Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

Jul 1, 2014

Google's Glass takes fans nearer to action

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The American football team Philadelphia Eagles ...

U.N. talks to address pre-emptive strike on 'killer robots'

May 13, 2014

U.N. talks to address pre-emptive strike on 'killer robots'

Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies. That dark vision could all too easily shift from science fiction to fact with disastrous consequences for the human race, ...

Web pioneers try to transform TV

Feb 16, 2014

Web pioneers try to transform TV

by Dominic Rushe

Netflix had a chance of breaking the Internet over the weekend in America. The hugely popular movie streaming company released the second season of the award-winning drama “House of Cards” on Friday, just as winter storms turned large swaths of America into a nation ...

U.S. plans to require cars to communicate

Feb 4, 2014

U.S. plans to require cars to communicate

A car might see a deadly crash coming even if its driver doesn’t, the U.S. government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they are plunging toward peril. The action, whose implementation ...

California driver cleared in 'Google Glassing' case

Jan 17, 2014

California driver cleared in 'Google Glassing' case

A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device. Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because the code she was cited for requires proof ...

'Talking' to appliances getting easier

Jan 12, 2014

'Talking' to appliances getting easier

Appliances are becoming part of the family, weighing in with insights while helping with chores from cooking to doing laundry. Home networks that let lamps, thermostats and locks get “smart” with Internet connections and computing power were among trends gaining steam at the Consumer ...

Outside-the-box innovations seen in next generation of video games

Nov 11, 2013

Outside-the-box innovations seen in next generation of video games

The next generation of gaming is nearly here, but what about the generation after that one? Sony and Microsoft are launching their new superpowered consoles in the coming weeks. However, gamemakers at last week’s Game Developers Conference Next in Los Angeles were already contemplating ...

Wearable tech liberates disabled

Aug 18, 2013

Wearable tech liberates disabled

It has been 18 years since Tammie Lou Van Sant held a camera. But nearly two decades after a car accident left her paralyzed from the chest down, Van Sant is shooting again — thanks to a device that could be part of technology’s ...

Wearable computer devices, the latest smart fashion trend

Jun 29, 2013

Wearable computer devices, the latest smart fashion trend

The notion of being fashionably smart is getting a makeover as Internet-linked computers get woven into formerly brainless attire such as glasses, bracelets and shoes. A wearable computing trend is at the heart of the “quantified self” movement, in which people track anything from ...