A drone will protect your house

Forget your old alarm system. A new startup wants to turn drones into guardian angels for our homes. Broadband at home, motion sensors and high definition video cameras led to a renaissance in home security systems over the past decade. But big problems remain in residential security, says Alex Pachikov, CEO and cofounder of Sunflower…

EMV Chip Cards

If you haven’t already, expect to receive new EMV-chip credit and debit cards from your card issuers. The name EMV comes from its original developers, Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. The difference between chip cards and traditional magnetic stripe cards is the computer chip on the front of the EMV card. These chip cards are inserted…

Girls Who Code

There’s no question that women are underrepresented in science and technology fields. According to the organization Girls Who Code, 74 percent of girls in middle school express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), yet only .3 percent of high school girls choose STEM as a college major. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit…

Self-driving car at fault in accident

Even self-driving cars can cause fender-benders. That’s what Google admitted when it said one of its self-driving cars was at least partially responsible for an accident with a city bus. Google has previously said there were 17 minor accidents involving its self-driving cars, but said none of them had been the cars’ fault. But on…