Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.
In drone versus firehose there is one clear winner. But was the drone controller invading privacy, or are the firefighters guilty of destroying his property?
Apple's streaming music service arrives Tuesday, and reports on the next iPhone point to Force Touch screens. Also, Facebook adds Snapchat-like photo tools to the main app.
With sign-off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership edging closer and critics warning the deal could "choke" digital rights, an Australian Parliamentary review has slammed the negotiating process for a lack of oversight.
Technically Incorrect: In a series of experiments, a Google human has various conversations with a machine. One involves morality. The machine gets pissy.
The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.
It's not just products and services that can color a company's reputation. How it handles sensitive issues can also affect public perception.
"Sony does a really good job in those markets, and they have a long history -- long before we were in this business."
Technically Incorrect: A Canadian teen leaves his phone in a cab. He tracks it down to three men in a car. They allegedly refused to give him the phone back. He is then shot dead.
Technically Incorrect: Citing an extreme example, an Oxford University professor says the biggest fear is that robots will be smarter than us, and by misinterpreting our commands, might have very different definitions of happiness.