As virtual reality startups explore the creative range of the new medium and build out its functions, simple entertainments can yield some otherworldly possibilities. For example, AltspaceVR’s new playback feature makes it possible to sit at a comedy show next... Read more »
Robotics technology is progressing faster than expected for self-driving cars, and drones are becoming ubiquitous throughout the United States, according to a lead scientist overseeing a robotics technology roadmap released last week.
But robotics is moving slower than expected in some... Read more »
Statistical models, simulations, social media outreach, and the capacity to analyze big data sets—you’d think by now that technology would have delivered election forecasts that more reliably predicted Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential race.
But most pollsters—and the people... Read more »
Still processing what this will mean for technology, business, society, and humanity—I guess it’s going to take a while. In the meantime, here are 10 notable reactions from around the Xconomy network, mostly via Twitter. As you might guess, they are... Read more »
[Updated, 11/9/16, 1:20 p.m. See below.] The 2016 U.S. election is over. The country has been rocked by the presidential race, with Donald Trump taking the White House.
Every facet of American policy, our attitudes toward power and governance,... Read more »
Austin—RealSavvy, the Austin, TX-based startup behind a real estate app with Pinterest-like qualities for home buyers and agents, is looking to expand to cities outside of the state after receiving a new round of funding last month, co-founder... Read more »
Xconomy reported Thursday that support for Proposition 61, the California initiative to rein in drug prices, had slipped in a recent poll to a slim 51 percent majority, with 24 percent opposed and 25 percent undecided.
Since then, a new state... Read more »
From a hack of Democratic National Committee e-mails to fears that cyber attackers will attempt to interfere with tomorrow’s election, cybersecurity emerged as a crucial theme in this grueling presidential campaign.
Neither candidate has said a lot about how he or... Read more »
Deep learning just may be the buzziest, most misunderstood term in the tech world. And October was a banner month for the enigmatic subject.
The term “deep learning” is, essentially, a synonym for a type of neural network approach.... Read more »