(CBS) - Media titan Rupert Murdoch is back on Twitter and blasting Google and President Obama over their stance on the anti-piracy bills Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).
"Big bipartisan majorities both houses sold out by POTUS for search engines. How about 2.2 m workers in entertainment industry? Piracy rules," Murdoch tweeted.Continue »
(CBS) - International soccer star David Beckham will be available for a live chat Thursday, thanks to Google+ Hangouts.
The interview will be live at Google on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 12 p.m. EST at youtube.com/davidbeckham.
Afterward, you can join Becks for a Google+ Hangout session at around 1:30 p.m. EST. If you have questions for the famous footballer, post them on his Google+ profile using the hashtag #GoogleBeckham.Continue »
Wikipedia's role in tomorrow's protest
Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner made the announcement to join in the Internet blackout day started by link-sharing site Reddit on Jan. 16. The decision to shutdown was decided by the greater community that writes, edits and posts articles.Continue »
The board uses "video recognition, speech recognition, location data, accelerometer data, and other factors determine what the user wants to do and allow the board to follow the operator's commands without other aid."
A Samsung Windows 8 tablet sits on top of the board, which acts as an on/off switch, manages speed settings and monitors gestures.Continue »
(CBS) - Apple's former chief executive officer John Sculley is coming out to clear up the misconception that he fired Steve Jobs from the company he co-founded.
In a new interview with the BBC at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sculley defended himself by pointing out that he didn't technically fire Jobs.
Sculley cites Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs as a fair documentation of what actually happened in May 1985.Continue »
(CBS) - Imagine looking out your window and being able to check the news and weather at the same time. Sounds like something out of "Minority Report," right?
Samsung showed off their "Transparent Smart Window" at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The screen features widgets, like Twitter, a calendar or a clock. It also has virtual blinds that you can open or close with the tip of your fingers.
This is incredible. Creepy, crawly robots? Not so much.
Smart windows are expected to reach consumers sometime in 2012.
"Many questions and jokes about My Space, "Murdoch tweeted. "Simple answer - we screwed up in every way possible, learned lots of valuable expensive lessons."
SOPA supporters remain steadfast as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform gears up to hear what opponents of the bill have to say on Jan. 18.Continue »
A member of the link-sharing community Reddit named "place_face" was in the audience and got to ask Stewart a question during the pre-show question and answers segment.
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"The Internet sent me to ask you what you think of SOPA and why you haven't mentioned it on the show," said the Redditor. Stewart said he hadn't heard of the controversial bill because he and his staff have had their heads up their "asses" in U.S. presidential elections.Continue »
(CBS) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber made an appearance at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Expo to introduce and offbeat tech product.Continue »
Ultrabooks are the talk of Las Vegas this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
One of the most unique ultrabooks of the lot is Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga. Aptly named for its flexibility, the laptop has a screen that flips all the way over to act like a tablet.
Once flipped over, the keyboard is deactivated and the touchscreen can be used. The ultrabook can also be set down in a tented position or used like a regular laptop. The flexibility is super neat for those who aren't ready to trade a laptop for a tablet.Continue »
Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian has been one of the most outspoken leaders of the movement against SOPA and PIPA.
"Instead of the normal glorious, user-curated chaos of reddit, we will be displaying a simple message about how the PIPA/SOPA legislation would shut down sites like reddit, link to resources to learn more, and suggest ways to take action," the site admin's wrote in a blog post.Continue »
The news didn't sit well with microblogging service Twitter, whose general counsel Alex Macgillivray came out swinging with this tweet: "Bad day for the Internet. Having been there, I can imagine the dissension @Google to search being warped this way."
Welcome to 2012's first high-tech cat fight.Continue »
Taking the helm of the company after Steve Jobs passed away last October was only one of Cook's many hurdles. But, all his troubles came with a nice pay package.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Cook's compensation was valued at $378 million. Most of which comes in the form of stock options - 1 million shares of restricted stocks worth $376.Continue »