technology

  • 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...
  • Technology At It’s Best….A Smart Jean Jacket That Connects To Your Phone

    Starting Wednesday, you will be able to purchase your own smart jean jacket made by Levi’s and Google. However, don’t expect to find these at your local retailer, or even a Levi’s store right away. According to a website for the joint project, it’s only available at a handful...
  • How technology changes automotive maintenance!

    MUSCLE SHOALS — Advancements in technology are evident throughout education and industry, including the automotive industry. “There are cars and trucks with basically a smartphone in the dash running the vehicle,” said Jay Forsythe, service manager at Ray Miller Buick in Florence. Forsythe, who has worked in vehicle service since...
  • Apple’s future technology aims to reduce car crashes!

    Sensors, likely Bluetooth short-range wireless technology, would scan the surroundings, communicating with other cars, sensors and a GPS system, updating a drivers’ dashboard display to reflect obstacles like ambulances or cars passing, according to an updated Apple patent filing. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company is...
  • Apple Watch 3 to work independently from iPhone 8, reports show

    Apple’s new smartwatch will be the first to work independently from the iPhone, reports suggest. The upcoming Apple Watch, due to be unveiled at a launch event in September, will be able to make calls independely through an embedded SIM, according to CNBC. The new smartwatch, which could be...