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09/18/2019

Men Arrested at Courthouse Say They Were Sent to Test Its Security The two men were arrested late at night after alarms went off, according to documents. The state said it “did not intend, or anticipate, those effort...
00:32, 09/18/2019

Apple iPhone 11 review roundup: Should you buy one? Apple iPhone 11 reviews hit the web early Tuesday morning, with most of the reviews focused on the upgrades to the iPhone's internals, including its ...
18:18, 09/17/2019

Can we create new land to save the fragile Mississippi delta? Every 90 minutes, land the size of one American football field disappears from the Mississippi delta and coastal ecosystem. A giant model could be ke...
10:48, 09/17/2019

Army AI Task Force builds new prototypes for armored vehicles Streamlining multiple targeting sensors to destroy long-range targets, arming forward-positioned robots to penetrate enemy defenses and receiving org...
02:48, 09/17/2019

7 smartphone maintenance tips to get the best performance Newly unboxed, a smartphone runs like a dream. The device is fresh and spotless, and it has that “new phone” scent. But as time goes by, your phone l...
03:17, 09/15/2019

Dozens of anti-ICE protesters arrested at NYC Microsoft store New York City police said Saturday that 76 immigration policy protesters had been arrested at a demonstration outside Microsoft's flagship store in m...
03:17, 09/15/2019

House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms Lawmakers investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the companies detailed requests for infor...
22:01, 09/13/2019

How to check if your iPad has malware For some people, buying Apple products over any other brand is simply a preference. Sometimes it’s because devices like iPhones, iPads and Mac comput...
19:00, 09/13/2019

YouTube’s PewDiePie pulls $50G pledge to Jewish anti-hate group after apparent backlash from fans Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg is pulling his $50,000 pledge to the Anti-Defamation League after his announcement apparently prompted a backlash from so...
05:16, 09/13/2019

California's facial recognition ban for police body cameras heads to governor's desk California could soon become the largest state to ban the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement body cameras, a significant milesto...
05:16, 09/13/2019

Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes peopl...
04:48, 09/13/2019

Report reveals no-deal Brexit impact – here's what you need to know Shortages of fresh foods, medicines and petrol predicted in Operation Yellowhammer Brexit planning report, as well as problems sharing data between t...
23:32, 09/12/2019

Generator that runs on heat escaping to the sky can charge phones A thermoelectric generator that produces off-grid electricity at night from heat radiating from the ground can power lights and phones in remote area...
23:32, 09/12/2019

Netanyahu denies writing message that caused Facebook to sanction his page's chatbot over hate speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied writing a message that caused Facebook to sanction his page for a violation of its hate speech p...
17:48, 09/12/2019

Apple iPhone 11 camera cluster triggers some people’s 'fear of small holes' Apple unveiled its new iPhone 11 devices in a blaze of publicity Tuesday, although images of the phones’ new camera cluster are apparently sparking s...
13:32, 09/12/2019

Majority of Americans trust police to use facial recognition responsibly A majority of Americans trust law enforcement agencies to use facial recognition technology responsibly and say it's okay to use the controversial to...
13:32, 09/12/2019

Australia's anti-encryption law is hurting press and personal privacy Many politicians are calling for anti-encryption laws. Australia has already implemented one, and it is damaging tech firms, user privacy and freedom...
03:48, 09/12/2019

Facebook must come clean and hand over election campaign data After fake news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook promised to give researchers data on its political influence. They are still waiting, sa...
03:48, 09/12/2019

Army develops new drone-killing technology They can form swarms of hundreds of mini, precision-guided explosives, overwhelm radar or simply blanket an area with targeting sensors. They can pai...
08:48, 09/11/2019

281 alleged email scammers arrested in global crackdown The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 281 suspects had been arrested around the world in connection with email scams and wire transfer fra...
08:48, 09/11/2019

How to Decide Between Apple’s New iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max Apple on Tuesday unveiled a trio of new iPhone models: The iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new iPhones came alongside a ...
04:32, 09/11/2019

Here’s Everything Apple Announced Today, From New iPhones to Its Netflix Competitor Apple on Tuesday revealed the company’s upcoming fall lineup of updated devices, including a trio of new iPhones, a more versatile iPad and an...
04:32, 09/11/2019

Is Google doing enough to protect kids from disturbing YouTube videos? “Paw Patrol” is all the rage with kids. “We were unable to find the videos described on YouTube Kids, our standalone app for kids to more safely expl...
21:48, 09/10/2019

Margrethe Vestager Gains Expanded E.U. Role Regulating Digital Economy Ursula von der Leyen, the new leader of the European Union’s executive arm, is calling for growing oversight of digital commerce and an expanded role...
17:16, 09/10/2019

Navy revs up information warfare to stop enemy missiles, weapons If enemy cruise missiles, helicopter gunfire and even fighter-jet launched bombs close in on Navy surface ships at sea, service commanders could empl...
03:16, 09/10/2019

Fake news on Instagram could cause big problems in 2020, report claims Instagram could become the new breeding groud for disinformation in the lead up to the 2020 election because bad actors are adapting their tactics fo...
03:16, 09/10/2019

Dozens of Google employees were reportedly retaliated against for reporting harassment Dozens of Google employees claim that when they filed complaints about harassment with human resources, they were retaliated against, according to a ...
03:16, 09/10/2019

Guilt-free online shopping is possible if we reinvent home delivery The boom in online retail has left our streets clogged with polluting delivery vans. We navigate the high-tech solutions that will distribute your pa...
15:32, 09/09/2019

How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech Inside a sunny conference room on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., a small team of employees is describing how technology can save the world. ...
15:48, 09/08/2019

10 clever things you never knew your iPad could do iPads are everywhere now. Workers carry them around offices. Patrons order food on iPads in restaurants. Entire stores have traded their cash registe...
15:16, 09/08/2019

Apple had Siri deflect questions about #MeToo and feminism, leaked papers reveal An Apple project to rewrite how the Siri voice assistant handles sensitive topics like feminism and the #MeToo movement told developers to either not...
07:00, 09/07/2019

Amazon Pushes Fast Shipping but Avoids Responsibility for the Human Cost The retail giant directs the destinations, deadlines and routes for its network of contract delivery drivers. But when they crash, Amazon is held har...
01:32, 09/07/2019

When the A.I. Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says After losing top professors, college students are less likely to create artificial intelligence start-ups and get less venture funding, the research ...
01:32, 09/07/2019

New Google and Facebook Inquiries Show Big Tech Scrutiny Is Rare Bipartisan Act Democrats and Republicans at both the federal and state levels are uniting to investigate the power of Big Tech and, potentially, to rein in the domi...
01:32, 09/07/2019

Beware of creepy 'SIM swap' fraud that lets hackers take over your phone and steal your money Experts have warned consumers to be on guard against “SIM swapping” when hackers move a victim’s phone number onto a mobile device that they control....
00:00, 09/07/2019

DMVs are selling your data and making millions, documents reportedly reveal Motor vehicle departments around the United States are taking drivers' personal information and selling it to a range of businesses, including privat...
00:00, 09/07/2019

State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding ...
18:32, 09/06/2019

Facebook targeted in antitrust probe led by New York Attorney General New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in an antitrust investigation into Facebook for allege...
17:16, 09/06/2019

NASA discovers mysterious green light that quickly disappeared NASA has spotted something mysterious in deep space that it can't quite explain — bright flashes of green and blue spots that appeared and disappeare...
17:16, 09/06/2019

Navy enhances small boat attack defenses Should swarms of armed small boats seek to surround, overwhelm and confuse large Navy ships in a coordinated barrage of attacks, surface ship radar c...
10:00, 09/06/2019

Jeffrey Epstein’s Donations Create a Schism at M.I.T.’s Revered Media Lab The proudly contrarian lab has been divided since its director disclosed that he had taken money from the disgraced financier. Its efforts at healing...
05:00, 09/06/2019

After Breakneck Expansion, WeWork Stumbles as It Nears I.P.O. In a sign that investors are growing wary of fast-growing, money-losing start-ups, shares may be offered at a big discount to their January valuation...
05:00, 09/06/2019

How to make a remote-controlled pest-proof bird feeder The first part of a two-stage project to make a bird feeder that you can open and close at will, keeping out unwanted guests and letting birds eat in...
23:32, 09/05/2019

Facebook’s New Dating Feature Lets You Pick a ‘Secret Crush’ From Your Instagram Network (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s new dating feature has led to at least one important match: The marriage of users’ Facebook and Insta...
22:00, 09/05/2019

‘Control’ Feels Like What Would Happen if David Lynch Made a Video Game The Oldest House is a maze of concrete and paperwork. It’s a building full of secrets, stuffed top to bottom with government bureaucrats, some ...
22:00, 09/05/2019

Activists demand facial recognition ban for law enforcement in major new push A coalition of activist groups representing more than 15 million combined members is pushing for a federal ban on law enforcement's use of facial rec...
13:32, 09/05/2019

The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping Amazon directs the destinations, deadlines and routes for its network of contract delivery drivers. But when they crash, the retail giant is shielded...
09:32, 09/05/2019

Popular YouTube Toy Review Channel Accused of Blurring Lines for Ads In a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, a watchdog group said Ryan ToysReview, which has 21 million subscribers, didn’t properly disclose ads...
01:32, 09/05/2019

Soldiers may 'wear' unhackable computers into combat The age is fast emerging wherein forward-operating soldier sensors, weapons and networking technologies will all rely upon secure computing to perfor...
22:32, 09/04/2019

YouTube removed 17,000 channels, 500 million comments under new hateful conduct policy YouTube has removed more than 17,000 channels and 100,000 videos, along with at least 500 million comments, since the company announced a broad crack...
22:32, 09/04/2019

Google targeted in new antitrust probe by state attorneys general More than half of America's state attorneys general are set to announce a new probe into Google over possible antitrust violations in a huge escalati...
22:32, 09/04/2019

Facebook says Homeland Security can't make fake accounts Facebook said on Tuesday that it would be against its rules for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to create fake profiles to monitor the socia...
22:32, 09/04/2019

