Google's cloud business nabs Home Depot as client

SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google's cloud.The deal, flagged Tuesday by Google executive Greg DeMichillie...

Simulating Mars exploration, British astronaut guides rover from space

LONDON British astronaut Tim Peake drove a rover on Mars on Friday -- or at least pretended to by test-driving the exploration vehicle on earth remotely from space.From the International Space Station (ISS) some 250 miles above earth, the European Spac...

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington.The l...

Tips for Overcoming Embedded Video Playback Challenges

Email marketing is one of those product- or service-pushing strategies every business knows it should have, but struggles to actually implement. From literal content wording and building a reputable email list to making certain that emails are both opened...

New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

NEW YORK Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the in...

Hail a ride hands-free: Apple opens Siri to outside developers

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc is opening its popular Siri digital assistant to outside developers, which means iPhone users could soon be able to hail rides with Uber, publish photos on Shutterfly or make a call on Skype with voice commands. The move, announ...

Mercury poised for rare 'transit' across sun's face on Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Stargazers will have a rare opportunity on Monday to witness Mercury fly directly across the face of the sun, a sight that unfolds once every 10 years or so, as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet come into perfect alignment. ...

Branson's Virgin Galactic unveils new passenger spaceship

MOJAVE, Calif. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture unveiled a new passenger spacecraft on Friday, nearly 16 months after a fatal accident destroyed its sister ship during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.The rollout of the gleaming...

How to use Apple's new Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3

Apple just released its biggest software update since iOS 9.0 rolled out last year. With it, Apple is making the highly anticipated Night Shift feature, which reduced the amount of blue light emitted by your display, available to everyone. See also: Apple...

Satellite operator SES says interested in used SpaceX rocket

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. Satellite operator SES SA is interested in buying a used Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, for a future launch, the chief technology officer for SES said on Tuesday. “SES would have no ...