• Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

    Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

    CNN

    Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

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    By Hope King
  • Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

    Facebook on phone

    Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

    If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.

    A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "facto...

  • YouTube gets more lifelike

    YouTube

    From YouTube

    YouTube live-streams just got more lifelike.

  • China to explore 'dark side' of the moon

    China moon

    ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

    China is considering landing a spacecraft on the moon's "dark side" in 2020 -- a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so, state media reports.

  • Google fixes n-word Maps problem for most users

    Google maps

    CNN

    Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

    A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

    On Thursday...

  • How airbags (should) work

    Car airbags gone off

    Bill Alberter/CNN

    With the news about Takata's airbag recall over a defect that has been blamed for at least six deaths, it's important to remember that airbags have saved many thousands of lives since they were first introduced in the 1970s.

    In front crashes, airbags ...

  • Secret space plane, solar sail take off

    Air_force_atlas

    The Air Force's mysterious space plane is back above the Earth -- along with Bill Nye's solar sail.

  • Delta Air Lines grounds travel websites

    Delta plane

    Michael Calloway/CNN

    Some leading travel websites are a no-fly zone as far as Delta is concerned.

    Delta is shutting out sites like TripAdvisor from accessing its information on fares and scheduling, making it difficult for travelers to compare prices and get the best deal...

  • YouTube under fire for adult content in kids app

    YouTubeKids

    From YouTube

    A video explains how to tie a noose, play with matches or taste battery acid. There are cartoons dubbed over with obscenities, an introduction to wine tasting, and beer commercials.

    Consumer groups have dug up these adult-themed videos buried among th...

  • St. Louis Fed hit with hack

    St. Louis, Gateway Arch, blurb size

    Bev Sykes/Wikimedia Commons

    Visitors to parts of the St. Louis Federal Reserve's website last month were sent to phony sites that could be used to steal their personal information.

    The hack targeted the St. Louis Fed's Web servers -- not the Fed branch itself or its website.

    Thi...

  • Woman gets 6 years in Google exec's death

    Alix Catherine Tichelman

    Santa Cruz Police Department

    An alleged prostitute accused in the death of a Google executive pleaded guilty on Tuesday and was sentenced to six years in prison.

  • DOJ charges 6 Chinese nationals with stealing 'sensitive' US technology

    DOJ, Department of Justice

    Floyd Yarmuth/CNN

    Federal prosecutors charged six Chinese nationals with stealing trade secrets from U.S. tech companies Avago and Skyworks.

  • 5G will be very fast but will cost a bundle

    5G

    CNN Money

    5G wireless is coming. It's going to be much faster than 4G -- and likely way more expensive.

  • Super Bowl of robotics makes STEM exciting

    Dean Kamen

    Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

    Forty-thousand fans were chanting, screaming and cheering on their teams. The enthusiastic spectators had painted faces, were donning costumes, and no one was actually sitting in their seats -- all were standing to get a better look at the action hap...

  • Google is looking for a new Doodler

    Google

    Google

    The Google Doodler: it's a job that's probably more fun than yours, and it's open.

  • GAO: Airline computer systems can be hacked

    Plane

    spanishwor/SXC

    How serious is a cybersecurity consultant's claim that he hacked into airliner computer systems and controlled an aircraft engine during a flight?

  • FBI: Hacker claimed to hack into flights

    Airplane cockpit computer

    Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

    A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents.

    Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April fol...

  • Tim Cook: How Steve Jobs changed the world

    Steve_Jobs_Tim_Cook

    In a powerful commencement address to George Washington University graduates, Apple CEO Tim Cook implored the class of 2015 to follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs.

    Many view work as boring, hopeless drudgery -- a view Cook said he shared in 1997 bef...

  • Google's new self-driving cars hit the road

    Google self-driving car

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    Google's cute-as-a-button, fully autonomous cars are hitting the road this summer.

    If you're in Mountain View, California, you'll be among the first to see them pass by.

    Google says it's now ready to test-drive the gray and white prototype vehicles aft...

  • Bad launch: Russian rocket parts may have struck Siberia

    Pieces may have struck in Siberia

    ILS/Getty Images

    A glitch in a Russian space launch may have sent part of a rocket and its payload -- a satellite -- plummeting toward southeastern Siberia, according to Russian state-run media reports.

    It is the second space mission failure for the Russian Federal Sp...

  • Electronic skin makes your body a computer

    electronic skin

    MC10

    A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings.

    This is the premise of Professor John Rogers' Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user's temple, he has been ...

  • Dating app Hinge cracks down on cheaters

    Hinge app

    From Hinge

    If you're one of the 3.6 percent of Hinge users who are married, engaged or in a relationship, you might have some explaining to do.

    Hinge, a dating app that finds matches based on your Facebook friends, is automatically adding users' Facebook relationship s...

  • Washington Post mobile site apparently hacked

    Washington Post

    Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    The Washington Post's mobile website was temporarily downed Thursday in an apparent hack.

  • The 'living concrete' that can repair itself

    Pantheon, Rome, Italy

    Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

    It's the world's most popular building material, and ever since the Romans built the pantheon from it some 2,000 years ago, we've been trying to find ways to make concrete more durable.

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