Los Angeles Times : Technology (10)

Gamers won 'Battlefront 2' spat with EA, but in-game purchases will probably persist

If you've already paid $60 for a video game, haven't you spent enough? That's the question Electronic Arts, or EA, the maker of games including the Madden NFL series, FIFA and Battlefield, has to answer after angering customers who eagerly anticipated one of its biggest holiday releases, Star...

Why this year's top tech gifts cost about a grand

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits. Technology companies, which make the bulk of their money during the holiday season, are starting to diversify more and move upscale. Which means there...

As harassment scandal reaches tech industry, start-ups look for ways to check bad behavior

Venture capitalists have long had god-like status in the tech industry. Founders venerate them because they need their money. Limited partners eagerly throw billions of dollars their way, enamored by their outsized investment returns. But now, after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct...

Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise next year

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Executive Meg Whitman will leave her role in early 2018, the company announced Tuesday. Antonio Neri, HP Enterprise's current president, will take over Feb. 1. The move marks the end of a turbulent period for the Palo Alto firm, which was restructured under ...

Tesla's Semi and Roadster impress, but 'production hell' raises doubts about follow-through

Elon Musk wowed the world with the introduction of a new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck Thursday night, as well as a sexy new $200,000 Roadster sports car that goes from zero to 60 mph in an unheard-of 1.9 seconds. The Roadster was a surprise, intended, Musk said, to give a hard-core smackdown ...

Tesla's Semi and Roadster impress, but 'production hell' raises doubts about follow-through

Elon Musk wowed the world with the introduction of a new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck Thursday night, as well as a sexy new $200,000 Roadster sports car that goes from zero to 60 mph in an unheard-of 1.9 seconds. The Roadster was a surprise, intended, Musk said, to give a hard core smackdown ...

Apple won't launch its HomePod smart speaker in time for the holidays

Apple Inc. said Friday that it's pushing back its plans for a Siri-powered smart speaker until sometime early next year. The HomePod speaker was announced in June, with an initial launch date set for December. Apple said that its smart speaker will be able to control home appliances and take ...

Twitter unverifies some white nationalists

Twitter Inc. removed the blue "verification" check mark from the accounts of a handful of prominent white nationalists and members of the far right, and issued new guidelines after the uproar that followed its decision to verify the organizer of the Unite the Right' rally that took place in ...

Forget $700 juicers — this venture fund wants to help solve middle-class problems

Silicon Valley investors love to fund companies that solve problems. But the start-ups that get funded aren't always the ones tackling issues that are most pressing to the average American. Venture capital firm and start-up incubator Kairos wants to change that with a $25-million fund ...

TV stations are about to track you and sell targeted ads, just like Google and Facebook

The same weirdly specific ads you see online that are tailored to your behavior soon could appear on your local television network, thanks to looming policy changes by federal regulators. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Thursday on rules designed to promote the spread...