Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

The Internet is addling our brains, says Nicholas Carr

How familiar is this? You're reading an online newspaper article on the Gulf oil spill, but before you get half through, you've clicked on links that lead you to fascinating pieces about marine

Published on: June 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

How Google is rewiring your neural circuitry for distraction

How familiar is this? You're reading an online newspaper article on the Gulf oil spill, but before you get half through, you've clicked on links that lead you to fascinating pieces about marine

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Souped up Bing latest Microsoft salvo in battle against Google

Microsoft fired another salvo as its battle against Google for search turf heated up this week. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled new features aimed at making Bing more than just a search site.

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Droid X vs. iPhone 4 — a spec by spec comparison

On Wednesday, Motorola introduced the Droid X -- the company's response to the Apple iPhone 4. On Thursday, the iPhone 4 goes on sale. As a result, the digital world has a smartphone

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Daniel Ionescu

PearlTrees better than bookmarking for organizing stuff online

Since the Web first came online in 1991, it has grown and improved beyond anyone's predictions. Unlike the gray background, mono-spaced text and ugly graphics on the Web in those early years, today's

Published on: June 23rd, 2010 Mike Elgan

Google Street View snatch included passwords, e-mail

Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street Viewcars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).The Commission launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Google offers Search on steroids with Caffeine

Google search results are now fresher and faster, according the company that just gave its search indexing technology a jolt of Caffeine. On Tuesday, Google announced an overhaul of its search indexing technology

Published on: June 10th, 2010 Brennon Slattery and JR Raphael

Why dumping Windows won’t improve Google’s security

Sources from within Google are claiming that the online search and advertising giant is implementing an official transition away from the Microsoft Windows operating system. According to the reports, the culture shift is

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Is Google too big to be trusted?

If you have a Google e-mail account, use Google search, and see online ads that are served by Google's DoubleClick, the chances are good that Google knows more about you than you might

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Tom Spring

Microsoft counters Google’s ‘dump Windows’ move

On the heels of a report that Google will phase out Windows in its workplace because of security concerns, Microsoft on Tuesday stood up for its operating system.Microsoft's counterattack was a turnaround from

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Woman who ‘didn’t know how to look both ways before crossing street’ sues Google for bad directions

Search Engine Land, the news and information site that broke the story about how Lauren Rosenberg was struck by a vehicle and is now suing Google, has an update to the story: it

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Security not sole issue in Google’s dump Windows move

Google telling its employees to dump Microsoft Windows may be motivated by much more than security considerations, Canadian tech analysts say.On Tuesday, a section of the media reported that the search behemoth giant

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano