As the workforce ages in Japan and elsewhere, "cobots" are emerging as a way to keep assembly lines moving without replacing humans. Cobots are being used by companies of all sizes for simple tasks and small-batch manufacturing.
Bitcoin has fielded criticisms from governments around the world for its unpredictable market value, but in some African countries, supporters of the cryptocurrency are seeing growing interest in its trade.
Facebook represents a truly 21st-century conundrum to users: When your community is a big business, and when a company's biggest business is your community, things can get very messy.
Facebook announced Monday that user information had been extracted 'inappropriately' and had been applied to US political campaign strategies. Research from 2013 indicates that 'likes' on the massive social network can predict political affiliation.
As technology companies and automakers compete to bring self-driving vehicles to market, regulations have been left up to states, which have taken varied approaches. Because of a recent fatal pedestrian crash, those regulations have come under more scrutiny.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
A San Francisco startup is developing technology to allow construction vehicles to operate themselves. The startup is part of a wave of automation that is transforming the construction agency to help the sector boost productivity.
Women drivers benefit significantly from ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, says a new report from the International Finance Corporation. Many of these companies are now investigating ways to keep women safe while they are on the job.
The installation of infrastructure for ultrafast 5G networks are impeding the public's right of way, critics say. Local authorities, under new laws passed in 16 states, have no control over where antennas are placed and how much cities can charge companies for using public property.
Medha Gupta felt unsafe walking home alone, so, as most teenagers would, she turned to her phone. Medha, however, went one step further, turning her worry into an app to help others traveling alone.
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.
Big security flaws have been revealed in nearly all the world’s computer processors.
Declining populations in Eastern Europe, coupled with more attractive job opportunities in the West, have many companies looking to fill jobs from a new employee base: robots.