• Techs for the memories: What did we do before...

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Take a look back at the pros and cons of life before HDTV, Facebook and Wi-Fi. You do remember life before texting, don't you?
  • Move over Google Labs...Yahoo! is here

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Much ado has been made about Google Labs. For good reason, actually. But what about Google's ugly stepsister? Yes, Yahoo has its very own laboratories, just brimming with second-tier ideas and applications that really are worth a look.
  • Best tech products 2010: Full list, 1-100

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    One of the best parts of our job is looking at hundreds of products every year. Many perform well, some are silly, and a select group rises above the pack. Here are the hardware, software, services, sites, and apps that we decided--after much discussion--stood out this year.
  • Google's 10 best (and worst) innovations of the year

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Google rolled out a number of cool products this year, but not all of them can be home runs. Here's a look at the best and worst of Google this year.
  • 5 comments from Google's CEO on privacy

    Posted October 26, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of attention lately, not so much for the company's ubiquitous search engine, but for what he has been saying about privacy.
  • Google Street View: Around the world in 80 seconds

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Google's Street View for Google Maps has finally reached Antarctica. Seriously, Google...what took you so long? Anyway, now that we have a map of all seven continents, let's take a trip around the globe.
  • Oracle's silence on Google lawsuit, Java process raise eyebrows

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Litigation over Java is cause for concern, but some see positives in company's development efforts
  • Google Street View Disasters

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Embarrassing moments, unexplained car crashes, and crazy stunts. You never know what the Google Street View team is going to capture on camera next. If only an 'Undo Button' were in play for those captured here.
  • Strangest Sights in Google Earth, Part II

    Posted September 17, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Mapping software Google Earth turns the planet into a massive scavenger hunt for weird, wacky, and the unexplained. Here are a few of the things that keep us scratching our heads.
  • How 6 Memorable Tech Companies Got Their Names

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    We've tracked down the inside scoop on six of tech's most unforgettable company names. Some of them have pretty surprising backstories -- like a well-known Web giant that was almost called "BackRub"
  • 11 things you need to know about Google Chrome variations

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 11:46 am

    Google recently released a version of its Chrome Web browser code named the Canary Build. It uses an all-yellow variant of the regular Chrome icon, but there may be confusion as to what actually distinguishes it from the other, official releases of Google's browser.
  • Java developers' reaction to Oracle, Google lawsuit

    Posted August 27, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    What do the programmers and companies that depend on the Java software family make of Oracle suing Google? To find out, we asked them.
  • Google Voice: 5 Truths Behind the Hype

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Why did Google add voice capability to Gmail -- and what's next? Consider these five facts to put the new Google Voice in perspective.
  • A Hands-On Tour: Google Goggles Visual Search

    Posted August 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Google Goggles, a visual search tool for Android, brings a high-tech twist to accessing information on the go.
  • 11 Essential Android Travel Apps

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The GPS chip inside your Android phone makes it an indispensable tool for your travels. Whether you walk, drive, or fly, there’s a great app for your phone that can help you get around faster.
  • 10 Must-Have Android Apps for Business

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Whether you're running the next great business pitch from your phone or you just need to jot down ideas and edit documents on the go, we have you covered.
  • Visiting the Googleplex

    Posted July 1, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Life at Google: beach volleyball, T-Rex, motorcycles and naptimes.
  • Google Labs All-Stars: 8 Must-See Projects

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Have you checked out Google Labs lately? If not, it's worth a peek. The area, reserved for application and tool prototypes not yet ready for primetime, houses some cool (and crazy) ideas. Past alumni include Google Alerts, the Google Docs suite and Google Reader. Check out these eight Google Labs experiments that we'd like to see go mainstream. Which ones are on your radar?
  • Tech bullies: Tech pioneers gone bad

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Everybody loves the underdog -- until it comes out on top.
  • 5 (More) Google Labs Projects that Should Be on Your Radar

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    The newest free tools from Google Labs include a social search tool, a new way to view public data and an app that makes searching Android phones easier.
  • Special report: After Google-China dust-up, cyberwar emerges as a threat

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 11:48 am

    Few events have crystallized U.S. fears over a cyber catastrophe, or brought on calls for a strategic response, more than the recent attacks against Google and more than 30 other tech firms. The company's disclosure in January that it was attacked by China-based hackers -- and its subsequent decision to scale back operations there -- have stoked long-standing fears over the ability of cyber adversaries to penetrate commercial and government networks in the U.S.
  • Tech apocalypse: Five doomsday scenarios for IT

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Power grid hacks, massive DNS rerouting, solar flares -- end-times for IT may be more likely than you think.
  • 12 Types of Tech Zealots: How to Spot Them in the Wild

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Maybe you know Apple fanboys, but can you tell an Oracle high flyer from a disciple? An IBMer from an SAP enthusiast? Mix them up in a work or social setting and you could be conversation roadkill. Here's our highly unofficial guide.
  • What is Google Wave?

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    Google Wave is one of the most hyped but least understood services Google has ever launched. Part of the problem is that--while it's about collaboration and real-time communication--it has no direct parallel to existing products. As such, it's hard to explain Wave to anyone who hasn't used it. But let me try.
  • Google Ocean Showcase: Dive into Your Desktop

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    New multimedia tours feature some of the Earth's hottest surf and dive spots, important shipwrecks, large underwater mountains and vast canyon systems running along the seafloor.
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