YouTube to pay massive $170M fine as it settles claims it violated children's privacy laws Google-owned YouTube has settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General, offering to pay a fine of $170 million on alleg...
22:32, 09/04/2019

Privacy fears swirl around app that turns people into 'movie stars' Zao, a Chinese app that uses ‘deepfake’ technology to let users superimpose themselves onto the faces of movie and TV stars has sparked a privacy bac...
22:32, 09/04/2019

Green Beret recounts escaping death in Taliban ambush A distant, flashing image of blue sky, rolling mountains and snowy rivers visited itself upon an injured soldier having narrowly escaped death in a v...
22:32, 09/04/2019

To Prepare for 2020 Election, Tech Companies Are Said to Meet With U.S. Officials Security teams from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft met with members of the F.B.I., Department of Homeland Security and others on Wednesday, ...
21:00, 09/04/2019

A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college...
20:32, 09/04/2019

Satellite image captures a hyperconnected English Channel at work Will this satellite image of a crowded, connected, English Channel with busy shipping routes, grids of wind farms and scuttling ferries change in fut...
20:32, 09/03/2019

Dr. Donald Lindberg, 85, Dies; Opened Medical Research to the World As director of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, he digitized its holdings to make them available to experts glo...
02:32, 09/03/2019

China social media censorship: how does it work? In China, posting banned words on social media can get you in trouble with the authorities. Chinese writer Karoline Kan explains how people try to ge...
12:32, 09/02/2019

From driverless cars to AI bridges, are we giving up too much control? The cars will be beautiful in a future where AIs are in control and even build instant bridges, but a new exhibition at London's Science Museum asks ...
14:48, 09/01/2019

Amazon's Ring gave police statistics about users who refused law enforcement requests Ring, the home security company owned by Amazon, tracked how users responded to law enforcement requests for footage captured by its doorbell video d...
17:48, 08/31/2019

90-year-old inventor of the ATM celebrates its 50th birthday, admits wife has never used one It was a cool Friday afternoon in 1968 and businessman Donald Wetzel needed money to travel before the end of the weekend. The then-40-year-old exami...
02:16, 08/31/2019

Grand jury indicts 8 Netflix wannabes who claimed to have more content than Netflix, Hulu Eight people were charged by a federal grand jury with running two large-scale, illegal TV and movie streaming services, the Department of Justice sa...
02:16, 08/31/2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's own account was hacked, used to post vulgar messages Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears to have been hacked on his own platform as his account posted several offensive tweets -- all of which were deleted w...
02:16, 08/31/2019

Google legal chief David Drummond accused of romances with subordinates in defiance of rules Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond regularly ignored the company's policy against office romances with subordinates, a scathing new blog post ...
02:16, 08/31/2019

Group slams Facebook and fact-checker, threatens lawsuit over ‘false’ rating of abortion claim Pro-life group Live Action is considering its legal options after one of the group's key statements was labeled “false” by a fact checking organizati...
02:16, 08/31/2019

Google Researchers Found an Extremely Nasty iPhone Security Flaw On the same day Apple revealed the date for its latest iPhone event, Google’s privacy team said it had discovered a two-year long vulnerability...
19:48, 08/30/2019

Army sets sights on new air-dropped fast-attack vehicle If a large mechanized unit of armored ground forces were “closing” with an enemy amid heavy artillery and cannon fire - but did not have overhead air...
18:16, 08/30/2019

Air Force and DARPA prepare to shoot new hypersonic weapon Pentagon and industry developers are now testing a new series of hypersonic weapons prototypes as part of a large-scale effort to fast-track the weap...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Secretive US government agency needs 'underground lair' by Friday A U.S. government agency that birthed the network which became the Internet, and has explored a host high-tech projects including neural implants for...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Classroom field trips via VR become a national trend It’s back-to-school season and students could be taking field trips to places like the Grand Canyon, ancient Rome, inside a human brain, underwater, ...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Rare Steve Jobs-autographed 'Toy Story' poster sells for big bucks at auction A rare "Toy Story" poster signed by Apple and Pixar co-founder Steve Jobs sold at auction this week for $31,250, setting a record for a poster signed...
17:48, 08/30/2019

iPhone hack attack: Google says hackers placed 'monitoring implants' in iPhones Google security researchers say that hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse” and placing “monitoring implants” on Apple's smart...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Uncle Sam wants hackers to help it bolster US national security The annual "hacker" conference known as DEF CON has been a target for undercover domestic intelligence agencies, and even foreign spies allegedly pos...
17:48, 08/30/2019

Uber and Lyft to Spend $60 Million to Maintain California Driver Status A state legislative proposal called Assembly Bill 5 could could give drivers more employee rights. The companies said they are willing to start a bal...
01:16, 08/30/2019

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves? Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may bec...
18:16, 08/29/2019

Doorbell-cam company Ring partners with 405 police agencies across US to share footage, fight crime Amazon's doorbell-camera company Ring has partnered with more than 400 law enforcement agencies across the country to give them potential access to v...
09:48, 08/29/2019

Apple tightens privacy rules on listening to Siri recordings SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant ...
01:48, 08/29/2019

UK police are using AI to spot spikes in Brexit-related hate crimes The UK police are monitoring hundreds of thousands of Twitter posts containing hate speech every day to try to predict spikes in hate crime in the ru...
16:16, 08/28/2019

Palantir's work with ICE prompts LGBTQ tech conference to disinvite it Software company Palantir has been disinvited from a major LGBTQ tech conference because of public objection to its work with Immigration and Customs...
10:48, 08/28/2019

Rare Steve Jobs autographed 'Toy Story' poster up for auction A rare "Toy Story" poster signed by Pixar and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is slated to go up for auction this week and it could fetch a princely sum....
22:48, 08/27/2019

US eyes ransomware threat to voter databases prior to 2020 election The U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to protect voter registration databases from ransomware attacks in the run-up to the 2020 presidential ...
22:48, 08/27/2019

Pentagon drafts plans to combat hypersonic weapons attacks They unleash destruction traveling at five times the speed of sound. They maneuver with computerized precision while descending back into the earth’s...
22:48, 08/27/2019

Beware Medicare scammers, warns FCC chief The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is out with a new warning for the elderly. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in an interview with Fox News on Monday ...
12:48, 08/27/2019

Bubbles show their iridescent beauty as light journeys through The beautiful iridescence of bubbles is captured in this image – shortlisted for a prize – as light reflects and refracts as it passes through bubble...
11:48, 08/27/2019

Lawsuit Over Computer Chips Invokes Trade War With China Globalfoundries has accused T.S.M.C., a competitor in Taiwan, of infringing on 16 patents in a suit that could also affect companies like Apple and G...
05:48, 08/27/2019

Diver finds GoPro containing last glimpse of man who drowned in 2017, returns 'priceless' footage to his kin A diver was intrigued to find a sunken GoPro near a Tennessee waterfall. But when he accessed the footage on the device, he realized that he had a “p...
01:16, 08/27/2019

Google cracks down on political speech among its workforce Google is cracking down on political speech at work amid a widespread backlash from politicians, activist groups and its own employees over a host of...
01:16, 08/27/2019

Amazon slammed over product safety issues Amazon could be committing "widespread deception" by selling thousands of products without any warnings despite goods having been deemed unsafe, acco...
01:16, 08/27/2019

Why are people still dying of malaria when we have a treatment? Ugandan inventor Brian Gitta created a way to test for malaria without a blood sample. He hopes it will help people get vital treatment faster, and e...
15:48, 08/26/2019

US tech industry sees growing wave of employee activism Despite six-figure salaries and unlimited vacation time, many tech workers are questioning the effects of their work and joining forces with their mo...
06:48, 08/26/2019

6 clever ways to end robotext spam messages before it’s too late If you thought robocalls were annoying, get ready. Spammy text messages promising free gift cards, low credit card interest rates, debt relief servic...
15:48, 08/24/2019

Qualcomm Wins Reprieve in F.T.C. Antitrust Case With Appeals Court Ruling A federal appeals court ruled that the chip maker did not have to modify key business practices while the court reviews a lower-court ruling against ...
02:16, 08/24/2019

Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good With glass interior walls, exposed plumbing and a staff of young researchers dressed like Urban Outfitters models, New York University’s AI Now...
01:16, 08/24/2019

Mind meld: Artificial intelligence is improving the way humans think When AIs and humans work together they discover superior solutions to the world’s problems that would elude either working alone. Together, they will...
23:16, 08/23/2019

Inside China's attempt to boost crop yields with electric fields In greenhouses across China, scientists are exposing lettuces and cucumbers to powerful electric fields in an attempt to make them grow faster. Can e...
23:16, 08/23/2019

Army sets sights on lasers for infantry troops U.S. Army Infantry units fight door-to-door in Close-Quarter-Combat in high-threat urban environments, advance through wooded, rocky terrain to maneu...
08:48, 08/23/2019

Google removes 210 YouTube channels in Hong Kong misinformation crackdown Google said Thursday that it had shut down 210 YouTube channels after the company learned they were tied to misinformation about the pro-democracy pr...
08:48, 08/23/2019

YouTube Disables 200 Videos Believed to Be Spreading Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests (SAN FRANCISCO) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinforma...
04:48, 08/23/2019

Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81 A computer scientist who devised the first flight simulator and paved the way for internet voice calls, cloud computing and online dating. (He marrie...
22:48, 08/22/2019

Apple Is Planning New iPhones, iPads and MacBooks This Year. Here’s What to Know Apple is readying a clutch of new hardware for the coming weeks and months, including “Pro” iPhones, upgrades to iPads and its largest la...
17:16, 08/22/2019

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination It’s time to Get Good with Tyler Blevins, a.k.a. Ninja, one of the most famous and highest-paid e-sports athletes around. That’s the titl...
15:48, 08/22/2019

How To Make Your Phone’s Battery Last Longer You’ve probably noticed your phone’s battery life decreasing over time. It’s not just in your head — as batteries age, they g...
09:16, 08/22/2019

That Instagram Post Everyone Is Sharing Is Just Another Viral Hoax This week, celebrities including Usher, Pink, and Leslie Bibb, along with politicians like former Texas governor Rick Perry, shared identical Instagr...
09:16, 08/22/2019

