How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers

Smart-television maker Vizio agreed to pay a penalty this month for spying on 11 million customers. According to the Federal Trade Commission,...

Why Trump’s travel ban is so harmful to the tech economy

Silicon Valley exports technology and imports the world’s best talent. That is how it has helped grow America’s economy...

What the U.S. can learn from India’s move toward a cashless society

Silicon Valley fancies itself the global leader in innovation. Its leaders hype technologies such as bitcoin and blockchain, which...

Why 2017 is the year of the bot

In the 2013 movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to...

The transport systems of Science Fiction will be here sooner than you think

Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los...

What Stephen Hawking gets right and wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’

In an essay in The Guardian, the renowned theoretical physicist wrote: “Whatever we might think about the decision by the British electorate...

Fake news is just the beginning

Facebook is on the defensive after the elections, with accusations that it helped spread misinformation.  For days, Mark Zuckerberg...

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but...