| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Everyone's chatting about the latest iPhones, but the Apple devices are not the only smartphones taking the Internet by storm this week.
The other device would be Phonebloks, a proposed customizable smartphone project that has gone viral on YouTube with...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:32 PM
For two years, the FBI tracked the elusive founder of Silk Road, an Internet site that peddled heroin, ecstasy and every known type of prescription medication.
The manhunt ended with the arrest of an unlikely suspect: Ross William Ulbricht, a 29-year-...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
From "Brave New World" to "The Hunger Games," dystopian fiction generally presents a closed, ostensibly perfect society from the point of view of the outsider who doesn't fit in. The less-often told story is what it's like to be part of the crowd. Who...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Facebook users parked in front of their TVs may increasingly notice an eerie coincidence: A startup says it has a way to serve ads in the social site's newsfeed that will in less than 2 seconds after a commercial for the same advertiser appears on...
| Oct 29, 2013
Re "Sexism at issue in Silicon Valley," Oct. 24
What The Times doesn't consider is what I call the "jerk quotient" — and in the technology industry, it is exceptionally high. The only other industry where women can encounter a comparable number of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Fans of under-the-radar horror film "Trick 'r Treat" will get a spooky, sweet reward. Tonight, Legendary Pictures will share a screening of the pic and a Q&A with writer-director Michael Dougherty on Facebook and, for some lucky few in Los Angeles, live...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Inc. for the first time on Wednesday acknowledged it may have a challenge in holding the attention of young people.
Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Shazam has updated its iPhone app to tag songs, TV shows and more all on its own, no longer requiring users to open the app and tap a button whenever they want to tag something.
The feature, called Auto Shazam, comes turned off by default, but users...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:26 AM
The redesigned Mac Pro has gone on sale, but good luck getting one anytime soon: Apple won't ship any until February.
The company Thursday morning began taking orders for the two basic models, which cost $2,999 and $3,999.
Apple's website quoted early...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook and two company insiders including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have agreed to sell 70 million shares for $55.05 apiece.
Zuckerberg, along with the Menlo Park, Calif., company and board member Marc Andreessen, said this week...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.
Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Jesse Eisenberg will play famous villain Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's untitled sequel to 2012′s “Man of Steel,” which will […]...