M.I.T. Media Lab in Crisis After 2 Scholars Vow to Leave Over Epstein Ties After last week’s apology from the research center’s director, Joichi Ito, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias said they were protesting the institu...
03:16, 08/22/2019

YouTube pressured to kick Chinese state media ads off platform over misinformation YouTube users are pressuring the video platform to take down advertisements for China Central Television (CCTV), a state media channel accused of spr...
01:16, 08/22/2019

F-35 set for laser boost Fighter Jet laser weapons are on the fast track, expected to bring new air attack options to “burn holes” through enemy targets at the speed of light...
01:16, 08/22/2019

Fake news can lead to false memories, new study claims Voters could form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories if those articles align with their existing political beliefs, according to new...
01:16, 08/22/2019

YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost Rich Abernathy was filming a dive for YouTube when he found an old GoPro partly buried in the muck. “It’s like he’s right here,” said Robin McCrear o...
23:48, 08/21/2019

Amazon's Ring barred police from using 'surveillance' to describe its products Amazon's home security company Ring deleted the term "surveillance" from a statement that law enforcement officials gave to local news outlets, publi...
20:48, 08/21/2019

Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is laun...
09:16, 08/21/2019

7 back-to-school gadgets to help you focus When school starts, it still feels like summer. These gadgets will combat the transition back to full-day classes in high school or college when the ...
00:16, 08/21/2019

Facebook's anti-conservative bias audit sparks backlash A Facebook audit which found the company needs to do "significant work" to satisfy the concerns of conservatives has prompted a backlash from conserv...
00:16, 08/21/2019

Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcasts rising in popularity, it’s no surprise that companies are producing their own. What’s more surprising is that people are actually liste...
19:48, 08/20/2019

How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades...
19:48, 08/20/2019

Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the probl...
16:48, 08/20/2019

Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Towns, Authorities Say The state declined to say which towns were affected by the coordinated cyberattack. But one expert said it could signal more such attacks in the futu...
12:00, 08/20/2019

H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here’s Why You Should Care. If you’re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it’ll be everywhere, but here’s why it’s ...
08:00, 08/20/2019

The Pentagon’s cruise missile test will open up new strike possibilities for the US military The Pentagon has shot off a developing land-fired cruise missile in a successful test of an emerging weapons system able to hit long-range targets fr...
01:32, 08/20/2019

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook together suspended hundreds of accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy proteste...
01:32, 08/20/2019

To Power A.I., Start-Up Creates a Giant Computer Chip The chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks. But its complexity and size (as big as a plate) could be a challe...
19:32, 08/19/2019

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it) Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you ...
19:00, 08/19/2019

7 back-to-school gadgets for an epic college dorm room College starts up for students this month, which means only one thing: it’s time to plan out the ultimate dorm room. For those who want the latest an...
19:00, 08/19/2019

Conspiracy Theories Might Sound Crazy, But Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D...
18:00, 08/19/2019

Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Re...
03:48, 08/18/2019

Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive b...
23:00, 08/16/2019

Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency de...
23:00, 08/16/2019

Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to chan...
23:00, 08/16/2019

Instagram Will Enable Users to Flag Posts They Think Are Fake Instagram users in the U.S. will soon be able to report content they deem to be fake as the Facebook-owned app joins the fight against online misinfo...
17:32, 08/16/2019

Use These 11 Tips to Get (Even More) Productive in Google Docs Nearly everyone needs a place to do some serious writing, whether it’s the notebook in your bag or the text editor on your computer. For the mi...
00:32, 08/16/2019

Philadelphia shootout: No evidence that suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops, police say The Philadelphia Police Department has not yet found any evidence that the suspected gunman who wounded six police officers during an hourslong stand...
00:00, 08/16/2019

Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “...
00:00, 08/16/2019

Army details future 'tactical' war network If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a large...
00:00, 08/16/2019

Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amaz...
00:00, 08/16/2019

Philadelphia shootout: Suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops that left 6 officers wounded, report says The suspected gunman who wounded six police officers in Philadelphia during an hourslong standoff was live-streaming the gun battle on Facebook, acco...
16:00, 08/15/2019

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Bord...
02:32, 08/15/2019

WeWork Takes Key Step Toward I.P.O., Citing Heady Growth and Huge Losses A public offering by the firm, which leases shared office space, will be a major test of investors’ appetite for fast-growing but unprofitable start-...
16:32, 08/14/2019

The US Army is developing AI missiles that find their own targets The US Army wants to build smart missiles that will use AI to select their targets, raising concerns that the technology will be a form of lethal aut...
16:00, 08/14/2019

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerato...
14:00, 08/14/2019

Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's fac...
05:16, 08/14/2019

F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by ...
05:16, 08/14/2019

Amazon's Choice under fire amid widespread fraud in recommendations A group of senators are demanding that Amazon explain how it comes up with its well-known "Amazon Choice" label, a mark of distinction that earns cer...
05:16, 08/14/2019

FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms...
05:16, 08/14/2019

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Audio of Its Users’ Conversations Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowl...
03:16, 08/14/2019

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All—Unless it Doesn’t You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as “The AI Doctor Will See You Now,&rdquo...
21:16, 08/13/2019

The hardest thing about robots? Teaching them to cope with us Humans are spectacularly weird and unpredictable. Computer scientist Anca Dragan is working on helpful robots that understand how we get things wrong...
15:00, 08/13/2019

Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for contin...
05:32, 08/13/2019

Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new...
05:32, 08/13/2019

#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement we...
05:32, 08/13/2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review: Grab a Pal and Fight Some Nazis I overextended myself, something I tend to do in these kinds of games. My friend and I had a simple mission: traverse a zeppelin and take down a Nazi...
00:32, 08/13/2019

One of the Best Indie Video Games of 2015 Is Back As a Deluxe Edition What happens to us when we die? In the world of Gravity Ghosts, an indie platformer from developer Ivy Games, spirits ascend to a celestial realm whe...
00:32, 08/13/2019

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ransomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras ...
23:32, 08/12/2019

Hackers could use Wi-Fi to install ranomware on DSLR cameras Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi let people quickly send images to other devices. But a vulnerability in the process could leave people’s cameras ...
10:32, 08/11/2019

Samaritan: Revolutionary app lets users directly donate to and interact with the homeless in their neighborhoods In November of 2015, Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in Seattle and watched wincingly as a man begged. It was that one encounter that spurred...
21:00, 08/09/2019

How US sub-hunting planes track Chinese submarines The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, ...
09:32, 08/09/2019

Microsoft contractors are listening to your intimate conversations on Skype calls: report Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal, intimate conversations of Skype users via the app's translation service, according to a ...
09:32, 08/09/2019

Self-repairing robots that sense and fix damage developed by scientists The much heralded robot apocalypse -- which may be many years, or decades, away -- is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to...
09:32, 08/09/2019

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its pr...
09:32, 08/09/2019

Here’s How to Free Up Space On Your iPhone When you get a new iPhone, you almost never think about how much space you’re using. Go ahead and pile up those movies, music and apps. Never d...
16:32, 08/08/2019

Why genetically modified 'golden rice' failed to conquer the world 20 years ago, genetically engineered rice with its increased nutritional content seemed a sure-fire win – but that reckoned without implacable critic...
15:00, 08/08/2019

How to build your own intruder alarm with basic electronics Worried about unwanted visitors in your garden? Here's how to build a simple alarm system with basic electronics, a plastic folder, kitchen foil and ...
15:00, 08/08/2019

The NHS is setting up a lab for medical artificial intelligence The National Health Service in England is setting up a research lab to build artificial intelligence that could help treat conditions including cance...
15:00, 08/08/2019

Outshining fossil fuel: Your guide to the revolution in solar energy Solar power is getting so cheap it is overtaking fossil fuels – and that’s without next-generation photovoltaic technology and artificial photosynthe...
15:00, 08/08/2019

GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley h...
00:32, 08/08/2019

Elizabeth Warren calls for $85 billion public broadband investment Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to invest $85 billion in publicly owned and operated broadband networks to expand ...
00:32, 08/08/2019

Facebook fails to stop flood of fake reviews, investigative body says Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told to fix the pr...
04:00, 08/07/2019

Why Video Game Creators Are Skipping the Bloodshed and Making ‘Pacifist Games’ Instead A deer and a fawn are lost far from home, with no idea where they are or how they can get back to the woods. With the help of glowing antlers, curios...
00:32, 08/07/2019

Google's history of clashing with conservatives A former Google engineer who claims he was fired for his conservative beliefs isn't the first person to claim the Silicon Valley giant's office cultu...
19:00, 08/06/2019

No link between video games and violence, studies say NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines fo...
19:00, 08/06/2019

Horrific footage of Christchurch mosque shooting surfaces on YouTube and Instagram Almost five months after 51 people were massacred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sick footage of the killings can still be seen on YouT...
19:00, 08/06/2019

F-35C may get massive firepower boost As the F-35C becomes officially deemed “operational” and “ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand ...
19:00, 08/06/2019

Neuroscientist Ed Boyden is decoding the brain with the power of light Understanding the workings of our minds is one of science's greatest challenges. With the help of flashing lights and materials used in diapers, we c...
15:32, 08/06/2019

Behind the Scenes, 8chan Scrambles to Get Back Online In a digital chain effect, tech providers pulled support for 8chan, illustrating a complex network of companies that are crucial to keeping websites ...
03:00, 08/06/2019

Google-owned artificial intelligence can predict acute kidney injury before doctors Researchers at Google's DeepMind Health say that have developed an AI that is capable of spotting symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI) 48 hours befo...
21:32, 08/05/2019

FTC probes Amazon deal that booted Apple refurbishers Amazon's deal to sell official Apple products is facing a possible Federal Trade Commission investigation because the same deal also booted many thir...
21:32, 08/05/2019

El Paso shooting: 8chan offline after Internet company Cloudflare pulls support for 'cesspool of hate' online forum Controversial online forum 8chan is offline after Internet services company Cloudflare pulled its support for the site in the wake of the horrific El...
21:32, 08/05/2019

