16,000 Hoverboards Recalled for Fire and Explosion Risks

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled hoverboards from several companies over concerns the devices could catch fire or explode. The series of recalls affects roughly...

Tesla Hit by Lawsuit Claiming California Factory is a ‘Hotbed for Racist Behavior’

Tesla has been hit with another lawsuit over the working environment at its Fremont, California assembly plant, this one alleging the factory is a...

SoftBank Plans to Invest Up to $25 Billion in Saudi Arabia

SoftBank Group Corp. plans to invest as much as $25 billion in Saudi Arabia over the next three to four years as the Japanese company...

GE Ends Production of the Light Bulb, It’s Most Iconic Accomplishment

General Electric is getting rid of the light bulb, the most iconic product of GE's 125-year existence. Unveiling GE's roadmap, new CEO John Flannery said that...

Chinese Firm Buying Lip-Sync App Musical.ly For Up To $1 Billion

Digital lip-syncing aimed at teens is officially a big, big business: Chinese tech company Bytedance has announced it plans to "merge" with — acquire — Musical.ly,...

Project Loon Delivers Internet Access to 100,000 People in Puerto Rico

Alphabet X's balloon-powered Project Loon has beamed internet access to over 100,000 users in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. The hot-air balloons arrived over the island from Nevada three...

Alphabet’s Waymo Launches Self-driving Cars on Public Roads With No Human Behind the Wheel

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on...

Twitter Doubles Character Limit for Nearly Everyone

Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limit — and giving nearly everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have...

AI Character Made Official Resident of Tokyo

An AI character was made an official resident of a busy central Tokyo district on Saturday, with the virtual newcomer resembling a chatty seven-year-old...
The Twitter timeline of US president Donald Trump is seen on 29 June, 2017, in Bydgoszcz,Poland after he insulted TV show host Mika Brzezinski on the platform claiming he was bullied by Mrs. Brzezinski and her co-hosts on their show Morning Joe on MSNBC. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On Last Day of Work, Twitter Employee Deactivates President Trump’s Account (It’s Now Restored)

Twitter announced Thursday evening that an employee, on his or her last day of work at the company, deactivated President Donald Trump’s notorious Twitter...

Google Gives $1 Million Grant to Increase Representation of Young Black Men in Tech

Google is doling out a cool $1 million grant to an Oakland, Calif.-based organization that is dedicated to increasing representation of black male youth...

US Government Has Set Aside Plans for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials...

Google, Facebook, Twitter Face Questions from Lawmakers in Russia Election Interference Investigation

Google will be on the hot seat Tuesday as lawmakers begin a series of hearings examining whether Russian actors used social media and digital...

iPhone X’s Facial Recognition Works Well, But Keeping the Fingerprint Option Would Have Been...

Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X — just stare at it. Face ID, Apple’s name for its facial-recognition technology,...

Facebook, Twitter, & Google to Tell Congress About Russia-linked Posts

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to go before senators Tuesday to defend their security measures as new revelations have emerged that...

Machine Writes Its Own Horror Stories

Don’t throw away your Stephen King collection just yet. But the Master of the Macabre might want to keep an eye out behind him,...

The Melding of Man and Machine: Bodyhackers Are Fusing the Human Body With Hard...

At the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future? Earlier this year...

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann Talks About New Technologies and Competition

Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don’t use it to meet new people or...

Poll Says Most Americans Have Little Fear of Robots Taking Their Jobs

Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation — at least for the next decade,...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is Now the Richest Man in the World

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world, and he has the mammoth online retailer he founded to thank for...