The Google Street View cars, with their bulky cameras and corporate logos, are relatively common sights. Now it looks like Apple is sending out its own vehicles. The company recently published a notice that it would be driving cars around cities in the U.K. and United States from June 15 to June 30 to "collect data...

Apple's new streaming-music service, strongly rumored since its acquisition of Beats last year, is officially here: Apple Music is coming to iOS devices June 30 for $9.99 a month. Apple Music was the famous "one more thing" -- the traditional moniker for the last bit of news from Apple -- at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference...

Nearly every branch of science and technology uses some form of spectroscopy, in which light is dissected into its component wavelengths to determine color very precisely. Spectrometers allow us to tell exactly how much of a given element is on a planet's surface, or how old a bloodstain on a carpet is. But they are often large and...

The embattled director of the Office of Personnel Management will hire a cybersecurity advisor to assist the agency after a pair of major breaches compromised deeply personal data for millions of federal employees and job applicants. OPM director Katherine Archuleta made the announcement Thursday, during testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee. It was her last...

Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google's navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies -- Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL's MapQuest -- to join similar map partnerships using the agency's data to pinpoint the crossings, it...

Eugene Kaspersky is one of the world's foremost cybersecurity experts, and his firm Kaspersky Lab routinely discovers new viruses and cyberattacks around the globe. In the prior installments of our six-part series about the state of cybersecurity (see below), Kaspersky has warned about various threats. But why is it so hard to identify and catch hackers?...

Eating at major restaurant chains and fast-food joints can be quick and easy, but some of the menu items are calorie bombs. Now, diet-minded diners can search for their favorite foods, and Google will provide more accessible, detailed results about specific items and full menus at popular chains. Google "Big Mac calories," for...

If you were intrigued by Sony's big, beautiful 4K TVs at CES earlier this year, we've got good news and bad news. The good news is you can now pre-order these extremely thin displays, and they should be shipping this summer. The bad news is they start at $2,500. The TV line starts with the X900C,...

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