Technology

Lining up for the latest cool home technology — in 1954

    They lined up down the block — more than 5,000 of them — on a New Year’s Day morning to experience the latest development in personal technology. It was likely that none of them had seen anything like it before, certainly not in Milwaukee. They were hoping to get their first glimpse of color television. On Jan. 1, ... Read More »

Mighty Mini 3-cyl. Features BMW’s Latest Tech

    Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition has recognized outstanding powertrains for 21 years. This installment of the 2015 Behind the 10 Best Engines series looks at the development of BMW’s 1.5L 3-cyl. in the Mini. Most of us can remember when the handful of 3-cyl. engines on the market were shaky, sluggish, generally sorry attempts at wringing a bit ... Read More »

Manheim Township graduation speeches, atmosphere reflect latest technology

    Contagious excitement filled Calvary Church as the Manheim Township High School Class of 2015 filed in from both sides of the sanctuary. As the students made their grand entrance from the balcony down to the pews, parents, grandparents and friends called out and waved to the soon-to-be-graduates for one last look at the high school seniors. The commencement ... Read More »

Google I/O conference reveals latest Android version

  Google’s next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable. The upgrade will give Android’s personal assistant, Google Now, expanded powers of intuition that may be greeted as a great convenience to ... Read More »

Latest London VC Fund to Focus on Fashion, Luxury Tech

London-based entrepreneur Frederic Court has raised a $120 million fund for new European startups, the latest in a wave of venture financing for European technology companies. The fund’s backers include the European Investment Fund, an EU-funded program that supports entrepreneurship in Europe through investment and development. Other backers include Facebookexecutives David Marcus and Julien Codorniou, who will also act as ... Read More »

US government responds to latest hack: give us more power over data collection

    Congressional leaders are warning the latest major government data hack proves the Senate should hand the US government greater cybersecurity powers – even as the stalled legislation to do so would place even more consumer data into the hands of the same government that could not secure its existing information. An estimated 4 million federal employees had their ... Read More »

Affordable housing for Filipinos using latest technology

    Having said the conumdrum on Grace Poe is a diversion, I now turn to the worrying sequence of events. It must be said again and again so Filipinos are aware of what is happening to their unfortunate country. The chairman of the Senate committee on local government, Bongbong Marcos, said he could not support the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ... Read More »

Flights of fancy: Annual fly-in draws aircraft aficionados

    Aircraft today have the latest in technology, and air traffic control towers may be state-of-the-art, but people still make mistakes. That was the key to a presentation on Saturday by Chris Hart, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, at the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Homecoming Fly-in in Frederick. Pilots came from Florida, Michigan, New York ... Read More »

Apple Recalls Some Beats Pill XL Speakers Due to Fire Risk

Apple Inc said it is recalling some Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers due to a fire hazard caused by overheating batteries.The iPhone maker will recall about 222,000 speakers in the United States and about 11,000 in Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said on Wednesday. Apple has received eight reports of overheating speakers, the CPSC said in ... Read More »

Solar Impulse 2 Stuck for a Week in Japan for Repairs

      Solar Impulse 2 will be stuck in Japan for at least a week, its pilot has said, after sustaining damage to its delicate wing while on the ground. The plane was en route from China to Hawaii, in the most ambitious leg of a record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun. ... Read More »