Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Advocates are concerned facial scan data could be stolen, or that a successful rollout could make consumers more comfortable with less innocuous, less accurate uses of facial recognition technology.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Apple staged a big event Tuesday to unveil new products. The iPhone 10 debuts on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and costs $1,000.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Cellphone service outages can leave people unable to ask for help or get in touch with family and friends to say they are alive, but drones can help assess damage and get things running again.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A University of Arkansas professor falsely identified as a participant in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville says the online reaction was frightening and felt like being chased by a mob.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The "Yes, You're Racist" Twitter account uses crowdsourcing to help identify white supremacists. But sometimes it gets things wrong. And not everyone is happy about efforts at public shaming.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
About half of Harvey Mudd College computer science graduates are women, up sharply in the past decade. It and other schools found success by adjusting their curriculums and making other changes.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
CEO Sundar Pichai says that he supported the right of workers to express themselves but that a senior engineer's memo had gone too far. The memo's author says he is weighing legal action.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The software engineer's internal memo created controversy after it was leaked. The memo, called "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," criticized the company's efforts to diversify its workforce.
Monday, August 07, 2017
A Google engineer's critique of the company's diversity programs is stoking controversy. The male engineer wrote that women aren't suited for tech jobs for "biological" reasons. Google executives are now trying to tamp down the furor as the memo ricochets around the tech industry and beyond.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Investors expected a slowdown in iPhone 7 sales but they were up 1.6 percent year-over-year. Apple also enjoyed iPad and Mac sales well ahead of the overall industry for computers and tablets.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Silicon Valley is known as the nation's tech hub, but decades ago New Jersey had that distinction. The state was once home to Thomas Edison's lab and Bell Labs, the home of Nobel laureates.
Monday, May 29, 2017
In some cases, the job of composer might be going the way of typewriter repairman and bowling pinsetter as software creates music more cheaply and quickly than humans. Can you hear the difference?
Monday, May 22, 2017
In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Google is making a push into virtual reality with a headset that doesn't require a user to connect to a phone or computer. Amidst massive hype, virtual reality has been slow to take off.
Friday, April 28, 2017
The film, based on the book by Dave Eggers, presents a dystopian view of where Silicon Valley is taking the world and captures the tech industry's failure to acknowledge the downside of its creations.
Friday, April 21, 2017
A murder video uploaded to Facebook brought attention to how the company monitors upsetting content. Artificial intelligence may be a solution, but experts say it could bring unwanted results.
Friday, April 14, 2017
YouTube has tweaked algorithms to prevent ads from appearing next to objectionable and extremist videos. But the moves have left YouTube content creators earning less money.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Jared Kushner's star appears to be rising inside the Trump administration. Also, Fox News star Bill O'Reilly is under fire and going on vacation, and YouTube is dealing with concerns from advertisers.