Technology

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears…

In the name of all that is holy, please don’t let Sheryl Sandberg become the next CEO of Uber

If anyone in this world deserves to be a CEO somewhere, it’s Facebook chief operating officer and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg. And if there’s…

SpaceX launches communications satellite, recovers rocket for 2nd time

The Hawthorne-based company sent a commercial communications satellite into orbit and has again recovered the rocket carrying it.

Amazon Patent Reveals Drone Delivery ‘Beehives’

The future of Amazon drone deliveries could start at massive 'beehives."

Mark Zuckerberg in MN: dinner with Somali refugees, ice hockey play

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in the Twin Cities — and Facebooking about it with a message of peace and understanding. Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, observed the end of the Muslim holy month Ramadan by dining with...

5 Lessons Learned From VidCon 2017

You can learn a lot walking around VidCon — the premiere online video conference — and that’s exactly what I’ve done the last three days at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. It’s an in-person opportunity to see the...

Trump Didn't Record Comey, White House Tells House Intel Panel

President Donald Trump didn’t record his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, the White House confirmed in a notice sent to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.

Google Home Outsmarts Amazon Alexa in 3,000 Question Quiz

Don’t judge a smart speaker by its sales -- at least that’s the story floating around the internet today, as Ad Age has revealed a study showing that Google Home is six times likelier than Amazon Alexa to answer user requests...

Russia Threatens to Ban Telegram Messaging App

Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday accused the Telegram messaging app of violating Russian legislation and said it could be blocked if it did not provide it with information about the company that controls...

Creators Have Made YouTube Into a 21st Century Lecture Hall

One takeaway from VidCon 2017: YouTube is more than a platform to enjoy mindless cat videos for hours on end — it’s also utilized as a powerful educational tool for millions of people. Several creators have picked up on this...

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has made great strides in the past few years, but it's also generated much hype over its current capabilities. That's one takeaway from a Friday panel in San Francisco involving leading AI...

Here’s Why Lyft’s Plan to Reinvent the City Bus Could Actually Work

For a city renowned for its contributions to technological advancement, San Francisco’s public transportation system is surprisingly antiquated. At the age of 105, the San Francisco Municipal Railway -- or “Muni” -- is in...

GM Settles Hundreds of Ignition Switch Lawsuits

General Motors has agreed to settle federal lawsuits by as many as 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, a Friday court filing shows. Settlement terms are confidential, but the accord could also resolve...

Reddit to Add Video Ads in Push for More Revenue

Reddit is planning to revamp its advertising business as part of the online discussion forum’s ongoing efforts to turn its impressive user growth into more significant revenue. Co-founder Alexis Ohanian told the Wall Street...

Tech Diversity Nonprofit Code2040’s New Class Of Fellows Is The Largest Ever

Code2040, a nonprofit addressing the racial wealth gap by increasing representation of marginalized groups in the U.S. tech workforce, just announced its largest-ever class of incoming fellows. This fellowship, the initial...