Silicon Valley investments in robot startups surge amid crowdfunding campaigns backing technologies that track increasingly intimate parts of people's lives.
The would-be automaker's path highlights the untested (and weird) waters of the new era in crowdfunding.
The media giant's focus on fledgling startups comes as US companies increasingly play the role of venture capitalists.
The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.
Homebodies, rejoice! Venture capital wants to make sure you never have to get out of your pajamas.
Beginning Friday, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can give the public the chance to be startup owners, not just donors.
In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.
A month after Human Rights Watch launched its "Campaign to Stop Killer Robots," a United Nations special rapporteur calls for a moratorium on robots that can kill without human control.
New geopolitical rift isn't east-west or north-south: it roughly tracks commitment to free expression. The U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and their allies are now facing off against the likes of China, Russia, Libya, Nigeria, and dozens of other nations.
United Nations summit breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed.