Google’s first urban development raises data concerns
TORONTO (AP) — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.
A unit of Google's parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be."
HAVANA (AP) — New President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday held his first official meeting with visitors from the U.S., discussing increased internet access for Cuba with Google executive Eric Schmidt and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (troo-DOH') is scheduled to speak at a gathering of tech entrepreneurs at MIT.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials say Trudeau will visit campus Friday to headline the annual meeting of the school's Solve initiative .
The project connects tech entrepreneurs with leaders in government, business and academia to tackle world problems.
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say Boston police were legally justified in shooting and killing a man who opened fire on them in 2016, critically wounding two officers.
Investigators say 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa was wearing body armor when he shot the officers, who were responding to a report that he had assaulted a roommate.
Spring into new eating habitsWith three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all look forward to March 20, the first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom.It’s also a superb occasion to replace animal foods on our menu with healthy, delicious, eco-friendly vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits.The shift toward healthy eating is everywhere.Fast-food chains like Chipotle, Quiznos, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s all offer plant-based...
Former Google exec Eric Schmidt named MIT innovation fellow
BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Google executive is taking on a new role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The university announced Monday that Eric Schmidt will become an innovation fellow starting in the spring.
It's a yearlong fellowship that will involve working with scholars and advising the new MIT Intelligence Quest. The new research initiative is pursuing discoveries in both artificial and human intelligence.
Oklahoma officials warn against drones near air force base
ENID, Okla. (AP) — Officials at a northern Oklahoma air force base are asking the public to keep recreational drones away from aircraft after a near collision on a training flight.
Eric Schmidt to leave his role as executive chairman at Google parent company
Eric Schmidt said Thursday that he is stepping down from his role as executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and will begin serving next year in a more limited capacity as a technical adviser.
A look at Eric Schmidt’s 17 years with Google and Alphabet
Google parent Alphabet Inc. says Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman, though he isn't leaving the company completely.
Here's a look at Schmidt's 17 years with Google and Alphabet.
Novell Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt is named Google chairman. Schmidt was chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems Inc. before taking the reins at Novell four years earlier.
Schmidt resigning as exec chair at Google parent Alphabet
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's one-time "adult supervisor" is getting closer to retirement. Eric Schmidt, who took over as CEO in 2001 three years after investors demanded more mature leadership for the fast-growing tech giant, is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet in January.
Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday urged technology CEOs to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government.
"Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology that will deliver dramatically better services to citizens, stronger protection from cyberattacks," said Trump, adding that the possible changes could produce up to $1 trillion in savings over 10 years.
Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom.
The first day of spring is actually a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf in our personal habits - to clean house, to jog outdoors, and to replace animal foods with healthy, delicious vegetables, legumes, grains, and fruits.
The coming New Year’s resolution should be pretty obvious, particularly when it comes to diet: 2017 will go down in history as the year when plant-based meats have revolutionized the food industry.
Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content
HAVANA (AP) — Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the agreement said Friday.
Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company, will formally sign the deal Monday morning in Havana, the two people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been publicly announced.