For researchers at the outside-the-box Media Lab brain trust, the future can be seen even in a sprinkling of sensors and video game software.
Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.
For a few weeks, police in New South Wales will get to drive around in style to help raise awareness for the Police Legacy charity.
Chinese manufacturer Hisense is making a play at the American TV market by buying out Sharp America's TV business, taking over the Japanese company's Mexican factory and gaining rights to the Sharp brand in North and South America.
A new wave of apps lets you give to charities and challenge your friends with just a few swipes on your phone -- and it will cost you as little as nothing.
Samsung is reportedly set to sign one of the biggest sponsorship deals in tech history by splurging $20m on the rapper and impresario.
Alcatel, Huawei and ZTE are hoping that low prices for quality products will lure US consumers online.
Test your trivia chops while helping to reforest the planet through an innovative new gaming website called JohnnyAppl.
Women's rights group UN Women says that though the car-hailing service did sponsor one of its events, there was no talk of a partnership on job creation for women.
The world's largest restaurant chain is in turnaround mode. It's looking to the tech industry -- and role models like Google -- as it searches for a good jump start. First stop: South by Southwest.