New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

Jan 8, 2016

New technology puts health care in palm of your hand

The management of your health care is moving increasingly to the palm of your hand — with new smartphone-enabled technology and wearable sensors that examine, diagnose and even treat many conditions and ailments. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the debut of ...

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Jan 6, 2016

Twitter appears ready to expand beyond 140-character tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter’s intentions ...

Dec 29, 2015

Adobe updates flash amid exploit fears

U.S. software maker Adobe on Monday released security updates for its Flash video player amid ongoing concerns about security holes that could let hackers in. Adobe said it was aware of a report of “limited, targeted attacks” against unprotected versions of the software. “These ...

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

Dec 23, 2015

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S.

A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges. Dotcom’s lawyers said they will appeal the decision. Judge Nevin Dawson’s ruling came nearly four ...

X-ray vision a reality for only $300

Dec 23, 2015

X-ray vision a reality for only $300

X-ray vision, a comic book fantasy for decades, is becoming a reality in a lab at MIT. A group of researchers led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dina Katabi has developed software that uses variations in radio signals to recognize human silhouettes through ...

Dec 18, 2015

ID theft security firm LifeLock fined $100 million for lapses

A company that sells identity theft protection services agreed Thursday to pay a fine of $100 million for failing to protect consumer data in the largest settlement on record, officials said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its settlement with LifeLock came after the ...

Dec 12, 2015

Top IT executives pour $1 billion into artificial intelligence startup

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and other prominent tech executives are pouring $1 billion into a nonprofit aimed at creating artificial intelligence that augments humans’ capabilities, rather than making them obsolete. The effort announced Friday, called OpenAI, joins significant investments from ...

Dec 11, 2015

'Internet economy' is 6% of U.S. GDP: study

The Internet’s economic impact has doubled since 2007 and now fuels at least 6 percent of the overall U.S. economy, a study showed Thursday. The study for the Internet Association — which includes major companies such as Facebook and Amazon — found the online ...

Dec 11, 2015

Scientists coax computers to think more like people

For artificial intelligence and smart machines to really take off, computers are going to have to be able to think more like people, according to experts in the field who are making important progress toward that goal. Scientists on Thursday said they had created ...