Shaun Rein, China expert, on why the nation has traded copying
for innovation 12-08-14
years, American firms far and wide have bemoaned Chinese
these days, the water-cooler chatter in Silicon Valley has
turned to the meteoric rise of Alibaba, which in September
sparked the world’s largest IPO. With millions of users and
merchants, the Chinese firm handles more transactions than
Amazon and eBay combined.
Microsoft's culture: 2 veterans work together to break
down old barriers 12-01-14
at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual convention kept
slipping up and calling the company’s big new video game
"Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even
cliché, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone’s
grown used to.
feeders free dairy farmers 11-24-14
Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re
live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn
here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat
whenever they please from an automated calf feeding machine.
advice: Setting up a turntable sound system 11-17-14
just started collecting old and new records. Record Store Day
sparked me, and I love my new hobby! I teach history, and have a
Crossley portable turntable hooked up in my classroom. I play
classic rock in the mornings, the kids really enjoy it.
of Things will transform life, but experts fear for privacy and
personal data 11-10-14
will help you avoid traffic jams as you travel from work to that
hot new spot you’ve been dying to try out, tell you on the way
about the bar’s half-price coupons and let you check your home
video monitors while knocking back a few to see if your cat is
clawing the couch again.
funding fuels meteoric rise of 'Star Citizen' 11-03-14
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Chris Roberts’ brain spun out a grand
vision: a rich, immersive galaxy; exquisite spaceships
traversing between infinite star systems with thousands of
computer gamers manning the cockpits, racing, dogfighting and
execs discuss regulation, innovation and bobble-heads 11-03-14
VIEW, Calif. — Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg help run
Google, one of the world’s best-known, most successful — and
most controversial — companies.
mobile technology connects truckers to freight and people nearby
who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck
Quinn: Criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit is
cascade of criticism to the news that Apple and Facebook will
pay female employees who want to freeze their eggs strikes me as
Whisper, an app for anonymous confessions, protect users'
ANGELES — Can an app that people anonymously share confessions
on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the
parks' Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech 10-06-14
re-create a bloody scene from the 1981 horror flick
"American Werewolf in London," crews at Universal
Studios Hollywood installed computer-controlled strobe lights
behind the walls of a dark maze to simulate the flash of
apps threaten to siphon advertising dollars from the social
media leaders 09-29-14
21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on
Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can’t personally chat with
each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans.
intercepts Microsoft's Surface tablet NFL play 09-22-14
Corp. thought it had scored a touchdown when it struck a
multiyear deal with the NFL that would allow teams to use the
company’s Surface tablets during games.
unveils new ultra-thin tablet 09-15-14
Inc. this week unveiled what some are calling the thinnest
tablet on the market. Company
founder and CEO Michael Dell showed off the eight-inch device
— which is only 6 millimeters thick, 20 percent thinner than
an iPad Mini — this week at the 2014 Intel Developers
Conference in San Francisco.
to test cars without a driver 09-15-14
VIEW, Calif. — Google plans to begin testing its new prototype
of a self-driving car — which, unlike earlier models, doesn’t
require a back-up driver — at NASA’s Ames Research Center,
just a few miles from the tech company’s headquarters, space
agency officials said this week.
tabs on your fitness with these trackers 09-09-14
latest fitness watches, bands and trackers will remind you to
stick with your fitness goals — they’ll track your progress
and they’ll sync the info with your phone. There are basic
heart rate monitor and, calorie counter options too. The only
thing they won’t do? Work out for you.
into streaming TV 09-02-14
TV viewers are picking up so-called streaming media boxes in the
hope of fulfilling a simple wish: Let me watch what I want when
app helps people locate lost pets 08-25-14
find Fluffy? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals wants to help. The
ASPCA recently launched an app designed to help frantic owners
find their lost pets.
devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say 08-18-14
wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite
the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and
Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say
Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and
fitness bands — so-called wearables — will be hard-pressed
to reach the same sales heights as smartphones and tablets.
learning computer coding boost kids' college, career prospects? 08-18-14
ANGELES — Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this
summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a
hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze.
Stadium to offer 49ers fans high-tech treats 08-11-14
CLARA, Calif. — Along with their replica jerseys, homemade
signs and foam "We’re No. 1" fingers, football fans
will want to take one other essential piece of gear when they
attend games at the new Levi’s Stadium—a smartphone.
out over L.A. with creators with Five Every Day app 08-04-14
Evans is on a mission: to get you to love L.A. She’s come up
with a jam-packed itinerary to show off the not-always-obvious
magic of this sprawling, jumbled-up city — a hidden garden
built as a labor of love by an Iranian immigrant, a taco stand
that may or may not be able to serve you, a mini-train ride that
gives you a glimpse of Walt Disney’s barn.
jumps into 3-D printing market with bobbleheads, more 07-28-14
personalized miniature bobbleheads to flower vases, Amazon’s
new 3-D printing marketplace plans to simplify the 3-D printing
process for consumers.
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius on innovation, wearables and the PC
recent years, Lenovo has been at the forefront of exploring new
PC designs, from machines such as the Yoga notebook, which can
emulate tablets with a screen that flips around and folds back,
to the Horizon tabletop, an all-in-one design that can be laid
flat on a table and used like an electronic game board.