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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

Uber Copter to Offer Flights From Lower Manhattan to J.F.K. For an 8-minute, one-way flight, the average ride will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends o...
00:00, 06/06/2019

New Navy ocean attack plan combines air, surface and undersea drones Should an enemy submarine surface well beyond undersea or surface drone detection range and send intelligence to attack platforms - US Navy platforms...
23:48, 06/05/2019

YouTube cracks down on white supremacist videos and conspiracies, thousands of channels will be removed YouTube is cracking down on white supremacist content and conspiracy theories in an aggressive attempt to stop the spread of hate speech that will bl...
23:48, 06/05/2019

YouTube ends monetization of conservative commentator Steven Crowder's channel after left-wing outrage In an abrupt reversal amid an ongoing online firestorm, YouTube announced Wednesday that it would block conservative commentator Steven Crowder from ...
23:48, 06/05/2019

AI camera worn by gulls captures video highlights of their lives Smart cameras attached to animals record video only during certain activities, allowing extremely the extremely light device to work for longer and o...
19:48, 06/05/2019

Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is st...
18:32, 06/05/2019

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640 million photographs A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can ...
16:32, 06/05/2019

Dems, Republicans slam ‘unregulated’ facial recognition technology: ‘Time for a time out’ In a rare show of Capitol Hill bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans on the House Oversight Committee voiced concern over the increasing use of u...
06:00, 06/05/2019

Your Instagram Feed Is About to Have More Ads From Influencers On Tuesday, the photo platform announced that advertisers could promote influencer-created content in people’s feeds, even if those people do not fol...
02:32, 06/05/2019

Google Celebrates 50 Years of LGBTQ Pride with ‘Living Monument’ to the Stonewall Riots To celebrate 50 years of LGBTQ Pride, Google is debuting a “living monument” to the Stonewall Riots. In conjunction with the The Center,...
22:00, 06/04/2019

The real science behind Years and Years’ vision of the near 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 ...
19:32, 06/04/2019

Donald Trump and Theresa May discuss climate change, Huawei and trade US president Donald Trump is on his first state visit to the UK. Amid the ceremony and speeches, he discussed cybersecurity with UK Prime Minister Th...
17:48, 06/04/2019

Apple Is Pulling the Plug on iTunes. So What Happens to All Your Music? iTunes? More like ByeTunes. Apple is retiring the Mac version of its nearly 20-year-old music listening and library app, the company announced Monday...
17:00, 06/04/2019

YouTube algorithm pushes videos with children to pedophiles, report says YouTube’s content recommendation algorithm has created an “open gate for pedophiles” by pushing videos featuring children, according to a New York Ti...
02:16, 06/04/2019

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In The intense new scrutiny on companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon could last years and lead to the first overhaul of antitrust rules in d...
00:16, 06/04/2019

Elizabeth Warren Sticks Her Message in Big Tech’s Face The “Break Up Big Tech” billboard, paid for by the Democrat’s presidential campaign, doesn’t sit well with all San Franciscans who work in the indust...
00:16, 06/04/2019

Russia Demands Tinder Share User Data, Messages With Its National Intelligence Agencies (MOSCOW) — Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to national intelligence age...
20:32, 06/03/2019

Apple is killing off iTunes, reports say iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This ...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Tinder required to provide user data to Russian government: report The Russian government on Monday reportedly announced that the dating app Tinder is required to release user data to state intelligence agencies in a...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Navy starts building new massive, 50-ton undersea attack drone The Navy is planning to launch a massive, 50-ton undersea drone to expand mission scope, increase attack options, integrate large high-tech sensors, ...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Using a meditation app each day may improve your memory and attention Short bursts of app-guided meditation several times a day has been found to improve performance on memory and attention tasks in a study involving 40...
17:48, 06/03/2019

3 reasons robocalls are hard to stop (and 5 things to do about them) Just a couple of months ago, I shared with you seven ways to stop robocalls. It's a hot topic that I monitor regularly. It's like being a spectator a...
18:48, 06/01/2019

Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them. Facebook already has you hooked, but now it wants to keep you engaged with dozens of notifications each day. Here’s how to get a little peace and qui...
01:48, 06/01/2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief accused of sexual harassment, racism: report Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief has been accused of sexual harassment and making racist and homophobic comments, according to ...
21:48, 05/31/2019

Apple WWDC preview: Here’s the new stuff that’s coming Apple will kick off its World Wide Developer’s Conference next week, where the tech giant is sure to have several announcements about its latest soft...
16:16, 05/31/2019

Apps Purged by Apple Say It Holds the Key They Need to Get Back In Seventeen companies that make apps designed to fight iPhone addiction called on Apple to let them use technology that would resolve privacy concerns....
02:16, 05/31/2019

