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Microsoft's turnaround strategy appears to be working

Wall Street apparently thinks that Microsoft's turnaround strategy is working out.<p>On Thursday, the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings …

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Computing without keyboard and mouse – Microsoft’s future concept

Computer users can cut the cords of their mouse and keyboards and move into a cordless world, but by far and large we are still tied to our computers …

Toyota to build artificial intelligence-based driving systems in five years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is targeting developing in the next five years driver assistance systems that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) to improve vehicle safety, the head of its advanced research division said.<p>Gill Pratt, Toyota Executive Technical Advisor and CEO of Toyota …

The FCC will start to make 5G a reality this week

For years we've been hearing that super-fast 5G wireless is on the way. This week, the Federal Communications Commission will start to make that happen.<p>On Thursday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will circulate a proposal to kick off 5G wireless proceedings. If passed, the commission will begin to …

Kellogg’s creates a new fund, 1894, to back food and related startups

Instead of two scoops, here’s one big one– the Kellogg Company is launching a corporate venture arm called Eighteen94 Capital (1894) to invest in food and food-related tech startups.<p>The name is a nod to the year that Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother W.K. Kellogg, the company’s founder, …

Apple Now Says It Meant to Open Up iPhone Code

The iPhone maker says it stopped obscuring crucial operating system code to boost performance—a change that could also improve device security.<p>On …

Operating Systems

Lorries roll on to world's first electric highway

<i>The electric highway outside Sandviken and Gävle. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT</i><b>Lyssna:</b> Project manager: One of the solutions we have to look into for the …

Ford’s CEO reveals the car of the future—yes, Amazon is involved

Tesla might have made some major announcements recently, but Ford CEO Mark Fields says his company not in the race to make announcements. Instead, …

Tesla Plans to Sell Its Electric Cars At Nordstrom

With the initiative, the electric car maker is one step closer to selling directly to consumers amid its battle with auto dealers.<p>This Father’s Day, some dads might end up with a gift they’ll really use (that is, if their kids happen to have a lot of money lying around).<p>On Saturday, Tesla Motors, …

Automotive Industry

Robot receptionists introduced at hospitals in Belgium

Pepper the humanoid robot has started work as an assistant on the reception desk in hospitals in Liege and Ostend<p>Two Belgian hospitals have added an innovative staff member to their reception desks: humanoid robots called Pepper.<p>The robots took up assistant reception duties at hospitals in Ostend …

IBM and American Diabetes Association Want to Transform the Future of Diabetes

IBM Watson Health and the American Diabetes Association are teaming up to help create a new series of digital tools that will ultimately reimagine …

Apple opens up Siri to app developers

As smart assistants proliferate, Siri has fallen behind<p>Apple announced today that it will be opening up Siri to third-party developers through an API, giving outside apps the ability to activate from Siri's voice commands, and potentially endowing Siri with a wide range of new skills and datasets. …

APIs

Mongolia is changing all its addresses to three-word phrases

Mongolia will become a global pioneer next month, when its national post office starts referring to locations by a series of three-word phrases instead of house numbers and street names.<p>The new system is devised by a British startup called What3Words, which has assigned a three-word phrase to every …

Google Has a New Machine Learning Research Group

Google has announced a research group in Switzerland that will be dedicated to the field of machine learning.<p>As its name suggests, machine learning …

Walmart’s Robotic Shopping Carts Are the Latest Sign That Automation Is Eating Commerce

Automated shopping carts may be a gimmick, but stores and warehouses are rapidly being transformed by automation.<p>The biggest retailer in the U.S., …

eCommerce

New GM Tech Aims to Prevent Children, Pets From Dying in Hot Cars

General Motors has developed a new sensor technology for its GMC Acadia crossover SUV that alerts drivers to check the backseat. The intent: to keep …

Deutsche Bank: Nearly a third of finance workloads could hit cloud in 3 years

The financial industry has been one of the most reticent to adopt IaaS public cloud computing services, but researchers at Deutsche Bank predict that …

The Rolls Royce of 2116 is an autonomous cocktail lounge on wheels

Previous Next<p>1 of 15<p>Back in March, BMW unveiled the Vision Next 100 concept to celebrate its 100th birthday, and announced that the futuristic …

Rolls-Royce

Harley-Davidson’s all-electric motorcycles will be on the road within five years

Iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson is known for chrome, freedom, and big, beefy V-twin engines — but soon, it'll also be known for something very different.<p>In an interview with the <i>Milwaukee Business Journal</i>, Harley senior VP Sean Cummings says that it'll put an all-electric …

Equipment-as-a-service pushes the frontier of IIoT

The hottest new arrival in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space is equipment-as-a-service, which is radically revolutionizing predictive maintenance practices.<p>A new Lux Research report, entitled “Predictive Maintenance: The Art of Uptime,” discusses how IIoT is helping introduce new …

10 cities with fast emerging tech hubs

Cities with fast emerging tech hubs<p>While Silicon Valley remains the heart of the U.S. technology industry, emerging cities across the country claim …

Enterprise Tech

Top auto regulator: Nimble rules needed for self-driving cars

(Reuters) - The top U.S. vehicle safety regulator said on Wednesday the government needs to be more nimble in designing rules for self-driving vehicles.<p>A Google self-driving car is seen inside a lobby at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam<p>The …

Uber CEO Wants to Partner With Automakers, Not Build Cars

Uber Technologies Inc. wants to work with carmakers, not build vehicles itself, Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick said, leaving open the …

Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories

Three years ago, Silicon Valley developed a fleeting infatuation with a startup called Zee.Aero. The company had set up shop right next to Google’s …

Forget 3D: holograms are coming to smartphones

Forget FaceTime – why not say hello with a hologram? Imagine making a holo-call on your phone, with a 3D image of the caller appearing to leap out at …

Land Rover