Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

HTC is bringing its apps to other Android phones, Zoe coming this week

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A few months ago, HTC outlined plans to release apps like BlinkFeed and Zoe, long exclusive to its own lineup of smartphones, for all Android devices. And it's about to execute on that plan: HTC will release a beta of its Zoe camera software…

Time Warner Cable installers will now look out for missing children

If your Time Warner Cable technician is late to an appointment fix something at your house, they might be on the lookout for missing children instead. The cable giant, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, today said it's given…

Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 4s

At Gamescom 2014, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has reached an important milestone: 10 million units sold worldwide. That's nearly double the number of consoles sold back in February, when Sony revealed that it had moved 5.3 million…

Apple's first diversity report shows company to be mostly male, white

Apple's just released its first ever diversity report, following in the footsteps of several other major technology companies. In it, Apple notes that 70 percent of its 98,000 employees around the world are male, but that "inclusion and diversity"…

This wireless speaker floats on a cloud of magnetic force

This is a floating Bluetooth speaker. It's suspended above its base thanks to an electromagnet and can play music from any Bluetooth source. It's called the Om One. It also looks really cool. If you want one of your own, Om Audio is launching…

Huge new leaks tell us everything we need to know about Samsung’s iPhone 6 ‘killer’

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Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, one of the phones the company hopes will counter the incoming iPhone 6, is unlikely to offer buyers any more secrets. New reports over the weekend have ( again) confirmed the phone’s specs and official product name. Brazilian…

Amazon, Facebook, Google, And The New Tech Conglomerate

Google and Facebook’s acquisition spree has received much press and discussion recently. One of the more interesting pieces on the topic last week was published in the New York Times. Written by Steven Davidoff, a Berkeley Law professor, the…

Hackers Tell Car Makers: Secure Your Vulnerable Vehicles Now

After a week of scares about car hacking at the Black Hat conference, a group of altruistic coders and members of the security research community have come together to demand digitally safer automobiles. They listed five requirements for manufacturers…