Military sealift may need more help to get combat vehicles to Europe As the Pentagon accelerates its pivot toward great power competition and moves beyond 15 years of counterinsurgency, the US military continues to bui...
22:32, 05/30/2019

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive that will provide new insight into how people communicate onli...
22:32, 05/30/2019

North Face Apologizes for Adding Its Own Photos to Wikipedia to Promote Its Brand The North Face said it was ending a campaign that took photos of its clothing and equipment at outdoor destinations and uploaded the branded pictures...
22:00, 05/30/2019

How to make a propeller buggy with a motor, a bottle and some straws Make a rolling buggy with the latest instalment of our maker series, where Hannah Joshua delves into the delights of magnets, motors and moving wheel...
12:48, 05/30/2019

Review: Google’s Pixel 3a Is the Best Low-Cost Smartphone You Can Buy Turns out, not everyone wants a fancy smartphone. The latest and greatest might be catnip for the early adopters among us, but for someone who wants ...
03:48, 05/30/2019

Nancy Pelosi Criticizes Facebook for Handling of Altered Videos Ms. Pelosi said the company’s decision to leave up manipulated videos of her demonstrated how the social network contributed to Russian manipulation ...
23:16, 05/29/2019

Air Force surges toward first B-21 stealth bomber test aircraft The Air Force now appears to be testing components and building initial models of its new, highly-secret B-21 stealth bomber, a platform intended to ...
20:48, 05/29/2019

Fake accounts pose as candidates, reporters to push pro-Iran agenda A propaganda effort possibly out of Iran has been using Facebook and Twitter to try and impersonate real Americans, including a handful of US congres...
20:48, 05/29/2019

From the archives: Floating charge curtains to heal the ozone layer 25 years ago the ban on ozone-killing CFCs had only just come into force – and we reported on an unusual plan to speed the polar ozone hole’s recover...
20:32, 05/29/2019

Singapore's ban on fake news sets a dangerous precedent As tempting as it sounds, Singapore's initiative to curb online misinformation could stop public-interest journalism and stifle academic discourse, s...
20:32, 05/29/2019

Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of...
16:16, 05/29/2019

DNA coated with silica could store masses of data in a single gram A gram of DNA can store millions of terabytes of data, but the fragile molecule can break down and lose the information – a new technique makes DNA m...
14:16, 05/29/2019

Facebook removes Iran-linked accounts as analysts tie some to disinformation campaign Facebook on Tuesday removed 51 user accounts, 36 pages and seven groups and three Instagram accounts that originated in Iran and engaged in "inauthen...
02:00, 05/29/2019

US soccer app brings fans closer to the action, players The U.S. soccer organization has launched its first-ever mobile app to rally up fans from across the nation and bring greater visibility to this winn...
20:16, 05/28/2019

All 3 Navy Zumwalts now 'in the water' – how can a destroyer be stealthy? Eluding radar, quietly sailing into enemy territory and launching long-range precision attacks from less-detectable positions all begin to paint the ...
17:32, 05/28/2019

MacKenzie Bezos pledges half of $35B fortune to charity MacKenzie Bezos said on Tuesday that she would pledge half of her enormous fortune to charity, something her ex-husband, Jeff, has been criticized fo...
17:32, 05/28/2019

Apple rejects Google CEO's criticism over privacy being a 'luxury good' A senior Apple executive dismissed Google CEO Sundar Pichai's claim that Apple is only able to focus on privacy because it charges a premium for its ...
17:32, 05/28/2019

Google’s Shadow Work Force: Temps Who Outnumber Full-Time Employees The tech company has long used contractors, but some employees worry that a growing reliance on them represents a shifting, less admirable work cultu...
09:00, 05/28/2019

Netflix’s Osmosis creates a world of terror amid the high-tech love Netflix’s latest dystopian sci-fi has nanobots crawling over people’s brains to help hunt the perfect partner, writes Chelsea Whyte in her monthly TV...
14:00, 05/27/2019

Don’t miss: Godzilla’s return, universal numbers and escaping ships Watch Godzilla take on ancient superspecies, read how great mathematicians like Newton made numbers universal and play at escaping from a sinking res...
22:00, 05/25/2019

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being 'utopian socialists' CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group ...
16:32, 05/25/2019

Baltimore mayor open to paying off hackers who paralyzed city, despite once likening it to 'rewarding bank robbers' The mayor of Baltimore said this week that he’s open to paying off the hackers who paralyzed the city’s computer systems and are now demanding about ...
16:32, 05/25/2019

The real cost of cutting the cord: What streaming companies don't want you to know Most of us have a love-hate relationship with cable. We like television. We love a handful of stations. But we don't need hundreds of useless channel...
15:32, 05/25/2019