Cloudflare Chief Explains Decision to Ban 8Chan, Despite Reservations In a pair of interviews, Cloudflare's chief executive was torn about the decision. On one hand, 8chan was clearly reprehensible. But banning the site...
20:00, 08/05/2019

French inventor successfully soars over English Channel on hoverboard The French inventor of the jet-powered hoverboard soared over the English Channel despite wind gusts Sunday, becoming the first to cross the channel ...
06:32, 08/05/2019

French Hoverboard Inventor Successfully Flies Over the English Channel (ST. MARGARET’S BAY, England) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard...
16:32, 08/04/2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Is Only As Much Fun As the Friends You Play it With Fighting Thanos for control of the Infinity Stones shouldn’t be this dull. Wolverine, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk tore through the su...
20:32, 08/03/2019

Facebook Is Rebranding Instagram As ‘Instagram From Facebook’ in a Surprising and Controversial Move Facebook plans to attach its name to Instagram and WhatsApp, branding them “Instagram from Facebook” and “WhatsApp from Facebook.&r...
20:32, 08/03/2019

4 secret Netflix hacks and 1 bonus tip you'll wish you knew sooner Netflix isn’t exactly new anymore. The company started with mail-order DVDs, you may recall, before it revolutionized streaming video. Netflix has a ...
14:32, 08/03/2019

New missile defense tech destroys incoming nukes faster If a nuclear-armed enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile were speeding its way through space towards a heavily populated U.S. target, commanders i...
00:00, 08/03/2019

Apple ends practice of Siri contractors listening in on users Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users' Siri recordings to "grade" them, following an invesitgative report on the ...
00:00, 08/03/2019

The world's ageing dams are not built for ever more extreme weather A town in the UK has been evacuated after extreme rains eroded a dam’s spillway. It is just one of many ageing dams worldwide not designed for increa...
21:32, 08/02/2019

Fortnite Fortunes and Freakouts: Parents Grapple With an Obsession Fortnite, the widely popular video game, can lead to big financial wins for teenagers. But Times readers say its use also has parents struggling over...
21:00, 08/02/2019

Republican engineer fired by Google slams tech giant over alleged 'bullying' of conservatives: report A former Google engineer claims that he was blacklisted, bullied and ultimately fired by the tech giant all because of his conservative beliefs, The ...
13:32, 08/02/2019

Army refines wargames for multi-domain combat If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets and Navy destroyers were all able to seamlessly share sensitive targeting infor...
13:32, 08/02/2019

'Storm Area 51' craze continues as 2M people pledge to raid secret gov't military base The "Storm Area 51 event" event that went viral last month as people pledged to crash the secret military base in an attempt to "see them aliens" has...
13:32, 08/02/2019

Amazon drivers part of major theft ring, FBI says A theft ring in Washington state sold millions of dollars’ worth of stolen goods on Amazon.com in the past six years, and a pair of contract Amazon d...
13:32, 08/02/2019

How to suck water from desert air and quench the planet's thirst The global water supply is limited, and shortages will affect over 1.8 billion people by 2025. Fortunately, we've discovered a way to pull water from...
13:32, 08/02/2019

‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3’ Is Only As Much Fun As the Friends You Play it With Fighting Thanos for control of the Infinity Stones shouldn’t be this dull. Wolverine, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and the Hulk tore through the su...
20:00, 08/01/2019

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Prosecutors say the Seattle software engineer arrested over the hacking of Capital One repeatedly boasted about the hack and has threatened to “shoot...
12:32, 08/01/2019

Army tests robot-force attack on enemy 'tank ditch, minefield' Surging into heavy enemy fire, navigating rigorous terrain and forward-placing sensors and weapons close to enemy targets, teams of Army robots condu...
06:16, 08/01/2019

For Facebook and Google, huge fines will cause only limited harm Regulators have slapped Facebook and Google with some very large fines recently, but are the penalties really hurting the hugely profitable titans of...
06:16, 08/01/2019

Bots targeted race during Democratic debate, researchers say Bot-like accounts pushed the hashtag #DemDebateSoWhite during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, according to a report from s...
06:16, 08/01/2019

Apple Card, Apple's latest product, is coming next month Apple CEO Tim Cook said on the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings call that the Apple Card, Apple's entry into the credit card business, would l...
06:16, 08/01/2019

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the...
06:16, 08/01/2019

Unopened 1987 Nintendo video game found in attic, expected to sell for $10G A Nevada man found an unopened copy of Kid Icarus, a 1987 classic video game, in the attic of his childhood home which experts project to sell for at...
06:16, 08/01/2019

Fortnite Drew Imitators to Survival Games. Who Will Be the Last One Standing? The “fight for survival” type of games popularized by Fortnite has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs of saturation in the mar...
22:16, 07/31/2019

London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, but Raises Privacy Concerns DeepMind is at the forefront of bringing artificial intelligence to health care. That its parent company is Alphabet raises issues of patient privacy...
22:16, 07/31/2019

You Can’t Go Back to ‘Classic’ Gmail. But You Can Get Close — Here’s How Last year, Google began rolling out a major update for Gmail with lots of changes. Gone is the red, rectangular Compose button, for instance — ...
14:48, 07/31/2019

Roma Agrawal: The amazing engineer who designed the Shard's spire Structural engineer Roma Agrawal was part of the team that designed the spire topping London's tallest building. She also loves the Pantheon of Rome ...
18:16, 07/30/2019

Why video games struggle to navigate mental health’s tricky waters Video games are starting to tackle themes of mental health but to succeed they will need novel-like characterisation, says Jacob Aron in his monthly ...
18:16, 07/30/2019

Huawei’s Sales Jump Despite Trump’s Blacklisting Executives at the Chinese tech giant sounded exuberant about the firm’s ability to thrive, even if it ends up fully cut off from American technology....
13:48, 07/30/2019

Fortnite Is Here to Stay. Just Ask Its Competitors. Battle royale, a “fight for survival” genre popularized by Fortnite, has inspired imitators hoping to cash in. But there are signs that the market ha...
13:48, 07/30/2019

Sony wants to build a wearable 'air conditioner' Sony, via its experimental First Flight program, is crowdfunding a wearable "air conditioner" known as the Reon Pocket that people could wear as they...
22:48, 07/29/2019

Apple's Siri lets contractors hear couples having sex, confidential medical information: report Apple contract workers can overhear confidential medical information and couples having sex, as part of maintaining quality control for the tech gian...
22:48, 07/29/2019

Navy preps Littoral Combat Ship for massive 'blue water' warfare Destroying enemy helicopters on the open sea, hitting attacking enemy drones and countering opposing surface ships from safer stand-off distances are...
22:48, 07/29/2019

16-year-old wins $3M playing 'Fortnite' Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, won first place at the Solos competition at the first-ever Fortnite World Cup, winning $3 mi...
15:16, 07/29/2019

Science Museum’s Top Secret exhibition feeds spy-loving kid in us all From ciphers to cybersecurity, the child in you (and your children too) will love this amazingly detailed voyage into every nook and cranny of the se...
06:48, 07/29/2019

You can be sued for posting a negative online review Online reviews are a blessing and a curse. When they’re glowing, a single review can boost business and improve morale. A bad review can be hurtful a...
03:16, 07/29/2019

2 Officers Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’ One police officer from Gretna, La., referred to the congresswoman as a “vile idiot” and suggested she should be shot. Another officer liked the post...
15:48, 07/27/2019

Chris Hughes Worked to Create Facebook. Now, He Is Working to Break It Up. Mr. Hughes has joined two leading academics to argue to government officials that Facebook has engaged in anticompetitive behavior for almost a decad...
15:48, 07/27/2019

Russian suspect in $4B Bitcoin fraud is sued in California; US, Russia seek his extradition from Greece A Russian suspect linked to a $4 billion Bitcoin fraud case -- whose extradition from Greece is sought by U.S. authorities -- has now been hit with a...
13:48, 07/27/2019

British hacker avoids jail time, pleads guilty to creating malware British hacker Marcus Hutchins, who helped thwart a global cyberattack in 2017, avoided jail time on Friday but faced a year of supervised release af...
06:00, 07/27/2019

The real history of electricity is more gripping than The Current War Benedict Cumberbatch plays Thomas Edison in The Current War, an epic tale about the fight to electrify 19th century America. But this odd film only h...
02:32, 07/27/2019

Air Force speeds up B-21 for 'next-gen' stealth technology The Air Force appears to have completed its Critical Design Review of the emerging B-21 bomber, inspiring confidence and optimism that a new-generati...
19:32, 07/26/2019

Google donates 100,000 Home Minis to help people with paralysis Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary, but for Paralympic powerlifter Garrison Redd, his home can sometimes be a challenging space that reminds ...
19:32, 07/26/2019

Should You Use a VPN for Internet Privacy? That Depends, Experts Say It’s safe to say that plenty of the shenanigans you get up to online are being tracked, logged, or monitored by someone. Whether it’s an ...
19:16, 07/26/2019

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons A technology-driven quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect their anonymity. Some fear a turn...
13:00, 07/26/2019

Here’s Why Apple Just Spent $1 Billion to Buy Intel’s Modem Business Apple is buying Intel’s struggling cellular modem unit, bringing on key engineering talent and patents that will allow the technology giant to ...
02:48, 07/26/2019

Navy tests future amphibious attack strategy The future of amphibious attack may consist of thousands of disaggregated manned and unmanned surveillance boats, armor-carrying connectors, mineswee...
01:48, 07/26/2019

French inventor fails in attempt to cross the English Channel on hoverboard, wife vows 'he will do it again' French inventor and former military reservist Franky Zapata was unsuccessful in his attempt Thursday to fly across the English Channel on a jet-power...
01:48, 07/26/2019

Did Apple's Steve Jobs harass Spotify's CEO with weird prank phone calls? A new book claims that Apple's Steve Jobs would make bizarre prank phone calls to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in 2010 as the music streaming startup was tr...
01:48, 07/26/2019

