Google wants to turn NYC’s archaic pay-phone kiosks into useful Wi-Fi hotspots

Google is one of several big-name companies interested in the idea of turning New York City's pay-phone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspots. The deadline for proposals was on Monday, with city officials expected to announce the…

Facebook ‘Save’ button reminds you to read it later, like ‘Pocket’

Facebook added a new "Save" button to help users find specific content again later. Users will be able to save links, posts, pages, and more with the feature, but they won't be able to view the saved content offline.

Google working to fix Chrome bug that saps Windows devices of their battery life

A bug in Google's Chrome browser drains more Windows battery life than it has to. Fortunately, Google is tackling the issue now.

Verizon to upgrade FiOS upload speeds for free

Verizon FiOS customers will allegedly see a significant boost to their Internet upload speeds.

Weird Al makes fun of your job with ‘Mission Statement’

As part of his promotion of his upcoming album, "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing new videos all week. From "Tacky" to "Handy," we'll post them all here as they arrive, so stay tuned.

Kindle Unlimited is like Spotify for books … so do authors get screwed?

Amazon’s latest subscription, Kindle Unlimited, gives readers access to 600,000 books for $10 a month. But will it benefit the book business, or break it?

Dell, Newegg start accepting Bitcoin as payment

Likely an attempt to increase sales by appealing to a niche audience that's into computers, Dell is now accepting the virtual currency known as Bitcoin to pay for purchases of anything on Dell.com.

Tweetbot catches Russia making edits to Flight MH17 Wikipedia entry

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down from the skies on Thursday, the debate continues to rage over who was responsible — and part of that debate is playing out on Wikipedia.

4 big things 1 million people are telling the FCC about Net neutrality

Commenters overwhelmed the FCC with demands to preserve Net neutrality. The latest comments cite America's belief in free market capitalism, competition, and freedom as reasons to keep the Internet open.

Blockades shmockades: Pirate Bay traffic reportedly doubles since 2011

Despite efforts to block access to the controversial website, the Pirate Bay's traffic has surged even higher the past few years.

Microsoft to cut ‘up to’ 18,000 jobs as part of efforts to ‘simplify organization’

Microsoft announced today that it will be cutting thousands of jobs as part of its efforts to "simplify organization" in the company.
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Google uses its Street View cars to sniff out gas leaks in US cities

Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect…