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May 22, 2014 5:30PM ET
The California Department of Motor Vehicles signed off on rules allowing the testing of self driving cars to begin. With that, California becomes one of the first states to create legislation around autonomous vehicles.
May 22, 2014 5:00PM ET
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 440,000 Nest Protect smoke alarms. They were recalled because the "Wave" feature, which disables the smoke alarm sound, could be falsely activated on those devices.
May 22, 2014 4:24PM ET
Yesterday, for three hours, the State Department's e-mail system and Blackberries went down, which meant State officials actually had to find one another and talk at their faces. It was terrible.
May 22, 2014 4:15PM ET
A gaming company has been claiming for some time now that the makers of Oculus Rift stole their technology, and they are finally going to court over the matter.
May 22, 2014 3:17PM ET
This week, Google unveiled some new features for their Chrome browser. The centerpiece is a new voice search feature that is one of the most user friendly voice controls we've seen in a browser.
May 22, 2014 2:33PM ET
The Department of Homeland Security did not specify which utility was affected in the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) report.
May 22, 2014 11:40AM ET
Apparently, typing in your own Facebook status is not good enough for telling your friends what's pleasing your ears these days.
May 22, 2014 9:49AM ET
When someone chooses to escape our Apple overlords and convert from an iPhone to an Android or other device, they can find that their text messages are no longer reaching them.
May 22, 2014 9:10AM ET
EBay has had a rough 24 hours. First, their website posted a password change request with no follow up information, then they confirmed a security breach, and now the system that allows password changes is failing.
May 21, 2014 12:21PM ET
The NYPD is starting to experiment with new gadgets. The city has budgeted and approved $500,000 for a pilot program which tests gunshot detectors.
May 21, 2014 12:10PM ET
Apple has expanded their "Reuse & Recycle" program to letting iPad owners overseas trade in their old, unwanted models for store credit.
May 21, 2014 11:04AM ET
Initial rumors of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that would able to handle rough conditions seemed completely unwarranted, but now, we have the best confirmation possible.
May 21, 2014 9:05AM ET
Early this morning, a message asking all users to change their eBay passwords appeared on the community homepage and press page of PayPal, an eBay owned company.
May 20, 2014 6:46PM ET
The American Customer Satisfaction Index, put out quarterly by the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, is "considered the most comprehensive customer satisfaction survey in the United States."
May 20, 2014 4:01PM ET
Chuck E. Cheese, the establishment that you definitely puked in as a child, has come a long way from their creepy animatronic band days. They are now offering virtual reality to children.
May 20, 2014 1:23PM ET
Today, Microsoft released the new Surface Pro 3 at a press conference in New York. The new tablet is thinner and faster than its predecessors, and also boasts a larger screen. I
May 20, 2014 12:39PM ET
Despite all the merger madness in the telecommunications industry, Verizon wants to make it clear that it really, really does not want to buy Dish Network.
May 20, 2014 11:39AM ET
Back in November 2012, Facebook introduced the "I'm a Voter" button so users could show their friends they were participating in the election. Now, Facebook is planning on bringing the button to international elections.
May 20, 2014 8:07AM ET
The signs depicting two distinctive rainbow-striped apples that served as the original company logo will hit the auction block at Bonhams for between $10,000 and $15,000.
May 20, 2014 12:57AM ET
The Justice Department unsealed an indictment on Monday charging five members of China’s People’s Liberations Army with committing cyberattacks.
May 19, 2014 6:41PM ET
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube, Google adorned its Doodle space with an interactive version of the insanity-inducing puzzle.
May 19, 2014 6:34PM ET
Today, GoPro Inc filed with U.S. regulators to raise $100 million in an upcoming initial public offering of common stock.
May 19, 2014 6:09PM ET
Twitter is considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the German-based audio service that provides a platform for sharing and uploading audio files.
May 19, 2014 3:53PM ET
In the event the $48 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal closes, the new joint company is promising to uphold the current net neutrality rules for at least three years.
May 19, 2014 3:35PM ET
Remember the good old days when you actually had to speak to your crush to find out if they were seeing somebody?
May 19, 2014 8:19AM ET
Rumors are floating about the next version Microsoft's tablet, just ahead of a formal reveal by the company.
May 19, 2014 7:49AM ET
Mark Zuckerberg himself is allegedly supervising the creation of Slingshot, Facebook's direct competitor to Snapchat. After a failed purchase attempt last year for $3 billion, it only makes sense for Facebook to try to eliminate competition by creating a better product.
May 19, 2014 1:11AM ET
Reports broke on Sunday evening that YouTube, the uncontested leader in online video, was in talks to buy Twitch, a relatively niche streaming service, in a deal totaling more than $1 billion.
May 18, 2014 8:13PM ET
AT&T, sensing that the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger might be an issue for its attempt to dominate the Internet market, has agreed to shell out $48.5 billion to acquire DirecTV.
May 17, 2014 2:33PM ET
According to reports, AT&T will take over satellite television company DirecTV in a deal that will be formally announced tomorrow.