Chris Hughers, a Facebook Founder, Is Working With the Government to Break It Up Mr. Hughes has joined two leading academics to argue to government officials that Facebook has engaged in anticompetitive behavior for almost a decad...
21:48, 07/25/2019

The UK is now using AI to predict solar power and lower energy bills Forecasts of solar power generation have been made a third more accurate with the help of an AI. It could help grids run more smoothly, making bills ...
15:32, 07/25/2019

Internet gifs aren't just for the lols: Giphy wants to make money too Money-spinning change is on the way to your emojis, gifs and TikToks, as companies like Giphy make plans to monetize animations and wacky videos set ...
15:32, 07/25/2019

Tinder’s Newest Feature Aims to Keep LGBTQ People Safer Across the World With a new feature, Tinder says it wants to make the swiping experience safer for its LGBTQ users traveling and living in certain countries. On Wedne...
00:48, 07/25/2019

Tiny drug-filled capsules motor around the body to target cancer cells Tiny self-propelled capsules that shed their outer shells have been shown to linger long enough in mice intestines to deliver drugs directly to tumou...
22:32, 07/24/2019

Amazon has 'destroyed the retail industry across the United States,' Mnuchin says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that although Amazon has provided certain benefits to the consumer, the Jeff Bezos-led company has "destroyed t...
22:16, 07/24/2019

Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement After months of speculation, Facebook and the FTC agreed to a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, as well as new oversight on how the company han...
17:48, 07/24/2019

Amazon wasn't scared off by AOC, says New York City mayor Amazon was not scared off by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in its quest to open a second headquarters in the Big Apple, according...
17:48, 07/24/2019

A Guide to Picking the Right Phone Plan When you prepare to buy a new phone, you should also assess whether it’s time for a new wireless plan. Here are some steps to make that process easy....
17:32, 07/24/2019

Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices The F.T.C. placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations, but did not restrict the social network’s ability to gather and use people’s per...
17:32, 07/24/2019

Navy improves helicopter-fired laser weapons to counter mines The Navy is looking at ways to improve its now operational airborne laser system designed to track enemy mines from low-flying helicopters and expand...
23:00, 07/23/2019

Loch Ness Monster search causes 'Storm Loch Ness' event to go viral Following in the footsteps of the "Storm Area 51" and "Storm the Bermuda Triangle" events, a Facebook group has been created in an attempt to find th...
23:00, 07/23/2019

Anonymised data isn't nearly anonymous enough – here’s how we fix it It's too easy to identify people in supposedly anonymous personal datasets, but there are ways we can protect our privacy, says Yves-Alexandre de Mon...
18:16, 07/23/2019

FTC's settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations blasted by critics The Federal Trade Commission's reported settlement with Google over YouTube childrens privacy violations was been blasted by tech critics as not goin...
23:32, 07/22/2019

Microsoft settles corruption charges over bribery scheme Microsoft said it would settle a federal corruption charge that it was involved in an illegal bribery scheme in Hungary and pay $25 million in fines ...
23:32, 07/22/2019

Engineers restore audio recordings from Apollo 11 mission A team at the University of Texas at Dallas spent years digitizing old tapes of the conversations between mission control and the Apollo 11 astronaut...
17:48, 07/22/2019

Cat filter activates during police live stream about double murder Police in British Columbia, Canada, issued an apology Friday after a cat filter was mistakenly applied to a live stream of a news conference about a ...
12:48, 07/21/2019

Yes, you actually should be using emojis at work This is how formality in business communications dies, not with a whimper, but with a parti-colored riot of modern-day hieroglyphics, denoting everyt...
12:00, 07/21/2019

Future fighter jets will use AI-enabled weapons and sensors The Navy is currently analyzing air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, new weapons and engine technologies to engineer a new 6th-Generati...
23:32, 07/19/2019

Apollo 11: Tranquility base should get special heritage status, says space agency boss Tranquility base, where humans first set foot on the Moon, should be given special heritage status to protect it from future damange, according to th...
23:32, 07/19/2019

Orlando ends Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches Orlando's pilot of Amazon's facial recognition program is coming to an end after being plagued by technical issues, bandwidth problems and criticism ...
23:32, 07/19/2019

Instagram will warn about account takedowns, add new appeals process Instagram is boosting its content moderation appeals process and adding a new alert that will warn users who violate rules when their account is clos...
23:32, 07/19/2019

How to be a maker series 2: The complete list of everything you need Our second 10-part electronics series is for making devices to connect with the great outdoors. Here’s the stuff you will need to communicate with pl...
15:32, 07/19/2019

Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under use...
22:00, 07/18/2019

YouTube star's death prompts Amazon to push for e-scooter safety warnings in UK Following the death of YouTube star Emily Hartridge in a London accident, Amazon will reportedly begin asking e-scooter sellers to warn consumers abo...
19:32, 07/18/2019

Video game cheaters get a taste of their own medicine Respawn, the studio behind Apex Legends, is beefing up anti-cheat software, actively seeking out cheaters and auto-banning players before they even g...
19:32, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11: Google creates huge moonlight portrait larger than Central Park to honor epic mission As part of its tribute to Apollo 11, Google is using moonlight to dramatically showcase Margaret Hamilton, a pioneer whose computational work helped ...
16:48, 07/18/2019

The Internet Is Changing the English Language. Is That a Good Thing? For more than 600 years, English speakers used because as a conjunction meaning “for the reason that,” dutifully following it with a full...
12:32, 07/18/2019

The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round. Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat E...
10:16, 07/18/2019

Artificial skin can sense 1000 times faster than human nerves An artificial skin inspired by the human nervous system can sense pressure and temperature. It has been tested on a robotic hand and improved the han...
07:16, 07/18/2019

Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day July 17 marks World Emoji Day and in celebration, Apple teased a set of new emoji it will release with the next iOS update, 13.0, this fall. As July ...
02:16, 07/18/2019

Former Microsoft employee bought $1.6M house after stealing millions in digital currency, feds allege A 25-year-old former Microsoft employee, who helped simulate tech company's digital retail sales, has been charged Tuesday after swiping gift cards a...
21:16, 07/17/2019

FaceApp security concerns: Experts say Russians might own your old photos The viral FaceApp photo filter, which allows you digitally age yourself by a few decades, but experts are warning that the app poses several security...
21:16, 07/17/2019

AOC, Sanders demand probe of Amazon's 'grueling, unsafe' workplace conditions New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a group of other lawmakers, have demanded that the Occu...
19:48, 07/17/2019

Google says controversial Chinese search app Dragonfly has been 'terminated' amid GOP senator's grilling Under withering questions from GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, a top Google executive said the company has "terminated" its censored Chinese search engine proj...
19:48, 07/17/2019

On World Emoji Day, Apple and Google continue inclusive push Apple and Google are taking World Emoji Day seriously, rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the num...
19:48, 07/17/2019

Oakland bans the use of facial recognition, becoming third US city to do so The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to prevent city employees, including the police, from using or acquiring it facial recognition technology ...
19:48, 07/17/2019

The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here’s why he concluded it was a pointless exercis...
17:32, 07/17/2019

Army prototypes range-doubling new artillery weapon to outgun Russia The Army is building prototypes of a new artillery cannon that can more than double the range of existing weapons and vastly alter the strategic and ...
16:00, 07/17/2019

Rubik's Cube solved by deep learning algorithm in fraction of a second Artificial intelligence, which may at some point automate your job and can already defeat professionals in six-player poker, is now able to solve Rub...
00:32, 07/17/2019

Bernie Sanders says he'd 'absolutely' try to break up Facebook, Google, Amazon Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that he would "absolutely" look to break up Big Tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google on antitrust grou...
00:32, 07/17/2019

AOC, Trump join list of celebs and social media stars as 'most influential people on the internet' While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump differ vastly in their political views, a new ranking highlights some common ground ...
00:32, 07/17/2019

Twitter's Jack Dorsey maxes out donations to Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic presidential candidate Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated thousands of dollars to U.S. Representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, according to Federal Electi...
19:16, 07/16/2019

Facebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrenc...
16:48, 07/16/2019

How one woman learned to fly the B-2 stealth bomber When B-2 stealth bombers attacked Serbia on the opening night of Operation Allied Force in 1999, destroyed Iraqi air defenses during 2003’s “Shock an...
14:48, 07/16/2019

Advocates, lawmakers blast Facebook $5 billion FTC fine as 'chump change,' slam settlement as meaningless Activists and Democratic lawmakers blasted the Federal Trade Commission's $5 billion fine against Facebook as "chump change" and lambasted the agency...
05:00, 07/16/2019

The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea A radical plan to build artificial islands in the North Sea that act as hubs for mega wind farms has received a boost after an analysis said it was f...
21:16, 07/15/2019

B-2 bomber 30-year anniversary: Inside a B-2 stealth attack Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and us...
15:00, 07/15/2019

Peter Thiel says FBI, CIA should investigate if Chinese intelligence infiltrated Google: report Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel on Sunday called for the FBI and CIA to investigate whether Chinese intelligence had infiltrated Google, accord...
11:00, 07/15/2019

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now We surround ourselves with devices. Our cars respond to us. Our smart TVs listen to us. Every camera in every tablet and laptop is a potential spying...
13:48, 07/14/2019

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them...
02:32, 07/13/2019

OK Google, are you listening? Tech giant's smart speakers eavesdrop on private conversations, investigation finds Google's smart speakers allow contractors for the tech giant employees to listen to excerpts of private conversations, some which could include sensi...
00:48, 07/13/2019

Alleged Iranian hacker who aided cyber espionage attacks on the US unmasked For years, “Mr. Tekide” has been well-known as a red flag within international cybersecurity communities. The alias has managed to evade being public...
00:48, 07/13/2019

Facebook’s ‘superhuman’ AI becomes first to defeat pros in six-player poker An artificial intelligence bot developed by Facebook defeated professionals in six-player Hold'em, marking the first time AI has beaten human experts...
00:48, 07/13/2019

Amazon’s Best Prime Day Tech Deals (So Far) Prime Day, Amazon’s made-up summer shopping extravaganza, is back again, and this year, it’s going into overtime. Prime Day is now a 48-h...
23:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to...
23:00, 07/12/2019

