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On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Friday menu. Former Googler Michelle Lee, who earlier this year was appointed deputy director of the U.S. Patent Office, has been nominated for director by President Obama. The tech industry likes the move. Be Read More →

Quoted: on drones and sky-high gridlock

"The most challenging thing would be to combine a large fleet of Amazon Prime drones carrying packages and the Piper Clubs that just want to punch a hole in the sky on the weekend." — Ella Atkins, associate professor Read More →

Advanced Micro Devices’ woes prompt analysts’ alarms

  Is Advanced Micro Devices about to go belly up? That's a possibility suggested by some analysts following the Sunnyvale chipmaker's recent CEO change and lackluster quarterly financial report on Thursday, when it announced it is cutting 7 percent of its Read More →

Off topic: Presidential libations, texting in movies, about time, sex and sadness

Four More Beers, a look at U.S. presidents' drinks of choice. 4 U wannabe moviemakers, how 2 text in films. (video, from the interesting Every Frame a Painting) It's time for a Read More →

iPad mini gets little love from Apple

It's now clear why Apple spent so little time talking at its press event Wednesday about the iPad mini: the company gave it only the slightest of updates. Read More →

Gaming trade group says “gamergate” must stop

It's unlikely that the campaign/cultural movement called Gamergate will quiet down now that the chief video game company trade group has said it has to stop. What Gamergate is has been subject to much debate. My take — Gamergate is an unfocused Read More →

What to expect when you’re expecting Google earnings

Google is set to announce third-quarter earnings this afternoon, and the keywords are ads and spending. Analysts polled by FactSet estimate earnings of $6.54 a share on $16.6 billion in revenue, increases of 22 percent and 11.4 percent year over year. Last Read More →

Where’s the Model X? Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas says it may be delayed, but doesn’t matter

Celebrity Tesla analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley thinks the electric auto maker's Model X, which is expected to begin deliveries to customers in the second quarter of next year, might be slightly delayed into the third quarter of Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Is Google testing technology for an ultrafast wireless service? Facebook unveils "Safety Check," a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or Read More →

Quoted: on teens and sexting

"If she was a teenager with a phone, she was on there." — Major Donald Lowe, with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, on Instagram accounts featuring photos of area girls who were only partially clothed, naked or having sex. Read More →
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