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Eric Schmidt's AI dream? A 'Not-Eric' to do his bidding

Alphabet's executive chairman expects that artificial intelligence will help with both personal tasks and the world's "hard problems."

By 13 January 2016


Eric Holder: Edward Snowden performed a 'public service'

The former US Attorney General who wanted to send whistleblower Edward Snowden to prison has tempered his view.

By 31 May 2016


Eric Schmidt sees advances in genetics but no Alphabet breakup

Alphabet executive chairman predicts tech will improve gene sequencing and make health care more efficient.

By 26 May 2016


You can help rebuild Eric, one of the world's first robots

Built in 1928, the talking automaton mysteriously vanished -- but a crowdfunding campaign by London's Science Museum plans to bring the retro robot back to life.

By 11 May 2016


Pope to meet with Alphabet's Eric Schmidt

The two will meet for 15 minutes at the Vatican in Rome, an indication of just how important the technology industry has become.

By 14 January 2016


Eric Schmidt wants 'spell-checkers' for hate and harassment

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Alphabet's executive chairman seems to align himself with others who want to tinker with the Internet.

By 9 December 2015


Eric Schmidt: Potential Android and Chrome OS merger rooted in software advancement

The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.

By 2 November 2015


Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt disses Apple Music

In an article for BBC News about artificial intelligence, Schmidt -- then chairman of Google, now chairman of Alphabet -- makes a derogatory reference to "elite tastemakers" picking the hottest music for you.

By 15 September 2015


Science worries binge-watching could be killing you

New research links excessive TV watching and killer blood clots. That could be especially bad news for those who like to watch entire seasons of their favorite shows at a time.

By 26 July 2016


The CraveCast indulges in some Comic-Con hangover hair of the dog

The CraveCast crew has more Comic-Con geekery to grok than can fit in a single show, but we're going to try anyway. Join us at noon PT today.

By 27 July 2016