urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids 02-05-18
young children are "simply not ready" for
social media, health experts and children’s advocates
are urging Facebook to discontinue Messenger Kids, its
new messaging app.
the imported washing machine you want is getting more
At $1,899, one of the priciest washing machines for sale
at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Ill., is Samsung’s
two-washers-in-one-machine Steel FlexWash.
Alibaba AI programs beat humans in a Stanford reading
First, it was
chess. Then it was Go. Now it’s basic reading
robots are coming. Two
artificial intelligence programs created by Chinese
e-commerce company Alibaba and Microsoft beat humans on
a Stanford University reading comprehension test.
goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs 01-15-18
— Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its
technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to
keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs.
envisions being at the center of voice-controlled home
entertainment systems 01-08-18
which makes devices for streaming internet video on
television sets, announced Wednesday that it plans to
develop a voice assistant and let manufacturers create
Roku-connected speakers, stepping up its competition
with Apple, Google and Amazon.com.
to watch for at the CES technology show 01-08-18
year one or two breakout technologies capture the
imagination of consumers. Eighteen months ago, it was
Pokemon Go, the first augmented reality mobile app to
really catch fire. A few years before that, it was 3-D
company gets FCC approval for at-a-distance device
a San Jose, Calif., company, is the first firm to
receive federal approval for a wireless charging system
purported to power devices from up to 3 feet away, the
to protect your internet-of-things devices 12-25-17
devices are nearly ubiquitous, with computer circuitry
now found in a variety of common appliances.
playing catch-up to Spotify, offers free music with ads 12-18-17
a song. Any song. It’s almost Christmas, so, how about
a song of the season like "Fairytale of New
York" by the Pogues?
aka AOL Instant Messenger, dead at 20 12-18-17
Instant Messenger service was finally erased from the
internet Friday after the company made the announcement
in October that Dec. 15 would be the chat platform’s
last day on Earth.
technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life
worried about elderly family members and wished it was
easier to keep up with them from afar?
to unwrap: More retailers are letting customers send
digital gifts this holiday season 12-11-17
— It’s Christmas Eve, you still have gifts to buy,
and as the hours tick by, your options grow thin.
Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for
— Shoppers clicking "buy" on smartphones,
tablets and laptops spent almost $20 billion online from
Thanksgiving through Monday.
education that pays, or you don’t 11-27-17
— With tuitions ever rising and student debt exploding
to $1.45 trillion, there has been increased pressure on
schools to demonstrate their value based on their
success in placing graduates in good-paying jobs.
out the Silver Tech boom for savvy seniors 11-20-17
a drag it is getting old," Mick Jagger first whined
on "Mother’s Little Helper" from the Rolling
Stones’ 1965 Aftermath album.
pill raises technological, ethical questions 11-20-17
first drug with a sensor embedded in a pill that alerts
doctors when patients have taken their medications was
approved by the Food and Drug Administration, raiding
issues involving privacy, cost, and whether patients
really want caregivers looking over their shoulders.
review: Google Pixel 2 XL is almost perfect, but the
screen gives me the blues 11-13-17
pressure on smartphone manufacturers must be intense.
they are tasked with upping the ante on last year’s
phone. Sometimes they radically change the design, like
Apple did this year with the iPhone X, but other times
the upgrade seems more incremental, meaning key features
get an upgrade, but the overall look and feel are not
food giants, rising tide of e-commerce means sink or
you ever plucked a bottle of ketchup from a grocery
store shelf after remembering your kids finished the
last bottle the night before?
loses listeners, ad revenue 11-06-17
Calif. — So many listeners have turned off Pandora
that Friday could have been called the day the music
died for the internet radio streaming pioneer.
the era of Instagram, businesses use street art to
attract customers 10-30-17
— Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there’s
plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as
election role is likely to increase 10-30-17
headlines. Congressional inquiries. Corporate apologies.
The heightening scrutiny surrounding Facebook after it
allowed Russian trolls and inflammatory political ads to
spread on its network is the kind of thing companies
would do anything to avoid.
gets $1 billion investment, led by Google’s parent
— In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can
fund a company one minute and sue it the next.
Facebook, Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay 10-16-17
summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world
last month for a debate on whether the company’s size
has made it too attractive as a target for government
the next rocket to New York? What it’ll take to
realize Elon Musk’s bizarre travel plan 10-09-17
Chief Executive Elon Musk envisions a time in the near
future when long-distance travelers on Earth can hop on
a rocket to go across the globe in less than an hour.
help college graduates with jobs, finances, housing and
JOSE, Calif. — Those first months after leaving
college can bewilder many graduates, but some apps may
help to ease the transition from the sheltered halls of
academia to the harsh realities of the business world.
ups its game with sports, weather data 10-02-17
— Snapchat isn’t a resource many turn to for weather
and sports scores, but it’s spending increasing
amounts of money on licensing deals to give users such
this guy help Intel catch the AI wave? 10-02-17
SAN DIEGO —
To get a sense of computer scientist Naveen Rao, just
take a look at his hands. The
42-year-old has busted all 10 of his fingers over a
lifetime of skiing, skateboarding, bicycling,
rollerblading, race-car driving, wrestling and hoops.
the checkout lines: Whole Foods, Walmart and other
stores embrace online grocery shopping 10-02-17
Calif. — Grocery shopping can feel like you’re
navigating through an obstacle course filled with
crowded parking lots, long lines and screaming kids.
Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon’s Alexa
digital assistant 09-25-17
— Alexa, forget my grocery list and morning traffic
reports. Tell me about CPR.