Where Toyota’s going, it won’t need roads

If you’re just getting used to the idea of autonomous cars, just wait ‘til you hear what’s next: flying cars. Like a scene straight from Back to the Future, 15 Toyota Group companies,

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Are giant fighting robots the next big spectator sport?

There's a startup in Oakland, Calif. that is making every sci-fi nerd's dreams come true. MegaBots Inc. is literally bringing giant robot fighting to the real world after raising $2.4 million in seed

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Panasonic smartphone talks to appliances

Panasonic will launch smartphones that sync with its household appliances, including its ovens and rice cookers, from this summer. The two new phones, which will be available under domestic operator NTT DoCoMo, are

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

Japanese Google employee makes Person Finder a personal and professional success story

For Kei Kawai, the first few days following Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami were a frantic, stressful time. From his Mountain View, California, base, he managed to confirm the safety of family members

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Martyn Williams

eBay sellers cash in on iPad 2 shortage

Resellers are making hundreds by listing Apple's iPad 2 on eBay, where the selling prices have averaged as high as 53 per cent above retail, the auction giant said today.According to data released

Published on: April 4th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

iTunes could become next disaster relief donations tool

The success of efforts by charities in collecting $10 mobile texting donations to help Japanese and Haitian disaster relief efforts has non-profits considering whether to raise the amount to $25.Groups are also talking to Apple

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

How to avoid Japan-related online scams

It's been one week since Japan was hit by the twin disasters of a powerful earthquake rating 8.9 on the Richter scale and a tsunami that washed away entire villages. As concerns continue

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Lessons learned from Japan: use cloud-based disaster recovery strategy

The world is still watching the island nation of Japan intently as it struggles to address the aftermath of a record 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, a volcano eruption, and

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Tony Bradley

IT impact of Japan earthquake still unknown

It may be weeks before the full impact of the Japanese quake and resulting tsunamis is on the flow if ICT between the disaster-affected country and Australia is known, IDC has warned.According to

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Dan Nystedt and Tim Lohman

Online scammers hijack Japan donation efforts

Criminals have jumped on Japan's twin earthquake and tsunami disasters at record speed, security experts said today.Scams range from links to fake anti-virus downloads and phony donation sites to classic online swindles that

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

Japanese robot takes to the catwalk

You might think Brian the robot is eerily human-like with his emoting face and vocal tone. But he's still a far cry from actually fooling anyone into thinking he is human.This robot might

Published on: September 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff