The Uniform Law Commission supports a plan that would grant loved ones access to a deceased person's social media accounts unless otherwise specified in a will. Opponents of the plan say it infringes upon privacy rights.
Lyft, the pink mustache peer-to-peer ride-sharing company, has postponed its New York City Launch after being hit with a restraining order by the state attorney general.
After displaying disappointment in the lack of diversity among its workforce, Google has launched a number of initiatives to help women and minorities become qualified for jobs in the tech sector.
A new partnership between Twitter and the Weather Channel will customize target ads based on users' locations and the current weather.
Thanks to the efforts of the Danish government, it's the most detailed virtual representation of a real country ever developed using the popular world-building platform.
Like the Raspberry Pi, Columbia University professor Shree Nayar's device helps kids learn the basics of hardware design, and he also plans to donate some to underprivileged communities.
Ford engineer Zach Nelson's 21st-century creation combines hardware and software to let the newbie driver know when it's time to shift gears.
At the Black Hat security conference later this month, two Spanish engineers plan to demonstrate a $25 gadget that can take over a car's electronics.
A team of students from Exeter University won first prize in innovation at the Imagine Cup competition with an app that turns a room full of smartphones into a stereo system.
At a recent event, a Qualcomm executive demonstrated how scattering small cellular base stations among homes in a neighborhood could provide users with stronger signals and more efficient data transmission.
The Digital Public Library of America launched last week with an ambitious goal: To provide online access to content from as many libraries' archives as possible for free.
“The possibilities that lie in the future are infinite. When I say ‘It is our duty to remain optimists,’ this includes not only the openness of the future but also that which all of us contribute to it by everything we do: we are all responsible for what the future holds in store. Thus it is our ...
What's the Big Idea? Love your best friend? Good. Chances are you’re unconsciously emulating her. As humans, we all engage in mimicry, says Harvard physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis, and we usually copy the people to whom we are most connected. Watch the interview: ...