Li-Fi, a technology that uses visible light pulses rather than radio waves to send data, has achieved speeds of 1 Gbps in real-world tests. Here's how Li-Fi works, and why it might be more secure than Wi-Fi.
The Chemical Laptop, a device built by NASA, uses biological analysis to identify amino and fatty acids formed by organisms. NASA hopes to fly the Chemical Laptop to Mars or Europa to hunt for traces of extraterrestrial life.
Google+ was originally meant to draw users away from Facebook and other social networks, but it never really caught on. Now Google is rebooting Google+ in a simpler form, with an emphasis on users' shared interests.
Google and Asus are rolling out the Chromebit, an $85 computer-on-a-stick that plugs into an HDMI port. The Chromebit, and other devices like it, can transform a TV or other screen into a full-featured, though very basic, computer.
Facebook's Safety Check feature lets people in areas affected by disaster or tragedy quickly let family and friends know that they're safe. Why did the company activate Safety Check after the Paris terror attacks, but not after bombings in Beirut the day before?
Mcity, a 32-acre town in Ann Arbor, Mich., has plenty of streets and storefronts – but no permanent residents. Mcity is a testing ground where automakers can refine software and hardware for self-driving cars to get them ready for public roadways.
The University of California, Santa Barbara, is digitizing wax cylinders from the late 1800s and early 1900s, including some of the earliest sounds ever recorded. What's the best way to store information so that it can be retrieved by future generations?
Comcast is expanding its "Data Usage Plan Trials" to cities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. Customers in those cities will have a 300 GB data cap; they'll be charged $35 for additional increments of 50 GB.
Tesla chief Elon Musk says the company will restrict the Autopilot feature in its Model S electric car so that people will use it more responsibly. Even so, the company says Autopilot has already averted lots of accidents and caused none.
Smart Reply, a feature rolling out this week for Google's Inbox email app, can automatically read incoming emails and suggest appropriate responses. Smart Reply uses machine learning to judge the gist of an email and compose several different reply options.
A new report says Google is combining its Chrome OS computer operating system and Android mobile operating system into a single platform. The combined Google OS would run on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
2G Tuesday, a voluntary program for Facebook employees, simulates average Internet connection speeds in emerging markets. The program is meant to help employees better understand how people in developing countries access the Web.
The European Parliament approved regulations on Tuesday that safeguard net neutrality principles and ban cellular roaming charges. Critics of the package say the language is so vague that Internet companies will be able to create a 'fast lane' for companies willing to pay.
Facebook's free Internet.org service met with skepticism in India, where users said it gave Facebook an unfair advantage. The service has been retooled, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying again to get Indian users to warm to the idea.