Step aside, Siri, Cortana and Alexa. We look at three new virtual assistants that raise the bar for usefulness, interactivity and personalization.
Stories by Mike Elgan
The wisdom of the crowd is showing the way to a harassment-free social Internet: Bring back the "walled garden."
Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how.
Soon you'll be chatting away with artificially intelligent bots. But the bot revolution will also usher in something strange: It will give us a bot to talk for us, as us. I call it a "me bot."
And just like that, social networking is no more. The sites formerly known as social networks are pivoting to something else.
Reports say Google intends to help wire Cuba and bring the island into the 21st century. But that's not going to happen.
Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, the one-time fugitive hacker who is now a security consultant. Mitnick has a wealth of security advice for the public.
You might think Internet.org is a nonprofit organization launched by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and dedicated to bringing Internet access to people who can't access it, or can't afford it. But that's not the case.
When smart glasses look like regular glasses, they'll become just another option at the eye doctor.
Project Tango is a Google platform for giving phones and tablets a sense of space, and it's going to radically change how people use their mobile devices.
The public believes the desktop Internet is better, but in reality the opposite is now true.
Social networks are massively addictive -- by design -- which makes it really hard for users to break their online habits.
Toys are dangerous. I'm not talking about toys with sharp edges, toxic materials or parts that constitute a choking hazard. I'm talking about hacking -- a new threat to the safety of children. Last week, the risk got real.
Google transforms its everything-for-everyone social network into a site that does one thing really well -- connecting supernerds.
Facebook's new app uses notifications on your lock screen as a 'newspaper.' And so the war over lock screen real estate begins.