By John Brandon
What were the real game-changers in 2013? I reviewed the biggest tech debuts of the year looking for the ones that stood out as remarkable advancements in technology. Here are my picks. If you haven't checked out these devices yet, you should.
iPad AirI'm typing this on an
By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The French government, which was among the most vocal critics of U.S. spying practices, is now coming under fire for trying to expand its own digital surveillance capabilities.
A law making its way through parliament would give French intelligence
PARIS (AP) - France's culture minister has snubbed the launch of Google's latest project, the Paris-based Cultural Institute Lab over a row about privacy.
Aurelie Fillipetti, who was confirmed to come to the internet giant's latest cultural venture opening Tuesday, canceled at the last
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's something to pre-order for the holidays: Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick.
Winfrey has chosen Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings," coming out Jan. 7. An interview with Kidd will appear in the upcoming edition of "O: The
By FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - When Europe's Rosetta probe gets roused from its deep space slumber next month, scientists are hoping it will wake up fit and ready for the final stage of its daring mission to land a spacecraft on a comet.
There is little room for mistakes as the
By LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
MARSEILLE, France (AP) - A French businessman who sold tens of thousands of breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone and prone to leaks was convicted of fraud on Tuesday and sentenced to the maximum four years in prison.
His lawyer promised to appeal
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and MARCY GORDONAP Business Writers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way.
Local governments have long acted as first responders in emergencies and now are working to plan for sea level rise, floods, hurricanes and
STOCKHOLM (AP) - The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:
Three Americans were honored for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets,