Source: Technology News from New York Times
Social neuroscience offers clues into the neural mechanics behind sending messages that are taken as offensive, embarrassing or downright rude.
A proposed law would require companies to keep detailed data about people’s Internet and phone use.
With the growth of small-business and independent employee travel, booking sites are scrambling to serve this market.
Magazines and other publications have built Oscar Web sites in hopes of cementing the loyalty of Web surfers.
Telus, the Canadian telephone company, included a new “adults only” section last month on a list of items its wireless customers could download.
Online coupons have always been a bargain-hunter’s diversion, which may be precisely why the market has grown so slowly.
Schibsted, which owns the biggest-selling tabloid in Norway, is now the biggest player on the Internet in Norway and neighboring Sweden.
A live video stream is chronicling the trial of 29 men accused of the 2004 terrorist bombing in Madrid.
Content-recognition software could address a major entertainment industry concern— songs and videos being posted on the Web without permission.
Nickelodeon will begin a weekday program that incorporates material produced by children.
Video games which feature human faces as they actually look are at most two years away, say developers.
AOL adopts Open ID, allowing people to use their AOL or AIM username and password to sign into non-AOL sites.
Playing new style computer games can help people burn up a significant amount of calories, research has found.
The impact of heavy use on hard disk drive failure may be overstated, says a report by three Google engineers.
The way we use the Web is changing and the future lies in mixing, mashups and pipes, argues Bill Thompson.
US soldiers returning from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder are being treated with virtual reality.
Lunar explorers should learn how to cross-country ski to investigate the Moon, an Apollo astronaut says.
A robot ornithologist has been installed in a wildlife refuge to look for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.
A Nasa mission to study the phenomenon known as the Northern Lights blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
A draft UN treaty to tackle any future giant asteroids heading for Earth is to be drawn up this year.
The deal between Shin Corp. and Singapore's Temasek Holdings has been at the center of Thailand's yearlong political crisis.
The planned $13 billion merger of the United States' two satellite radio services, Sirius and XM, is sure to raise antitrust issues.
XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio, the two leaders in their industry, said Monday that they had agreed to a $13 billion merger.
Telekomunikacja Polska was fined on Monday for having lowered the prices and changed the terms of its Internet service without seeking permission from the country's regulator.
Still, it is likely to be years before foreigners have a free hand in buying up what are considered to be strategic Italian companies.
The recording industry is recognizing that it might have to loosen its control of distribution to attract the big audience found in largely unregulated corners of the Internet.
The French reinsurer Scor has purchased a third of a rival, Converium, but the Swiss firm rejected a full takeover, saying it undervalued its strength.
Now the music channel is trying to make its way in a multidevice, multiplatform, multichannel world.
The producers of a horror film aimed at teenage audiences used a TV commercial with a high-frequency noise most adults could not hear.
A U.S. company sees a niche in providing tough phones to the blue-collar workers of Europe.