Beyond the algorithims and indexes, it's up to people to make sure that search engines deliver the best results, and Bing is no different. Now, thanks to a former employee, we can see how they do it.
Bill Gates is out to create a better toilet, and save some lives in the process, and so the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is hosting the Reinvent the Toilet Fair to do just that.
WikiLeaks is back up and running again, in the aftermath of the DDoS attacks by the mysterious 'AntiLeaks' group that followed the release of 'TrapWire' survillance documents.
This week's Trivia Tuesday takes a look at operating systems; what they are, how they work, and their history, from their unlikely origins at General Motors to the source code of Windows.
For all their rhetoric against Android, Apple was open to licensing its iOS patents to Samsung as far back as 2010, according to new evidence from the patent trial between the two tech giants.
WikiLeaks has been facing a sustained DDoS attack for over 5 days, with a new patriotic hacker group taking credit, but there could be more to the story (it involves surveillance and the government).
The Internet Archive just got into the torrent seeding business - they're now offering almost a petabyte of their collection on BitTorrent, including everything from concerts to books.
Is nothing sacred any more? Microsoft has filed a patent that would take advertising in e-books to a whole new level by bringing contextual, targeted advertisments to your favorite literature.
Over the years, the folks at Cupertino have produced some awesome products. But what about the not so awesome products? This week's Trivia Tuesday takes a look at five forgotten Apple products.
Despite some big gains on the desktop, Bing faces an tougher battle on mobile, as Microsoft struggles to learn what users want out of mobile search by rivaling Google's vast accumulation of user data.
Just when we thought we had Microsoft's new marketing strategy figured out, it turns out that not only is Metro not going to be called Metro, but their new 'logo' isn't really a logo at all.
In an unusual turn of events, the Pentagon has ordered Missile Defense Agency staff to stop watching porn at work, amid fears that employees are focusing too much time on the wrong kind of explosions.
Richard Stallman, the granddaddy of the free software community, says that Valve is dilluting the ethos of the movement by bringing nonfree games to Linux, something he calls 'unethical.'
A new German analytics firm says that 2/3rds of apps on the iOS App Store are 'zombie apps' which have never been downloaded, hidden by the sprawl and undiscoverable by the community.
Trivia Tuesday is back, so join us as we delve into the history of one of Microsoft's more obscure products, the mysterious MSX platform that took Japan and South America by storm in the mid-'80s.
Harvard's Digital Public Library of America, which hopes to revolutionize our concept of what a public library is, just earned a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Bing just rolled out a ton of new updates celebrating the London Olympics, including everything from new Maps imagery to Instant Answers that help you stay up to date on the games.
A recently leaked RIAA presentation says that legislation like SOPA and PIPA wouldn't have done much to combat piracy, even if they had passed, while blaming Google for the backlash against them.
After one Android developer decided to take their app free to play because of piracy, an iOS developer is blaming it on the 'corrosive mentality' of open platforms like Android.
Following a man's claims that he was blocked from his SkyDrive account after uploading forbidden materials into a private folder, Microsoft is responding to privacy concerns raised by Neowin.
With lower Windows sales, some people think it's time for Microsoft to focus more on other products like Office and its Online Services Division, and even embrace other company's operating systems?
Microsoft just hired Mark Penn as its new vice president of strategic and special projects, and he's assembling a crack 'SWAT team' to help change consumer's perception of Bing.
The UK is working to pass a new bill that would require ISPs to store all internet data for 12 months, with metadata open for warrantless examination by everyone from law enforcement to tax inspectors
A Dutch user claims that Microsoft blocked his account, cutting him off from Xbox Live, Hotmail, and his Windows Phone because of how he was using a private folder in his SkyDrive.
An 18 year old from Tainan, Taiwan reportedly collapsed and died after playing Blizzard's Diablo III for over 40 hours at an internet cafe without even taking a break to eat.
As part of their legal filings in their battle with Samsung, Apple has released several shots of an early white polycarbonate iPad prototype from around 2002, running on an Intel Pentium M processor!
Microsoft says that one in five Microsoft Accounts is now controlled by hackers, but it's not for lack of security on their end: it's people who reuse the same username and password on different sites
That totally inaffective and annoying little logo you see at the start of movies is about to become a lot more common: the FBI is about to let anyone use its anti-piracy seal for anyone to use.
SOPA author Lamar Smith is back again, this time rallying for a new law that would allow the Justice Department to bring down the 'full force of the law' against journalists who leak state secrets.
Digg, the long lost darling of the internet, has reportedly been acquired by Betaworks, the company behind Bitly, for a mere $500,000, a far cry from the $200 million Google offered them back in 2008.
EA has announced that BioWare is developing a new entry in the Ultima Series, called Ultima Forever: Quest For the Avatar, which promises to take the series back to its classic RPG roots.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is reportedly considering shutting down The Daily, its iPad & iPhone-only news magazine, because of disappointing subscription rates and massive losses.
The Department of Homeland Security is working to deploy laser scanners than analyze you at a molecular level from over a hundred feet away, and they go way further than seeing through your clothes.
The CEO of ComiXology, who partners with Marvel, DC and countless indie publishers to bring digital comics to PCs and mobile devices, says that they've served up over 75 million digital comics.
Peter Sunde, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, has written an official plea for pardon to the Swedish government, three years after he was sentenced to a year in prison for piracy related crimes.
Bing has grown by leaps and bounds since its release, but it's still got a ways to go before it can displace Google. But Bing is about to gain a huge advantage over Google, and it's called Windows 8.
Bill Gates disagrees with a recent assessment that history will remember him and forget Steve Jobs. Speaking to Charlie Rose, Gates said that Jobs did 'phenomenal work' and deserves to be remembered.
In a last ditch effort to control their networks with an iron fist, Verizon is falling back to the US Court of Appeals, claiming that net neutrality violates their First Amendment rights.
A new firmware update for Cisco routers comes with a nasty surprise: users are forced to join an invasive cloud service that spies on you and polices what you do, or else be left with a useless router
The fight for internet freedom could be getting a little bit more defined; one group has created the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a bare-bones summary of their idea of 'digital rights.'