April 25, 2017 By JIM KERSTETTER It’s hard to say for sure when autonomous vehicles will become mainstream, but one thing is certain: In some cities, spotting one is no longer a novelty. On Tuesday, Waymo, the self-driving car spinout of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, was to announce that it will offer… Continue reading
By JACEY FORTIN April 25, 2017 If you happen to be in Canada on a clear night, look to the stars and maybe you’ll see it: a strip of light stretching from east to west, all the way from the banks of Hudson Bay to the fjords of British Columbia. Is it a wayward… Continue reading
Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug? By FARHAD MANJOO April 25, 2017 Mark Zuckerberg. By FARHAD MANJOO April 25, 2017 In early January, I went to see Mark Zuckerberg at MPK20, a concrete-and-steel building on the campus of Facebook’s headquarters, which sits across a desolate highway from the marshy salt flats of Menlo Park, Calif…. Continue reading
By VINDU GOEL April 24, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company’s internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion. A yes vote, which is widely expected, would end Marissa Mayer’s largely unsuccessful five-year effort to restore the internet pioneer to greatness. But Ms. Mayer,… Continue reading
By MIKE ISAAC and STEVE LOHR April 24, 2017 For months, Uber has paid a public price for some of the questionable tactics it has used to conquer the transportation industry. Now another company is experiencing some of the fallout for working with Uber. Slice Intelligence, a data firm that uses an email management program called… Continue reading
For everything from requesting extra towels to opening doors, hotels offer apps and technology to keep customers happy and coming back.
Pop-up alerts that constantly pester you about fixing your system drivers for a fee want money for something you can do yourself free.
April 24, 2017 By JIM KERSTETTER Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, has been a subject of fascination for the tech industry in recent years. He’s not afraid of a fight, or of local regulations that get in the way of his company. But did you know he’s really, really good… Continue reading
Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed by Larry Page, a Google founder, began testing a prototype over a lake in Northern California.
Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.