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'We're a long way from a singularity' says 'Ex Machina' AI consultant

Geneticist Adam Rutherford, who served as artificial intelligence consultant on recent robo-flick "Ex Machina", says robots have always played the villain in human stories.

By June 4, 2015


Deflategate: NFL consults with physicists

Technically Incorrect: It seems one can never know enough about how temperature affects the air pressure in a football. As part of its investigation, the NFL team reportedly is researching gas physics. Really.

By January 28, 2015


What is Uber doing to train its drivers on disability rights?

With looming lawsuits and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, disabled people ask whether Uber can do more to ensure they're not refused rides from drivers.

By August 3, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Doctors, hair weaves and razors are coming to you

Homebodies, rejoice! Venture capital wants to make sure you never have to get out of your pajamas.

By June 26, 2015


For hardware startups, it's getting less hard

The secrets to making and selling consumer electronics are spilling -- on purpose -- and that's helping hardware startups succeed.

By April 11, 2015


IBM to invest $3B in building Internet of Things business

IBM formalizes its focus on the Internet of Things as it faces competition from traditional tech rivals as well as companies such as General Electric.

By March 30, 2015


Mt. Gox consults with cops on the case of the missing bitcoins

The embattled bitcoin exchange says it’s consulted with the metropolitan police department over the disappearance of 650,000 bitcoins.

By March 26, 2014


With 'Android for Work,' Google hopes you'll use your phone on the job

The tech giant aims to deepen its roots in the workplace with a new initiative and services meant to make IT departments happy.

By February 25, 2015


Software consultant banned by Hilton for snake 'joke'

When filling out online booking forms, joking is tempting. Sometimes, people don't find it funny. Especially if it's a "snake in my trousers" joke.

By February 28, 2014


The biggest cyberthreat to companies could come from the inside

A recent attack against Morgan Stanley that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer accounts was an inside job, a threat experts say is nearly impossible to stop.

By January 8, 2015