Google beats children's web privacy appeal, Viacom to face one claim

Google and Viacom on Monday defeated an appeal in a nationwide class action lawsuit by parents who claimed the companies illegally tracked the online activity of children under the age of 13 who watched videos and played video games on Nickelodeon's we...

Frigid Pluto is home to more diverse terrain than expected

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The most detailed look at Pluto's surface to date has revealed an unexpected range of mountains, glacial flows, smooth plains and other landscapes, according to studies released on Thursday.The unprecedented window into the so-call...

Suit that mimics life at age 85 has no creases, just creaks

JERSEY CITY, N.J. With the push of a button, a perfectly healthy 34-year-old museum-goer named Ugo Dumont was transformed into a confused 85-year-old man with cataracts, glaucoma and a ringing in his ears known as tinnitus.Dumont had volunteered at Lib...

Microsoft, Google agree to drop complaints against each other

Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other, the companies told Reuters."Microsoft has agreed to withdraw its regulatory complaints against Google, reflecting our changing le...

Taking the Brakes Off API-Based Innovation by Moving Toward Processes

API usage has absolutely transformed IT in the sixteen years since inventor Roy Fielding originally outlined the concept. At this very moment, millions of APIs are at work, opening up access to useful resources and data belonging to the businesses providi...

Astronomers find a tailless comet, first of its kind

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system's formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Sci...

Megaupload coming back? Founder Kim Dotcom plans a relaunch in 2017

Flamboyant German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is planning to relaunch file-sharing website Megaupload in January 2017, five years after the U.S. government took down the site accusing it of piracy.Megaupload, founded in 2005, had boasted of having mor...

U.S. firms target investment in Israeli cannabis R&D

TEL AVIV Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical marijuana know-how to a booming market back home.Since 2014, U.S. firms have invested about $50 million in l...

The best tips and tools to get the most out of Netflix

Netflix can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare. When you’re halfway through a seven-season TV series or have a list of must-watch movies on your list with a fantastic Internet connection, Netflix is great. But what about when you don...

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...