China Hopes to Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Crimes and Stop Them Before They...

China is hoping to use artificial intelligence (AI) to look into the future and help police predict crimes before they have even been committed. Much...

Verizon Admits to Capping Streaming Speeds for Netflix and YouTube

Subscribe to Netflix and stream movies over Verizon? Chances are you were throttled. On Friday, the internet provider acknowledged that it capped customers’ speeds...

YouTube Launches Counter-terrorism Experiment to Redirect Would-be ISIS Recruits to Jihad-debunking material

Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank, Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube....

Beware, Journalists! Google Is Funding a New Software Project That Will Automate Writing Local...

Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a...

Snapchat Spectacles Are Finally Available on Amazon Now

Snapchat users, the day you’ve been anxiously awaiting has finally arrived. You no longer have to jump through hoops in order to get your...

Lyft to Develop Its Own Self-driving Car Technology

Lyft Inc has formed a self-driving car division, company executives said, a bold investment for the second-largest U.S. ride-services firm as it jockeys for...

Apple Appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as Managing Director in New Role for China

Apple wants China to know it's serious about their relationship. So on Wednesday, the iPhone maker announced the appointment of Isabel Ge Mahe as its managing director for Greater China,...

Amazon Reportedly Preparing to Launch Messaging App ‘Anytime’

Word has it that Amazon is gearing up to launch a standalone messaging app. Because the world apparently needs another one of those. The folks...

Netflix Sees Subscriber Growth With Original Shows

Twenty years after Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix Inc (NFLX.O), and a decade after the company introduced video streaming, it hit another milestone - one...

Elon Musk Warns America’s Governors Against Artificial Intelligence, Says It Poses An ‘Existential Risk’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization. At...
Elon Musk urges for proactive regulation of AI to help prevent the risk of the ‘existential threat’ (Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Elon Musk Calls for Regulation of AI Before it Becomes ‘Existential Threat to Human...

Tesla and Space X chief executive Elon Musk has pushed again for the proactive regulation of artificial intelligence because “by the time we are reactive in...

AT&T, Verizon, & Comcast Back Net Neutrality Protest, But Still Oppose FCC Rules

AT&T has a surprise for tech firms and internet activists supporting net neutrality, the principle that bars internet service providers from playing favorites with...

New Google Service Can ‘Backup & Sync’ Your Entire Computer

A few weeks ago, Google announced a new Google Drive feature that will let users back up and sync more data and ever. Called Backup and...

Spotify Reaches Licensing Deal With Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment reached a licensing deal with Spotify this week, according to Billboard, in a deal that may set up the streaming service to go...

Logitech Acquires Headset Maker Astro Gaming for $85 Million

Logitech is one of the best known brands for PC peripherals, be it keyboards, mice, webcams, speakers, or headsets. The company is also doing...

How to Send Text Messages Via Email

This may not be news for a lot of people, but I just discovered that you can send text messages via email to most...

How Can I Send an Email via Text Message?

Dear Lifehacker, I like to keep a to-do list by emailing myself, but I don't have a data plan for my phone. Is it possible...

How to Send a Text Message to Your Email

Need to send a picture from your phone to your computer, or want to send a reminder to yourself for later? You can send...

Police Say Smart Home Device Alerted Them to Alleged Domestic Assault

"Did you call the sheriffs?" That allegedly was the question asked by Eduardo Barros of his girlfriend, while they were house-sitting with his girlfriend's daughter...

Survey Says 4 in 10 Adults Have Experienced Harassment Online

A new survey says a whopping 41 percent of U.S. adults have experienced online harassment, ranging from offensive name-calling to stalking and sexual harassment. That's...