Laura Sydell appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Amazon is taking a deep dive into the highly competitive music streaming world. It's introductory price of $3.99 a month undercuts every other streaming service, and it does some heavy lifting with artificial intelligence.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., is reeling Tuesday after announcing it would halt production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Samsung had to issue a recall about a month ago after multiple incidents in which the phone overheated and caught fire.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Disney, Google and others are said to be considering buying Twitter. It's got baggage — lackluster ad sales, abusive trolling — but also millions of users. What if Twitter focused on a public mission?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Twitter is struggling to earn a profit and please investors. Companies including Disney and Alphabet are said to be considering bids for it. But would Twitter be better off as a nonprofit?
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.
Monday, September 26, 2016
The U.S. is about to complete its long-planned handover of Internet domain name management to a global non-profit. Republicans argue it's an example of the Obama administration giving up U.S. power.
Monday, September 19, 2016
How well can a computer program predict which controversies around Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are likely to re-emerge in the coming weeks? Two human pundits agree to compete against the machine.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
"Super Mario Run" will soon be available for iPhones. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at a product event Wednesday, and shares of Nintendo soared on the news.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.
Monday, August 29, 2016
An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The company says it will lay off 5,500 employees and, like other Silicon Valley pioneers, move into different types of business.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Delta's massive outage wasn't the first malfunction to wreak havoc on an airline. The industry's systems are complex and require high security, which can make them more prone to shutdowns.
Monday, August 08, 2016
It's an ongoing standoff between musicians and Google's YouTube: Who should be responsible for removing unauthorized copies of songs posted online?
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Male CEOs fail all the time, but when someone like Yahoo's Marissa Mayer or Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes falls short of expectations it can feed stereotypes about women being unfit for leadership.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Pokemon Go is the latest game to use something called augmented reality which combines virtual and real worlds on a smartphone screen. Released only last week by Nintendo, it is a runaway success.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Two bodybuilders go at it in a legal battle that reveals how university patents for federally funded research can end up in unexpected places.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
London-based tech companies face the uncertainty of the upcoming exit from the European Union. Many worry about less investment and less access to the talent they need to grow. Some may just leave.
Friday, June 17, 2016
They may not be lifting weights to get in shape, but eSports players train hard. And they're competing hard at this year's E3 conference for video gamers in Los Angeles. Top prize is $10,000.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Millions of video game fans have created a new kind of celebrity — gamers who play live while others watch online. NPR looks at the biggest video game trade conference, known as E3, through the eyes of two of these celebrities.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
There were signs that E3's organizers were trying to bridge the contradictions between violent video games and the Orlando massacre. "Shooter games" are a significant part of the industry's sales.