Amazon Is Building a Voice-Controlled Robot That’s Like a ‘Mobile Alexa’ Amazon is developing a higher quality version of the Echo speaker and ramping up work on its home robot. The company plans to release the new Echo by...
21:48, 07/12/2019

The U.K.’s Version of the NSA Wants Access to Encrypted Chats. Here’s How it Would Work The term “ghost protocol” might remind you of a famous blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, but here it applies to a new proposal by the Gove...
21:48, 07/12/2019

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a...
18:00, 07/12/2019

Man uses password breaking software to hack women's online accounts A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of which were password protected, according to a statement this week ...
18:00, 07/12/2019

Pentagon plans 'war-cloud' computing system for the military The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure will store and crunch vast amounts of classified data and let the military use artificial intelligence to...
18:00, 07/12/2019

AI beats professionals at six-player Texas Hold ’Em poker For the first time, an AI has won six-player, no-limit Texas Hold ’Em, beating professional poker players who each have more than $1 million in winni...
03:00, 07/12/2019

An Artificial Intelligence Program Just Beat 5 Poker Professionals In a Texas Hold’em Tournament (Bloomberg)— Facebook Inc. doesn’t just own the world’s largest social network — it may also own the world’s best poker...
01:16, 07/12/2019

Christian author says $240G worth of fake copies of her book sold on Amazon A female priest says Amazon sold $240,000 worth of counterfeit copies of her faith-based book -- before it was removed from the top bookselling site....
00:48, 07/12/2019

Amazon to retrain a third of its US workforce Amazon.com Inc. plans to spend $700 million to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce, as technology threatens to upend the way many of its employees ...
00:48, 07/12/2019

Julie Sweet to Run Accenture, Adding a Woman to the Ranks of Corporate C.E.O.s Her appointment raises the number of women at the helm of the most valuable U.S. public companies to 27, but that is just slightly more than 5 percen...
22:48, 07/11/2019

Trump Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Right-Wing Social Media Trolls A White House gathering on Thursday illuminates the influence of President Trump’s Twitter fans within the political establishment. But it also has t...
21:16, 07/11/2019

New Navy air-to-ground missile destroys air defenses from 120 miles The Navy is fast-tracking a new air-to-ground missile engineered to destroy enemy air defenses from farther distances than existing weapons and succe...
16:16, 07/11/2019

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium Streaming online videos generates 300 million tonnes of CO2 a year – nearly 1 per cent of global emissions – with pornography alone generating 80 mil...
14:16, 07/11/2019

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disse...
20:00, 07/10/2019

Air Force set for new nuclear-armed cruise missile for 2030 Should major global powers be immersed in a high-stakes, dangerous escalation of tension, raising the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, could t...
17:00, 07/10/2019

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud' Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon...
03:48, 07/10/2019

A Flaw in Teleconferencing App Zoom Could Have Let Hackers Access Your Webcam. Here’s How to Fix it A series of security flaws in popular video-conferencing service Zoom left its users vulnerable to spying, denial of service attacks from unauthorize...
20:00, 07/09/2019

US Air Force builds first B-21 Raider 'test' stealth bomber The Air Force is now building its first “test” aircraft of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber aircraft engineered to elude the most advanced air defe...
15:16, 07/09/2019

Instagram introduces new anti-bullying features Instagram is rolling out new features to help combat cyberbullying, as the social-media company and its parent, Facebook Inc., FB -0.33% work to quel...
15:16, 07/09/2019

Galaxy simulator Ashley Spindler uses AI to understand the far cosmos Ashley Spindler's machine-learning code is slowly teaching itself to simulate and identify distant galaxies – giving her time for hobbies like making...
14:48, 07/09/2019

Instagram will ask users to rethink posting something offensive Instagram will ask users to think again if they are about to post something that could be considered offensive and early tests suggest it could work,...
14:48, 07/09/2019

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startlin...
11:48, 07/09/2019

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics If swarms of enemy small attack boats armed with guns and explosives approached a Navy ship, alongside missile-armed drones and helicopters closing i...
00:32, 07/09/2019

Need Some Help Reaching Your Goals? Try These 5 Habit-Tracking Apps We could all use a little help tracking the habits we want to make, like learning a new language, while stamping out the ones we want to break, like ...
19:32, 07/08/2019

AI made from a sheet of glass can recognise numbers just by looking A sheet of glass can distinguish between drawings of 0 to 9, because light waves reflected off the images are bent differently as they pass through t...
18:16, 07/08/2019

This AI Software Is ‘Coaching’ Customer Service Workers. Soon It Could Be Bossing You Around, Too I’m on the phone with a startup executive roleplaying as a frustrated customer, and a note along with a speedometer icon appears on my computer...
17:00, 07/08/2019

The best sci-fi books put humanity at the heart of their writing Science fiction books like ZED and This Is How You Lose the Time War use exhilarating writing to create worlds that seem eerily similar to ours, says...
14:48, 07/08/2019

State driver’s license databases prove valuable for FBI, ICE for facial-recognition searches: report Federal authorities have had access to millions of Americans’ photos without their consent or approval from Congress by tapping into state driver’s l...
09:00, 07/08/2019

A classical concert at the Barbican shows how AI interprets a recital Sight Machine, an AI project at the Barbican, shows how the algorithms used in techniques like facial detection capture the performance of a string q...
13:00, 07/07/2019

How Stanley Kubrick‘s '2001: A Space Odyssey' predicted the iPad Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1968 movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” offered a glimpse of an iPad-style device more than 40 years before Apple launched the w...
18:33, 07/06/2019

7 Alexa skills you’ll use time and time again Every few months, I take a hard look at Amazon Echo and catch up on the latest skills. If you’re not familiar with skills, these programs give Alexa ...
18:33, 07/06/2019

Don't miss: Armstrong, the science of music and codebreaking This week, check out the latest film on the moon landings, try some physics karaoke and visit the Science Museum’s display on codebreaking down the a...
17:33, 07/06/2019

China, Russia and the US are all racing to produce hypersonic weapons Countries are racing to make hypersonic weapons, which fly at over five times the speed of sound. The technology could raise instability around the w...
10:49, 07/06/2019

‘Prospective Threat’ of Chinese Spying Justifies Huawei Ban, U.S. Says Government lawyers argued in a court filing this week that proof of wrongdoing by the Chinese tech giant was not required to justify barring federal ...
21:32, 07/05/2019

As New Zealand Fights Online Hate, the Internet’s Darkest Corners Resist If anything, the appetite for material connected to the Christchurch massacre is growing, even as New Zealand tries to deny the accused gunman a plat...
21:32, 07/05/2019

Samsung, Stung by Trade War, Expects a Big Plunge in Profits The technology giant predicted a 56 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, as the trade war between the United States and China caused havoc in ...
21:32, 07/05/2019

Electronics projects for beginners: Make a robot biscuit butler Take a BBC micro:bit, add a motor, a chassis and some infrared sensors and then put your feet up with a nice cup of tea: your biscuits will be on the...
15:00, 07/04/2019

China is installing spyware on tourists' phones Visitors to Xinjiang in northwest China are experiencing a nasty surprise in the form of a spyware app that's being forcefully installed on their pho...
09:32, 07/04/2019

Facebook should de-platform 'domestic terrorists' Antifa following Andy Ngo attack, says Brent Bozell Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is calling for Facebook to de-platform Antifa on the heels of conservative writer Andy Ngo being attacked ...
09:32, 07/04/2019

Data can now be stored inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic m...
02:00, 07/04/2019

Google has made a virtual soccer pitch to train AIs to play football Google has created a virtual soccer training pitch for AIs to use to learn how to play football. The AIs will need to learn short-term control and hi...
18:16, 07/03/2019

Former Google exec ran 'sex ring,' estranged wife claims in civil complaint Android co-founder and former Google exec Andy Rubin has found himself at the center of a lawsuit filed his by soon to be ex-wife, who is accusing hi...
07:32, 07/03/2019

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slo...
01:16, 07/03/2019

We Tried Dolby’s $600 Dimension Headphones. Are They Worth the Massive Price Tag? As much as I adore music, I find it difficult to use headphones when I’m home. It’s not for lack of options — I’ve got a pair...
00:00, 07/03/2019

Air Force chief details US response to Russian nuclear attack Red lights start flashing in rapid succession, space-based infrared sensors detect a heat signature, somebody calls the President...and in what may s...
22:32, 07/02/2019

A tech toolbox of new and old: inside the painful quest of relocating family missing in war But as the world becomes ever rifer with refugees, internal displacement and conflict much of the work of humanitarian actors now centers on trying t...
22:32, 07/02/2019

Florida city reportedly fires IT director after being forced to pay $460G in ransomware attack A Florida city fired an information technology employee following a 400,000 malware payout to hackers in a cyber attack, which targeted their servers...
22:32, 07/02/2019

8 Tips and Tricks for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Where Pokémon Go Meets the Wizarding World Magic is on the loose, and it’s up to wizards to cover it up before muggles figure out what’s going on. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is th...
18:32, 07/02/2019

10 Can’t-Miss Gmail Tips and Tricks That Will Change the Way You Email Summer usually means a vacation from your Gmail inbox. But all your unread emails aren’t going to get answered on their own (well, actually, th...
18:32, 07/02/2019

Claire Burke on using thermal drone tech to protect orangutans Astro-ecologist Claire Burke uses her astrophysics knowledge to protect endangered species and stop poaching, and she loves to watch orangutans in Bo...
14:00, 07/02/2019

Civil rights activists slam Facebook's 'insufficient' attempts to tackle hate on its platform Facebook's latest update on its ongoing companywide civil rights audit has been criticized by activists who say that the social network needs to do m...
03:32, 07/02/2019

Soldiers use AI to fire precision grenades, guide drone attacks The Pentagon’s research and technology arm is testing a “breakthrough” AI-enabled technology for dismounted mobile combat units that synthesizes dron...
03:32, 07/02/2019

Facebook buildings evacuated after mail tests positive for sarin, officials say Four buildings that receive and mail for social media giant Facebook were evacuated Monday after a bag of mail tested positive for the nerve gas sari...
03:32, 07/02/2019

