In the near future, catching some sun might do more than get you a tan and some vitamin D. Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have shown that solar cells placed under the skin can generate enough energy year-round to power a typical pacemaker.
These new developments might change how you use social media.
Facebook's new transparency report highlights that not only are government requests up, but 60 percent of them also come with a gag order, preventing Facebook from notifying users that their data is being requested.
The more time young adults spend using popular social media, the greater the link to depression, new research suggests.
In the first half of 2016, Facebook will become a factor in how Nielsen gauges a TV show's ratings, with Instagram following at some point in the future.
According to a new Pew Research Center study entitled "Teens, Technology, and Friendships," today's adolescents actually prefer to make friends online, and keep their relationship to the confines of the Internet.
The stereotype goes that millennials don't pay attention to news or politics. However, they do follow it to a certain extent. A new Pew Research study revealed that Facebook is the main political news source for young Americans.
Earlier today, Facebook announced that the search function on mobile and the Web version of the social network will give users the ability to bring up specific posts in search results.
Copyrights probably aren't the first thing you think about when you're on vacation in Paris, but it turns out that some landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, are actually protected by copyright laws.
Ello is a fledgling social network looking to pinch users disgruntled by the advertising and data mining carried out by the bigger sites.
Both Facebook and Google are battling it out to become the first high-profile company to bring Internet connectivity to remote locations around the world, with the social networking giant this week revealing further details of its drone-based initiative that it hopes will enable it to achieve its goal.
Can police departments gain the ability to predict crimes by analyzing mobile data?
When 20-year-old Jesean Morris decided to post an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video on his Facebook page, it's unlikely that he thought it would lead to his arrest by police officers.
The British government is reportedly intercepting communications from social networks, emails and text messages even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing.
Facebook and Twitter are getting into the World Cup spirit with dedicated pages for the grand event.
What could Facebook do if it knew exactly where all its users were every minute of the day?
Provided by Amazon has just rolled out #AmazonCart, which lets users add items to their cart by including a hashtag in a tweet.
Tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft reportedly plan to inform more people about government and law enforcement requests for their data, including emails, and other online activity.
Facebook has announced the acquisition of Oculus VR, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, in a deal worth $2 billion. The details are expected to be finalized by early summer.
Have you ever taken a selfie, looked at it, decided your nose looked massive and promptly booked an appointment with your local plastic surgeon? Probably not, but many have.
In a Facebook post, the social network's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said U.S. government surveillance efforts are "a threat" to a free and open Internet – so much so that he claims to have called President Barack Obama to express his "frustration" about the issue.
Facebook announced policy changes affecting the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site. Instagram, which Facebook acquired back in 2012, is also affected by the new rules.
Never underestimate the power of a Facebook post.
Twitter is the site of plenty of political chatter. But for people with opposing views, Twitter isn't exactly a place to come together and micro-blog towards a better understanding.
Some people use Twitter to share links and keep up with what's going on in the world. Others use it to troll people, writing nasty messages with mean language .
People used to talk about last night's "I Love Lucy" episode the day after it aired, around the water cooler. These days, audiences can discuss "Downton Abbey" with all their friends and family simultaneously (not just their dreaded co-workers), before the episode is even over.
One of the founders of Twitter has created a new app. Is it worth your time to download it?
Did you wish your Twitter followers a happy New Year? Plenty of Twitter users did as 2014 began, according to an interactive map created by Twitter.
Here's something amusing to take you into the weekend.
The year 2013 has been huge for Twitter, especially for celebrity news.
"Criminal botnet" sounds like something from a forgotten sci-fi serial from the 1970s, but turns out they're real, and they'll steal your passwords.
What's the one online activity that most people don't want anyone to know about? Porn watching habits, of course.
The relationship status between teen Internet users and Facebook is perennially set to "it's complicated," and we've known that for a while now.
If you want to know if your love life is on track without having to explicitly ask your partner, apparently you can turn to Facebook. A new study uncovered a frighteningly accurate approach at using Facebook friendships to gauge how connected you and your significant other are.