technology

  • US stocks edge higher as technology companies, banks rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies and banks are rising Tuesday morning as U.S. stocks head higher for the second day in a row. Automakers are climbing after China said it will reduce auto import duties, another sign the two powers are resolving some of their differences on trade....
  • Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

    ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) – High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone. A few months later, a woman...
  • Meet the Childhood Friends Looking to Gamify the Music Industry With ‘World Famous’ Mobile App

    After growing up together in Alaska, David Bullock returned home to Anchorage earlier this month to receive the city’s highest honor – the equivalent to the key of the city. The Anchorage Assembly was celebrating the 24-year-old’s experience in the music industry, which has linked him to Kanye West,...
  • Elon Musk says social media, AI should be regulated

    Will Facebook be regulated? CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened the door on Tuesday, telling Congress he’d welcome regulation, if it’s the right regulation. The 33-year-old multibillionaire is testifying before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he’ll make a similar appearance...
  • Cars dominate the Las Vegas gadget festival

    Autos are overrunning CES. As tech heads descend on Las Vegas today for the annual gadget-fest, the auto industry will again command much of the attention — and space. Roughly 10 percent of the exhibitor space at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) will be dedicated to self-driving cars, including autonomous...
  • Blockchain technology behind bitcoin is worth it

    The holiday dinner table discussion about bitcoin has evolved and matured over the past eight years. Part of this evolution is in the grudging admission that the technology at bitcoin’s core has unexploited commercial and social utility. Bitcoin uses constantly growing, encrypted ledgers of transactions known as blockchains to...
  • Banks, technology lead early gains for U.S. stocks

    U.S. stocks were up slightly in early trading Friday as investors cheered a crop of strong company earnings. Technology companies posted some of the biggest gains. A jump in bond yields also helped lift bank shares. Consumer products companies lagged the most. Energy stocks declined following a slide in...
  • Computers no longer need human input, they are training themselves!

    Computers can already defeat professionals in complicated games like Texas Hold ’em or “Jeopardy.” And new machines might not even need humans to teach them how to play. AlphaGo Zero, a new version of the artificial intelligence designed to play the strategy game “Go,” won 100 games against its...
  • Public transit expo brings thousands to Atlanta

    ATLANTA – It’s a big week for public transit. 12,000 people from all over the world have been in Atlanta for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO. MARTA has been center stage for the big event and FOX 5 got a first look at some of the new...