Patrick May Patrick May (317 Posts)

With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.

Self-driving vehicles: a gas tank half full or half empty?

People, it turns out, are deeply conflicted when it comes to cars that can drive themselves. A new poll shows that while there's worldwide and widespread support for and fascination with self-driving vehicles, there's also a deep angst over the Read More →

This is a stickup! Your money or your WiFi password!

A purse-snatching? Upsetting. A first-degree murder? Unthinkable. A hacker stealing my credit-card information? Truly horrifying! In a shocking if timely bit of news from the digital front lines of our shared online world, a new poll reveals that what Americans fear most nowadays Read More →

Wanna be cuter? (There’s an app for that)

Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more Read More →

This Apple has very good bones

In a record-smashing moment in iHistory, a vintage Apple computer has sold for $905,000, blowing past the previous high price of more than $671,000 that made news last year in Germany.

According to the Associated Press, the Apple-1 Read More →

First it was Antennagate. Now Apple brings us Finlandgate

How does one break a country? Apparently Apple may have done just that. At least according to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb, who blames the Cupertino tech giant for putting a big economic hurt on the Scandinavian nation. In a chat Read More →

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo got death threats from ISIS

After repeatedly suspending the Twitter accounts of groups associated with ISIS, CEO Dick Costolo revealed that he and his employees had been threatened by the brutal jihadist faction that has carried out and publicized beheadings of journalists and Read More →

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