The State of the Autonomous Car
Autonomous cars are coming, but not without hitting a handful of roadblocks along the way.
Autonomous cars are coming, but not without hitting a handful of roadblocks along the way.
A look at how sharing platforms like Uber and Airbnb positively and negatively affect our world.
A new breed of money apps -- Robinhood, Acorns and Digit -- are transforming the way people save and invest.
Tracking your health is attracting big data and big business -- and in an era where personal data is the new currency, health information is solid gold.
Users in emerging nations aren’t going online anytime soon...at least not without a helping hand. So, Facebook is happy to make an investment on behalf of the people, because if you get a man online, chances are he’ll become a user of your services. Is this good business, or the end of net neutrality?
Now that the gaming trifecta -- PS4, XBox One, Wii U -- has been on shelves for over a year, it’s become increasingly clear that one in particular is pulling ahead. What’s Sony doing so right with the PS4? We’re glad you asked.
Despite overflowing Twitter feeds, unending notification pings, busier schedules, and a lust for just getting to the point, there’s an opportunity for the podcast to tell stories worth paying attention to.
What began as something eerily reminiscent of 2011 PlayStation Network outage -- a debacle that kept tens of millions of gamers offline for an unprecedented 23 days -- has morphed into something far more serious.
It's that time again. No, not Thanksgiving. That time of wasted money, squandered vacation time, dishonored holidays, and tramplings: Black Friday. This year, ask yourself: Why?
Microsoft's newly minted CEO Satya Nadella has no shortage of challenges ahead, with revenue streams from Windows and Office thinning. But the Microsoft Health signals a more forward-thinking direction for the company: focusing on the cloud.
With HBO and CBS's recently announced streaming-only packages, many have speculated that the days of the pay-TV cable bundle is finally crumbling; but now that we’ve got what we want, will it really save us money?
Google Express will make shipping easier -- and it might just be the service that gives back to all of the mom-and-pop stores that the search giant reportedly took from.
With this month’s introduction of iOS 8, SwiftKey -- along with other alternative keyboards -- have made their way over to the iPhone demographic. Suddenly, taking the words right out of one’s mouth is all the rage, but what’s it to you?
If the topic of mobile technology happens to come up at your local water cooler, it’s unlikely that a fight will break out concerning which colleague’s phone has the most RAM. Tech specs used to be consumers' top priority; what do the numbers mean to us now, with supercomputers in our pockets?
Tracking your health and fitness with the help of smartphone apps and wearables is fun and motivating; auto insurers are now allowing drivers tracking options to prove their safety and save money. But for consumers, there are also troubling implications looming concerning how a person's digital portrait can be used and the security of important data.
More Americans now subscribe to in-home broadband than cable television from any of the nation's nine largest providers. We’re arguably staring at a future where all content -- channel based or otherwise -- is delivered over the Internet.
The iPhone 6 and6 Plus are being dubbed “the biggest advancement in iPhone history”, and it appears that Apple’s referring to a lot more than the actual size of the units. Aside from growing up, what’s there to know about the new iPhone duo? And, more importantly, are they worth the upgrade?
With the debut of the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) came a nugget so substantial that it deserved its own introduction: Apple Pay. With this, Apple is not only proving that it’s ready to join the mobile payment movement, but that it’s ready to define it.
Back in August, we argued that smartwatches simply weren’t worth the investment (yet, anyway) for most people. The question, of course, was whether or not Apple’s entry into the space would break away from that mold in any significant manner. Now that the company’s annual September event has concluded and an Apple Watch has been released, Darren Murph examines the answer.
Drones both commercial and noncommercial face a slew of bureaucratic challenges in the near future. Here's what's at stake.
Within the past year, two anonymous social apps, Secret and Whisper, have launched and secured millions of dollars in funding while racking up thousands of new users per day. The question is, should you be using them?
Throttling is a term that has snuck up on laypeople all of a sudden, particularly applying to how mobile data is delivered. Rather than just cutting users off altogether once a certain usage level is reached, carriers far and wide are instead putting a chokehold on the speed at which data is delivered. In other words, those who consume too much lightning-fast LTE data may find their emails loading much slower until the next billing cycle. That’s better than no data at all, but it’s a very poor user experience that you’d be wise to avoid.
In a sense, producers of wearables are trying to convince you that they’re something you can’t possibly live without…. something like your smartphone. Chances are, however, you can. Darren Murph examines the current state of the smartwatch.
President Obama just signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act into law, giving you the right to "unlock" your smartphone and use it with a different carrier once your current plan ends. Here are the ins and outs of the new law, and how to use them to your benefit.
Your next phone decision is likely to play a role in everything from your next vehicle to your next home...so choose wisely.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new career, thinking about striking out on your own, or simply polishing up your online resume, it’s vital to understand which social networks matter in the world of employment. It’s to your benefit to understand how networking happens in an interconnected world, where your next job is apt to come from, and how you should position yourself across a litany of different networks. Here are tips from an expert on how to use them to your benefit.
Phones on flights are confusing at the present moment -- especially after Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) to “implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States" last week. In a nutshell, the new edict means that travelers taking off from abroad en route to the United States may be asked to power their carry-on phones on for inspection.
Congratulations to the fifteen of you who are still without a presence on Facebook -- you’ve nothing to fear. For the other billion or so folks who have chosen to generate a profile on the planet’s most notable social network, it’s probably time you paid attention to what’s really going on behind the scenes. Recently, it was revealed that Facebook conducted an experiment in 2012, whereby it intentionally (though temporarily) altered the news feeds of around 700,000 users.
Google just released a new "Material Design" standard for Android, which aims to decrease design fragmentation. Here's what exactly that means for you.
A phone from a company that sells granola bars and laundry detergent may have cracked the next major innovation in usability and customer service. Here's how.
I’m not even going to use the phrase; as John Oliver so eloquently described, the mere mention of that phrase puts most people to sleep. Instead, allow me to introduce you to a tale of corruption, monopolistic business practices, and a cascading series of events that will result in ever-growing prices for Internet services such as HBO and Netflix. Oh, and that rapid pace of innovation you’re seeing in mobile app stores? Imagine a world where that doesn’t exist.
In 2010 ESPN banked big on 3D as the new way to watch the World Cup. It didn't work out well. Now the most notable advancement in high-definition television, 4K, is being left out of coverage of 2014's tournament -- and it's a damn shame.
Make no mistake: what we’re witnessing right now is the beginning of a new Apple. The company that showed itself during the WWDC 2014 keynote is dramatically different from the Apple of years past, a company that had maintained a legendary wall around its wares, demanding that users either do things their way or go elsewhere. And if I had to guess, I’d wager that most of you reading this stand to benefit yesterday's shift.
Just over 30 years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice mandated the breakup of the Bell System in order to prevent AT&T from essentially gaining control over all of America’s telephony services. Later this year, AT&T will likely be allowed to join hands with the largest satellite television provider in the United States. As they say, what goes around usually comes around.