Kerry DavisIDG News Service

Scenes from a Microsoft store opening

What drew the crowds to a Microsoft Store in San Francisco this week? Would you believe Blake Shelton tickets?

GDC Wrap-Up: The sights and the sounds of the game makers' conference

We close the books on last week's Game Developers Conference with a profile of some of the more unique looks we saw on the GDC show floor.

Up close with Intel's perceptual computing technology

Intel was at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to showcase perceptual computing, which combines a webcam and software to let users interact with games and other types of applications. Here's a video demonstration of what Intel is showing off.

Video: How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

In this Tech Tip video, we'll show you how to do more than just set a password to restrict access to your Wi-Fi network.

Move your bookmarks easily between computers

What do you do if you buy a new computer and want to easily move all your old bookmarks over to the new one? In this video how-to, we'll show you two ways to export bookmarks and then upload them into a browser on your new machine.

Video: Global startup competition for seed money is a big draw

Twenty-eight startups from around the globe compete for interest from investor judges in the AngelHack contest. We take a closer look at this competition in a video report.

Video: How kids are learning about cyberbullying

The Children's Internet Protection Act requires many US schools to teach kids how to be safe online. We drop in on a middle school classroom in San Francisco to see what that entails.

Is CES a thieves' paradise?

The International CES is packed to the rafters with the latest in shiny, often expensive high-tech gadgets, so it's no surprise that theft is a problem for companies exhibiting at the show.

Video: SupperKing dishes up food and friends

A new iPhone app lets you throw dinner parties for strangers who are willing to pitch in for the cost of the meal. SupperKing touts its app as a way to meet new friends while trying out new recipes.

US military looks to social nets for intelligence strategy

Students at a U.S. military graduate school in California are mining social media with new methods that may change the way the armed forces collect intelligence overseas.

Google chefs host local farmers for Top of the Crop event

A Google-hosted event is bringing together local farmers and chefs employed at the company's dining facilities to produce meals that highlight local fresh food.

Emergency Workers Scan QR Codes to Quickly Access Health Information

QR codes are being used for more than just advertisements in Marin County, California. There, paramedics hope the stickers could help save lives in emergency...

TaskRabbit expands in the U.S. with an eye toward London

Task Rabbit is a San Francisco-based online services website where users can post jobs that others can bid on. Here's a look at how this expanding service works.

San Francisco Website TaskRabbit Expands in the US, London in Its Sights

Cynthia De Acha didn't know that she could buy fresh New England lobsters in Silicon Valley, but thanks to a recent delivery to a Google executive, she's...

UC Berkeley Tests Floating Robot Sensors to Track Water Flow, Environmental Concerns

It's been a couple of years and a couple of million dollars. Finally, researchers and graduate students who have spent years developing intelligent water sensors...