Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
Review: Gadgets for the beach and getting you there
If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.
Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows ...
Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned ...
How EU data protection law could interfere with targeted ads
The successor to the 20-year-old European data protection directive has inched closer to becoming law, having been approved by the Council of Ministers, which represents each of the 28 EU member states. This ...
Direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests 'inhale less carbon'
For the first time, an international research team has provided direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin 'inhale' carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought. They ...
Conservation policies could improve human health
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could also deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today.
Amazon launches virtual assistant speaker to public
Amazon said Tuesday its Echo personal assistant speaker aimed at integrating with smart home devices was on sale to the public after seven months of tests on an invitation-only basis.
Some Kindle book authors to be paid per page read
Amazon on Monday said it will start paying writers of e-books on its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library services based on how many pages are read instead of the number of downloads.
World's last tribes on collision course with modern society
Threatened by disease and deforestation, the world's last isolated tribes in the Amazon are on a collision course with modern society like never before, experts say.
Giant Amazon fish becoming extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others
An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities.
Amazon drone patent has tracking, talking details
Crocs rocked pre-Amazonian Peru: New research uncovers 7 crocodile species in single 13-million-year-old bone bed
Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru, new research shows. This hyperdiverse assemblage, revealed through ...
Well-funded Jet.com may be ecommerce game-changer
Jet.com has yet to launch its online retail site to the public, but has already drawn attention as a would-be game-changer that could take on Internet giant Amazon.