Nest Security Camera Knows Who’s Home With Google Face Tech

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s going on in people’s homes. The Nest Cam IQ, unveiled Wednesday, will be Nest’s first device to draw […]

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It’s a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion back in November that it was “pretty crazy” to think that false news on Facebook influenced […]

$14.5M Aviation Factory Opens in West Michigan

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (AP) — An aviation manufacturer has opened a $14.5 million factory in west Michigan so Muskegon-area workers can build engine parts for Boeing 777 airplanes. Johnson Technology’s Brilliant Factory in Norton Shores held a grand opening Monday, the Muskegon Chronicle reported. A company release said the 35,000-square-foot facility links design, engineering, manufacturing, […]

Five Reasons Amazon is Experimenting With Physical Stores

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Is the online giant of retail also looking to conquer physical stores? Amazon has been dabbling in physical retail since 2015, during which time it’s opened a half-dozen bookstores that double as gadget emporia, a score of campus bookstores that don’t sell books and a convenience store without […]

Amazon’s Streaming Software Powers New Smart TVs

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s streaming TV software will appear on a new line of smart TVs designed to blend streaming TV services and over-the-air channels, but not cable packages. The TVs from Element Electronics will be sold under the Element and Westinghouse brands and will cost more than regular smart TVs […]