J-FEED
SERVICES

ALSO AVAILABLE ON iPAD

Christian Science Monitor, Inovation
Sci/Tech, Pioneers, Responsible Tech, Tech Culture

Google presents a challenge to nonprofits in hopes of proving further uses for its controversial Glass wearable tech.

After two bombs ripped through the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon, Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a ballroom dance teacher, lost her left leg from the knee down. About 200 days later, she danced the rhumba thanks to a prosthetic bionic limb created by researchers at MIT – an innovation that could improve the lives of amputees for years to come.

Google gave Googlers a view into its imagined menagerie on Tuesday with a Google Doodle that celebrates Earth Day with illustrations of the moon jellyfish, Rufous hummingbird, veiled chameleon, Japanese macaque, puffer fish, and dung beetle.

Samsung adds speed-reading app Spritz to Galaxy S5 smart phone.

Apple's CarPlay will let drivers communicate hands-free.

Want to know where your Facebook friends are? A new optional feature lets you and your friends find each other via location-tracking technology on the Facebook app.

Zynga hopes to turn around years of decreasing revenue with "FarmVille 2: Country Escape," an app for iOS and Android. Will its foray into mobile-first social gaming bring home the bacon?

There has been a lot of talk recently about how the 'next 5 billion' consumers will get smart phones and get online. Google is aiming to bring a cheap, customizable smart phone to the masses with Project Ara, set to go on sale in January 2015.

4K TV sets can watch 'House of Cards' in ultra high definition. But will Netflix's 4K gambit be enough to get consumers to latch onto this nascent technology?

Twitter is hoping that analyzing your 140 characters will bring in big money. The social media site announced it bought social analytics firm Gnip Tuesday, adding to its growing nest of data companies.

Just a month after Facebook was rumored to purchase Titan Aerospace, Google announced it snatched up the solar-powered drone company in order to bring Internet access to the rural masses.

Google Glass is on sale to the public for one day only. But exploring the frontiers of wearable tech isn't without its challenges.

Samsung Galaxy S5 scored well given its water resistance and a sturdy back panel made of plastic, according to SquareTrade, winning points for being just 4 inches diagonally, compared with about 5 inches for other Android phones.

The National Security Agency hasn't exactly been in the Internet's good graces following revelations about its extensive surveillance efforts, and a new report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed bug before everyone else, but kept it secret for its own use. How likely is the claim?

One-hundred fifteen years after the birth of pioneering black American chemist Percy Julian, blacks continue to be underrepresented in the sciences.

Google Glass will be available to consumers on Tuesday, April 15. But you better act fast. 

Meet the Galaxy S5, the latest flagship phone from Samsung. 

Facing immense challenges both in the lab and as a black chemist in a largely segregated America, Percy Julian overcame many barriers in order to produce groundbreaking discoveries. He is honored by a Google Doodle on what would have been his 115th birthday.

Companies are scrambling to fix the Heartbleed bug, which might have left supposedly secure information exposed for two years. What websites have patched the issue?

Want to talk with Facebook friends on your mobile device? Soon, you'll need to have Messenger installed on your machine. 

Download your free
News On Japan iPhone App

Add NewsOnJapan.com to your Google Reader

Follow NewsOnJapan.com on Twitter @newsonjapan