Internet steady in Nepal after earthquake but last-mile connectivity an issue

An earthquake near Kathmandu of 7.8 magnitude killed over 900 people

Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Stores appear to be affected across the country, with some giving out free drinks


Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

In releasing a drone photo of its new campus, it appears to have broken two FAA regulations

Italian eyewear maker helping to design new version of Google Glass

Details on when a new version of Glass would debut weren't provided, but Luxottica's CEO said a second iteration is in the works

Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

Commercial drones could take widespread flight as early as 2016

google send directions

Finally, you can push directions from Google Maps to your phone

A pretty helpful upgrade from Google

US drone completes first in-flight refueling

X-47B test leads to future Navy drone program

How Acer plans to go after hardcore gamers

Acer plans to release new gaming products every two to three months

Teardown of Apple Watch shows sensor could measure blood oxygen levels

To reach the watch's inner components, iFixIt used a "destructive process" that would make it "impossible" for a person to repair the watch

Ubuntu 15.04 reviews

In today's open source roundup: Reviews of Ubuntu 15.04. Plus: Hidden options in Ubuntu 15.04. And Kubuntu 15.04 has been released.

What happens when computer science conferences go 'Gangnam Style'

From musical trees to mechatronic stilts, computer scientists at CHI embraced the offbeat

acer chromebook 15

Is the new 15.6-inch Acer the best Chromebook value ever?

Chromebook fans in search of the holy grail may have just found it: A machine with a 15.6-inch screen, long battery life, and costing only $200. But is Acer's new Chromebook 15 CB3-531 all it's cracked up to be? I've got the answer...

Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TW deal

They say the deal's collapse is good for customers

With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, they said

Fon, is an example of a company in the telecom sector that has embraced sharing.

Sharing economy accelerates as attitudes towards possessions change

Young people are no longer as interested in possessions according to new research. This primes the sharing economy to snowball. Many people—particularly younger ones—are perfectly happy to share everything, a new report says. They...

Infosys invests in cloud, health monitoring market

The outsourcer said it is facing price pressure in its core outsourcing areas

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 24

Comcast-Time Warner merger may be falling apart... Amazon finally discloses cloud numbers... Microsoft services make up for weak PC market

Cartoon with Clippy and Internet Explorer in retirement

ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Cartoon of a drone and a guy sitting on a couch drinking beer

So much for drones helping us to get in shape [CARTOON]

Sometimes drones can motivate people to exercise and sometimes it works the other way around.

Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks

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