Starbucks to end ‘insulting’ tax payments
With gloomy predictions of a long period of austerity for the UK, pressure grows for global corporations to pay more UK tax. Ministers and MPs are calling for ‘fair’ contributions.
Apple and Google face off in battle of the maps
From this week on, Google Maps has been removed from every Apple phone and replaced with a homegrown alternative. With mapping technology blossoming, are paper maps now obsolete?
Google begins new assault in technology war
With the launch of the Nexus7 last week, Google has become the latest of the world’s tech giants to produce a tablet computer, opening up a new battlefront in a trillion-dollar business war.
FUTURE SCIENCE: The internet invades reality
There are now more objects connected to the internet than there are people in the world. Our homes, vehicles and tools are increasingly communicating with us – and with each other.
Google hits the road in self-driving car
Google has been licensed to bring a driverless car to the roads of Nevada. The high-tech ride will mean fewer accidents and less stress – but do we want to give robots the wheel?
Boy, lost for 25 years, finds home on Google Earth
Saroo Brierley was five when he woke up alone on a train in Calcutta. He thought he would never see his family again. Two decades on, modern technology has helped him find his way home at last.
Internet blackout in protest at censorship bill
Web giants including Wikipedia are going on an unprecedented online strike today to try to block what they say is a deadly threat to internet freedom: the SOPA anti-piracy act.
‘Boring’ computer curriculum just doesn’t get IT
According to UK schools chief Michael Gove, computing lessons are out of date. He wants to ditch today’s curriculum, and teach students to make their own apps, games and programs.
Facebook’s plan to map entire lives
With the announcement of some radical new changes, Facebook hails a revolution in how we share our lives with those around us. Is the new format the future – or a step too far?
Internet guru attacks Google’s ‘toxic wasteland’
Google is king of the internet. It's so powerful, says a new theory, that not only can it answer almost any question, it can make you boring and stupid in the process.
Old Masters go high-tech for virtual viewing
A new project means the world's art treasures are now online and users can see more detail than ever before. It's top technology but is it the real deal?