Technology

Uber executives' fates uncertain

Travis Kalanick of Uber.

After a Sunday meeting that lasted more than six hours, a representative for Uber's board said directors approved several changes, without providing clarity on the fates of chief executive Travis Kalanick or his confidant and head of business, Emil Michael.

Baidu prepares China's autonomous car moonshot

A self-driving car guided by Project Apollo, on the test
track at CES Asia in Shanghai.

Chinese web giant Baidu has accelerated development of its Project Apollo autonomous car platform, planning to freely share it with the world as the self-driving car race steps up a gear.

Dubai's Robocop reports for duty

Robocop

A robotic policeman which can help identify wanted criminals and collect evidence has joined Dubai's police force and will patrol busy areas in the city, as part of a government programme aimed at replacing some human crime-fighters with machines.

Business and tech qualifications best for the future

Justin Tang, chief technology officer of Disrupt Sports, represents a new breed of surfboard salesman with ICT skills in ...

The combination of ICT and business skills has become an ideal set of qualifications for future jobs. People with ICT skills are busting out of ICT enclaves to perform vital roles across a full range of businesses, from retail and finance to agriculture, construction and mining

Have Apple and Microsoft traded places?

Apple is expected to introduce new versions of its laptops next month.

Apple is planning to update its line of MacBooks, but will the same machines with minor tweaks be enough to win back mindshare from its fresher competition?

Microsoft video tools take fight to Google, Amazon

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, at the company's Build Conference.

​Microsoft has turned up the heat on other technology giants by launching new image and video recognition products which could help it court businesses worried about running ads next to offensive content.

The curse of Newton's law

Not pretty, but pretty effective.

A Canadian company is making stands that not only isolate speakers but ensure that any movement resulting from Newton's third law does not move them off axis – pleasing the fundamentalists.