Robots welcome visitors to Berlin travel fair

BERLIN Chihira Kanae is greeting visitors to the world's biggest travel fair in Berlin this week, answering questions and guiding people in the right direction. But one passer by's attempt to ask her out for dinner is met with silence.That's because Ch...

The best tips and tools to get the most out of Netflix

Netflix can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare. When you’re halfway through a seven-season TV series or have a list of must-watch movies on your list with a fantastic Internet connection, Netflix is great. But what about when you don...

Aiming to sidestep Apple dispute, Obama makes case for access to device data

AUSTIN, Texas U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday made a passionate case for mobile devices to be built in a way that would allow the government to gain access to personal data if needed to prevent a terrorist attack or enforce tax laws.Speaking at t...

Taking the Brakes Off API-Based Innovation by Moving Toward Processes

API usage has absolutely transformed IT in the sixteen years since inventor Roy Fielding originally outlined the concept. At this very moment, millions of APIs are at work, opening up access to useful resources and data belonging to the businesses providi...

Wireless mice leave billions at risk of computer hack: cyber security firm

San Francisco, CA Marc Newlin and Balint Seeber are checking how far apart they can be while still being able to hack into each other's computers. It turns out its pretty far - 180 meters - the length of a city block in San Francisco.  The pair work f...

The Nuke Kids On The Block Are Coming To Disrupt SF

Solving the nation’s energy problem is not for the faint of heart, a topic we’re excited to bring to Disrupt SF this year. Leslie Dewan, of Transatomic Power, and Jacob DeWitte, of UPower Technologies will join us on-stage next week at TechCrunch Dis...

3-D printer, 'Gecko Grippers' head to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket loaded with supplies and science experiments blasted off from Florida on Tuesday, boosting an Orbital ATK cargo capsule toward the International Space Station.The 194-foot (59-meter) rocket s...

Tips for Becoming a JavaScript Developer

If you are looking to become a JavaScript developer, there are a number of things to consider before jumping into the fray. Whether you develop solely on the front end (for a web browser or other client) or server-side using Node.js, you will need to lear...

Japan looks to kickstart 'fintech' revolution

TOKYO A laggard in embracing the 'fintech', or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals' cash deposits. Strict...

Samsung Electronics says to invest $1.2 billion in U.S. for 'internet of things'

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS), the world's top smartphone maker, said on Tuesday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the United States over the next four years on so-called internet of things (IoT) technologies. In a statement, Sams...