New Apple products have big growth potential

BY Michael Yoshikami With Wednesday’s show-and-tell event showcasing an expanded mix of new products and services, Apple firmly planted in the ground three new pathways for growth, which is important for the company and the stock. These launchpads create opportunities to develop new businesses, which will provide upgrade cycles to boost Apple revenue. Prime among the […]

Tesla courts hackers to defend high-tech cars

Hackers swarmed a Tesla sedan in a ‘hacking village’ at the infamous Def Con conference on Saturday as the high-tech electric car maker recruited talent to protect against cyber attacks. It was the second year in a row the California-based company was at the world’s largest gathering of hackers in Las Vegas, and came on […]

Scientists warn over arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence

Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, “a global arms race […]

First electric planes fly over English Channel

Airbus flew its electric plane across the English Channel for the first time Friday — hours after an independent French pilot made a similar voyage, beating the aeronautics giant in this symbolically important step toward making electronic flight viable in the long term. Several companies in different countries are developing electric planes, in hopes of […]

Now, you can pay bills just by clicking a selfie

New York: Paying bills can be fun, if you do it through Mastercard. You just need to click a selfie with your smartphone, blink once at your self-portrait and your bill is paid. That’s with the help of a new mobile app that MasterCard has come up with, CNET.com reported. The app uses facial recognition […]

Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

The crew of an A400M military transporter that crashed last month tried in vain to regain control of three engines that froze due to a suspected software problem, according to details of investigations published on Wednesday. Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane’s engine […]

NASA to test supersonic parachute

The US space agency plans to try out the largest parachute ever deployed Wednesday during a flying saucer launch that will test new technologies for landing on Mars. The test flight of the flying saucer, known as the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, will be broadcast live on NASA’s website beginning at 1:30 pm (1730 GMT). Since […]

Google self driving car ready for the roads

Google’s purpose-built robots cars are getting the green light to drive on public roads. This summer some of the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View, California, where the search giant is based. Before now, the small vehicles have only driven on test tracks and have not mixed with regular traffic. […]