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Trump's move on China counterfeiting, piracy aimed at protecting U.S. jobs

August 07, 2017

President Trump is prepping to tackle a nearly $500 billion problem. While the path of his quest is far from certain, Trump's directive to his trade officials to start preparing for an investigation on China's intellectual property policies was welcomed by an industry that has struggled with counterfeiting and piracy for years.

An Oral History of the Darpa Grand Challenge, the Grueling Robot Race That Launched the Self-Driving Car

August 06, 2017

On March 13, 2004, a gaggle of engineers and a few thousand spectators congregated outside a California dive bar to watch 15 self-driving cars speed across the Mojave Desert in the first-ever Darpa Grand Challenge. (That’s the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s skunkworks arm.)

White House calls on Apple, other tech giants to help restructure government IT

August 04, 2017

On a private call with those and other major tech companies Thursday, top advisers to the president, including Jared Kushner, announced the White House would be forming small “centers of excellence,” teams focused on reducing regulation while trying to get federal agencies to embrace cloud computing and make more of their data available for private-sector use, according to four sources with kno

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