Valley map wars heat up 08-17-15
BERKELEY, Calif. —
Somewhere lies a mythical city where the cars drive themselves,
and the people walk around with wearable guides that know what
they want and where to find it. To make this city work requires
the most detailed map ever created.
next for YouTube as Google reorganizes? 08-17-15
Google stunned the
tech world earlier this week when it announced the launch of
Alphabet, a parent corporation designed to allow the
continuation of what CEO Larry Page calls "smaller
bets" for better innovation.
your tablet becomes your adviser 08-10-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
Say goodbye to your stock broker and financial planner. No more
trips to Wells Fargo — you can get your home loan refinanced
on your iPad.
unveils new live video and texting app 08-03-15
Yahoo unveiled a live
video texting app Wednesday that could boost the company’s
mobile presence and help it compete against Apple and Facebook.
on demand: Bringing tech support to your front door 08-03-15
OAKLAND, Calif. —
The broken printer frayed Ross Armstrong’s last nerve.
He had to make photo
copies of the death certificate of his late husband, Jay Stern,
who died in May.
drives trend toward vertical videos 07-27-15
LOS ANGELES —
Whether it’s in a movie theater, on TV or on a computer
screen, the videos you watch have almost always been horizontal.
campaign technology takes online tracking to new level 07-20-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
Presidential campaigns this time around have a new technological
ace in the hole — you.
a former Ford plant, a robot takes step into the future 07-20-15
RICHMOND, Calif. —
More than 80 years ago, Model As rolled out of the gleaming new
Ford assembly plant at the edge of the San Francisco Bay.
TV 'skinny' package likely to accelerate cord
CITY, Mo. — You slip a smartphone into a pair of clunky
goggles and place them on your head. The room around you
dissolves and you’re standing on a grassy field behind a
lineup of football players. You hear the crowd’s cheers.
sales slow before launch of new Windows software 07-13-15
laptop and tablet sales across the globe have hit a speed bump
but could pick up by the end of the year, according to
tiniest transistor casts big shadow on Intel 07-13-15
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
IBM has pulled ahead of its rival Intel in the race to the
microchip of the future with the announcement this week of the
tiniest transistors ever made, but analysts say the competition
has just begun.
deletes distinctive feature and makes it easier to add friends 07-06-15
ANGELES — Snapchat is removing a cumbersome feature and making
it easier to add friends on its app.
Buzz: Lumy app tracks the sun to aid your picture-taking 07-06-15
it does: Tells you exactly when a photographer’s coveted
"morning magic hour" — sunrise — and "evening
magic hour" — sunset — will occur at a specified
destination around the world.
Advice: Is more expensive Blue-ray player worth it? 07-06-15
Some time ago you wrote about the Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition
Blu-ray player. It sells for $599. On the Oppo website I also
found the Oppo BDP-105D Darbee Edition Blu-ray player. It sells
Google bet on walletless future, but are shoppers ready to pay
with phone? 06-29-15
ALTO, Calif. — Some pay for deli sandwiches with a flick of
their Internet-enabled wristwatches. Osama Bedier waves his
look to insects for robotic inspiration 06-29-15
Calif. — At a University of California, Berkeley laboratory,
engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble
purpose — search and rescue.
more than tweets: Twitter adds product and place pages to drive
Social media network
Twitter is testing product and place pages, a new feature that
will help drive e-commerce through the platform.
launches new gaming site as it plays catch-up with Twitch 06-15-15
of the video game industry’s big E3 convention next week,
YouTube is launching a new gaming app and website to provide a
better experience to an online community that has flocked to
ramps up efforts to attract more men 06-08-15
FRANCISCO — Artist Tim Odell uses Pinterest to gather images
of classic Pontiac cars, U.S. Navy battleships and medieval
armor, which he recreates as a hobby.
app developers, more big changes are coming soon 06-08-15
App Store revolutionized the tech world when it opened in summer
2008, spawning a billion-dollar industry in one fell swoop. It
was neither the first nor the largest back then, but the store
quickly exploded in popularity, prompting Apple co-founder Steve
Jobs to say "it is going to be very hard for others to
no longer a search-engine blip 06-01-15
Wash. — In Microsoft’s expensive, decadelong battle against
Google’s search engine, no detail is too small.
a hidden power center of Silicon Valley 05-25-15
JOSE, Calif. — Silicon Valley is famed for spawning the
desktop, mobile and cloud computing revolutions. What is less
well known is that it’s one of the nerve centers for building
the world’s fastest number-crunchers.
new self-driving cars to hit the streets 05-18-15
VIEW, Calif. — After a year of testing its bubble-shaped
driverless cars on the empty roads of a shuttered military base,
Google is about to deploy its fleet on the busy streets of
Wolverton: AT&T-DirectTV deal poses threat to consumers 05-11-15
bid to buy DirecTV has been floating under the radar, drawing
neither the scrutiny nor the scorn of Comcast’s recently
abandoned proposal to buy Time Warner Cable.