| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Google Glass, the smart eyewear that has been available mostly to a select group of users such as app developers, has launched a pilot program in an old-school retail channel: optometrists' offices.
The stamp-size electronic screen mounted on the side...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals.
The system could help reduce collisions that cause an...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon.com has teased a June 18 announcement in its hometown of Seattle, where the e-retailer is expected to unveil a 3D-capable smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Android devices, among others.
But it's not clear how...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
On a recent Wednesday, Harry Morton sits at the head of a conference table at the Pink Taco offices on Sunset Boulevard. To his left, a bookshelf displays framed photos of Morton in Vanity Fair and Men's Vogue along with articles on how at 27 years old,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Apple is gearing up to enter the smartwatch market with a wearable device to monitor health data set to debut in October, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported.
The tech giant plans to produce 3-5 million smartwatch device per month -- more than the total...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Colorado this week became the first state to regulate smartphone rides-on-demand businesses such as Uber.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday measures that mandate drivers pass background checks, vehicles be inspected by mechanics and ride...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:11 PM
For the first time, a computer program has officially passed the Turing Test, which measures a machine's ability to think for itself -- at least under the standards set by a competition in Britain.
The achievement, being hailed as a milestone for the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:37 AM
The first data from breathalyzer selfies--measurements of blood-alcohol content by a new smartphone app--show that users drank the most on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
San Francisco-based breathalyzer manufacturer...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest protests ever against Uber, a U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button.
Hundreds of licensed black taxis snarled...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The Tesla Model S just became the world’s first open-source car.
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company’s patents to all comers.
“Technology leadership is not...