- Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick Updated: Jul-30-15 2:58 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.
- Ex-software engineer gets 2 years prison for insider trading Updated: Jul-29-15 7:50 pm
NEW YORK - A former software engineer at a prominent California law firm was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for insider trading by a judge who noted that he should have realized the dangers of what he was doing when one of his firm's lawyers was arrested on the same charges in a separate prosecution.
- Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Updated: Jul-29-15 5:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
- EXCHANGE: Web application created to help teach new language Updated: Jul-29-15 8:16 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Two years ago, Thomas Reese was a University of Illinois student learning Chinese. He figured there had to be a more effective way to pick up a new language than by using flashcards.
- Brown County tourism officials debut smartphone app Updated: Jul-29-15 4:10 am
NASHVILLE, Indiana - Tourism officials in southern Indiana's Brown County have released a free smartphone app to help guide visitors to the county's quaint shops, restaurants and attractions.
- 5 things to know about artificial intelligence and its use Updated: Jul-28-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers.
- Google to possibly expand data center in The Dalles Updated: Jul-28-15 4:40 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Google is eying 23 acres of land for a potential expansion of its large data facility in The Dalles.
- In Tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip Updated: Jul-28-15 4:35 pm
Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
- GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel Updated: Jul-28-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.
- Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am
LONDON - Scientists and tech experts - including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
- Auburn students build robot that could have future in retail Updated: Jul-28-15 9:46 am
AUBURN, Alabama - Jianny Five is a docile little robot. Nothing here to fear.
- Detroit launching mobile app as part of parking improvements Updated: Jul-28-15 8:59 am
DETROIT - Detroit is launching a mobile app as part of an effort to improve its parking system.
- Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence Updated: Jul-27-15 1:04 pm
LONDON - Have a question about artificial intelligence and think theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is the man to ask?
- Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research Updated: Jul-27-15 10:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
- Clinton says she's confident about proper handling of emails Updated: Jul-25-15 10:47 pm
WINTERSET, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information.
- New Buffalo Trace warehouse uses robotics to sort liquor Updated: Jul-25-15 5:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Buffalo Trace distillery has a new warehouse that uses robotics for an automated storage and retrieval system. It is thought to be the first distillery in the state to use the technology, which was part of a $20 million investment.
- Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-24-15 5:46 pm
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.
- Pittsburgh-area man helped hack Jeep for 'Wired' article Updated: Jul-23-15 9:56 am
PITTSBURGH - Chris Valasek celebrated his new-found fame as part of a two-man team that successfully hacked into a high-end Jeep Cherokee by downing a Primanti's sandwich and a 22-ounce Iron City Light.
- Review: Google photo service is strong on search Updated: Jul-23-15 6:55 am
NEW YORK - Google's new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months.
- BlackBerry to buy crisis-communications software firm AtHoc Updated: Jul-22-15 3:04 pm
WATERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, and other organizations.
- Dems, GOP senators push cyber bill for Homeland after breach Updated: Jul-22-15 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators is pushing to strengthen the authority of the Homeland Security Department to thwart cyberattacks on government networks and websites after a massive government data breach.
- Even Apple loyalists taking their time on Apple Watch Updated: Jul-22-15 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - For all those who hailed the iPhone as the "Jesus Phone" in 2007, the Apple Watch's arrival has hardly been the second coming.
- Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.
- Project brings broadband to parts of northern New Mexico Updated: Jul-22-15 5:11 am
TAOS, New Mexico - More than two dozen communities in northern New Mexico will now have broadband service thanks to one of the largest communication projects ever funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office.
- Ruptured cable cripples internet, 911 calls in Navajo County Updated: Jul-21-15 9:14 pm
HOLBROOK, Arizona - Residents of Navajo County and nearby areas went nearly a day without any internet connection or access to emergency dispatch services.