Latest from Peter Holley

In liberal Austin, protests unleash violence — then an identity crisis

The Texas city has a reputation as a liberal oasis, but there has long been a cultural divide.
  • Jun 6, 2020

Malls are reopening, with masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer-spritzing doormen

More than a dozen states began emerging from their coronavirus lockdowns, leaving business owners, workers and consumers to decide what normal means now.
  • May 1, 2020

In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career

Women have long felt the pressure of looking the part. Now men are feeling it, too.
  • Jan 9, 2020

Walmart teams with Nuro’s robot cars to deliver groceries in Houston

Walmart, the nation's largest employer, announced a partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup called this week. The two companies will begin delivering groceries to customers in Houston this year using autonomous vehicles.
  • Dec 11, 2019

Boston Dynamics’ ‘terrifying’ robotic dogs have been put to work by at least one police agency

Boston Dynamics began began leasing their robotic dogs to the public this year. One of their first customers: The Massachusetts State Police.
  • Nov 26, 2019

At this Chinese hotel, the bellhops have been replaced by talking robots

Robots are showing up in more and more hotels all over the world. A Washington Post reporter's video captures what it's like to interact with one.
  • Nov 22, 2019

Banking that electric cars can also be cool, Ford introduces an all-electric Mustang

Ford Motor has unveiled the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric sport utility vehicle that the company claims will have a range of at least 230 miles.
  • Nov 18, 2019

The future of autonomous delivery may be unfolding in an unlikely place: Suburban Houston

For months now, Nuro’s robotically piloted vehicles have been quietly delivering groceries to restaurants and homes around Houston, the vehicles’ sensors mapping the city as they go.
  • Nov 13, 2019

Fordham University business students have a new tool to prepare them for boardrooms: Virtual reality

Fordham University business students are using virtual reality to prepare them for boardrooms.
  • Nov 12, 2019

California has 33 million acres of forest. This company is training artificial intelligence to scour it all for wildfire.

As fires tear across California, a Silicon Valley technology company believes artificial intelligence could be the key to preventing them in the future.
  • Nov 6, 2019