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Tiny robot unfolds in stomach, goes to work

posted: 07/25/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. They call their experiment an "origami robot" because the accordion-shaped gadget gets folded up and frozen into an ice capsule.

ON COMPUTERS: Genealogy research turns up useful tidbits on family relations, DNA

posted: 07/25/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Joy often has bragged about being one-eighth Cherokee. Now she wonders if it’s as phony as a politician in a Pocahontas costume.

Chips built to mimic human tissue

posted: 07/25/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Hoping to make the lab rat a thing of the past, scientists at Lawrence Livermore Lab are testing technology that replicates vital human tissues on microchips.

Uber's investors push deal with China rival

posted: 07/25/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Uber Technologies Inc. investors have a message for management: It's time to wrap up the costly fight in China.

Google widens offerings on artificial intelligence

posted: 07/25/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Google is trying to use its artificial intelligence know-how to tempt businesses onto its cloud and away from dominant services run by Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The latest lure: Use Google computers to automatically handle irate customer calls.

Verizon's Yahoo bid said to be top

posted: 07/23/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo Inc., beating out rival bidders for the Web pioneer, people familiar with the matter said.

Amid bid war, more Yahoo cuts likely

posted: 07/19/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Whoever emerges victorious from a monthslong bidding battle to purchase Yahoo Inc. will face the difficult task of whittling down a company burdened by one of the the highest cost structures in its corner of the technology sector, analysts say.

Arenas rearranged for e-sports

posted: 07/18/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

In a rare move, the largest sports arena in Columbus, Ohio, relaxed a key policy for an event in April, allowing attendees to freely exit and re-enter a game in progress.

ON COMPUTERS: Facebook's tiny padlock lets users open variety of privacy options

posted: 07/18/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

If you use Facebook, but worry about it sharing your personal information with strangers, we have a fix. It's Facebook's Privacy Checkup.

Apple's Macs join PC sales skid

posted: 07/18/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- After defying industry trends in recent years, Apple is feeling the slowdown in global purchases of laptop and desktop computers.

Payday lenders group scans Internet for misleading claims

posted: 07/18/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A trade group for online payday lenders has started to comb the Internet for sites making misleading claims, part of an effort to clean up the reputation of an industry beset by complaints from consumer groups and regulators.

Europe, U.S. adopt data-transfer rules

posted: 07/13/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe's top court ruled against the previous arrangements in part because of concerns over the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies.

Amazon's Prime Day sales level off; buyers report snags

posted: 07/13/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss Inc.'s Prime Day sales on Tuesday in the U.S. appeared to be unchanged from a year ago, indicating some early snags that prevented shoppers from adding items to their carts could dampen results for the company's second annual promotion.

PC users bemoan software prompts

posted: 07/11/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

SEATTLE -- A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.

ON COMPUTERS: Speakers from all walks of life share expertise in online TED Talks

posted: 07/11/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

TED began as an annual conference featuring people in Technology, Entertainment and Design. Now TED Talks cover many topics of interest and draw audiences of more than a thousand people directly, and close to two million online at





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