards.
April 15, 2013 The satellite TV distributor hopes it can outmaneuver Japanese phone company SoftBank for control of Sprint.
April 15, 2013 Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue that in some cases can pit drugmakers against patients.
April 12, 2013 Google seems to think of everything for everyone, and the dead are no exception. It has introduced Inactive Account Manager, which lets you select who should have access to your Gmail, YouTube and other Google services after you pass on — or whether the data should be wiped out.
April 12, 2013 In the age of digital media, many newspapers have been forced to gut their staffs, leading some media analysts to sound the death knell for enterprise reporting and long-form storytelling. Not so fast, say the craft's most passionate advocates.