The latest blog posts from our WRAL TechWire and WRAL editors.
In a blog post, Tesla called the death of an Ohio man while his car was using "Autopilot" "a tragic loss" and reiterated some warnings about the Autopilot feature. Plus: Watch a video of how Autopilot works.
The death of a Joshua Brown, 40, who was using Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous mode could add to the public's apprehension of driverless cars even before they reach the road in big numbers. Most major automakers and technology companies, including Google and Uber, are working on fully autonomous cars, and have worried that a highly publicized crash could hurt those efforts.
Bioventus, a biotech startup formed in 2012, is mulling going public. In an SEC filing, the company outlines its "strengths" and strategy for potential investors to consider. But the crucial question is: What will Wall Street think?
Growing demand for natural products by health-conscious consumers has prompted Gaia Herbs to begin a nearly $5 million expansion of its production facilities in Brevard.
In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: NBC to offer Olympic content in virtual reality; Netflix to boost original content from Asia; startups look to redesign the breast pump; and Google Calendar suffers an outage.
The Associated Press and Minor League Baseball are teaming up with Durham-based Automated Insights for game coverage using robotic writing software. The news service says it now can provide stories about all games played by 142 teams across 13 different leagues.
Analysis: The General Assembly's passage of the NC PACES Act is big news for the state's startups and non-accredited investors. "After 3.5 years in the making, intrastate investment crowdfunding is finally coming to North Carolina!" says lawyer and crowdfunding supporter Benji Jones. Se explains what the law means once it is signed - as expected - by Gov. Pat McCrory.
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Vice President Joe Biden threatens drug makers over trial information; Windows 10 gets an update; Dow Chemical to cut N.C. jobs; and China's top Internet regulator is replaced.
Facebook is bringing its "TechPrep" initiative to Durham for a workshop. The program aims to encourage more children to become interested in computer science.
Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders,Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior -- while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. "We believe that by providing people with more choices, we can help them make better decisions; and by using new technology we can improve safety for everyone on the road," an Uber exec says.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: IBM's Watson to tackle cancer and GSK to speed up drug development; NASA fires a Mars booster (see video, photos); Mark Zuckerberg's new wall angers neighbors in Hawaii; and the FDA approves a pill to treat hepatitis C.
A "My Activity" tool from Google "reaffirms Google knows basically everything about you," says website Android Police. Google says the site is designed to give users more control over their Internet accounts.