Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging “greater transparency” over secret demands for accessing private user data.
A week after T-Mobile announced its plan for users to upgrade their phones more often, AT debuted Next, a once-a-year upgrade plan.
Microsoft is tired of getting pummeled in the press over reports that it hands over emails and Skype conversations to the National Security Agency. Unfortunately, the federal gag order related to the NSA is so strict that companies can’t even talk about the existence of the program. Today, Microsoft begged issued a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder to release the gag order so that that they can dispel rumors.
NASA has successfully tested the injector, which is reportedly cheaper and faster to make than its traditional counterparts.
Researchers in France found Alzheimer’s risks among retired people were significantly lower for those who worked longer.
A Chinese woman has reportedly died after answering a call when her iPhone 5 was still charging. Apple has confirmed that it will investigate the cause of the woman’s death.
Microsoft cut the prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30 percent as the company tries to boost lackluster sales of the in-house tablets.
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says his company is continuing to operate its fleet of Boeing 787 despite an investigation into a fire on one of its empty Dreamliners parked at London’s Heathrow Airport. Tewolde Gebremariam told The Associated Press Saturday that there is “no flight safety issue” with the 787s and that Ethiopian Airlines, like other operators, has not made changes regarding the planes.
DARPA’s ATLAS robot is the most advanced of its kind and is frighteningly close to the Terminator.