Tencent wants to be foreign automakers’ go-to company for EVs in China

Tencent wants to be foreign automakers' go-to company for EVs in China

BMW’s iX electric SUV in China was the first global car brand to include the automobile version of Tencent’s WeChat messaging app, according to the Chinese tech company. Tencent BEIJING — Chinese internet giant Tencent wants to sell technology which the company says will help foreign automakers that want to sell cars in China’s massive … Read more

What Is The Blockchain?

What Is The Blockchain?

Now famous for providing the engine for a variety of ‘hidden’ digital currency systems such as Bitcoin, blockchain (or Distributed Ledger Technology) describes a computerized process intended to make databases more egalitarian, transparent, and virtually tamper-proof. While this is an ideal outcome, arguments remain over whether the technology actually achieves its aims. What’s more, the … Read more

As rumors of Apple VR headset swirl, Meta showcases new VR hardware

As rumors of Apple VR headset swirl, Meta showcases new VR hardware

NEW YORK: Conventional VR headsets have mostly been heavy and clunky, but the latest from Facebook’s parent company Meta is designed to be thinner and lighter. The compact Holocake 2 – Meta’s newest effort to bring more users into its planned virtual world – are only a few centimeters thick. The demo of Meta’s next … Read more

Tech firms are using human cells to make computer chips. How ethical is it?

Tech firms are using human cells to make computer chips.  How ethical is it?

The year is 2030 and we are at the world’s largest tech conference, CES in Las Vegas. A crowd is gathered to watch a big tech company unveil its new smartphone. The CEO comes to the stage and announces the Nyooro, containing the most powerful processor ever seen in a phone. The Nyooro can perform … Read more

How your phone could be used in abortion criminalization

How your phone could be used in abortion criminalization

The Supreme Court’s Friday ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is almost certain to spark a wave of new state legislation taking aim at abortion rights, and to reinforce existing laws that prohibit and, in some cases, criminalize the procedure. Among the wide-ranging potential implications of the decision are concerns about the potential use of … Read more

The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia

The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia

What is interesting about both early and current visions of urban sensing networks and the use that could be made of the data they produced is how close to and yet how far away they are from Constant’s concept of what such technologies would bring about. New Babylon’s technological imaging was a vision of a … Read more

Girl, Interrupted — And What You Can Do About It

Girl, Interrupted — And What You Can Do About It

Illustration by Matija Medved for Forbes Hey Tech Lady, I have a co-worker that constantly interrupts me and doesn’t listen to my input. How can I navigate the situation and assert myself without coming across as aggressive or intimidating? —Jaime S., Engineer, via LinkedIn IInterruptions are something I’m all too familiar with. Between work, three … Read more

Best Tech Gadgets for Your Car

Best Tech Gadgets for Your Car

With airline prices rising and rental cars still pricey, and hard to get, driving to your destination in your own car could be the most convenient (and affordable) way to travel for your next vacation. With gas prices at a national average of just over $5 per gallon, you’re going to pay more than you … Read more

Machines Cannot Think, Or Can They? – Patent

Machines Cannot Think, Or Can They?  - Patent

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. Lately computers seem to be able to do things once considered possible for only humans. This list has far crossed the mark where a computer could just start up with a push button or create a realistic virtual universe. Computers … Read more

Tech companies fight attrition with more equity grants as stocks drop

Tech companies fight attrition with more equity grants as stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. lucas jackson | Reuters Tech companies are looking to issue new stock and cash perks as slumping share prices weigh on employees’ wallets and morale. Robinhood, Snap, Roku and Uber are among those offering more equity grants or cash compensation amid drops in their … Read more