Top News for April 15, 2014

Titan Aerospace

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 15, 2014:

  1. Google is buying Titan Aerospace. The company makes solar-powered airplane-like drones that can stay in the air for 5 years without landing or refueling. Facebook had been in talks to buy Titan, so Google’s announcement comes as a surprise. Read more at wsj.com.

  2. The Boy Genius Report is providing exclusive pictures of -- and details about -- Amazon’s rumored smartphone, which is expected to ship later this year. Read more at bgr.com.

  3. Toshiba unveiled a 4K UltraHD laptop today. It’s called the Satellite P55t, and it’s part of a new class of ultra high-resolution laptop displays we can expect to see coming out over the coming year. Read more at venturebeat.com.

  4. The FBI is building a giant face recognition database. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act that show the FBI’s intent to have 52 million photos in the database. Read more at eff.org.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 15, 2014.