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 ...
When it comes to adding new features to its mobile devices and handheld operating system, Apple usually sticks with incremental progress.
But with its new iPhones and the latest version of its operating system, Apple Read More →
We've rounded up some news about how Apple's product launches and announcements this week are affecting/may affect other companies:
• Sprint shares are up more than 6 percent today, and more than 20 percent since it announced this week an "iPhone Read More →
The new iPhones are selling like hotcakes.
Shortly after Apple’s latest phones went up for pre-order on Friday, the major carriers appeared to have drained their supplies. At a star-studded event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino Read More →
You've been there: There's an app you want on your smartphone or tablet but first you get a prompt asking for access to your location data or the device ID.
What do you do? Worry about your privacy rights and say Read More →
Don’t like the ads you see on Facebook? Now you can tell Facebook exactly why.
The social network, which says it shows millions of ads every day, from more than 1.5 million advertisers, has long offered users the option to block Read More →
"In the past decade, we measured ourselves by how much we changed China. In the future, we will be judged by how much progress we bring to the world."
— Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO, in a letter to investors Read More →
Few were surprised by Apple’s belated entry into the smartwatch market – the company is famous for its reluctance to release a product until it’s just right. But this time, it may have cost Apple precious time in the race Read More →