technology

May 25, 2017

A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, could face a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of all charges contained in the 14-count indictment returned against her by a federal grand jury on April 27, the department said.

May 24, 2017

The HSBC research report, Trust in Technology, shows that technologies such as fingerprint recognition, voice recognition and robo-advice hold enormous potential for uses from bank security to mobile payments and investment advice, yet millions of people who could benefit do not trust them because they do not understand them well enough.

May 17, 2017

While at DellEMC World this week there was an interesting panel, led by The Institute of the Future, on how increasingly more intelligent machines will interact with humans by 2030. The panel included experts on millennials, human machine interfaces and two future facing analysts (otherwise known as futurists).   Given this is a topic that will likely define us as a race and drive products and services more and more as we exit this decade and enter the next.

May 16, 2017

About a dozen activists appeared outside Pai’s home at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The group remained peaceful and did not appear to trespass onto private property. The activists argue that Title II oversight is necessary to ensure that internet service providers, including Comcast and Verizon, cannot dictate what websites can access their network.

May 08, 2017

We all know technology is making things easier and less time-consuming, but it’s hard to believe how much our devices have transformed the way we live. Tasks and tools that once were routine now seem hopelessly out of date, after only a few years. Example: Who would post an ad on the personals page of a local newspaper?

May 07, 2017

We don’t know how quickly machines will displace people’s jobs, or how many they’ll take, but we know it’s happening -- not just to factory workers but also to money managers, dermatologists and retail workers. The logical response seems to be to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to work alongside the robots or do the jobs that machines can’t. But how to do that, and whether training can outpace automation, are open questions.

May 03, 2017

MIT researchers have designed a “Digital Construction Platform” system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building. It could enable faster, cheaper, more adaptable building construction -- replacing traditional fabrication technologies that are dangerous, slow, and energy-intensive in the annual $8.5 trillion construction industry.

May 01, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement that he will seek to restore U.S. innovation policy to the modern, bipartisan approach that has guided the internet's growth and evolution in our country for more than two decades is a huge win for consumers, our connected economy and our digital democracy.

May 01, 2017

President Donald Trump announced on Monday he has signed an executive order creating a new technology council to "transfer and modernize" the U.S. government's information technology systems. A White House official confirmed Monday that about 20 technology chief executives will attend meetings at the White House in early June to talk about improving government information technology.

April 30, 2017

Tesla investors love CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a visionary genius and entrepreneurial billionaire who is often compared to "Iron Man" superhero protagonist Tony Stark. But while Musk fans are excited by his insatiable thirst for innovative technology, Tesla investors may be getting uneasy about his growing number of outside commitments.

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