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'Godmother' of cannabis meets her tech-happy children at SF pot summit

The inaugural New West Summit -- devoted to the marriage of pot, tech, business and media -- serves as the site for a kind of passing of the torch. Or should we say a passing of the pipe?

By November 22, 2015


Facebook, Samsung prepare to sell virtual reality to the masses

Two of the world's largest tech companies have teamed up to sell their $100 Gear VR device to everyday consumers. Will people buy it?

By November 20, 2015


6 tricks for savvy online shopping

Whether you're holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you're losing money if you're not using these tricks.

By November 26, 2015


Research says your cat might be thinking about killing you? Really?

Technically Incorrect: Research from the University of Edinburgh and the Bronx Zoo suggests that cats have personalities similar to those of African lions. Some suggest this means your cat wants to be rid of you.

By October 31, 2015


Tesla, Consumer Reports and the art of doing your research

Consumer Reports rescinding its Model S recommendation should remind everybody that sticking with one website's opinions is not doing your due diligence.

By October 31, 2015


Wearables use to jump almost 60% this year, says researcher

Adoption is growing but many people still question the need to own a wearable device. What will convince them to buy one?

By October 28, 2015


LG bets $8.7 billion you'll want a TV with rich OLED colors

TVs with OLED display technology remain rare, but the South Korean company expects a gargantuan new manufacturing plant will help spread the technology in coming years.

By November 27, 2015


Apple's iOS 9 rushes toward 11% adoption rate, researcher says

Launched Wednesday, the new software appears to be on one of every nine iOS devices, according to mobile analytics firm Mixpanel. How does that compare with the uptake of iOS 8?

By September 17, 2015


How to use the Google Docs Research tool on Android

Want to add a quick quote or image to your document? Google's new Research tool has you covered.

By September 7, 2015


​Toyota investing $50M to research cars that can think for themselves

​Toyota announced a $50 million, five-year collaboration with Stanford and MIT's artificial intelligence research labs.

By September 4, 2015