WSJD - Technology

Scientists Skeptical About Gene-Edited Baby Experiment

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:43:56 EST

When a Chinese scientist claimed last month that he created the first genetically modified babies, scientists around the world were stunned and alarmed. Now, scientists who examined the very limited available data from the experiments are questioning whether the gene edits the scientist claimed he made were even successful.

Making of a Computer-Generated Influencer

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:19 EST

Social media’s so-called influencers have become sought-after brand ambassadors, with millions of followers and lucrative advertising deals. Now, the computer-generated Miquela Sousa character is testing the power of online celebrity.

Samsung Downsizes China Operations With Factory Closure

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:08:37 EST

Samsung Electronics will close a Chinese smartphone factory in the next two weeks, a retrenchment that comes as the South Korean technology giant shifts manufacturing to India and its sales flounder in China.

Once More With Feeling: Teaching Empathy to Machines

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:17:24 EST

In a quest for smarter technology, Google and others in the field of affective AI are developing tools that respond to human emotions and facial expressions.

Amazon Invasion in New York and Virginia Will Be a Slow One

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:36:04 EST

Amazon’s announcement that it will bring 25,000 new jobs each to New York and Northern Virginia sparked a frenzy of activity. Lost in the commotion: It will take many years, if not a decade, before residents see an army of Amazon employees invading their cities.

The China 2025 Bugaboo

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:44:14 EST

China may be about to jettison its plan to dominate high-tech manufacturing, at least in name. That matter less than it might appear.

Vote Paves Way for Dell to Trade Publicly Again

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:15:08 EST

Dell Technologies is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange later this month after facing pressure from activist shareholders and sweetening a buyout offer to investors in its tracking stock.

Apple Plans Billion-Dollar Texas Campus in Wave of New Sites

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:00:55 EST

Apple plans to invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin that could create 15,000 jobs, as it aims to make good on promises to boost contributions to the economy.

Lucy Peng to Step Down as CEO of Alibaba's Lazada

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:45:52 EST

Longtime Alibaba executive Lucy Peng is stepping down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant’s Lazada Group after nine months on the job.

GE to Sell Part of Digital Business

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:02:35 EST

General Electric reached a deal to sell off part of its GE Digital business and set aside the rest in a separate company, as the conglomerate narrows its focus and scales back its software ambitions.

Google CEO Faces Lawmakers Skeptical Over Privacy, Alleged Bias

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:35:29 EST

Sundar Pichai faced tough questions in a first public appearance before House lawmakers, who are increasingly skeptical of Silicon Valley giants on issues of privacy and political bias.

Verizon Takes $4.5 Billion Charge Related to Digital Media Business

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:18:01 EST

Verizon Communications is booking a $4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, a sign its bet on high-profile internet properties and content several years ago hasn’t worked out as expected.

Why Michael Strahan Has Two Rare Lamborghini Trucks

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:27:11 EST

The NFL Hall of Famer and ’GMA Day’ co-host on his bicoastal golf clubs, his ultra-rare wheels and his refusal to run now that his football days are over.

'No Coincidence': China's Detention of Canadian Seen as Retaliation for Huawei Arrest

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:49:48 EST

Beijing’s detention of a former Canadian diplomat is being seen by friends and former colleagues as payback for Canada’s arrest of a well-connected Chinese telecommunications executive at the behest of the U.S.

Inside the Airport of Tomorrow

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:43:24 EST

Two trends have marked changes in air travel in recent years: self-service and segregation into many different groups based on fares, elite status, credit cards and mobility needs. Now much of the same is coming to the TSA checkpoint of the future.

'Smash Bros.' Cures Nintendo of the Summertime Blues

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:53:03 EST

The holiday season is looking merrier for Nintendo after a difficult summer, thanks to a hot-selling new “Super Smash Bros.” game and early signs that its Switch console is selling better.