Smartphones are dogs’ best friend in Taiwan

JINSHAN, TAIWAN - It takes about an hour to lure the stray dog into a steel cage with food. During that time, Sean McCormack, a co-founder of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Dan Nystedt

Google developing self-driving car

Picture sitting in your car, maneuvering through busy downtown traffic while talking on your phone or sending a few texts.This isn't a scene of illegal texting or phone use. Why not? Because the

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

How to make the world your user interface

Pranav Mistry gesticulates like he's taking a picture.Mistry actually is, except there's no sign of any camera in his hands.Fixing his gaze on a scene he wants to capture, he gestures as though

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung Home Theatre system focuses on ‘infotainment’

Hybrid displays targeting the knowledge worker -- who wants to be informed and entertained, preferably via the same device -- are becoming common today.Apart from smart phones, many higher-end HDTVs, especially the DLNA

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

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

Give Google a break

Yesterday’s revelation that Google’s StreetView cars collected more than just anonymized pictures of buildings and cars (and some comical situations) came as a surprise to many, including regulatory bodies in a number of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Dive into Google Wave for the ‘coolness’ factor alone

Google Wave is a groundbreaking real-time collaborative tool that has the potential to be an ideal way for members of a group to work with one another. But it's not clear how useful

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Spy gadgets abound — but should you use them?

These days, if you want to watch over your house, your kids or your significant other, there's a whole world of high-tech security devices out there you can use, in forms you may

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Google conference aims to woo developers

Google will hold on Wednesday and Thursday its largest event of the year for external developers, a constituency that it views as critically important for the health of its business and online services.About

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Vancouver braces for Olympic traffic nightmare with interactive Web tool

If one thing is certain during the 2010 Winter Olympics, it's that Vancouver's traffic is going to hell in a hand basket.As visitors from around the globe swarm the West coast metropolis, major

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

The best GPS app for your BlackBerry

BlackBerry users seeking full-featured, GPS-based navigation applications with spoken turn-by-turn directions really don't have too many options. BlackBerry Maps, the default navigation app that ships with all new BlackBerry devices, offers maps and

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Al Sacco

Canada’s first street view map service unveiled amid privacy concerns

The first Web-based, interactive, street-level map of Canada launched yesterday at featuring panoramic photos of Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish, B.C has caught the attention of privacy watchdogs.Similar to Google's Street View launched

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Bill seeks to curtail Google Maps citing “terrorist threat”

A California state legislator has submitted a bill that would limit the amount of detail allowed in images available from applications such as Google Maps and Google Earth, contending that terrorists are using

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin, John Ribeiro and Eric Lai

Track friends and employee movements on your smart phone with Google Latitude

Need to know in real time which service truck is closest to a customer's location? Want to know whether your daughter really is at the library or how your friend is progressing on

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and JR Raphael