Technology

VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

Nov 17, 2017

Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource

Nov 17, 2017

As diplomats haggle over the finer points of the Paris climate accord at an international meeting in Germany this week, companies are reconsidering future role of carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouses gases

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

Nov 17, 2017

Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants

Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive US stocks higher

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

Nov 16, 2017

Federal regulators vote to loosening rules meant to support independent local media

Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook data center

Nov 16, 2017

Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

Nov 16, 2017

Tens of millions of "robocalls" pester Americans every day. But some tools can help.

Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents

Nov 16, 2017

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing more details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

Nov 16, 2017

Toyota is banking on hydrogen fuel cells, a futuristic "electrification" auto technology, as its zero-emissions option