I’ve Been Using Apple’s New iPhone Software Out Later This Year. These Are My 7 Favorite Features Apple recently released the public beta for its upcoming iOS 13 update and brand new iPadOS, meaning you can now get the latest and greatest software...
01:48, 07/02/2019

Facebook Buildings Evacuated After Mail Tests Positive for Sarin Nerve Agent MENLO PARK, Calif. — A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what ca...
01:48, 07/02/2019

Facebook cryptocurrency, life-saving smartphones and more: Tech Q&A Please help me solve a debate. I say my smart TV can get bit by malware and viruses. My buddy says I am a dope. Who’s right? A six-pack is riding on ...
22:48, 06/30/2019

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s not...
14:00, 06/29/2019

Apple to Manufacture New Mac Pro Computer in China Instead of U.S. The company’s move to shift assembly of the only major product it had made in America outside the country comes amid a continuing trade war between t...
20:00, 06/28/2019

Google Maps can now tell you how bad your commute will be Three weeks after Google announced Google Maps updates to help you stay safe in the event of a natural disaster, the company detailed a solution for ...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Apple moves production of $6G Mac Pro to China Apple is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been it...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Twitter to start flagging public figures' tweets it says violate policy, won't remove them Twitter announced Thursday that it would start flagging and reducing the reach of public figures' tweets that violate the social network's rules, but...
00:32, 06/28/2019

Zuckerberg admits Facebook made an 'execution mistake' in its handling of doctored Pelosi video Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the social network made an “execution mistake” in its handling of a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy ...
21:00, 06/27/2019

Navy fast-tracks new large 'strike warfare' attack surface drones The Navy is moving fast to build new medium- and large-sized armed surface attack drones able to hunt submarines, surveil the air and sea and launch ...
21:00, 06/27/2019

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass A type of glass that can deform like plastic by mimicking the properties of mother-of-pearl could be used for everything from car windows to foldable...
21:00, 06/27/2019

New Twitter Label Will Flag Violating Tweets From Trump, Other Word Leaders (Bloomberg) — U.S. President Donald Trump walks a fine line on Twitter, routinely posting comments that might get a lesser-known person suspend...
20:32, 06/27/2019

How AI changes attack missions for US fighter jets and bombers Fighter jets will control attack drones from the cockpit, bombers will avert air defenses and real-time intelligence data will be available to attack...
16:00, 06/27/2019

Verizon to start locking phones for 60 days Verizon has succeeded in gaining a partial waiver from the "C-block rules" put in place in 2007 which allows the carrier to add a temporary lock on a...
16:00, 06/27/2019

Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Forum Because of Threats The subreddit The_Donald was “quarantined” after users posted threats of violence against police officers and politicians in Oregon, administrators s...
23:32, 06/26/2019

Cryptocurrency boss funneled client money to personal accounts before his death, investigators say Controversy continues to swirl around Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX following the sudden death of its founder last year, which left cus...
02:16, 06/26/2019

Regulators Have Doubts About Facebook Cryptocurrency. So Do Its Partners. The social media company said it had signed 27 partners to its Libra project. But executives at some of those companies said they were approaching it...
02:00, 06/26/2019

'First-cut-of-steel' begins new era in nuclear weapons, submarine warfare Almost nobody knows where they are at any given time, yet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines quietly patrol dark domains of the undersea real...
16:48, 06/25/2019

Online knitting site bans posts supporting Trump A niche social media website devoted to knitting is banning posts supporting President Donald Trump, claiming the content amounts to advocating for w...
16:00, 06/25/2019

Apple considers banning app after report claims it’s riddled with prostitution Apple is reviewing whether to boot a streaming and dating service from its app store after receiving a scathing report claiming the app is riddled wi...
10:16, 06/25/2019

Walmart is using artificial intelligence to prevent checkout theft In a bid to cut down on theft and mistakes, Walmart is using artificial intelligence hooked up to cameras monitoring checkouts to ensure every item i...
10:16, 06/25/2019

US blacklists Chinese supercomputer maker over security fears The White House is banning US suppliers from selling components to Sugon, a major Chinese supercomputer vendor, over concerns the technology sales wi...
10:16, 06/25/2019

'No evidence' of Russian interference in Brexit, Facebook exec says A top Facebook executive has said there's no evidence that Russia influenced the Brexit referendum result, prompting a backlash from some British law...
10:16, 06/25/2019

Airports begin to fight back against rogue drones with anti-incursion systems With the FAA predicting the number of drones in the sky will reach 7 million by 2020, dozens of tech companies are racing to develop and install anti...
10:16, 06/25/2019

Taxi Officials Are Grilled Over Lending Crisis: ‘This Is a Moral Outrage’ In an emotional City Council hearing, lawmakers said New York officials could have stopped exploitative loans that have devastated thousands of cabdr...
04:48, 06/25/2019

While Social Media Giants Struggle to Police Hate Speech and Divisive Rhetoric, This Knitting Site Just Banned Posts Supporting the Trump Administration Ravelry, a popular social network and online community for knitters and other needleworkers, has banned posts in support of President Donald Trump, s...
00:16, 06/25/2019

The Bug That Crashed New York’s Wireless Network Despite warnings, New York City’s technology managers were blindsided by the so-called GPS rollover, failing to install simple but necessary upgrades...
23:48, 06/24/2019

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want Research released this week finds that many online retailers use so-called dark patterns to influence what shoppers decide to purchase. Cracking down...
23:48, 06/24/2019

What will your digital footprint tell people about you when you die? From exposing sexual secrets to repairing a bad image, the digital afterlife and who controls it matters in unexpected ways, as a fascinating new boo...
18:00, 06/23/2019

Should You Buy a PS4 or Xbox Now, or Wait for the New Models? How to Decide With E3 wrapped up, you’re probably ecstatic about all the new games that were just announced. And there was plenty of console news, too. Sony...
01:00, 06/22/2019

Inside Iran’s deadly armory and its capabilities to fight the US In the hours after Iran is said to have downed a $125 million U.S. surveillance drone over international waters with a surface-to-air missile, despit...
23:00, 06/21/2019

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a seri...
17:16, 06/21/2019

Dr. Siegel on why teens are 'growing horns' from prolonged cellphone use New research suggests that teens are sprouting horns on the back of their heads, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it's li...
17:16, 06/21/2019

Taiwan’s iPhone Tycoon Walks a Fraught U.S.-China Line in Presidential Run Terry Gou, who on Friday stepped back from his electronics empire, must strike a balance between the Washington and Beijing as the trade war simmers....
09:32, 06/21/2019

Billionaire donates $189M to study artificial intelligence LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical...
22:32, 06/20/2019

New Air Force nuclear-armed ICBMs to deploy by 2029 The Pentagon will have new, upgraded nuclear-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles operational by 2029, launching a new era in nuclear weapons te...
22:32, 06/20/2019

Facebook moderator dies after viewing horrific videos, others share disturbing incidents: report A dozen current and former Facebook moderators described a filth-ridden, emotionally disturbing, high-stress work environment, often leaving them wit...
22:32, 06/20/2019

Apple recalls some MacBook Pros because of overheating batteries Apple issued a recall for certain models of its popular MacBook Pro laptop after it became aware of issues that its battery could overheat and "pose ...
22:32, 06/20/2019

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away “We’ve tried to turn down the hype and make people understand how hard this is,” says Gill Pratt, an expert in robotics and head of the Toyota Resear...
22:16, 06/20/2019

Slack Stock Soars as Messaging Company Goes Public The workplace messaging company’s shares rose in early trading on the stock market on Thursday, following last month’s rocky initial public offering ...
19:32, 06/20/2019

Slack Is Heading to the Stock Exchange With an Unusual — and Risky — Strategy As 2019’s bumper crop of initial public offerings either languishes or wildly exceeds expectations, Slack Technologies Inc. is taking a route t...
16:16, 06/20/2019

How to Organize Your Messy Contacts List The contacts list on your phone is probably less a list of people you talk to and more a list of everyone you’ve ever talked to. Here’s how to clean ...
11:32, 06/20/2019

How Watch Dogs Legion and Cyberpunk 2077 probe our dystopian fears At last week’s games mecca, E3, titles like Watch Dogs Legion and Cyperpunk 2077 played on our uneasiness about tech, channelling the darkness of Net...
20:16, 06/19/2019

Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want? As the office chat start-up prepares to go public, some of us are still figuring out how available we want to be — and whether it’s O.K. to ping the ...
19:16, 06/19/2019

Browsing LinkedIn and Instagram to Put Herself in Readers’ Shoes People consume news in many ways, which is why Anna Dubenko’s job — editor of off-platform strategy — takes her to platforms where others go for a br...
19:16, 06/19/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesd...
23:16, 06/18/2019

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients' lives in danger: report Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak — when doctors, administrators and healthcare field workers need to be in cont...
18:00, 06/18/2019

How US-built Abrams tanks could help Taiwan stop a Chinese ground attack The Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm...
14:16, 06/18/2019

Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency Despite skepticism and concern about Facebook’s reach, the company envisions an alternative financial system based on a new cryptocurrency called Lib...
12:32, 06/18/2019

Illinois says it's prepared for another election hack The computers in Sangamon County, Ill., like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the new battlefield against foreign at...
11:16, 06/18/2019

Using smartphones to pay? That's so yesterday in China Chinese technology giants have leapfrogged U.S. companies in popularizing mobile payments. Now, they are trying to get people to bypass their smartph...
21:48, 06/17/2019

Big Money Is Pouring Into Podcasting. Some Podcasters Love It — But Others Are Freaked Out If there’s one thing Kid Fury wants you to know, it’s this: anyone can start a podcast. After all, he barely knew what they were when he ...
19:48, 06/17/2019

This Robot Artist Just Became the First to Stage a Solo Exhibition. What Does That Say About Creativity? Standing in a wood-paneled room at the University of Oxford, surrounded by her artwork, Ai-Da looks out at her creations. “I want people to kno...
19:48, 06/17/2019

