Tech Corner

S.C. woman spends night in jail for not returning 2005 video rental

Kayla Michelle Finley may be wishing that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime had been around a little earlier. The South Carolina woman spent a night in jail last week for failing to return a video she rented -- in 2005.

Robots inspired by termites, could build in outer space

Human construction projects are generally centrally planned, with people in leadership roles supervising how everything is put together, and builders aware of the overall progress.

Researchers test tiny 'nanomotors' in hopes of treating disease

Tiny rocket-shaped metal particles might one day take a wild ride inside your body.

Man behind 3-D printer, says industry has now 'blossomed'

Call him Charlie, Charles, Chuck, whatever you want. It's all okay with him.

High-profile websites among protests against NSA

Hundreds of websites posted messages opposing online government surveillance on Tuesday, as activists planned live protests and other gatherings in cities all over the world.

Survey: Online trolls are 'everyday sadists'

If you've ever complained that the trolls junking up online comment sections are a bunch of sadistic psychopaths, you might be onto something.

'Glyph' headset will beam video into your eyes

Forget about the big screen, the small screen and even the second screen. A headset due to be released this year promises to beam movies, video games or even video calls directly into your eyeballs.

Facebook turns 10-years-old

Facebook turns 10 years old today. It's helped us remember friends' birthdays, made "unfriend" a word and allowed us to "like" more pictures and articles than we ever thought possible.

Analysts ask if its 'Game Over' for Nintendo

For decades, Nintendo has been among the world's leading producers of video games, best known for Super Mario Brothers and the wildly successful Wii console.

Tech companies will release more surveillance data

The Obama administration will allow technology companies to release more information about the number of government surveillance requests for their customer data, according to an agreement announced Monday.

TV sales increase near Super Bowl

A survey by shows 30-percent of Americans are planning to buy a new television this year, and a third of those are buying right now in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.

Gulf of Mexico becomes drone test site in 2014

Texas A&M University completed some of the first official drone test flights around the country Thursday as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to study the safety of commercial drones.

Robotic bartender machine can mix you a cocktail

If you've ever been at a crowded bar or a packed party, you have probably waited a long time for a drink.

Smartphones & Tablets cause 'Digital Eye Strain'

Timed for the biggest gathering of screens — desktop, laptop, tablet, TV, phone — on the planet, a new survey finds 70 percent of users of those screens report some level of eye discomfort dubbed “digital eye strain.”

How companies are using video games to make hiring decisions

You may want to beef up your gaming skills. New computer games are being designed to help employers spot top recruits.