A hotel chain in Tokyo is trying to be the first run by robots, albeit with a few malfunctions along the way, according to a new report.
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From the moment you see one, a smart thermostat looks cool. The cover plate is smooth, and there’s a clear digital read-out. Unlike that grimy little hockey puck, with its analog dial and worn-out numbers, the smart thermostat feels futuristic, like something out of a science fiction movie.
I want to send my hot girlfriend secret love messages. Is it possible to do this so when my wife snoops on my email, she thinks it is just a picture?
About half of Facebook users are uncomfortable with how the social media site targets them for ads while a smaller number don’t like how their political leanings are described, new research says.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dodged a question about whether he’d ban President Trump from his favorite bully pulpit if he’d ask his followers to murder journalists.
Facebook will surely be bracing itself for some fresh backlash from the public next week following a number of revealing legal documents being unsealed.
Apple Watch has already been credited with saving lives by alerting wearers about heart conditions.
A Florida man has been accused of having sex with an underage girl he met through the popular online video game “Fortnite,” authorities have said.
Twitter has discovered a long-running security flaw that exposed private tweets for some users of the platform on the Android operating system.
As the partial government shutdown heads into its 28th day, Pornhub has reported a spike in traffic —coinciding with the same time as some federal workers stay home from the work.
Facebook employees were caught writing glowing reviews of the Facebook Portal on Amazon.
The U.S. Air Force is refining its combat strategy, tactics and concepts of operation to accommodate the rapid emergence of laser weapons, technologies which promise to alter the landscape of modern warfare and substantially expand the envelope of attack possibilities for fighter jets.
"Project Alias" is a new user-driven project aimed at helping prevent our virtual assistants from hearing everything we say.
In what is the largest pledge in its 44-year history, Microsoft is spending $500 million to address the housing crisis in Seattle that's been exacerbated by the influx of tech-fueled growth.
“Robo ‘cleanup’ in aisle three!” Some grocery stores in the U.S. are calling on robots in an attempt to keep their floors clean.
Federal prosecutors are getting ready to hit Huawei with criminal charges for allegedly stealing trade secrets from American companies, The Wall Street Journal reported today (Jan.
Did you receive an email this morning informing you that your personal information was exposed in a data breach called Collection #1? You're not alone, and it's a reminder to take precautions like enabling two-factor authentication and signing up for a password manager.
Amazon investors press company to stop selling 'racially biased' surveillance tech to government agencies
A group of Amazon shareholders is pushing the tech giant to stop selling its controversial facial recognition technology to U.S. government agencies on the same week that a coalition of 85 human rights, faith, and racial justice groups are demanding Jeff Bezos' company stop selling the surveillance technology.
Are you thinking of trying something stupid, like the Bird Box challenge, to get views on YouTube?
Facebook uncovered and cut ties with hundreds of fake accounts tied to Russia that were engaging in inauthentic behavior, the tech giant announced Thursday.
A massive data leak has been discovered at the Oklahoma Securities Commission, in which millions of records -- including files related to sensitive FBI investigations over the last seven years, emails dating back 17 years and thousands of Social Security numbers -- have been exposed.
The horrifying moment that a deadly suicide bomb exploded on a street in Syria was captured in a video that ISIS-sympathetic accounts then shared on Facebook.
By now, all of your social media feeds are probably brimming with then-and-now pictures showing the "glow-up" or positive transformations of people — including celebrities, friends, family or random folks — sharing decade-old images of themselves alongside current photographs.
A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold his right kidney as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products.
The Texas-based 3D printed gun company that set off a national debate over the publication of instructions to make 3D-printed guns is asking a federal judge in Austin to reject a New Jersey law so it canresume doing business in the state.
HP Inc. said it won’t allow users of its 3-D printers to produce guns unless done so by firearms manufacturers and the weapons can be detected by airport security.
The future looks bright for technology. Last week, the Consumer Electronics Show took place in Las Vegas and we went hands-on with some of the best tech.
A Facebook post promoting a competition for traditional Mardi Gras cakes has fallen foul of the social network’s censors, according to the contest’s bewildered organizers.
In a sign of what 2019 may have in store for big tech, Google workers on Tuesday kicked off a campaign demanding a complete end to the practice of forced arbitration.
Facebook will invest $300 millionover the next three years to increase the company’s support of local news.