Pentagon seeks laser-armed space drones to attack enemy ICBMs Laser-armed drones operating in space may soon sense, track, target and ultimately incinerate enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles flying above ...
19:00, 06/17/2019

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens' votes, report says A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through so...
19:00, 06/17/2019

Amazon slams AOC claim for saying it pays warehouse workers 'starvation wages' Amazon on Monday fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. after she claimed that the tech giant pays its warehouse workers "starvation wag...
19:00, 06/17/2019

Google wants next billion users, but has no plans to launch in China Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company doesn't have plans to launch in China, but that doesn't mean the tech giant wants to ignore its hundreds of...
19:00, 06/17/2019

What Years and Years gets right about the future TV writer Russell T. Davies has taken inspiration from cutting-edge research to imagine the technologies that will influence our lives over the next ...
12:48, 06/17/2019

Don't miss: Celebrity prisons, virtual thrills and a dive under Paris Watch surveillance run amok at the cinema, fly through the air like a virtual bird, and spot the joins between science and fantasy in Anaïs Tondeur's...
18:00, 06/15/2019

Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology i...
02:32, 06/15/2019

7 cool gadgets for summer fun Summer is already in full force, and that means it’s time to head out to the beach, take a long bike ride, or explore the great outdoors. These gadge...
01:32, 06/15/2019

Does Amazon really pay no taxes? Here’s the complicated answer Democratic presidential candidates have seized on reports that Amazon.com Inc. paid no 2018 federal taxes as they press for changes in the tax system...
22:48, 06/14/2019

The Week in Tech: Big Trouble With Trustbusters and China The tech industry is caught in the middle of escalating trade tensions with China. And at home, regulators are getting serious about cracking down on...
17:00, 06/14/2019

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress voter turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission re...
17:00, 06/14/2019

'Deepfake' videos, other tech could threaten 2020 election, Dems fear The House Intelligence Committee heard from artificial intelligence experts in a meeting Thursday over the potential threat “deepfake” technology cou...
07:00, 06/14/2019

Amazon rebukes Biden, offers lesson on tax code after earlier spat with Warren Amazon publicly rebuked Joe Biden in a fiery Twitter post on Thursday after the former vice president argued that the company should pay more in taxe...
05:16, 06/14/2019

Pentagon ground tests fighter-jet launched hypersonic weapon Traveling at 5-times the speed of sound, skipping off the boundary of the upper atmosphere and descending upon enemy targets with unprecedented speed...
22:32, 06/13/2019

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant illegally records children without consent, lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa devices are recording children without their consent, in violation of laws in at least eight states, according to a lawsuit filed in S...
22:32, 06/13/2019

Inside Facebook: Social network under fire but staffers show no signs of pressure Facebook is under fire from all corners of the globe but anyone who attended the tech giant’s International Press Day would have no idea, as things a...
22:32, 06/13/2019

San Francisco to harness AI to reduce racial bias when charging people with crimes San Francisco prosecutors will use artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, becoming the first city to conduct this type of exper...
22:32, 06/13/2019

GQ magazine pulls photo of Silicon Valley execs featuring 2 women Photoshopped in: reports Not enough women tech executives in Silicon Valley? They can always be Photoshopped in. GQ magazine recently removed a photo from its website after l...
13:00, 06/13/2019

Google makes $6 million grant to bring computer science education to underserved youth Google is ramping up its computer science education efforts, announcing a $6 million grant to the National 4-H Council, a youth development organizat...
23:48, 06/12/2019

Facebook COO Sandberg downplays calls for a breakup, ignores WSJ bombshell Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg ignored a negative bombshell and brushed off calls to break up the tech giant during a Q&A session with reporters from a...
23:48, 06/12/2019

Get More From Your Letters With Custom Stationery for Print or Pixels Even in today’s digital world, notes sent under a formal letterhead can help get the right message across. Here’s how to make your own powerful desig...
21:48, 06/12/2019

Nintendo’s Doug Bowser Talks Switch Success, Video Game Industry ‘Crunch’ and More Amid the news-packed chaos that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo — or E3 for short — TIME caught up with Doug Bowser, the president a...
21:32, 06/12/2019

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the c...
19:00, 06/12/2019

Could a low-yield, sub-launch nuclear missile stop a Russian first strike? Could a low-yield Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile help stop a Russian-launched first nuclear strike by ensuring a proportional response and hold...
14:32, 06/12/2019

Facebook Watch thrives with breaking news, 'Fox News Update' with Shepard Smith One year after Facebook Watch debuted as a dedicated section of the social media giant for news, shows such as “Fox News Update” with Shepard Smith a...
13:16, 06/12/2019

House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media Local journalism has been pushed “to the verge of extinction,” said a member of a committee that plans 18 months of hearings and other scrutiny of th...
05:48, 06/12/2019

A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook’s Rules Last month, the social media company would not remove a doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Facebook said the video of Mr. Zuckerberg will get th...
05:48, 06/12/2019

US Special Ops want A-29 Super Tucanos to battle terrorists in Africa Members of Congress would like to see a more expansive use of the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft in various global hotspots as a way to support US Specia...
23:16, 06/11/2019

Telecom company wants to pay someone $1,000 to use a flip phone for a week A telecommunications company wants to pay one lucky person $1,000. The only catch: you have to trade in your smartphone for a week in favor of a flip...
23:16, 06/11/2019

NASA to test safer, more powerful spacecraft fuel on June 24 When the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center later this month, it will be carrying a spacecraft fuel that's safer...
23:16, 06/11/2019

Facebook says new Portal devices launching in the fall Facebook's Vice President of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, has said that the social network will be bringing out new versions of Facebook Portal this f...
23:16, 06/11/2019

Creepy deepfake AI lets you put words into someone else's mouth Researchers are showing off a creepy new software that uses machine learning to allow people to add, delete or change the words coming out of someone...
23:16, 06/11/2019

Big Tech is destroying America’s press industry, warn lawmakers and journalists Big Tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple are destroying the economic model that underpins the U.S. press industry, warn lawmakers and jo...
23:16, 06/11/2019

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Hints That U.S. Pressure Is Hurting Sales (SHANGHAI) — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday it would have become the world’s number one smartphone maker by year’s end if i...
11:48, 06/11/2019

‘Every Game You Like Is Built on the Backs of Workers.’ Video Game Creators Are Burned Out and Desperate for Change Spending on video games and related equipment reached an all-time high last year, with Americans shelling out $42 billion to immerse themselves in vi...
11:48, 06/11/2019

Organizer of #GoogleWalkout quits alleging retaliation by the tech giant One of the lead organizers of #GoogleWalkout, the internal employee rebellion that's been causing a headache for the tech giant since last year and l...
20:32, 06/10/2019

Judge rules lawsuit accusing Google of bias against conservatives can proceed A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by two former Google employees claiming discrimination on the basis of gender, race and political...
17:32, 06/10/2019

Google CEO defends YouTube amid hate speech controversies: 'It's a hard societal problem' Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended his company's efforts to cleanse YouTube of hate speech and misinformation as growing controversies continue to roi...
17:32, 06/10/2019

Humans should worry us more than machines, says founding father of AI Yoshua Bengio is one of the pioneering developers of artificial intelligence and winner of computing’s "Nobel prize". His optimism about machines doe...
15:32, 06/10/2019

Air Force stealthy B-2 gets new 'massive firepower' starting this year New weapons and technologies arming the Air Force’s stealthy B-2 bombers are expected to bring “massive firepower to even the most heavily-defended t...
01:48, 06/08/2019

Google rewards reputable reporting over left-wing politics, Economist study finds President Donald Trump and other Republicans have accused Google of anti-conservative bias a number of times over the last few years, while the tech ...
01:48, 06/08/2019

The Weather Channel digital under fire for classifying Jerusalem as the 'State of Palestine' The digital component of The Weather Channel has come under scrutiny over the notion that Jerusalem has been formally listed as in the “State of Pale...
19:32, 06/07/2019

YouTube crackdown blocked history teachers who shared archive videos of Hitler YouTube's crackdown on white supremacy and hate speech has ensnared history teachers who are trying to upload archival footage of Nazi dictator Adolp...
19:32, 06/07/2019

Boston Dynamics' creepy robot dog is going up for sale Videos of Boston Dynamics' robots have been the stuff of both awe and inspiration, as well as nightmares. Now, it appears the robots will be doing mo...
19:32, 06/07/2019

US elections in 2020 need massive overhaul to protect them, security experts argue A sweeping overhaul of America's electoral infrastructure is needed in order to prevent foreign interference as the 2020 elections loom, a group of s...
19:32, 06/07/2019

Jeff Bezos confronted by animal-rights protester during Las Vegas conference Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was interrupted by an animal rights activist Thursday after she rushed the stage where he was giving a talk in Las Vegas and ye...
14:32, 06/07/2019

Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg splits from billionaire beau: report Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s next book may be titled “Lean Out.” The company’s 49-year-old chief operating officer has split from her partner...
14:32, 06/07/2019

D-Day 1944: Navy battleship 16-inch guns bombarded Nazis at Omaha Beach Struggling to withstand dangerous Nazi attacks on U.S. supply boats, three famous U.S. Navy battleships faced heavy resistance as they closed-in on t...
00:48, 06/07/2019

Cyber criminals are using stolen doctor credentials on the dark web to enrich themselves Criminal hackers are targeting healthcare organizations on the Dark Web and using the credentials of real physicians to perpetrate fraud and rake in ...
00:48, 06/07/2019

Democrats Have Picked the First Target of Their Sweeping Tech Antitrust Probe House lawmakers are kicking off their antitrust investigations of technology companies by focusing on an industry crippled by the rise of big tech: l...
20:32, 06/06/2019

‘Not Everyone Will Agree.’ How YouTube Is Defending its Handling of Homophobic, Racist Videos YouTube on Wednesday published a lengthy explanation of its harassment and hate speech policies, following a controversy over its refusal to remove v...
18:48, 06/06/2019

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley introduces bill forcing YouTube 'to stop catering to pedophiles' Sen. Josh Hawley has announced legislation that would force video-sharing websites such as YouTube to turn off their recommendation systems for video...
13:32, 06/06/2019