Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Toshiba says 'not ready', delays earnings, nuclear writedown

Toshiba Corp (6502.T) has unexpectedly delayed the release of its quarterly earnings and details of a multi-billion dollar writedown to its nuclear business, sending its

Friday, February 3, 2017

Kickstarter acquires video-streaming community platform Huzza, opens first office outside the U.S.

Kickstarter has made a rare foray into acquisition land today with the news that it has

With no Galaxy S8 announcement, Samsung downsizes its annual Mobile World Congress keynote

Breaking with recent tradition, Samsung had already said it would not be introducing its new Galaxy S8 smartphone at the massive Mobile World Congress that starts in late February

Monday, January 30, 2017

VW highest selling automobile, edges Toyota

Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) four-year run as the world’s top-selling automaker has ended as the Japanese company said on Monday its global sales for 2016 fell

Friday, December 23, 2016

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future is secretly 2 separate companies

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future doesn't own its intellectual property, according to a Thursday report from 

Uber caves after DMV gives its self-driving cars the death blow in California

The California DMV has revoked the registration of Uber's 16 autonomous vehicles Wednesday, forcing the company to shut down its self-driving pilot

Friday, November 18, 2016

See why a Google Ventures investor believes talking to computers all the time is the future of tech

Not only is talking to voice-powered devices not weird, it's the only way we'll be computing in the near future. 
That's according to GV's M.G. Siegler. Siegler — a general partner at Alphabet's early-stage venture arm, GV (formerly Google Ventures) — who says the use of artificial intelligence-powered devices like Amazon Echo and Google Assistant are a sign of where things are headed in the tech industry. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Facebook to stop ethnicity-based targeting for some ads

Facebook Inc said on Friday it would no longer allow certain advertisers to exclude racial or ethnic groups when placing ads on its service, following criticism that the practice was discriminatory.

The move comes amid growing scrutiny of how the world's largest online social media network's policies and algorithms shape what content appears in a user's news feed.

Is Facebook secretly building a phone?

On a cloudy day this May, in the dull fluorescent light of a plain white Google conference room, Rafa Camargo, Richard Wooldridge and Blaise Bertrand told CNET their plan to disrupt the phone market.

Ara, a Lego-like phone with modular parts, would let buyers snap on a better camera, additional batteries or any other creative hardware a developer might dream up. It was set to be the first phone

Friday, November 4, 2016

Microsoft explains where its new Slack-killer fits in with its $1.2 billion Yammer acquisition

This week, we finally got to see Microsoft Teams — a new work chat app that will compete with the likes of Slack and Atlassian HipChat.
Teams will be a part of the Office 365 subscription service, where companies pay a monthly or yearly fee and get access to a whole range of Microsoft productivity software, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
But Teams isn't the only social

Tesla says it's unlikely Autopilot used in Indiana crash

Tesla Motors says it's unlikely that its semi-autonomous Autopilot system was engaged when a Model S crashed in Indianapolis, killing the driver and a passenger.

In a statement issued late Thursday, the electric car maker said it's cooperating with Indianapolis police, who are investigating the Thursday crash.

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

Over the past year, the Amazon Echo has taken the world of smart home tech by storm. In November, Google finally released its long-awaited competitor.

The Google Home is a $130 smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. This clever bit of software lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube videos and more -- all with simple voice

Microsoft's Surface godfather hints that Dial is just the start

Microsoft and Apple faced off with different ideas of the creative computing future last week, and in many ways Microsoft looked like more of the innovator.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Apple to debut new Macs October 27 'Hello Again'

Get ready for Apple event, round 2.

The company on Wednesday sent out invites for its second event in a little over a month, taking place October 27 at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The

Friday, October 14, 2016

Google and Facebook are teaming up to build a super-fast 8,000 mile cable from Los Angeles to Hong Kong

Google just announced that it's partnering with Facebook to lay a 12,800-kilometer (7,953-mile) cable from Los Angeles to Hong Kong — the fastest

Microsoft Cortana has made its picks for Week 6 of the NFL

Microsoft Cortana — a virtual assistant picking the winner of every NFL game on Bing — went 8-6 in Week 5, helping to improve its record on the year to

Facebook at Work - How it works

Facebook is finally giving everyone an excuse to use Facebook at work all day.
The social network announced on Monday that any business can now sign up

Friday, October 7, 2016

Facebook just showed off the next version of the Oculus Rift

Even though the first ever Oculus Rift launched earlier this year, Facebook's already hard at work on its sequel. Facebook's founder and CEO Mark

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Google launches app to rival WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Google took aim Wednesday at the red-hot mobile messaging market, with a new artificial intelligence-powered Allo app that seeks to compete with popular rivals such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.