Smart cities present risks, opportunities

Emergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage our lives. All of ...

No, Apple's new AirPods won't give you cancer, experts say

Consumer technology analysts have been calling Apple's decision to leave the earphone jack off its new iPhone 7 a risky business move. But some potential users of the iPhone 7 wonder whether Apple is asking them to take on ...

Wearable fitness devices carry security risks

During a 2014 competition among Netflix employees to create potential new features, one group hacked into a Fitbit and created a "Sleep Bookmark" function, automatically pausing Netflix as the wearer started to fall asleep.

Fitness trackers are hot, but do they really help?

Sales of fitness trackers are climbing, and the biggest maker of the gadgets, Fitbit, made a splashy debut on the stock market Thursday. But will the devices really help you get healthier?

Fitbit races higher in healthy IPO surge

Fitbit, the company known for wearable devices promoting healthy lifestyles, saw its shares surge Thursday following the biggest stock offering this year for the tech sector.