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​Drones in 2015 move from 'wow, that's neat' to 'uh-oh'

These aerial toys and tools now are on the FAA's regulatory radar. Rules are tightening for consumers but should loosen for businesses.

By December 1, 2015


Amazon delivery drones get a new look

Two years on from its unveiling, Amazon Prime Air now features a sleeker, smarter unmanned aircraft. When it will be cleared for takeoff remains anyone's guess.

By November 29, 2015


Firefox maker Mozilla: We don't need Google's money anymore

The organization once banked on the millions that Google paid for search traffic from the Firefox browser. Now it relies on Yahoo, Baidu and others, and it expects revenue to grow.

By November 25, 2015


Enter for your chance to win a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC turntable

From the Cheapskate: SoundStage Direct is giving away this $450 record player, along with gift certificates for the runners-up. Plus: three bonus deals!

By December 1, 2015


5 rules for buying smart-home devices with no regrets

A no-nonsense guide to buying a smart-home device you're going to love.

By November 4, 2015


Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin Ashton.

By November 11, 2015


EPA says more VW, Audi and Porsche diesel models violate emissions rules

In a new filing today, the Environmental Protection Agency notified Volkswagen that it found software designed to defeat emissions testing in seven models using a 3-liter diesel engine.

By November 2, 2015


Judge rules man had right to shoot down drone over his house

Technically Incorrect: A Kentucky judge dismisses all charges against William Merideth, saying the drone was an invasion of privacy.

By October 28, 2015


Jeremy Clarkson's real role with Amazon: Pitchman

Technically Incorrect: Some wondered whether Amazon was overpaying for the boorish Brit "Top Gear" presenter and his friends. But he's already appeared in two Amazon ads. Might there be more?

By November 30, 2015


Court rules Uber's app legal in London

The ruling is a victory for the ride-hailing service, which has faced significant opposition from London's established cab trade, but taxi drivers already are challenging the decision.

By October 16, 2015