Jesse Jackson Calls on Uber to Release Diversity Data

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling on Uber to release its employee demographics and join the fight to "change the face of technology." In...

Net Neutrality Rules End in U.S.

Monday marks the end of net neutrality rules in the U.S., following GOP members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voting to end the...

Will Amazon’s Fire Phone Be Able to Compete Against Apple and Samsung?

What chance does Amazon’s Fire phone have against tech giants Apple and Samsung in the fierce smartphone market? With their new device being released...

Church of England Is Using Amazon’s Alexa to Help People Pray & Find a...

The Church of England is now using Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa to say prayers. Users can ask the device to read "a prayer...

YouTube Will Soon Let Users Go Ad-free for a Monthly Fee

YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to...

Apple Adds New "Free on iTunes" Section

If you have moved away from iTunes and toward streaming services for your digital media consumption needs, it may be time to double back...

Microsoft’s New Surface Pro Has 13.5 Hours of Battery Life and Offers LTE Connectivity

Microsoft is launching a new Surface Pro today, and it’s dropping its numbering scheme as a result. While many were expecting a Surface Pro...

Tech Firms Are Racing to Figure Out How to Spot Violence On Live Streaming...

Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem...

Oculus Previews $99 Gear VR Ahead of Next Year’s Rift Launch

Virtual reality is the future of media. That was the message here at the Oculus Connect conference. But while the company's eyes are clearly set on...
Jessica Powell

Google’s Former PR Chief Jessica Powell Says Big Tech Isn’t Making the World Better,...

by Jessica Powell Several years ago, I was sitting in the audience at a big tech conference, learning about a startup that made it easy...

Uber’s Vice President of Maps Brian McClendon Leaves, Decides to Move Back to Kansas

Uber vice president of maps and business platform Brian McClendon is leaving the ride-hailing giant, another in a steady stream of recent departures from...

Google Puts Fiber Expansion On Hold to Review Strategy

Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to...

Google Buys abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com Domain Name

In August, Google shocked the world by announcing a new parent company called Alphabet. The company's site is located at the somewhat unconventional ABC.xyz web...

Doctor says Too Much Screen Time for Kids Can Have the Same Effect as...

Smart screens are everywhere these days and it seems like everyone has them including young kids. The debate over ‘how much screen time is...

New York Times’ Review of Oculus Rift

A dream of science fiction, which is how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg describes virtual reality, is about to come true. Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook...

Will Virtual Reality Craze Complete the Transformation of Our Children Into Zombies?

by Naomi Schaefer Riley “Four years old is a little young to see this whole movie,” Ben Affleck told the Associated Press a few weeks ago....

Brendan Iribe Steps Down as Oculus CEO to Lead Newly Created PC VR Group

Brendan Iribe is stepping down as CEO of Oculus to lead its newly created PC VR group. Meanwhile, the search is on for a...

Chinese Spy Chips Reportedly Found in Hardware Used by Apple and Amazon

Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip...

Uber to Buy 24,000 Self-driving Cars From Volvo

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon...

Facebook to Begin Targeting Users with Ads Based on Their Most Recent Location

Facebook Inc. (FB) will start targeting users with advertisements based on their most recent location, as the social-networking company expands the use of member’s...