In 2013, Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, said that the gadgets we wear on our wrists “could be a profound area of technology.”It wasn’t. Maybe you own a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, but that category of digital devices hasn’t been as momentous as Cook and many other tech optimists hoped.A half-decade ago, Pokémon Go … Read more
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Around this time every year, our smartphones become a reminder to always be ready for change.That’s because Apple and Google announce updates to the operating systems that power our iPhones and Android phones. Soon, the software that makes the devices tick will have design tweaks and new features – in other words, … Read more
This article is part of Upstart, a series on young companies harnessing new science and technology.Last year, Starbucks opened a sustainably constructed drive-through cafe in Abbotsford, British Columbia, about an hour’s drive southeast of Vancouver. The store was the first of its kind, built in six days with almost no construction waste, and its components … Read more
A federal advisory committee on Tuesday will vote on whether regulators should authorize a Covid-19 vaccine made by Novavax, an early beneficiary of the government’s Operation Warp Speed program.The experts to the Food and Drug Administration, whose meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am Eastern, will base their recommendation on the company’s clinical trial … Read more
“I think this gives them a form of power,” he said of the people posting his photo, often under accounts intended to look as if they belong to news organizations. “Messing with somebody or making somebody feel bad, or saying that is just horrific that they’re so desensitized to, that gives them a feeling of … Read more
In a crisp, six-paragraph letter to Twitter on Monday, lawyers for Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, made his displeasure known.Twitter was “actively resisting and thwarting” Mr. Musk’s rights while he was completing a $ 44 billion deal to buy the social media service, the lawyers wrote. The company was “refusing Mr. Musk’s data requests … Read more
Mr. Musk’s lawyers said Twitter was “actively resisting” his requests.
After Axon announced plans for a Taser-equipped drone that it said could prevent mass shootings, nine members of the company’s ethics board stepped down.