Laura Sydell appears in the following:
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.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Apple was once considered the most innovative company in the tech sector. But by some accounts, it's being shown up by products from Amazon, Microsoft and now Samsung.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The digital content mashup of Internet oldsters will be led by Tim Armstrong, AOL's CEO. Though the Yahoo deal was widely panned, it gives Verizon a vast subscriber base appealing to advertisers.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
The South by Southwest Interactive Festival, one of the first big tech conferences since the election, added a special track this year about tech under the Trump administration.
Monday, March 13, 2017
From South by Southwest, the optimistic and dystopian visions of artificial intelligence — a technology that is becoming part of our daily lives.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country, and they credit the president. One says Trump has helped people find common ground — based on their anger.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Travis Kalanick said in an email to employees, "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that."
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The iPhone is coming through for Apple following a year of slow sales. It looks like the iPhone 7 is a hit — despite some initial anger over its lack of a headphone jack.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Fred Korematsu fought the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Today he would be 98. But Google's choice to make him the Doodle focus doesn't seem like a total coincidence.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Silicon Valley tech leaders are coming out against the Trump administration's executive action on immigration. The order directly affects employees and international business at many of the companies.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The update comes days after accusations surfaced online that the highly shared Women's March didn't show as trending on Facebook. The social site has been trying to curb fake news and filter bubbles.