Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
Two of the...
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 01:34 PM EDT
New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR
Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with a...
Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT
How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes
For people on vacation, being watched on hidden cameras in your room should be the furthest thing on their mind, but police are warning people to be on the lookout after an alarming case last month was revealed,...
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM EDT
Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift
Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.
Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google's digital ad...
Google's new Pixel 2 phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat...
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 02:35 PM EDT
Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets
Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.
The company has spent the...
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM EDT
US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe
Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.
But the likes of Facebook, Google and...
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:05 AM EDT
Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model
Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla.
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:31 AM EDT
Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl: Study
A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 07:31 PM EDT
Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth
Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service.
The big burden...