Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking think we should ban killer robots

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NTSB blames human error, compounded by poor safety culture, in Virgin Galactic crash

NTSB blames human error, compounded by poor safety culture, in Virgin Galactic crash

A nine-month investigation into the October crash of SpaceShip Two, operated by Scaled Composites, found that the company failed to take basic steps to prevent the fatal accident.

Here’s Amazon’s plan for safe drone flights

Here’s Amazon’s plan for safe drone flights

It includes a 200-foot tall highway in the sky for package delivery.

Motorola wants to be your go-to brand for cheaper smartphones

Motorola wants to be your go-to brand for cheaper smartphones

Motorola showed off a new version of the low-end Moto G, as well as two new premium models, the Moto X Pure edition and the Moto X Style

After two years, White House says ‘no’ to petition asking for pardon of Edward Snowden

After two years, White House says ‘no’ to petition asking for pardon of Edward Snowden

Snowden petition finally gets response as White House clears out its We the People backlog.

Your Android smartphone could be attacked with a text message

Your Android smartphone could be attacked with a text message

Scary bugs disclosed in Android’s Stagefright media playback tool.

What we’ve learned from one year of Internet.org

What we’ve learned from one year of Internet.org

Facebook learns giving away global Internet access is harder than it sounds.

Optoro picks up $40 million in debt financing

Optoro picks up $40 million in debt financing

The latest round is in addition to a $50 million investment Optoro received in December.

Twitter’s got some growing up to do

Twitter’s got some growing up to do

Twitter has to resolve a central question: What does it want to be when it grows up?

Planned Parenthood’s Web site on the defense after hacking claims

Planned Parenthood’s Web site on the defense after hacking claims

Planned Parenthood blamed “extremists” who oppose the group’s “mission and services.“

Google+’s stranglehold over YouTube’s comments is ending

Google+’s stranglehold over YouTube’s comments is ending

Two years after YouTubers protested with text art tanks.

In its next move, Amazon could turn to physical grocery stores

In its next move, Amazon could turn to physical grocery stores

Brick-and-mortar stores where shoppers can pickup online grocery orders would expand the customer base beyond those who can afford Amazon Fresh deliveries.

Facebook says there’s money to be made bringing Internet to the developing world

Facebook says there’s money to be made bringing Internet to the developing world

Facebook is making the business case to network operators.

Why Uber is winning in China

Why Uber is winning in China

Most U.S. tech companies fail in China. Uber’s unique path is paying off.

How to have a job in the future

How to have a job in the future

Today’s students should be ready to learn and change jobs constantly.

It’s official: AT&T-DirecTV is a done deal

It’s official: AT&T-DirecTV is a done deal

The deal gives AT&T control of DirecTV’s valuable customers and programming, turning it into a media giant in addition to a telecommunications company.

How security experts protect themselves online

How security experts protect themselves online

Update your software, use a password manager and turn on two-factor authentication.

Thumbly: Single-handedly creating a custom keyboard for your phone

Thumbly: Single-handedly creating a custom keyboard for your phone

Free iOS app fans the QWERTY keys out from the bottom corner, so that you can easily type with one hand.

1.4 million Fiat vehicles recalled to prevent hacking

1.4 million Fiat vehicles recalled to prevent hacking

In the first big reaction to a demonstration of taking over a vehicle remotely, the automaker will fix a software defect.

A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

A big legal burden awaits small businesses, and most aren’t aware of it

Few small business owners are aware of the massive fraud responsibility headed their way this fall.

Republicans are trying to defund net neutrality. Will it work?

Republicans are trying to defund net neutrality. Will it work?

Inside the complicated congressional politics of net neutrality.

The race is on to figure out what self-driving cars should look like

The race is on to figure out what self-driving cars should look like

The only thing that seems certain is they won’t look like existing sedans.

Amazon stock surges as earnings beat expectations

Amazon stock surges as earnings beat expectations

The company is the world’s most valuable retailer, at least for now, with a market value higher than Wal-Mart’s.

AT&T’s strongest growth isn’t coming from cellphone service. It’s in cars.

AT&T’s strongest growth isn’t coming from cellphone service. It’s in cars.

AT&T’s latest earnings was marked by a strong showing in the automotive industry.