Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in middle of a room with no wires attached.
United Airlines is adding an option to let passengers stream content directly to their laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
As Samsung just learned with LeBron James, paying a celebrity to love your product can sometimes backfire.
Here are 5 trends to watch from the South by Southwest Interactive festival, which just wrapped in Austin, Texas.
Mobile World Congress spans the full spectrum of untethered gadgetry, from the next generation of mobile phone networks to wireless charging technology.
Today the World Wide Web turns 25 years old. We look back at the major milestones in its history.
As the Web turns 25, early adopters recall the slower, simpler online life of the '90s.
At 9:45 in the morning after his 40th birthday you might expect Biz Stone, best known for co-founding Twitter, to be a little bleary.
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke Tuesday at the South by Southwest Interactive conference.
Almost two decades ago, a parlor game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" became an unlikely phenomenon and foretold today's social web of online connections.
Police responded to Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to check on a threat Tuesday night. The threat was deemed noncredible.
Mike Hopkins' descent to Earth alongside two Russian cosmonauts shows space missions endure diplomatic tensions.
Fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks remotely to an audience of thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.
From Chicago, to Georgia, to southern California, a new social media application is causing problems on middle school and high school campuses nationwide.
Apple released its latest mobile operating system update on Monday, iOS 7.1. The upgrade includes bug fixes, improvements, new features and some subtle changes.
Picture this scene: an iPad resting on a table with the familiar 2D image from a video call on the screen.
Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset, takes SXSW fans on a trip to the world of "Game of Thrones."
From his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with roughly a dozen police officers outside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday that everyone in the world will be just as effectively monitored soon -- at least digitally.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at The Great Electronic Coffee War of 2014.
The Dogecoin started off as a penniless Internet joke. But Matt Thompson plans on selling his vacation home for this meme-inspired currency.
The National Day of Unplugging asks people to put away their mobile devices for 24 hours.
Twitter has officially banned pornographic content on Vine, its year-old social-video service. The company announced the changes on Thursday
Online photo archive Getty Images is opening much of its trove of millions of images to online publishers for free.
A California artist is turning people into paintings.
Facebook and its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram Wednesday announced new policies aimed at stemming online sales of illegal guns.
Roku on Tuesday released its latest tool for streaming 1080p content directly to a TV.
Why the Ukraine crisis won't affect Russia, U.S. space collaboration
Apple and a Danish company have teamed up on a new hearing aid that works with iPhones.
It's a long way from the bits and bytes of Silicon Valley to the bright lights of Broadway. But former Facebook bigwig Randi Zuckerberg is ready for her turn.
If Batman and Iron Man got together in the lab to patch together a new outfit, it might look like this.
The crowdfunding model, in which entrepreneurs seek online pledges to finance their pet projects, appears to be alive and well.
Ellen DeGeneres, #Busted.
Steven Colbert speaks at RSA cybersecurity conference despite protests over NSA cooperation.
If you ever try your hand at farming spiders, you'll very soon discover it's no easy task.
If Facebook is sipping champagne during an après-ski selfie, Secret is letting it all hang out with a cheap beer and no makeup in your parents' basement.
When you're a city's "Communicator of the Year" you probably ought not blast one of those job-seekers in a rude, dismissive e-mail.
Mike Parker, one of the people responsible for the popular use of Helvetica passed away Sunday at age 84.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at private luxury bathrooms that will soon be popping up in New York City.
NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once.
A new NASA satellite designed to beam back precise readings of falling rain and snow roared into orbit atop a Japanese rocket early Friday.
Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona.
Facebook is pulling the plug on its little-used e-mail service.
Here are some tips for avoiding TV plot spoilers in the social media age.
T-Mobile got aggressive in 2013, positioning itself as the "UnCarrier" and actively courting customers of other mobile providers to switch.
It's mind-boggling to look at paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries and think that artists like Leonardo da Vinci created such vibrant portraits using nothing more than a free hand and the naked eye -- when just 100 years before, two-point perspective was unknown. If you're David Hockney, who's been a seminal figure in modern painting since the 1960s, you literally can't believe it.
In theory, Origami is simple: Take a sheet of paper, follow the dotted lines and without the use of scissors or glue, you've got a paper crane. It stands to reason that if you're good at following instructions, you're good at origami.
