Technology

Comey: FBI Wants 'Adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker | Aug 31
Widespread encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," FBI Director James Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium.

Feds Turn to Space Experts NASA for Small-Drone Traffic Plan

PERSONAL TECH | By Dave Kolpack | Aug 31
As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth.

In Drought, Drones Help California Farmers Save Every Drop

PERSONAL TECH | By Scott Smith | Aug 31
In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource. Drones could be a useful new tool.

Fitbit Motivational Feature to Take Users on Virtual Hikes

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 31
Fitbit wants to help you exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of your neighborhood.

Apple Expected to Show New iPhone at Event Next Week

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 30
Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.