May 17, 2013 — Caleb "Kai" McGillvary became an Internet sensation in February with his colorful account of how he helped save a California utility worker who was being beaten by another man. Now, McGillvary is charged in the murder of a lawyer in New Jersey.
May 17, 2013 — This week in San Francisco, Google held its annual developers conference. It was there that the search industry giant laid out its vision for its future and ours.
May 16, 2013 — The new Google Maps features tailor-made results based on users' habits and search histories. The features were made possible by the revisions Google made to its privacy policies last year, a change that removed most of the barriers between its various services.
May 16, 2013 — Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — "has lost this world and his afterlife." Many Saudis have turned to social media sites for news and to discuss issues they might otherwise not be able to bring up.
May 15, 2013 — It turns out that the desire to speak with Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with $610,000, will buy you a cup of coffee. That's the winning bid offered in a charity auction for up to an hour of Cook's time.
May 15, 2013 — Everyone is tracked by marketers online. Instead of fighting it, Federico Zannier, a New York grad student, is taking ownership of his online personal data by selling it: "I said, 'OK, I want to try to make money with my own data.' "
May 14, 2013 — Days after the gaming world began to buzz with reports that Nintendo's new life simulation game allows men to marry other men, it now seems that Nintendo is removing that possibility, which by all accounts was unintended.
May 14, 2013 — When we die, we leave the people who knew us with memories. But what about everything we posted online? We leave that in the hands, not of our families, but of big corporations such as Google and Facebook.
May 13, 2013 — Facebook is expected to pay out $20 million in a settlement over its "Sponsored Stories" advertising service, after placing user images in personalized ads. But the settlement doesn't stop the service, and a legal expert says Facebook's option to let users opt out creates more problems.
May 13, 2013 — Four in 10 teenagers admit that they text while driving. Not only is that behavior dangerous, but those same teens are more likely to skip the seat belt and drive while drinking, too.