Google and Asus are rolling out the Chromebit, an $85 computer-on-a-stick that plugs into an HDMI port. The Chromebit, and other devices like it, can transform a TV or other screen into a full-featured, though very basic, computer.
The year-old service is expanding to support more credit cards in the US and types of businesses. Internationally, it's become more accepted as an alternative to cash, making it a lucrative market for Apple.
Panelists at an event at Harvard's Kennedy School argued that data on officer-involved shootings and body cameras could help improve citizens relationships with the police. But the technology should be used in conjunction with a larger conversation on race, class, and policing, they said.
Facebook's Safety Check feature lets people in areas affected by disaster or tragedy quickly let family and friends know that they're safe. Why did the company activate Safety Check after the Paris terror attacks, but not after bombings in Beirut the day before?
Ford is now testing fully autonomous cars in a fake city in Michigan. Meanwhile, one of Google's driverless cars was pulled over in Mountain View, Calif., last week for impeding traffic. What can we expect from the imminent flock of self-driving cars?
Mcity, a 32-acre town in Ann Arbor, Mich., has plenty of streets and storefronts – but no permanent residents. Mcity is a testing ground where automakers can refine software and hardware for self-driving cars to get them ready for public roadways.
The international body's World Radiocommunication Conference unveiled a plan to allow satellites to receive specialized transmissions from planes. But standards on commercial flight tracking can vary widely.