In a device-heavy world, hands-free technology is supposed to make tasks like driving safer. But a new report found that talking, texting and adjusting music might be even more distracting if you’re not using your hands. Gwen Ifill learns more…
By Justin Scuiletti
Estonia will soon become the first country to offer e-residency; inviting people from around the world to apply to become an "e-Estonian" and gain the opportunity to access government services with a click of a mouse.
By Joshua Barajas
As industrial robots continue to acquire cognitive skills, machines will replace one in three human workers by 2025, Gartner analysts predicted Monday.
By Simone Pathe
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have responded to public demand in a way traditional taxi cabs have not been able to, says Hansu Kim, owner of San Francisco's third-largest taxi company. But that's come at the expense of passenger…
By PBS NewsHour
Facing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has adopted diverse solutions to give itself a facelift. The city is tackling blight and dilapidated homes with help from technology like smartphone apps and online crowdsourcing, and offering incentives to…
The debate over personal privacy vs. national security took a new turn earlier this week as the director of the FBI criticized the advent of encrypted smart phones that allow users to keep data on their devices private. For more,…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys…
By Justin Scuiletti
Forget blasting your defrosters and scraping windshields tirelessly in the wintertime -- a new technology may help keep them ice-free.
Microsoft Corp. confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mojang, the company behind the popular video game “Minecraft”, for $2.5 billion. The acquisition, which is due to close later this year, could help strengthen Microsoft’s Xbox and mobile businesses.
By Wahyd Vannoni
Marketing professor Wahyd Vannoni reacts to the presence of a new album in his iTunes library -- an album he never bought.
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