We’ve got cars without drivers out there. Companies are testing drone delivery. Specialized robots are being used inside and outside factories. Ethical, societal and legal concerns surrounding automation and robotics abound. So a new Brookings Institute report says it’s time for a federal commission for robotics.
“It’s a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it’s such a solid franchise it may even work with all that.”
— Peter Thiel, after being asked whether he’s bullish on Twitter. (But he basically said there’s not much CEO Dick Costolo can do about it, so h ...
Serial corporate acquirer Cisco Systems said Wednesday it plans to buy privately held Metacloud of Pasadena, which helps set up Internet-based or “cloud” services for other companies.
San Jose-based Cisco — which is known for its computer networking and communications equipment — didn’t disclose a ...
iPhone and iPad owners, get ready for some new goodies — and maybe a few bugs.
Apple on Wednesday is releasing iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for handheld devices. The new software looks much the same as last year’s version, the radically revamped iOS 7, but offers a wealth of new features ...
Tesla Motors has pushed out its latest software update to Model S owners, according to excited chatter on the Tesla Motors Forum. Among the features in version 6.0: you now have the option to further personalize your Model S by giving your vehicle its own name. The name can be set on the “About Your Tesla” screen an ...
When it comes to whether and how the government should ensure net neutrality on the Internet, record numbers of people wanted to put in their 2 cents.
More than 3 million comments were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on its so-called Open Internet proposal by the time the comment period ended at midnight East ...
Zillow — it's not just for looking up your home's value and weeping, you know — will host a housing Q&A with President Obama today at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Questions will come from submissions via social media, Read More →
"If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what does this group do? ... (This group is made up of) nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, twentysomethings who haven't talked Read More →
Who needs an art gallery when you've got Amazon.com?
The company whose founder just bought one of the nation's most venerable journalism institutions is now also a dealer in fine art.
Amazon announced on Tuesday the launch of Amazon Art, Read More →
Yelp is burrowing deeper into the world of online commerce with a new platform that allows users to book home services.
Consumers will soon be able to schedule a visit from the plumber, book movers or hire an electrician directly from Read More →
General Motors late this summer will knock $5,000 off of the price of a Chevrolet Volt -- a whopping 13 percent discount -- as electric vehicle makers continue to search for the elusive pricing “sweet spot” that will spur customers Read More →
New technology is upending all kinds of media, such as newspapers. Today we revisit how it's affecting TV, in light of some news:
• Twitter bee: Buzz on the social network helps increase television viewership, says a new study Read More →
"This means putting the Post in the hands of a wealthy individual who can take as long as he needs and spend as much money as he wishes in keeping the paper strong."
— Rick Edmonds, media and business Read More →
Among the nation's utilities, Southern California Edison has always been a leader when it comes to embracing electric vehicles. And with good reason: SCE customers own or lease more than 12,000 plug-in vehicles, or roughly 10 percent of national Read More →