Airbnb helps cities prep for disasters

Targeted by regulators, the online room rental service is making nice with cities by offering help during disasters.

A conceptual photograph of Rezence, a next-generation wireless charging technology that uses magnetic resonance to transfer energy.

Within grasp: A world without (charging) wires

Cars, medical devices, industrial machines, and oh yes, your phone—the tech industry is hard at work developing ways to cut the cord. Standing in its way: physics and a nasty war over standards.


Why customers forgave Netflix

Just three years ago, customers were miffed when the company raised prices and split DVD rentals from its streaming service.