Tiana Laurence

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Researchers figure out how to grow uniform batches of carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of rolled up graphene that measure just 1 nanometer across, are super-strong structures that could someday be used in …

Zuckerberg says people in developing countries will use Facebook to decide their fate

The social network CEO imagines a powerful role for Facebook in government and healthcare<p>In an interview published today by <i>Wired</i>, reporter Steven Levy asks Mark Zuckerberg to address criticism that his new project, Internet.org, is less about fighting for human rights and more about expanding …

Siri just started a beef with Google Glass

Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri has been known to have a quirky personality for a long time, offering off the cuff responses to a variety of unconventional requests. Now it appears that Siri is eager to take some jabs at Google Glass, as it responds with subtle and not-so-subtle putdowns on …

Government eyes regulation of 'Bitcoins'

Currencies created online offer flexibility and privacy, but could also be used to launder money or promote fraud<p>WASHINGTON — A Senate committee is investigating whether to establish regulations for online "virtual currencies" such as Bitcoins.<p>Bitcoins, a widely used virtual currency, are an …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …