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 concept. And drivers in different parts of the world have distinctly different ...
Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley.
As some of Silicon Valley’s more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they’re spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. In the last t ...
A Warriors executive who took the same trailblazing path as Apple CEO Tim Cook looks forward to the day when a gay executive “is no story at all.”
In a statement to this newspaper, Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts applauded Cook for declaring in an essay published yesterday that he is “proud to be gay,” becoming by far ...
It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that’s capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious industry doesn’t want people recording movies.
“We maint ...
“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”
— Tim Cook, Apple CEO, in an essay on Businessweek.com, acknowledges pub ...
Consumer demand for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation.
Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year ago and totaled 327.6 million phones, according to IDC. ...
It's been quite a week for Steven Sinofsky, who ran Microsoft's ginormous Windows division for three years before bowing out in late 2012. After ensconcing himself at Harvard Business School's leafy confines for Read More →
When Michael Kelly's iPhone caught fire last week, he was pretty upset. But Apple's response to the incident has made him livid.
Kelly was walking through the living room of his Orinda home on Tuesday, Aug. 20, when he heard a Read More →
I hate it when the first time I hear about an amazing person is when I read her obituary.
I suppose it's a reflection on the limits of my own horizons that I had never heard of Red Burns until Read More →
The mobile tech industry is abuzz over the news of Google executive Hugo Barra’s departure for a new job at Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi. And it's not just because his move was reported on the same day that news Read More →
As patent-infringement lawsuits tie up courts and tech companies around the world, complaints -- and calls for reforms -- are growing louder.
This week, New Zealand took a potentially groundbreaking stance, banning certain software patents.
"A computer program is not Read More →
Once happily riding the latest technology wave, tablet sales are beginning to slow down as consumers turn to smartphones with bigger screens and wearable computing devices.
That's the conclusion of a new report out from International Data Corporation, which tracks tablet Read More →