Google has begun rounding up information about unfolding natural disasters, terrorism and other crises within its Search and Maps tools.
Visitors will be shown updates from authorities, news articles, emergency telephone numbers and other useful information in a single place.
The SOS Alerts facility can also be set to trigger mobile notifications to those nearby to affected...
Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to offer its graphics program Paint.
In a recent update, it had listed Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed.
Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985.
Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did say it would be...
Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a "landmark" international law enforcement investigation.
The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data.
According to Europol, there were more than 250,000 listings for illegal drugs and toxic chemicals on AlphaBay.
Hansa was seized and...
Users of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp have reported disruptions in China, prompting censorship claims.
Many reported that voice messaging and pictures wouldn't send without a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent China's censorship filters.
The seemed to be working normally on Wednesday morning, but there have been more interruptions since then.
The disruptions come as...
Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled.
The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life and felt more comfortable during long-term wear than before.
However, it still resembles the original model, with a small see-through display and built-in camera.
It might not seem like you spend a lot of time brushing your teeth. If you follow your dentist’s advice, however, those twice–a-day 2-minute sessions really add up.
Total up a single month, and you’re talking about two full hours. Over the course of a year, that’s a whole day spent on brushing. Sure, it’s only one day out of 365… but wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same...
A British-based company that made smartphones costing thousands of pounds will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed.
Vertu was known for its high-end, jewel-encrusted handsets, but recently faced financial difficulties.
The company's liquidation will result in the loss of nearly 200 jobs.
One technology analyst said Vertu would have faced competition from companies offering to...
This week some of the internet's most popular websites will look quite different, as they participate in a day of action on Wednesday 12 July to oppose changes to US rules which govern net neutrality.
Sites such as Netflix and Amazon are joining with civil liberty groups in a co-ordinated protest, and activists are already sharing viral content on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook in preparation. So...
The perpetrators of a recent cyber-attack that disrupted businesses across the world appear to have accessed the ransom payments they raised.
Just over £7,900-worth of virtual currency has been moved from the Bitcoin address listed in the blackmail demand that appeared on hacked PCs.
One expert said there was little doubt the funds had been tapped by those responsible for the crime.
Security researchers have discovered a "vaccine" for the huge cyber-attack that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday.
The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine.
However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers.
Experts are still unsure...