We wrote that because that’s what we were told by Facebook executives. But Facebook has since reached out to change its answer: Portal doesn’t have ads, but data about who you call and data about which apps you use on Portal can be used to target you with ads on other Facebook-owned properties.
Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical bookstores. This summer, it bought Whole Foods and its 400 grocery locations.
The movement to reduce our usage of smartphones shows no sign of slowing. Palm, one of the pioneers of the personal digital assistants that grew into smartphones, is back with a miniature phone designed to minimize our usage of the device … Simply called Palm, the 3.
This November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 70 satellites into Earth’s orbit including one that comes from the Nevada Museum of Art. It’s called “Orbital Reflector,” and it’s the latest work by artist Trevor Paglen.
ICANN has scheduled the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover for today, and it could affect some DNS users all over the world.
Alphabet’s driverless-car company Waymo announced a new milestone today (Oct. 10): its vehicles have driven a collective 10 million miles on US roads.
The Portal is a sleek new video camera and screen that makes chats with family and friends look great. It has just one problem: It was made by Mark Zuckerberg.
Now that Apple has put its stake in the ground, I expect a few advancements moving forward. It sounds corny to say that a new digital watch is going to save lives, but I think it’s undeniably true here. Dozens, hundreds, thousands? I don’t know the number.
VideoThe enigmatic artist’s “Girl With Balloon” sold for $1.4 million before being shredded by a rigged frame at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Friday.
British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson believes Virgin Galactic is “more than tantalizingly close” to its first trip to space. “We should be in space within weeks, not months.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a $100 billion (£80 billion) science and engineering laboratory that orbits 250 miles (400 km) above Earth. It has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts since November 2000.
Google is shutting down its Google+ social network for consumers after discovering–and, for seven months, not disclosing–a bug that could have exposed private data for up to 500,000 users since 2015.
To say that Snap’s major redesign wasn’t well-received is an understatement. People hated it so much that it slowed down the app’s user and revenue growth when it seemed like it was on the rise.
Arabella. Lark & Roe. Mae. NuPro. Small Parts. You might not know it from their names, but these brands all belong to Amazon.
The 2018 Audi A8, just unveiled in Barcelona, counts as the world’s first production car to offer Level 3 autonomy. Level 3 means the driver needn’t supervise things at all, so long as the car stays within guidelines.
Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, said last night in Las Vegas that his company and Audi are developing a self-driving car that will finally be worthy of the name. That autonomous vehicle, he said, will be on the roads by 2020. Huang made his remarks in a keynote address at CES.
Cars without steering wheels will be allowed under certain conditions, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today in an 80-page report. The report gives guidelines, which are voluntary. Precise rules, which are binding, have yet to be spelled out.
The Paris Auto Show 2018 may have been devoid of big vehicle launches, but that doesn’t mean it was boring. We saw a mix of cool (the Peugeot E-Legend), weird (Renault’s EZ-ULTIMO), quick (Infiniti’s Project Black S) and long-range (the Kia e-Niro).
What Businessweek got wrong about Apple The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015.