Heidi Parkinson

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Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

Tina Fey Mocks Michael Bay’s CES Bomb At The Golden Globes

CES has made it to the big time! Or the Golden Globes, at least. Consumer electronics have become increasingly easier to sell since the first CES was held in 1967 and there’s been a lot of discussion about how relevant the event still is to the tech industry and the world at large, even for top …

Cats for people with allergies

Like about 10 percent of the American population, I'm allergic to cats. Just a few minutes in the company of a common tabby and my eyes swell shut …

Dropbox Apologizes and Explains Recent Outage

Dropbox suffered an extended outage that affected some users for over 48 hours, and — now that the service is “back up and running” for all — the company has explained exactly what happened, and confirmed that no data was affected.<p>Initially, there was suspicion that the cloud storage service had …

Teeny tiny windmills could recharge phones

Researchers at UT Arlington have designed a microscopic windmill which, en masse, could be used to power mobile electronics.<p>A microscopic windmill …

Engineering

Startups find allies in corporations' venture funds

Innovative, fast moving, smart, determined, opportunistic.<p>These words are commonly used to describe Bay Area entrepreneurs. But these same words can be used to describe a new breed of corporate-backed venture capital funds that are playing a bigger role in the advancement and strategic direction of …