Just after the new year had been ushered in, Apple issued an investor warning stating it wouldn't hit its expected revenue target.
Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago.
A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology with fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant.
The Navy is currently analyzing air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, new weapons and engine technologies to engineer a new 6th-Generation fighter to fly alongside the F-35 and ultimately replace the F/A-18.
The Pentagon's emerging technologies unit is seeking proposals that would utilize insect brains to control robots for a range of purposes.
Billionaire Kylie Jenner is set to lose her long-held title of the Queen of social media to a lowly egg.
Kylie Jenner on Sunday lost the world record of having the most liked photo on Instagram to an egg.
As the horrific events of the Holocaust move further into the past, and the remaining survivors of Nazi Germany's reign of terror die off, one group is using a unique technology to keep their memories alive and allow future generations to keep learning from the world's mistakes during World War II.
“Google it.” We use this phrase every day. Once upon a time, the word “Google” just indicated a very long number. Today, it’s a verb.
CES is about showing off the future. Here are some of the best products coming down the pike. Fox News has compiled some of the most interesting products to catch our eye this year.
I got an Echo for Christmas. How do I use it with smart lights so I can say, “Alexa, turn on the lights?”
A pair of recent reports have raised serious privacy concerns about Amazon-owned home security company Ring, maker of popular products such as the Video Doorbell Pro.
The U.S. military has been modernizing the armed forces in preparation for a potentially new era of warfare around the corner.
Was it sexism, or a social experiment? That's the question buzzing around the gaming world this week, after a gender-bending experiment caused big problems for a major studio.
Despite the robots, virtual reality video games and helicopter that looked like something straight of the movie “Avatar” — Kohler still managed to capture the attention of convention goers at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada with non-other than a toilet.
The Cuban government has been accused of censoring text communications that oppose the new proposed constitution.
Two adorably clueless 17 years olds, Kevin and Kyle Bumstead, got four minutes to dial a number on a rotary phone. It was their first time using such an ancient piece of machinery.
Google and other search engines shouldn’t be forced to apply theEuropean Union’s “right to be forgotten”beyond the bloc’s borders, an adviser to the EU’s top court argued Thursday.
Forty percent of the world's jobs could be done by machines in as soon as 15 years, according to a top expert on artificial intelligence.
Software specialist Synamedia is touting a new technology that it says can track down users who share accounts and passwords for streaming services such as Netflix.
Older Americans are more likely to share fake news on Facebook— regardless of education, race, income or how many links they shared —according to a new study by researchers are two major universities.
If you share your Netflix password with your friends then you'd better watch out – a dystopian new AI has been designed to crack down on account sharing.
The Army plans to fire guns, rockets and cannons at prototypes of the emerging Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle to prepare the fast-tracked platform for major mechanized warfare, service officials explained.
If you're curious whether your taste in high-priced television shows streaming on Netflix is the same as that of your neighbors, HighSpeedInternet.com has a macro-view for you: its annual look at the "Most Popular Netflix Show in each State" for 2018.
A Bloomberg report has triggered new concerns about Facebook– you can't get rid of it.
How many times have you wished you could eavesdrop on a conversation?
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, would be divorcing, leaving many to wonder what would happen to the reported $137 billion fortune of the world's richest man.
The Army is revving up development and delivery of advanced targeting technology for its .50-cal machine gun to increase precision, widen the mission envelope and destroy challenging targets such as enemy drones, low-flying aircraft, light-skinned armored vehicles and troop concentrations.
Is it time for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to retire his annual personal challenge?
PragerU has filed a new lawsuit in its legal battle with Google, ramping up its allegations of online censorship against the tech giant and its YouTube video-sharing service.
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets about to hit the market and industries from gaming and entertainment to social media ready to hop on the bandwagon.
A 14-month-old bulldog named Pumpkin has become an internet sensation after her owner posted videos and pictures of her riding around on a skateboard to social media.
Package theft has become such an important topic as the growth of online shopping explodes that companies are always looking for new ways to deliver goods safely and securely.
An Oregon-based company that specializes in robotic sex toys won an award from Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show -- only to have it taken back because the show’s organizers deemed the product “immoral, obscene, indecent (and) profane.
Every year, visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are treated to a few jaw-dropping gadgets. This year is no different, including a new toothbrush that takes ten seconds to use and a television that rolls up from a cabinet in your living room.
