Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Friday, April 24, 2015
Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
Monday, April 20, 2015
Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.
Monday, April 06, 2015
A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.
Monday, March 09, 2015
Apple is banking that people will want to read or watch videos on the watch face. But the company already has a remarkable track record of creating desire for a device where it didn't exist before.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.
Friday, February 27, 2015
The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.
Monday, February 09, 2015
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could choose to ban ISIS propaganda. But analysts say law enforcement agencies ask the firms to leave messages alone to help them track terrorist activity.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who turned TV sets into visual playgrounds, died Saturday at the age of 92. Baer was a refugee from Nazi Germany who invented the first home video system.