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Urgent.ly is like Uber for roadside assistance

Roadside assistance goes on-demand with this app-based service for iOS and Android devices.

By June 11, 2015


Secret Service urgently seeks sarcasm-detecting software

In a work order posted online, the service is looking for software that synthesizes social-media data and weeds out false positives and sarcasm. Oh, and it has to be IE8 compatible.

By June 3, 2014


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


World Wide Web creator makes last-minute bid for open Internet in Europe

Tim Berners-Lee pushes for amendments to a proposed European Parliament law that he believes could impede the equal treatment of online traffic, a concept known as Net neutrality.

By October 26, 2015


​Porsche Chairman Müller named new CEO of Volkswagen

The Volkswagen new chief officer comes from one of the automaker's many subsidiary brands.

By September 25, 2015


Chinese leader denies hacks, opens door for cybersecurity accord

Before visiting the US, President Xi Jinping said China is a hacking victim, too, and suggests both countries will benefit from computer security cooperation.

By September 22, 2015


Intel's Edison joins the quest to save the bees

Tiny radio-frequency identification chips attached to bees will be paired with Intel Edison boards to monitor the bees' activities and help the fight against colony collapse disorder.

By August 24, 2015


Health tech is going to save your life (for real)

From 3D-printed organs to cancer-fighting nanotech, the most important branch of technology right now is the one that will keep you living longer and stronger.

By August 10, 2015


Microsoft rolls out Outlook email app for Apple Watch

The new app is part of Microsoft's ongoing goal of expanding its software to other platforms beyond Windows.

By August 6, 2015


Facebook photo of hugging dogs helps spare their lives

Two dogs scheduled for euthanization are rescued after a sweet photo of the pups hugging behind bars appears on Facebook.

By July 24, 2015