Rage, tech and Miley Cyrus: What the new Black Mirror will bring The trailer for the new season of Netflix's Black Mirror suggests the show will continue to capture our collective disquiet about technology – this t...
00:48, 05/25/2019

How the Gulf War combat debut of 'stealth and GPS' transformed war When GPS-enabled sensors pinpointed enemy targets, surveillance aircraft monitored enemy troop movements and stealth bombers eluded radar tracking fr...
22:00, 05/24/2019

In Google's hometown, some residents are living on the streets in RVs There’s a housing crisis in one of the most affluent areas in the country. To make it even more shocking, it's at the doorstep of one of the world's ...
18:00, 05/24/2019

Google Pixel 3a review: The best (non iPhone) $400 you'll ever spend After having spent a week reviewing Google's Pixel 3a, I've got to say it impressed me. A lot. And at $400, it might just be the best Android phone o...
18:00, 05/24/2019

Mark Zuckerberg claims Facebook security efforts will suffer if company is broken up (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg is countering calls to break up Facebook, saying that doing so would only diminish his company's...
18:00, 05/24/2019

Now The War of the Worlds has spread to inner space Carl Guyenette has turned musician Jeff Wayne's 70’s concept album into two hours of immersive terror – by putting all the tech at the service of the...
12:32, 05/24/2019

Drones flown straight at aircraft to test collision avoidance tech A start-up has tested its collision avoidance system by flying drones straight at planes and helicopters over 7000 times —  so far there haven't been...
10:32, 05/24/2019

From Bubble Memory to Hot Spots and a Fly Rod David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent, recounts his gear from the computers in use when he joined The Times in 1982 to his overloaded ba...
00:32, 05/24/2019

Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For Claudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage...
00:32, 05/24/2019

The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes....
00:32, 05/24/2019

Facebook backs away from the hard sell on political ads Facebook Inc. said it stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as the tech giant overhauls how it engages with campaigns ahead...
23:00, 05/23/2019

In 6 Months, Facebook Removes Over 3 Billion Fake Accounts (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the compa...
21:00, 05/23/2019

Navy F-35C may carry more weapons now that it's 'ready for war' 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 ...
16:16, 05/23/2019

Facebook, YouTube most widely used platforms for US adults Looking at data from an annual telephone poll conducted by Pew Research Center and quantified in tables here by our partners at Statista, it's easy t...
16:16, 05/23/2019

Remote Indian reservation near the Grand Canyon gets broadband boost Rural Americans are often overlooked in terms of technological innovations. They will be among the last to receive faster 5G cell phone coverage, eve...
04:32, 05/23/2019

Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digit...
03:48, 05/23/2019

Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digit...
23:32, 05/22/2019

Navy plans to shoot nuclear missile from new Columbia-class sub Almost nobody knows where they are at any given time, yet nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines quietly patrol dark domains of the undersea real...
04:32, 05/22/2019

'Over The Rainbow' composer sues Apple, Google and Amazon for piracy The estate of Harold Arlen, who wrote classic songs like "Over the Rainbow" and "I've Got the World On a String," is taking several Silicon Valley gi...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Google AI detected lung cancer better than radiologists, study shows Google unveiled an artificial intelligence system that demonstrated an amazing ability to detect lung cancer in early testing and even outperformed r...
18:32, 05/21/2019

Review: ‘Observation’ Is a Space Station Thriller With One Clever Twist A camera films Dr. Emma Fisher, an astronaut aboard what seems to be an otherwise empty International Space Station, as she floats through the facili...
18:16, 05/21/2019

YouTube cracks down on videos that promote drinking bleach as ‘miracle cure’ YouTube has cracked down videos posted by crackpots and fringe figures who promote a host of “miracle cures,” including a holy elixir bleach peddled ...
16:32, 05/21/2019

Trolls using Instagram to 'try to show Trump as a Russian puppet,' influence 2020 US presidential election, study says As the 2020 U.S. presidential election campaign draws nearer, an independent study has uncovered a coordinated troll campaign using Instagram in an a...
16:32, 05/21/2019

UK's controversial use of face recognition to be challenged in court The first legal battle of the UK's use of face recognition technology begins today, the police today it helps them find suspects but critics say it i...
13:00, 05/21/2019

Cybersecurity experts warn Baltimore to stop 'playing' with ransomware attacks Cybersecurity experts say Baltimore is playing with fire as a deadline to pay thousands of dollars in ransom to hackers holding several of the city's...
01:16, 05/21/2019

Air Force preps light attack plane for combat missions in great power war Despite the Air Force’s stated intention and the widespread assumption that a low-cost off-the-shelf Light Attack airplane would primarily perform co...
20:48, 05/20/2019

Google exec's all-staff email on internal data seen as warning to whistleblowers, organizers Amidst a wave of employee organizing, Google's top legal executive sent an all-staff email telling employees that accessing certain "need to know" do...
20:48, 05/20/2019

