SAN FRANCISCO—You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. And for...
Coding for Kids
Kids are amazing at learning new technologies. They can learn to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk. But merely using new... Read more
Many Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Security weaknesses on many popular fitness trackers may allow hackers to access or potentially manipulate user data, a study showed on Monday, July 18th. The... Read more
Pokemon Go Creators Say Coding Error That Gave Company Access to Emails Will Be Fixed
The developers behind Pokémon Go are fixing a bug that gave the game far too much access to users’ Google accounts. Currently, the bug appears during the user... Read more
US, EU Reach New Data Privacy Agreement
BRUSSELS—The U.S. and European Union have announced approval of a new data privacy agreement that EU regulators say will impose stricter obligations on American companies... Read more
10 Million Android Devices Infected With Chinese Malware: Report
A Chinese company has infected some 10 million Android devices around the world and exploits them for $300,000 a month. The company, called Yingmob, is partly... Read more
Apple to Allow Organ Donors to Sign Up on Health App
If you haven’t signed up to be an organ donor at the DMV, you will still be able to do so—on your iPhone. Apple will... Read more
Doctors Use Virtual Reality to Practice Surgery, Saving Pigs
CHICAGO—Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is adopting virtual reality technology to train its obstetrics and gynecology residents in surgical techniques. The technology will allow... Read more
From SEALs to Startups: Special Ops Drawn to Silicon Valley
SAN DIEGO—Keith David spent years flying around the globe on covert missions, making life-and-death decisions and overseeing multiple units unleashing airstrikes against insurgents. The former... Read more
10-Year-Old Awarded PhD-Level Fellowship
The sky’s the limit for 10-year-old Eva, who recently applied to the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship last month, in hopes of building Thymio robots. “The streets of Paris... Read more
Apple Could Prevent iPhone Users From Recording at Concerts
It is a common phenomenon at concerts—a wave of hands holding their phones in the air to capture some footage, or even record the event in... Read more
Driverless Car Conundrums: Hit Pedestrians or Injure a Passenger?
Driverless cars pose a “social dilemma” when it comes to how the vehicle is programmed to uphold safety, according to a new study. One of the premises behind... Read more
Buying and Selling Hacked Passwords: How Does It Work?
Data breaches are a regular part of the cyberthreat landscape. They generate a great deal of media attention, both because the quantity of information stolen... Read more
Google as Your Doctor?
Have a peculiar pain but don’t know what to do about it? Millions turn to Google when searching for information on symptoms they are experiencing, and now... Read more
Video: Elon Musk Says Tesla Model S Floats Like a Boat in an Emergency
A YouTube video showing someone successfully driving a Tesla Model S electric car through about 3 feet of water has generated over 388,000 views. Tesla... Read more
Meet Lidar: The Amazing Laser Technology That’s Helping Archaeologists Discover Lost Cities
Archaeologists have discovered several medieval cities, buried beneath the forest floor in Cambodia: the largest is said to rival the modern Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh,... Read more
Virtual Reality the Latest New High-Tech Way to Watch Sports
NEW YORK—Sports fans who own the right devices can follow the action at a major event this week in a new, high-tech way. If that... Read more