Netflix Japan debut set for Sept. 2 as service moves into Asia

Aug 5, 2015

Netflix Japan debut set for Sept. 2 as service moves into Asia

Netflix will expand into Japan next month, giving the Internet video service its first presence in Asia. Japanese subscribers will be able to start watching Netflix on Internet-connected devices beginning Sept. 2. Netflix already sells its services in dozens of other countries outside the ...

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

Jun 26, 2015

New self-driving Google cars plying Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google’s self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company’s Silicon Valley headquarters in a test of how they work around other vehicles driven by people. It’s the first time that the pod-like, two-seat vehicles have been allowed ...

Apr 24, 2015

Carter: Russian hackers infiltrated unclassified Pentagon network

Russian hackers were able to access an unclassified Pentagon computer network earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Thursday. “We quickly identified the compromise and had a team of incident responders hunting down the intruders within 24 hours,” Carter said during ...

Silicon Valley authorities clearing out America's largest homeless camp

Dec 5, 2014

Silicon Valley authorities clearing out America's largest homeless camp

Police and social services in Silicon Valley are starting a massive cleanout Thursday of what’s likely the nation’s largest homeless encampment. Animal control and a construction contractor are also helping dismantle the 1-sq.-mile (2.6-sq.-km) site that once was home to more than 200 homeless ...

Jul 29, 2014

Governors of six Japanese prefectures seek business ties in Silicon Valley

Six governors from Japan gathered Monday in California to seek tie-ups between companies in their prefectures and Silicon Valley ventures. The governors of Shizuoka, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Oita stressed the advantages of local businesses at a conference at Stanford University organized by ...

Jul 16, 2014

Driverless cars will require industry shift, Nissan scientist says

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Automakers intending to develop driverless cars need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, according to the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, said ...