technology

  • October 5, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Updated 8:53 p.m. ET Apple said in a brief statement late Wednesday that company co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has died. Jobs, 56, has been suffering from pancreatic cancer and has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Gwen Ifill interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt — the company’s former CEO and current executive chairman — as part of the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday. Among her questions about the search giant: can it really take on Facebook with it’s new … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    At first glance, text-messaging health alerts to poor, rural populations with widespread mobile phone use is a no-brainer. But what about the challenges of providing useful information and the simple act of re-charging phones in isolated spots? Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011  

    Google is being investigated as to whether it may be violating anti-trust law in how it ranks websites when consumers do searches. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt as part of the Atlantic and Aspen Ideas Forum. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2011   BY Saskia de Melker  

    WASHINGTON | In addition to more space for her family, Lakiya Culley’s new home in Southeast Washington, D.C., comes with another big benefit: miniscule power bills. Culley will be living in the Empowerhouse. The house came together with the help … Continue reading

  • September 21, 2011   BY News Desk  

    The Google logo at company headquarters; Photo by Robert Galbraith-Pool/Getty Images Google CEO Eric Schmidt is set to testify Wednesday afternoon before a Senate subcommittee that will ask him whether the Internet giant is unfairly hurting competitors by boosting its … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    The collapse of the Twin Towers served as a stark and stunning reminder to architects and engineers of the value of using concrete to protect skyscrapers from the ravages of fire. Miles O’Brien reports on how the design of skyscrapers has changed since 9/11. This report was produced in collaboration with the PBS program “NOVA.” Continue reading

  • August 25, 2011  

    Apple announced Wednesday that CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs had stepped down from his helm, but will serve as chairman of the board. Ray Suarez discusses Jobs’ lasting impact on innovation and what comes next for Apple and the tech world with Walter Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal and Charles Golvin of Forrester Research. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2011   BY Larry Greenemeier 

    Creative Commons photo courtesy flickr.com/dinomite The scandal that helped shutter Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid and left at least nine News International journalists facing possible criminal charges has brought phone hacking into the spotlight as a means of … Continue reading

  • June 29, 2011  

    Miles O’Brien reports from a gathering in California on a growing movement that embraces the art of making cool things and a quirky do-it-yourself spirit. Supporters see “making” as one way to overcome a crisis in American science and math education. Continue reading