Tag Heuer, Intel, Google boast $1,500 'world's smartest luxury watch'

Nov 10, 2015

Tag Heuer, Intel, Google boast $1,500 'world's smartest luxury watch'

A leading Swiss watchmaker and two technology titans have combined forces to produce a computerized wristwatch billed as the “world’s smartest luxury watch.” Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver said his company has been building mechanical watches for 155 years but knew little about building ...

Friendly robot Pepper makes European debut in French store

Oct 21, 2015

Friendly robot Pepper makes European debut in French store

Pepper the humanoid robot made its European debut on Tuesday helping shoppers with wine, and more, in a major shop in France. The test run involves seven robots stationed in different parts of a Claye-Souilly region Carrefour store, where they are programmed to do ...

Sep 8, 2015

Apple ramps ups hiring but faces obstacles to making phones smarter

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from Ph.D. programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google ...

Instagram's square images give way to portraits, panoramas

Aug 28, 2015

Instagram's square images give way to portraits, panoramas

Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application. “Square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” Instagram said in a blog post. “That said, the visual ...

Jul 28, 2015

Android flaw gives hackers access with a text message

Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in the world’s most popular smartphone operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message. “Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted ...

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks at annual event

May 29, 2015

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks at annual event

Google’s next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices, the company announced Thursday as it duels with Apple in the quest to make its technology indispensable. Google also announced an ...

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Apr 30, 2015

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they’re already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top ...

Sony's Walkman makes comeback in high resolution, for $1,200

Jan 7, 2015

Sony's Walkman makes comeback in high resolution, for $1,200

Sony Corp. is bringing back the Walkman, with a new model of the music player pioneer that comes with high-resolution playback and Bluetooth-connected headphones. The new Walkman, targeting audiophiles and set to cost about $1,200, is a high-end version of a model Sony released ...