WASHINGTON — Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, a member of the U.S. Senate is asserting.
After seeing an increase of stolen information used to file fraudulent state tax returns, TurboTax announced that the processing of all state filing has been halted and the option to file state taxes online no longer exists.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. is finally ready to examine the inside of one of the three compromised reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant — with the help of a remote-controlled robot that uncannily resembles a snake.
There’s a dark space on the Internet where crass remarks, seemingly fueled by hatred for hatred’s sake, live and thrive. They belong to “trolls” — the term given to those who spew insults to people on Twitter, YouTube, in the comments section, and elsewhere online for no clear reason. Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission unrolled a plan to preserve equal access to the Internet for all users, treating broadband in a way that’s similar to a public utility. Leading up to the announcement, more than 4 million commenters weighed in on the net neutrality debate at the FCC in the past year. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the decision. Continue reading
Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a top U.S. regulator that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation.
Newsweek’s current cover story on sexism in Silicon Valley is getting negative attention for dressing up what it defiles: unequal footing for women in technology. Continue reading
After a rocky day in the markets, Apple computer began their quarterly earnings call and announced historically high numbers. Continue reading
This was in the New Frontier exhibition that’s showcasing a new world of virtual reality technology and its use in filmmaking. There was plenty of video game-like ‘immersion,’ Filmmakers are beginning to think through how to tell a complex story using VR, and you, the viewer, are suddenly in that story. Continue reading