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the data-gathering capacity of devices such as smartphones risks bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the Antichrist.
LAS VEGAS— "No, that's not true," Alexa said.
One of the largest data leaks in German history, in which private information was published about 900 German politicians, was perpetrated by a 20-year-old hacker and student living in his parent's house, authorities said.
Drone fighter jets, hypersonic attack planes, artificial intelligence, lasers, electronic warfare and sensors woven into the fuselage of an aircraft - are all areas of current technological exploration for the Air Force as it begins early prototyping for a new, 6th-Generation fighter jet to emerge in the 2030s and 2040s.
A Japanese billionaire has become the author of the most retweeted post ever on Twitter after offering to paypeople to retweet him.
Arizona’s Orthopedic Research Lab is hoping to use 3D printing technology to help military veterans with bone injuries.
Before the ground shakes beneath their feet, residents in the nation's second-largest city are now able to brace seconds after officials launched the nation's firstearthquake early warning app on Thursday.
Not so fast, Amazon.
LAS VEGAS—Apple has for years carefully maintained a walled garden for its streaming video features and services.
"Fortnite" has become one of the most popular video games on the planet and earned its creator, Epic Games, a reported $3 billion in profit last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you click between channels.
LAS VEGAS—Apple's iTunes app is coming to Samsung TVs.
“Killer robots” are taking over. Also known as autonomous weapons, these devices, once activated, can destroy targets without human intervention.
The Army is engineering new AI-enabled Hostile Fire Detection sensors for its fleet of armored combat vehicles to identify, track and target incoming enemy small arms fire.
A federal judge blocked a New York City law intended to curb Airbnb Inc., giving a boost to the company and others that offer short-term rentals in the city.
Germany's top IT security official faces a grilling Monday over his agency's handling of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information postedonline.
I want to delete my Facebook account and everything I ever posted there. It’s a horrible waste of time and an invasion of privacy.
At last, you’ve found yourself with an Amazon Echo speaker. The Echo (or Echo Dot, or Echo Tap, or Echo Show, or Echo Plus, or Echo Spot) is now in your kitchen, and it’s ready for your every command.
When a single F-35 used sensors, onboard computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at the same time with air-to-air missiles, the emerging 5th Gen fighter transitioned into a new era for offensive attack missions.
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Dave Rubin are putting their money where their mouth is, ditching crowd-funding site Patreon over its hate speech rules despite not having an alternative ready to replace their major source of income.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was just one of several politicians and high-profile persons targeted in a mass cyber theft in recent weeks.
Smart clothing has yet to break into the mainstream, but Apple might be able to change that.
When you work for the digital marketing team of a smartphone manufacturer, the last thing you should be doing is using a rival's hardware to post messages on behalf of the company.
The U.S. Army is vigorously pursuing a new combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range TOW missiles, fire a 50mm cannon and operate “optionally-manned” technology, according to initial requirements outlined by service weapons developers.
Apple's next iPhone could feature powerful camera technology built by rival Sony.
Hackers are exploiting an old flaw to hijack dormant Twitter accounts to spread ISIS propaganda.
A Chinese warship that appears to be carrying a nex generation hypersonic railgun has been spotted on social media, implying that China has become the first country in the world to develop the weapon.
President Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China has claimed its biggest casualty yet – Trump's favorite technology company. Apple.
Roku is taking another step to go beyond merely selling TV dongles.
The Russian hypersonic weapons test is shining light upon an aggressive U.S. plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons on an expedited schedule -- to defend against enemy attacks by fast-tracking an ability to launch high-impact, high-speed attacks at Mach.
Some Android apps are sending data to Facebook, regardless of whether users have an account on the social network or not, new research warns.
It's now 2019, but the new year begins with some unhappy news for Apple.
There aren’t many ways 2018 could have gone worse for the tech industry. It felt like every week,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and friends were apologizingfor some major privacy blunder or platform manipulation.Self-driving cars proved they weren’t readyto hit the road and Elon Musk nearlyself-destructed on Twitter.
After a year plagued by privacy scandals, hate speech controversies, the viral spread of disinformation and the public airing of his company's internal communication, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his year-end note to focus on the positiveー drawing the scorn of critics who blasted the billionaire as "tone deaf" and "out of touch.