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 ...
The University of California has announced plans for a venture-capital fund to finance startups created on campuses, offering financial resources to the university-housed enterprise projects that VC firms often steer clear of.
UC announced on Monday plans for a $250 million venture-capital fund to support upstart companies by f ...
Google has released its latest Transparency Report, covering the first six months of the year, and the trend continues: The numbers of government requests for user information are going nowhere but up. Since the last report, they’ve risen 15 percent worldwide, and 19 percent in the United States. Since 2010, when Google p ...
You had to know that “e-sports” were big when Amazon and Google were both vying to buy video-game streaming service Twitch.tv for $1 billion each. But if you want further evidence, consider the latest event announced Tuesday for the SAP Center, the 18,000-seat sports arena in downtown San Jose.
It’s the Intel Extrem ...
“Our business is not based on having information about you. You’re not our product. Our product are (iPhones), and this watch, and Macs, and so forth. And so we run a very different company. I think everyone has to ask, how do companies make their money? Follow the money. And if they’re making money mainly by ...
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 →
Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that grills top tech investors on what kinds of deals they're looking for -- and which common mistakes trip up entrepreneurs. This week, we bring you Tim Guleri of Sierra Ventures, who Read More →
"People were so much more willing to engage in eye contact."
— Nicholas Freilich, on a summer camp for adults called Camp Grounded. Those who attended the Northern California camp — which cost $350 — had to give up Read More →