The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which will give citizens more control over their online information, is set to take effect in May. Now companies around the world are improving consumer data monitoring, with the help of many more employees.
As renewable energy becomes cheaper and more commercially used, unplugged communities in Asia, Africa, and other corners of the world will soon have to access to modern energy. Places in Mauritius and Rwanda are already outfitting homes with solar systems.
Scientists at Brigham Young University have harnessed nearly unseen airborne particles to project three-dimensional images into open space. The new technology produces sharper and more accurate displays than holograms.
The request by influential shareholders for Apple to help curb excessive digital media use among teens and Mark Zuckerberg's decision to revamp Facebook's newsfeed comes amid a growing discontent over the ways that technology platforms foster habit-forming behavior. Some companies, including Facebook, appear to be listening.
New technologies on the horizon will transform how we work and live.
Relying on venture capital, companies such as Lockheed Martin and Boom Technology aim to make supersonic jets that are fuel efficient and quiet enough to be used for business travel.
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars, at the D-MARS Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station project of Israel's Space Agency, Ministry of Science, near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, Feb. 18.
The social media giant is advancing its algorithms with face recognition text-to-audio software.
Tesla Inc has built a giant lithium-ion battery to supplement the power from wind farms. Tesla and the South Australian government hope this will provide more stability in the nation's often inconsistent power grid.
Tesla has unveiled an electric semi-truck that will go 500 miles on a single charge, have an autopilot system, and be capable of driving in convoy with autonomous technology.
NASA has struck a deal with Uber to develop software that would manage logistics of the proposed flying taxi service that could come to Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth as soon as 2020.
Facebook, Twitter, and Google, expected to present any evidence of Russian activity on their sites during the US presidential election in Congress, have already begun addressing how to prevent meddling in elections via advertisements.
Amazon's plan to address theft of packages left on shoppers' doorsteps is a new smart lock system. Customers could remotely control access to their homes for deliveries and other professional services.
Amazon and Uber, among others, are members of the Coalition for the American Dream which supports legislation to keep DACA recipients in the US. Lawmakers are expected to consider legislation regarding Dreamers in December.