Fiber operates only in a handful of cities, with six more being built out, and it's in discussion with 13 more cities. Consumers on social media are vocal about wanting it in their cities, and mayors -- eager to flaunt access to cutting edge Internet - vie to be chosen by Google. The slow pace of expansion is frustrating some consumers and it's allowing competitors to race ahead.
Tangible programming isn’t a new concept. But Google has plans to accelerate its adoption and increase its accessibility in schools with a new coding kit. It has created an open hardware platform that developers, makers and designers can use to create hands-on programming experiences for kids.
Can education technology help put the brakes on summer backsliding? Early research on summer math-practice apps suggests they come up short. Maybe we’d have better luck using tech that changes how kids and their families relate to math year-round. That's Laura Overdeck's vision.
Federal auto-safety regulators are weighing requiring approval of automated-driving technologies before they reach the road, potentially expanding government oversight of auto makers after the first fatal crash involving a vehicle driving itself.
Decades of research shows that people have a difficult time keeping their minds on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail and hardly ever require them to take action. The human brain continually seeks stimulation. If the mind isn't engaged, it will wander until it finds something more interesting to think about.
Although artificial intelligence has become commonplace -- most smartphones contain some version of AI, such as speech recognition -- the public still has a poor understanding of the technology.
The picture is by now familiar: Many tech companies are very white and very male. Women leave tech companies at a higher rate than men. Fewer blacks and Latinos with degrees in tech-related subjects get hired, and those who stay too often feel isolated.
“Being in this room, there is a culture of acceptance. If someone fails, we know it's OK to fail,” said Dylan Momplaisir, a tech-savvy 16-year-old from Ozone Park, Queens. “For many students of color, we don’t have that culture.