Emerging Tech

We May Finally Make Our Homes Smart by Listening to the Flow of Their Electricity

Every appliance speaks a secret language. Now we know what they’re saying.


It Will Soon Be Legal to Hack Your Tesla (And Every Other Car) in the US

The modern automobile, say cybersecurity experts, is not a car with a computer in it. It’s a computer with four wheels and a motor.

CIO Briefing

Silicon Valley May Finally Get Special Approval for Foreign Founders to Enter the US

The hardest part of building a startup for many is just arriving in the United States.

CIO Briefing

The Highest Paid Workers in Silicon Valley Are Not Software Engineers

Programming isn’t the only way to climb Silicon Valley’s career ladder

Emerging Tech

Make Less Than $20 an Hour? A Robot Could Take Your Job

They promised us jetpacks. But if they arrive in the future, many of us may not be able to afford them.

CIO Briefing

Watch Out, Designers: AI Design Bots Getting Better at Building Websites

The goal isn’t to replace great artists, but to make everyone else into a pretty good one.

CIO Briefing

Watching Plants Grow Is One of the Most Exciting Things in Technology

“Agriculture is all about complex judgments on the part of the farmer that are oftentimes stewed down to simple rules of thumb."

CIO Briefing

Want to Work in Silicon Valley? Move to Seattle

The city boasts one of the densest concentration of software developers in the country.

CIO Briefing

LinkedIn May Just Be the Beginning of Mega-Acquisitions for Silicon Valley

The world’s technology giants are sitting on an unprecedented mountain of cash.

CIO Briefing

This Calculator Will Tell You How Much that Pointless Meeting Cost You

The prototype multiplies the rough hourly rates for participants by the total scheduled meeting time. This final cost is shown to everyone on the calendar.


NSA Has No Clue How Many Americans it’s Spying On

The agency is watching the electronic communications of hundreds of millions people, allegedly to find foreign threats.

CIO Briefing

Love Your Co-Workers? Silicon Valley Startup Offers to Hire Entire Teams

People work best in teams. Companies mostly hire individuals. It's a hiring conundrum.

Emerging Tech

GE Building World’s Largest Jet Engine with 3-D Printed Parts

The company has been quick to use 3-D-printing technology, computer-aided design and new materials to render parts once impossible to make using conventional methods.

Emerging Tech

Your Web Searches Are Probably Going to Be Powered by Wind

Corporations are no longer waiting to buy power from utilities: they’re going straight to the source.