Tech Corner

Should Facebook offer a paid, ad-free version?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has been using Facebook quite a bit lately, and he has some friendly advice for the company, from one social network to another.

Searching for what's still made in the USA

Josh Miller never gave much thought to where his car, bed or toothpaste came from until an aluminum plant in his hometown of Ravenswood, West Virginia, shut down about four years ago.

Windows 8.1 is as good on small tablets as big ones

Acer last month released the 8-inch Iconia W3 tablet, which happened to be the first "small tablet" to run Windows 8. Unfortunately, it's a pretty terrible tablet.

How much better can smartphone cameras get?

Smartphone competition isn't just about choosing the biggest screen, fastest processor or sleekest operating system.

Oops! PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion

When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off. The Pennsylvania PR executive's account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800.

Intel profit tumbles 29 percent on PC sales slump

Smartphones and tablets aren't killing Intel just yet, but the chipmaking giant is getting very badly bruised.

Can you be electrocuted by your smartphone?

Could your smartphone really give you a lethal electric shock?

How one year of Marissa Mayer has changed Yahoo

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer likes to shop.

Apple to probe smartphone charging death mystery

U.S. electronics giant Apple is investigating reports in China that a woman died after being electrocuted while trying to make a call with her iPhone 5 while it was charging.

Ouya: A charming but flawed $100 video game console

Today, video game systems are dominated by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. They make big, expensive, state-of-the-art gaming consoles that attract the world's top developers and the most intricate games.

T-Mobile lets customers upgrade phones twice a year

T-Mobile is making a bid to become the wireless world's "un-carrier," rolling out a plan that will let users update their phones up to twice a year for a modest fee.

Where (and when) do you use your smartphone: Bedroom? Church?

So what's the most compromising situation you've found yourself in with your smartphone?

Report: Microsoft collaborated closely with NSA

Most of the big tech companies implicated in the ongoing controversy over secret government Web surveillance insist they turned over data about users to the National Security Agency only after being compelled by court orders.

Five apps that drove the App Store's success

"App" has been a computing term for a lot longer than five years. But, on July 10, 2008, it began its journey to becoming a household word.

Ghana's 'Dropifi' startup takes on Silicon Valley

It may be a long way from home but it took just two years for a trio of young techies to take their web-based startup from a classroom in Ghana to the world's technology capital, California's Silicon Valley.