Car quality dinged by tech glitches, survey finds
Car buyers increasingly want high-tech features like voice recognition and navigation. But they're not very forgiving of the car company when those systems fail.
Skeptics scoff, privacy advocates protest as biometric IDs advance
Long envisioned as an alternative to remembering scores of computer passwords or lugging around keys to cars, homes and businesses, technology that identifies people by their faces or other physical features finally is gaining ...
FBI steps up to $1B next-gen ID program
Remote control pushed aside by gesture-sensitive devices
The remote control has never been much beloved. If it's not getting lost or running out of batteries, the device - and its inscrutable buttons - is confusing some family member or acting as a totem in an argument about what ...
Carmakers lure youth with gadgets, sleek design
Dashboards glittering with gadgets, turbo-charged engines and sleek designs are on offer as automakers try to attract young consumers who care more about computers than cars.
Battery life fix out for new iPhone, Apple devices
Apple has released a software update to fix a problem that is shortening the battery life of some iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Apple's tongue-tied Siri faces 'Singlish' rival
Singapore's SingTel has developed an application to rival the voice-activated Siri on the iPhone 4S that is sure to go down well in the island state -- because it can understand "Singlish".
HTC launches social smartphones with Facebook
Facebook users will be able to show friends their exact GPS location as well as sharing text and photos with new smartphones launched here Tuesday by top Taiwan device maker HTC.
Bionic speech recognition
As speech recognition systems become more commonplace - on the computer desktop top, at the call centre and even in the car - it is increasingly important to ensure that the voice signal is as clear as possible before it ...