Square, still lurching from speculation about its tenuous future, is going after small businesses with its latest digital payments tool.
On Thursday, Square launched a suite of analytics tools — Square Analytics — to help sellers track how their business is performing in real-time. The service is free and integrates with S ...
Why would Amazon test its delivery drones in India? Duh! Because India apparently isn’t all hung up on those pesky government regulations over commercial drone use like our country is.
Delivery of goods by UAVs, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, is something Amazon’s reportedly been working on for months now. And while the idea ...
“It does have this feeling that, ‘Oh, look, the rich people have moved into my neighborhood.’ ”
— Brian Doherty, author of the book “This Is Burning Man.” The annual festival in Nevada has evolved from a “hippie” destination to a getaway for the tech industry’s gazillionaires — alt ...
How long it might last is anyone’s guess, but sales of laptop computers have finally shown a little life.
After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook personal-computer market improved in the second quarter this year, according to preliminary data published Thursday by research firm NPD DisplaySearc ...
When BrightSource Energy first started construction on the Ivanpah solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert, it came under scrutiny because of the project’s impact on the desert tortoise.
Now that Ivanpah is operational, there’s another issue: burning birds.
Chris Clarke, a reporter at WCET, has been writing about this for ...
People are already sharing their house and cars to make a few bucks, and now you can also make a pretty penny for renting out your basement or garage.
In the next evolution of the sharing economy, Roost, which launches Wednesday in the Bay Area, is an online platform where people with storage space to rent out — by the hour, day ...
A report in Forbes points once again to the growing trend of automakers hooking up with the giants of tech-gadgets, in this case Apple. Several automakers, including Nissan and GM, are reportedly working closely with Apple to essentially infuse their Read More →
Woohoo! New York magazine is reporting that a North San Jose apartment complex turned into party central this summer, after a group of Google interns moved in a few weeks ago. And some of their neighbors apparently weren’t too happy Read More →
Remember back in the Jurassic era of consumer technology - or maybe it was the Paleolithic period - when there was something called a stylus?
The last time we heard of such a thing was when Apple offered its old Newton Read More →
"What automation is going to allow is repurposing, both of spaces in cities, and of the car itself."
— Ryan Calo, drone and robotics specialist and assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, tells the New Read More →
"Experts" ranking wines get low scores. If disclosing calorie counts doesn't help people eat less, what about red light, green light? Independence days of countries around the world, a chart. In case you haven't Read More →
Join Pat & Mike from Silicon Valley as they celebrate the heroes and skewer the doofuses in the technology capital of the world. Hey, it will give you something to do while you're one of only about two people at Read More →
Crowd-sourcing is being used to do everything from studying outer space to finding the best yakitori joint within 500 feet of where you're standing.
Now Apple seems poised to harness that same crowd-shared data to help us all keep from getting Read More →
California Gov. Jerry Brown will speak at the opening of Intersolar North America Monday in San Francisco. The big solar conference is expecting 29,000 attendees.
Brown is a strong advocate for both utility scale solar projects and rooftop solar in Read More →
As some in the United States celebrated the Fourth of July by protesting Prism, the government's sweeping surveillance program that involves the collection of phone and online communications, there was further fallout in Europe, plus more information about whistleblower Read More →
One of the most provocative tributes among a sea of tributes to Doug Engelbart, is a post by Tom Foremski, who points out that despite all the applause for the innovative inventor of the mouse, no one would fund Read More →