California just added its name to the list of states allowing driverless cars to operate on public roads, and inadvertently made David Hasselhoff’s work on Knight Rider a bit more relevant to future generations.
If you live in San Francisco and work at a tech company in Silicon Valley, you probably take a shuttle to work. Now, an impressive new map shows just how extensive these shuttle services are.
In his new book The Fine Print, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston tell us, among other things, what’s wrong with the Internet in America. The answer is fairly depressing: It’s too slow, too expensive, and too controlled by a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.
Serial entrepreneur. Two successful exits. A degree in applied mathematics. Chief executive of the Russia’s top search engine, an $8 billion company with more than double Google’s share of searches. And … dead sexy.
What’s the only thing that could coax work-obsessed San Franciscans away from their computers and out into the sunlight? A space shuttle getting a piggy back from a 747 over the Bay.
If you’ve ever fantasized about a device that could launch snacks into your mouth, the Popinator is your fantasy come true.
Prepare to be slightly offended or wildly amused at this video of a ghostly Steve Jobs rapping about the iPhone 5.
Many have tried, but Deadpool does it best.
Why occupy Wall Street when you can occupy the most valuable company in the world?
There really is an app for everything. This is not always a good thing, since unfortunately it includes things that have no conceivable need for one.
Two wags created an iPhone 5 heist video that has gone viral.
ZenRobotics has raised $17M for its recycling robot
The Age of the Internet is an era in which when it’s possible to know the zeitgeist of the planet, to put your finger on the pulse of what the world is thinking.
Home-cleaning robot manufacturer iRobot announced today that it has acquired one of its key competitors, Evolution Robotics, for $74 million. Evolution Robotics is the maker of the Mint floor cleaning robots.
According to legendary sci-fi TV show Star Trek, the human race has until 2063 to develop warp propulsion technology. And given that we’re about 50 years away from that date, it’s nice to hear that NASA is finally working to make it a reality.
My blissful dreams of robot-aided leisure colossal couch-potato-dom were brutally crushed, alas, under the harsh realities of early adopterhood.
With all the hype surrounding the iPhone 5, it can be nice to step back and laugh at how Apple’s promotion of its products is a bit over-the-top. A clever new video spoofing the iPhone 5 and Apple promos does just that.
Thief has a hard time getting out after driving through Apple Store window
It probably hasn’t stopped anyone who isn’t a grammar geek, but “facebooking” hasn’t officially existed yet. Nor has any such animal as a “twitterer,” or a security restriction on a web form, or a ”captcha.”
Can the average Joe tell the difference between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S? Apparently not.
Editor’s Pick Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
The first African in space needs your help to get home.
At least, according to the latest Nigerian email scam to hit email inboxes. Like most, it’s utter bullshit. Unlike most, it’s a great story.
Apple design guri Jony Ive has plunked down $17 million for a home in one of San Francisco’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Little cluetrain message, Nokia, for free: save the dough, just commit to doing the right thing next time. A second free piece of advice? Don’t make the confession worse than the original sin.
Obama voters are camping meditators who like Samsung and Visa and like Paranormal Activity as well as The Colbert Report. Romney voters are quilting gun owners who shop at Walmart, eat at McDonald’s, and watch — believe it or not — Atlas Shrugged, the movie.
Did the cops really put a sting on prostitution solication at the Rosewood?
Who says Call of Duty: Black Ops isn’t about love?
The best post about the Enterprise you’re going to read all day. No Salesforce involved.
Wonderfully-named mobile phone manufacturer “GooPhone” has patented a very iPhone-like design in China, according to local gadget site GizChina.
The iPhone 5 cometh. But will it be curved? Transparent? Taller? Thinner? Wider?
Toxic Garbage Island, an hour-long documentary that has just been posted to YouTube, shows how the increasing use of the ocean as a garbage dump is slowly destroying ecosystems.
Seeking relief from back pain, some of the most pragmatic solutions to hit the market were built by tech entrepreneurs in their spare time.
While most of the attention for NASA involves the Mars Curiosity mission, the organization has its fingers in tons of other projects, such as funding supersonic jet concepts like the one shown in the image.
Bruce Willis isn’t happy that his vast digital music collection on iTunes can’t legally be handed down to his daughters upon his death, and might even take Apple to court.
Google may have a self-driving car in the lab.
But Chinese automotive company BYD has a car you can buy today … with an actual, real, operational remote control.
We know you’re all fired up about Mars lately, but closer to home, NASA still has a lot of work to do on the moon — Earth’s moon. And some of that work starts today with the GRAIL mission.
Nowadays, everybody wanna talk like they got somethin’ to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their lips — just a bunch of gibberish. VentureBeat readers act like they forgot about Mars.
Fifty-plus sites, 375 million page views a month, 4.5 million contributors, and $30 million in venture capital: Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network has come a long ways from one little cat cartoon site, I Can Haz Cheezburger.
Cloud accounting service Freshbooks launched its new iPhone app yesterday. To celebrate, the company is giving 160 entrepreneurs a little treat.
A crazy new cooking simulator being developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology can apparently re-create the feeling of cooking by using a feedback-ready frying pan and numerous sensors.