Tech & Innovation
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane.
What do video games have to say about economics? According to The Week’s John Aziz, quite a lot. Read more »
Twitter's chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, has resigned from his post and won't be replaced as CEO Dick Costolo seeks more direct involvement with the company's engineering and product teams. Read more »
Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popular free-shipping plan ahead of the expected unveiling of its first smartphone next week. Read more »
While the lines to try virtual reality have been among the longest at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the buzzed-about technology isn't necessarily a dominating force at the game industry's... Read more »
Tweetdeck, a popular online app that allows people to schedule tweets across multiple accounts, was hacked Wednesday. How did the online community react? Read more »
The jaws aren't dropping at E3. Read more »
Over the past five years, 1,762 Kickstarter projects from Utah have together attracted more than $18 million in pledges from people willing to help bring those ideas to life. Read more »
The new jobs report shows that more than 200,000 jobs were added and the U.S. has made up for the Great Recession's losses. But still, no one's working. Why? Read more »
Microsoft did a pretty good job predicting our technological future back in 1999, at least according to Max Nisen at Quartz. Read more »
Having a car is as American as it gets. Right? Well, maybe not so much anymore. Read more »
President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily... Read more »
With Amazon caught up in a controversy with Hachette, bookstores may have found a saving grace. Read more »
That kind of background makes Ballmer, 58, the "perfect owner" for the Clippers, says author Fredric Alan Maxwell. Read more »
A free smartphone app is letting people report oil spills, debris fields and even algae blooms and jellyfish swarms in waterways around the world. Read more »
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through. Read more »
General Motors. Toyota. Google? Read more »
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. Read more »
About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses.... Read more »
The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday. Read more »
LG's new smartphone provides sharper pictures than other leading phones, while sporting a customizable keyboard that promises to make typing easier. Read more »
An admitted computer hacker who helped the FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks on government and corporate computer systems will get no more prison time. Read more »
U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. Read more »
Thoughts that home is a place to unwind and relax from the stress of work may be backward, according to research that says the opposite is actually true. To find out, Penn State researchers... Read more »
One of America's favorite pastimes is changing rapidly. Read more »
Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that... Read more »
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