Complaints of itchy, irritated wrists have prompted Fitbit to voluntarily recall all of its Fitbit Force wristband activity trackers.
Sony has announced a tie-up with the estate of Michael Jackson, allowing them to use his music to promote the release of a new smartphone.
WhatsApp, the globally popular texting app that Facebook just acquired for a whopping $19 billion, is adding phone calls to its list of services.
Two talking robots have been installed in the DRC capital Kinshasa to help regulate traffic.
Google is offering "do's" and "don'ts" for wearing its Glass connected eyewear.
Chinese tech leader Huawei unveils its "hybrid" fitness band/smart watch ahead of the 2014 World Mobile Congress.
Today's smartphones are much more than phones -- they are powerful, networked multimedia computers, and over the next 10 years they'll get far more advanced.
A French company has introduced what they're calling the world's first connected electric toothbrush.
There were no major announcements and no breathtaking new gadgets, but this year's Mobile World Congress did offer up more than its fair share of unexpected uses for digital technology.
Want thousands of Insta-followers? CNN's Jethro Mullen, who has hundreds of thousands, reveals his secrets.
A computer-savvy firefighter in North Carolina is hoping Google Glass and clever programming can help save time and lives.
Starwood Hotels is testing an app that sends virtual room keys to your smartphone.
I came to Mobile World Congress expected to be wowed by lots of shiny new gadgets, but I'm leaving impressed by the seemingly less sexy subject of mobile operating systems. Turns out there's a lot happening here.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains why walruses are now known as "wordbanks."
The likeness of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may appear on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in 2015, only four years after his death.
Sochi visitors can see a 3D image of their own face rendered on a giant morphing morphing wall at the Olympic Park entrance.
What if Facebook spent $19 billion on something and most people never noticed?
Few things enrage normally calm people like finding a parking ticket tucked under the windshield wiper of their car.
Supernova explosions are mysterious to astronomers. Thanks to NASA's NuSTAR mission, scientists are learning more than ever about exactly how a star explodes.
How many people can play the same video game? Not in the same video game, mind you, but play the exact same game at once?
Bitcoin, the emerging if still somewhat mysterious digital currency, may be coming soon to a high-tech ATM near you.
Chief scientist Uyi Stewart has returned from the diaspora to lead IBM's first African lab.
A South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005.
Apple and Google appear to be cracking down on new apps taking advantage of the demise of "Flappy Bird."
The "jelly doughnut" rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month did not fall out of an extraterrestrial box of a dozen.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini test-drives dress pant sweatpants.
Meet Chuck Hall: the humble American engineer who changed the world of manufacturing.
Robots that behave like termites could be useful for construction projects that would be too dangerous for humans
Facebook on Thursday added a gender options beyond "male" and "female" for people's profiles.
When the biggest cable company in the United States buys the second-biggest cable company in the United States, what does that mean for you?
If you're a "zombie aficionado," a "Web marketing guru" or a "social media evangelist," you may be doing Twitter wrong.
U.S. scientists say they've produced more energy from a fusion reaction in their fuel source than they put into the fuel, a research milestone.
"Unboxing" videos are a growing and surprisingly lucrative genre on YouTube.
Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.
Why 'smart' TV and streaming-video user interfaces like Netflix pale in comparison to regular TV.
If you've ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something.
Websites posted messages opposing NSA government surveillance on Tuesday, as activists planned live protests and other gatherings in cities all over the world.
"Flappy Bird," the popular, addictive game app, has flown the coop.
Mars may be cold and dry, but researchers have found evidence that liquid water may flow there in some places -- at least during warm seasons.
Facebook helps a grieving dad who made an online plea to see a "Look Back" video about his late son.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at L.A.'s fancy new LED streetlights.
NASA tweeted a photo Thursday taken by Curiosity that it says is the rover's first ever image of Earth since it landed on Mars in August 2012.
Google is giving student artists a chance to take over the Google Doodle.
Explore the fast-developing world of technology that can read your mood
Forget about the big screen, the small screen and even the second screen.
If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online Tuesday.
A tiny bird is frustrating game players in record numbers, again. This time it's "Flappy Bird," a no-frills smartphone game.
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For millions of people in the nearly four decades since he co-founded Microsoft, Bill Gates has defined computing.
Google might need a find new home for its giant floating showroom in San Francisco Bay.
The afeared nasty weather didn't show up for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Neither did the Denver Broncos.