New Google Maps feature shows you exactly where you’ve been

If you're a big user of Google Now notifications and love Google Maps, here's something else you're likely to go for – Your Timeline. The new Maps feature, for Android and desktop users, lets you rediscover old journeys and resurface…

Husband who said he’d quit smoking outed by Street View

Typical. You're outside your house enjoying a sneaky smoke – against doctor's orders – and what drives by but a Street View car. A while later, your wife starts suspecting you're still on the ciggies, checks your home on Street View…

Feed your inner crazy cat person by visiting this museum’s exhibit on Internet felines

If you're looking for the intersection of high and low culture, look no further than the Museum of the Moving Image. Next month, the Queens, New York, museum will be opening an exhibit dedicated to the history of cats on the Internet.
Cool Tech

Some NYC trash cans will soon give you 75Mbps of free Wi-Fi

You may think that they're only good for keeping litter off the streets, but like New York City inhabitants, New York City trash cans are capable of much more than meets the eye. They will soon double as Wi-Fi hotspots.

Google+ Photos shuts down on August 1: Here’s how to save your photos and videos

Google is shutting down Google+ Photos. Here's how to ensure a seamless transition to the service's replacement, Google Photos. Don't worry -- it's not as scary as it seems.
Social Media

Instagram at last brings search to Web version

It's been a while coming, but Instagram has finally seen fit to introduce a search tool for the Web version of its photo-sharing service. Rolled out on Monday, the new feature lets users search for content by hashtag, location, and user…

4.5 million patient records were accessed in UCLA hack

UCLA Health officials announced Friday that hackers accessed a network that stores the information of 4.5 million patients.

Spotify’s Discovery Weekly serves up new tunes tailored just for you

Spotify's Discovery Music, a new playlist refreshed each Monday, tries to surface songs you'll like based on your listening history and the tastes of other people who prefer the same artists and albums.

AshleyMadison site hack means your cheating ways could be revealed

Dating site for cheaters AshleyMadison.com, and another site from Avid Life Media, have been hacked. The owners have been told to take the sites offline permanently, or 36 million member's profiles will be published.

Online pirates in U.K. could soon face 10-year prison terms

The U.K.'s Conservative government is considering increasing the maximum penalty for online pirates from 2 years to 10. The move would target large-scale piracy operations engaged in the copying and distribution of content such as movies…

Watch a pro surfer fight off a shark attack

You're unlikely to see anything as dramatic as this during the weekend: Australian surfer Mick Fanning has fought off a shark attack in the water, and it was all captured on camera.

YouTube strikes back: video sharing site is now bigger than cable

It has more competition than ever, but YouTube is fighting hard to keep its position as the world's No. 1 video destination, according to figures released in Google's earnings call.