Technology

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Privacy Advocates Skeptical Google’s Security Changes Actually Protects Consumers

Google says it wants its users to know more about what it knows about them. The tech company is rolling out new privacy controls that shed some light on data gathering.

06/01/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Working To Fix Text Message Glitch That Causes iPhone Shutdowns

Apple says it’s aware of a newly-discovered software glitch that can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. The company is working on a fix.

05/27/2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his plans for a "Hyperloop" transportation system on August 12, 2013. Musk claimed the system would whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 30 minutes. (CBS)

‘Hyperloop’ Closer To Reality: Futuristic Travel Looks To Fast Track SF To LA Trip In 30 Minutes

The “Hyperloop,” floated in 2014 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is a futuristic high-speed transit system in its nascent stages of development, but it’s closer to reality with plans for a test track in the Central Valley.

05/27/2015

A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

News Headlines Change With Google Chrome App, Replacing ‘Millennials’ With ‘Snake People’

Millennials have become a big target of Internet jabs lately, with publications calling them everything from huge narcissists to lazy, entitled workers, and finally, it looks like one of these millennials snapped. The result could change the news you see online, if you use this.

05/27/2015

iris-scanner in action. (Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Center)

This Iris Scanner Can Identify You From 40 Feet Away

An iris scanner could soon be a new tool in police arsenal to identify a potentially dangerous subject before an officer ever comes in contact with them.

05/27/2015

Young Happy Man Sticking Out Tongue (Thinkstock)

Beer Tasting Electronic ‘Tongue’ Gives Computer Discerning Palette For Good Brews

Computerized “tongue” can taste differences in beer, with incredible accuracy, leading to better quality beer.

05/19/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015

Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.

05/14/2015

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?

At some point, it’s inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?

05/11/2015

Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Officials Pull The Plug On Stingray Cellphone Tracking Technology

Santa Clara County officials couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the manufacturer of the device that mimics a cell tower, allowing authorities to track a phone.

05/07/2015

A bike rider at the San Carlos Caltrain station on July 15, 2014. (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Bike-Bump Form Helps Cyclists Plan Caltrain Trips; Feeds Transit Agency Useful Data

Bicyclists looking for room on Caltrain will have a new online tool to help them anticipate when and where to board the train.

05/04/2015

more

previous