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The Path Toward Tomorrow’s Internet

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The role of government in nurturing new technology and the rising importance of the Internet of Things were themes of a conference on the next-generation Internet.

For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan

3 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Patenting everything is so 2005. Companies like Facebook and Tesla Motors have followed the lead of open-source software, and now expose hardware designs possibly worth millions.

Slack Gets Hacked as Start-Up Technologies Become Targets

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Communications start-up Slack gets hacked, just days after Twitch discloses a similar incident.

Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

An industry with a long history of supporting gay rights is starting to speak out against a new Indiana law that gives legal cover to people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples.

Google and Johnson & Johnson Team for Robotic Surgery Projects

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google and Johnson & Johnson announced a partnership to develop new robot-assisted surgery technologies but offered few details.

Daily Report: Live-Streaming Apps Aspire to Be Next Big Thing in Social Media

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Apps that help users broadcast themselves live from their phones are catching the eye of tech heavyweights and venture capitalists. Periscope is Twitter’s big entry into this realm. Other apps include Meerkat and Camio.

New Google C.F.O. Gets $70 Million Pay Package (and $7,500 to Move)

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google's new financial chief will join the search giant in May after a long career at Morgan Stanley.

Facebook Sees Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets Shipping This Year

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Michael Schroepfer, Facebook's vice president of engineering, told developers that the company's Oculus VR unit would get its PC-based virtual reality headset to consumers this year. That puts a lot of pressure on Oculus, which has also promised a smartphone-based version of its headset in the fall.

With Chosen, ‘American Idol’ Meets YouTube Meets Mobile Devices

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

On the new app Chosen, would-be stars upload videos of themselves performing a song, which armchair judges then critique with their own response videos.

A First Look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Everything about the new phones seems designed to convey a simple message: Samsung has changed.

Daily Report: Facebook’s High-Stakes Bet on Drones to Deliver Internet Service

last monthTechnology : Bits

In the high-stakes competition for domination of the Internet, Facebook is under pressure to show that it, too, can pursue projects that are more speculative than product

Facebook’s Yann LeCun Discusses Digital Companions and Artificial Intelligence (and Emotions)

last monthTechnology : Bits

The head of Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Lab foresees a day when we all have artificial helpers that understand us, all of the information in the world, and what we need to know next.

Lyft Adds Profiles to Make Ride Sharing More Personalized

last monthTechnology : Bits

Lyft is adding user profiles of passengers and drivers to its mobile app, so rides can be more tailored and conversational.

F.T.C. Addresses Its Choice Not to Sue Google

last monthTechnology : Bits

The agency issued a rare statement defending its choice not to take legal action after investigating Google for anticompetitive behavior in 2011 and 2012.

Daily Report: Trying to Sway the Jury in Kleiner Perkins Discrimination Trial

last monthTechnology : Bits

In closing arguments on Tuesday, top litigators from both sides presented their cases in the gender discrimination trial against Kleiner Perkins.

Car Crash Videos Highlight Risk of Multitasking With Phones

last monthTechnology : Bits

A study from AAA that entailed putting video cameras in the cars of teenage drivers allowed researchers to watch the excruciating moments before nearly 1,700 crashes.

Yale Researchers to Study Learning Game Apps

last monthTechnology : Bits

A Yale research lab applies rigorous scientific methods to test the effectiveness of educational video games on children.

Slack Said to Be in Talks to Raise Money at More Than $2 Billion Valuation

last monthTechnology : Bits

The talks come just four months after Slack, which is run by the entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, raised $120 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion.

Hackers Use an Android App For Sex Extortion

last monthTechnology : Bits

Criminals are luring targets into online sex chats, then persuading them to download apps that siphon off their contact information, passwords and address books.

A Conversation With the Authors of ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

last monthTechnology : Bits

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, who wrote "Becoming Steve Jobs," discuss the evolution of Steve Jobs and how they won Apple's cooperation for the unauthorized biography of its former chief executive.

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