A self-driving ride-hailing company has launched in Arlington, Tex., where a fleet of robot-driven vans ferry people between downtown landmarks, restaurants and sporting events.
Name the subject, and Russian disinformation operatives had a playbook on how to pass themselves off as politically active Americans as they secretly sought to manipulate U.S. voters online -- on both the right and the left -- with incendiary phrases, glib put-downs and appeals to preexisting political biases. And the same tactics honed during the 2016 presidential election carried over into the run-up toward the 2018 midterm congressional vote.
Amazon released an Alexa skill for its Echo on Oct. 18 that allows it to whisper to U.S. users for life’s quieter moments. Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.
The financial ties between the Saudi government and the tech industry underscore the delusion of an enlightened tech sector, says Giridharadas.
The move signals an attempt for the all-electric automaker to get back to business after months of controversy.
Clegg will take over from Elliot Schrage and could put the company on a stronger footing in Europe.
"Paul deserved more time in life. He would have made the most of it," Gates wrote in an essay in the Wall Street Journal.
- The Switch
Everyone now knows the Web is filled with lies. So then how do fake Facebook posts, YouTube videos and tweets keep making suckers of us?
After years of self-driving hype, companies are taking a more subdued approach to addressing the tough realities of the most complicated robotic system ever built.
The Security and Exchange Commission reached an agreement with Elon Musk. He will pay a $20 million fine and step down as board chairman of Tesla.
Twitter accounts originating in Iran masqueraded as foreign journalists and concerned U.S. citizens in an attempt to push political messages, according to new research.
Chairman Ajit Pai slammed carriers such as AT&T and Verizon for their "completely unacceptable" response to the storm.
Google is ending a controversial practice in Europe whereby it required smartphone makers seeking to pre-install Google’s app store to also add other Google apps, such as search and Chrome.
Facebook's former security chief plans to launch an institute at Stanford University to help technology companies and the public work together to solve the negative effects technology can have on society.
Given Chinese censorship issues, the project has led to employee backlash at the search engine giant.
The app launched last week and already has thousands of downloads, its founder says.
Mr. Allen, who in 1975 set up with Bill Gates the company that became known as Microsoft, died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle, according to a statement from his family. He also used his Microsoft stock as collateral to invest in entities including sports teams, buying the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail […]
Mr. Allen, who in 1975 set up with Bill Gates the company that became known as Microsoft, has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle, according to a statement from his family. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
Google’s move to cut developers off from scanning people’s Gmail for ad targeting might go unnoticed by most users -- but it could upend a whole segment of apps, highlighting the outsized power and influence Google wields as a gatekeeper of data.
Alexander Reben trained artificial intelligence to create restaurant-style fortune-cookie fortunes. The roboticist didn't expect that the AI would start producing strange and ominous messages, many of them tinged with absurdist humor.