From driverless cars to robot waiters to even the use of smarter drones, ignore the nay-sayers who insist robot technology will leave millions jobless and all of us worse off (unless, of course, you are that poor woman whose hair was eaten by a Roomba). In fact, the technological revolution is maturing and inevitable, according […]
Add this to the list of things people now need to rely on their phones for — deciding who to hang out with and who to cut out of their lives. A new app wants to do just that. Pplkpr, pronounced “People Keeper,” is an app that pairs up with wrisbands and devices that can […]
Uber said it was providing free rides out of a Sydney business district affected by an ongoing hostage situation. It’s taken heat because that wasn’t the initial policy.
The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web said Thursday that affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right. Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the Web in 1990, made the remarks as he released his World Wide Web Foundation’s latest report tracking the Internet’s global impact, the Associated Press reported. Berners-Lee said […]
A lawmaker who oversees privacy issues in the U.S. Senate is pushing ride-sharing titan Uber for answers about its handling of customer data.
Twitter announced the remarkable achievement of indexing half a trillion tweets Tuesday.
BUZZFEED — A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media — and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s comments on the net neutrality debate Monday accomplished two things. One, they successfully mobilized a coalition to oppose the president. Two, they set the Internet ablaze. Cruz may have razed the structures on which internet “fast lanes” are built before this matter is even resolved.
Police officers can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint – but they can’t force you to unlock it with your pass code, according to a Virginia Beach Circuit Court judge ruling this week.
Taco Bell went dark across the breadth of the Internets Tuesday as part of a social media campaign to draw attention to a new app.
Uber customers seem a little confused about the mechanics of supply and demand.
The times are a changin’ …
According to Twitter, the iPhone 6 is tearing the hair from users’ skulls.
This is the world we live in. The Chinese city of Chongqing officially has a marked pedestrian lane for people who can’t stop texting and tweeting long enough to walk along the street. “There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,” Nong […]
Some things transcend politics. Like beer.
Surprise! While you have been posting witty statuses and photos of your weekend escapades, Facebook has been using you as a lab rat. If you use Facebook, you signed off on the site’s term and use agreement, which, like most people, you probably didn’t read. What you might not have realized is that by checking […]
Fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden told attendees at the South by Southwest International Festival Monday that he has no regrets about leaking the NSA documents revealing the illegal wiretaps, and that he would do it again in a heartbeat.
Popular search engine Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a company that designs robots — including one that can easily outrun humans. And just in case Google plans to use the machines to enslave humanity, Stephen Colbert is breeding his own Ewok army to combat them.
Misspellings and other erroneous tweets may soon be a thing of the past: Twitter is rumored to be working on a new feature that would allow users to edit their tweets after they are published.
Tech activists and consumers can claim victory in the fight over unlocking cell phones, as the FCC and top wireless companies reached an agreement in the long war to make the practice legal again.