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TECH 10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM

Suspected prostitute held in Google exec drug death

A high priced call girl killed a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fled his yacht in California, authorities alleged Wednesday.

TECH 17 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM

Alleged prostitute denies role in Google exec drug death

An alleged high-priced call girl accused of killing a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fleeing his yacht pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

TECH 10 Sep 2015 | 2:30 PM

US pastor commits suicide after Ashley Madison hack

A US pastor committed suicide six days after his name was exposed by hackers of the Ashley Madison adultery website, his wife told CNN.

TECH 29 Jan 2016 | 8:42 AM

‘Dead Syrian’ Facebook post spotlights German refugee fears

A Facebook post about the death of a Syrian refugee in Germany sparked a storm of reaction this week, only for the author to admit making it up, highlighting a rash of online rumours fuelled by a record asylum seeker influx.

Technology 01 Jul 2016 | 5:31 AM

US opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the US government and Tesla disclosed on June 30.

TECH 23 Jan 2017 | 2:00 AM

Drug overdoses turn up on Facebook and in obituaries, defying stigma

A small but growing community of parents and loved ones are sharing their families' struggles with addiction publicly, in hopes of reducing the stigma attached to addiction.

TECH 12 Mar 2018 | 6:30 AM

Mostly fun, sometimes weird: ‘BBC Dad’ one year after video

The Korea politics professor who became a viral sensation after his children interrupted a BBC interview says he has been pulled over by police for selfies and photographed buying milk in the year since the broadcast.

TECH 14 Mar 2018 | 8:59 AM

Reactions to the death of physicist Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.

TECH 22 Jun 2018 | 1:00 AM

Ford hails Detroit a new ‘city of possibility’; residents hopeful, sceptical

As Ford Motor Co celebrated its return to Detroit with dignitaries and grand plans for the new economy and the future of transportation at Michigan Central Station in Corktown, Alondra Alvarez worried.

TECH 03 Jan 2019 | 2:00 AM

He died with a dream: To play an arcade game for 100 straight hours – on one quarter

When Joel West died quietly in his Lincolnton home in November, there were no breaking-news alerts.