As tiny, internet-connected computers find their way into hundreds of mundane household objects, the coming “internet of things” will drastically change how people live, work and play. Connected devices can keep records and share data among themselves. The potential benefits are enormous, especially when it comes to our health.
The mega-extravaganza of the tech world in Las Vegas is showcasing an array of new devices that get smarts from computer chips, sensors and artificial intelligence, but go further by opening doors to augmented or virtual realities.
Technology is emerging at ever-increasing speeds, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and manage our day-to-day responsibilities. This trend is especially evident in communications technology. Among the many recent entries are so-called “email killers,” which aim to replace a form of communication to which all of us have grown accustomed. The makers of these new collaboration tools call email a “legacy” technology — unwarrantedly trying to tarnish its image.
Hewlett Packard’s new Windows Phone could be the only laptop you’ll ever need.
That’s the idea behind HP’s Elite X3 smartphone — which crams laptop-like hardware into a smartphone — introduced this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The fight between Apple and the FBI over the security protections on the San Bernadino iPhone has been fierce for the past few weeks, but it’s mostly been a PR battle thus far. From a legal and procedural standpoint, only two things had actually happened until yesterday: the FBI filed a motion to compel Apple to help it bypass security…
With more than 100 billion emails sent daily, researchers from Yahoo Labs in California and Spain decided to investigate how we actually use one of the oldest forms of communication on the web.
The researchers dissected the email habits of 2 million users who exchanged 16 billion emails over the course of several months. As one of the largest ever studies conducted on email usage, it revealed some surprising (and some expected) results.
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks about financial payment systems in Africa, Microsoft’s strategy and the outbreak of Ebola.
Gates, speaking with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart,” also discusses his charitable efforts.
In the 2014 Open Internet NPRM, the Commission began the process of closing the gap created by the Verizon decision, which left no legally enforceable rules for the Commission to prevent broadband providers from acting to limit Internet openness.
The 2014 Open Internet NPRM sought broad public comment on how the Commission should ensure that the Internet remains open, and proposed new rules and enhancements to current rules.
Google has announced that its search results will no longer show the names of authors.
Google Authorship, first launched in 2011, was meant to help writers generate a following for their work. The Authorship program, which required linking a website to a Google+ account, has been scaled down gradually since late last year.
The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has named a new chief technology officer: Scott Jordan, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Irvine.
The FCC has a history of hiring CTOs that know their stuff, technologically speaking.