Technology

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Uber Buys Big Rig Company in Self-Driving Tech Push

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 26
Uber is putting self-driving on the fast track of its business model. The on-demand car pioneer recently bought Otto, a company that's designing autonomous big rigs.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

PERSONAL TECH | By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Cheating Site Had Inadequate Security, Privacy Officials Say

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 25
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service.

How Technology Impacts Human Behavior

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 25
Internet technology has evolved at lighting speed. How is all this high-tech upheaval changing human behavior?