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Lufthansa encourages passengers to go offline for charity

At a time when most airlines are striving to bring passengers the in-flight WiFi they so eagerly demand, Lufthansa has introduced an app that encourages "digital detox" before, during and after a flight.

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More than 2,200 NYC school computers missing, unused: comptroller

More than 2,200 computers purchased for New York City schools are missing or stashed away in closets and never used, according to an audit released by the city comptroller.

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Girl questioned over Yik Yak threat that closed California school

Police in Southern California have questioned a girl in connection with at least one threatening post made on social media application Yik Yak that led to a two-day closure of a high school in an affluent oceanside community, officials said.

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Cellphone coverage tops basic services in African nations

More Africans have access to cellphone networks than basic services like tap water and education, according to a survey.

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Deal to spur better 911 call locating for US cellphone users

Emergency responders will be able to better locate callers who dial 911 on their cellphones from indoors as the US wireless industry improves caller-location for the majority of such calls over the next six years.

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Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road.

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Twenty-nine charged in Chicago with 'cracking cards' bank fraud scheme

Twenty-nine people in the Chicago area face state or federal charges for involvement with a bank fraud scheme known as "cracking cards," which found participants through rap music and social media, prosecutors said.

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Apple hops on board Obama programme to wire up schools

Apple Inc plans to dole out US$10mil (RM328mil) in grants to U.S. schools as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED programme, targeting those that lack access to education technology and reliable broadband Internet.

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Five-year-olds learn coding as Britain eyes digital future

"Miss! We made it breathe out fire!" exclaimed 10-year-old Joe, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed his animated dragon to belch flames into the face of the Greek hero Heracles.

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Sign language interpreter tablet empowers the deaf

A new tablet called UNI translates sign language into spoken language using gesture recognition technology by Leap Motion.