Apple's Tim Cook takes apparent swipe at Facebook, says his generation 'failed' on climate change in commencement speech Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduating students at Tulane University that it was their job to remake the world and leave it better for humanity -- while ...
20:48, 05/20/2019

Google's Eric Schmidt: Breaking up Big Tech would be 'illegal' and harmful to consumers The former chairman and chief executive of Google said that calls for breaking up the tech giant have "no basis in law" and would harm consumers by p...
20:48, 05/20/2019

Your phone is spying? The truth behind the strange phenomenon Almost everyone has an eerie a tale to tell. Perhaps you’ve been talking to a friend about an island vacation, when suddenly deals for the Maldives o...
20:48, 05/20/2019

Mediator: Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020 As a candidate, Donald Trump promoted a mystery Twitter account that falsely portrayed a protester as an ISIS terrorist. Nothing stops him from doing...
02:48, 05/20/2019

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg pushes back on calls for breakup of tech giant Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said recent calls for the tech giant to be broken up won't address the issues that have prompted a backlash against Big ...
20:48, 05/19/2019

Dreams: The PS4 game that lets you design and share your own reality Dreams, a groundbreaking new Playstation 4 game, lets everyone build their own exciting worlds by playing at being a developer - only without all tha...
23:48, 05/18/2019

Don't miss: Apollo 11 recalled, mapping galaxies and a space thriller Catch a podcast about the first moon landing, read about the Milky Way’s crowded backyard, and play the part of an AI in a game set on a malfunctioni...
23:48, 05/18/2019

Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service As anticipation grows for 5G technology to be rolled out in big cities, nearly 15 million people in rural pockets across the country are still waitin...
04:32, 05/18/2019

Digital camera sees around corners by guessing what's lurking behind An algorithm allows digital cameras to photograph objects hidden around a wall by interpreting subtle patterns of light that reflect on the floor or ...
21:48, 05/17/2019

New Hermeus supersonic aircraft would make NY-London trip in 90 minutes Aerospace company Hermeus unveiled plans to develop an aircraft that could travel at speeds of up to Mach 5 -- cutting travel time from New York to L...
18:32, 05/17/2019

Amazon hit with backlash in India for selling shoes and rugs with images of Hindu gods Amazon was hit with a social media backlash in India after a range of items bearing images of Hindu gods, including rugs and toilet seat covers, were...
18:32, 05/17/2019

Britain Has More Surveillance Cameras Per Person Than Any Country Except China. That’s a Massive Risk to Our Free Society How would you feel being watched, tracked and identified by facial recognition cameras everywhere you go? Facial recognition cameras are now creeping...
18:00, 05/17/2019

Stealthy USS Zumwalt Destroyer to fire new missiles, laser weapons The U.S. Navy’s stealthy new first-of-its-kind destroyer will incinerate targets with lasers, fire advanced weapons to destroy moving targets at sea ...
17:48, 05/16/2019

China wants to make the fastest planes ever with a new material Researchers in China may have created an ultra heat-resistant material for making hypersonic planes — aircraft that fly at over five times the speed ...
14:32, 05/16/2019

Trump rolls out tool to submit suspicions of 'political bias' on social media President Trump's administration rolled out a new tool on Wednesday, calling on the public to help identify social media accounts that may be subject...
10:16, 05/16/2019

Facebook imposes new restrictions on livestreaming to prevent abuse following Christchurch attacks Two months after the deadly white nationalist terrorist attacks in New Zealand, Facebook has announced new restrictions on who can livestream video o...
22:32, 05/15/2019

A Confused Police Officer Pulled Over a Self-Driving Vehicle on Its First Day Carrying Passengers (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Provide...
21:32, 05/15/2019

Air Force gives stealthy F-22 Raptors new air-to-air attack weapons The U.S. Air Force is now integrating new weapons onto 143 F-22s to massively expand their target envelope, air-to-air attack range and lock-on-launc...
16:16, 05/15/2019

Facebook Tightens Live-Stream Rules in Response to the Christchurch Massacre Facebook is tightening restrictions on its live-streaming feature in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, as world le...
12:00, 05/15/2019

Facebook Takes Step to Police Content on Its Live Service When 51 people were killed in New Zealand, the suspect broadcast it live on Facebook. The massacre led to a global call to combat the spread of viole...
07:48, 05/15/2019

San Francisco becomes 1st major US city to outlaw police use of facial recognition technology San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as t...
05:00, 05/15/2019

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hija...
20:48, 05/14/2019

Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking religious ads Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles, and religious symbol...
20:48, 05/14/2019

You should update WhatsApp to avoid a surveillance vulnerability WhatsApp has rushed to roll out a security fix for a surveillance vulnerability. The firm says people should upgrade to the latest version of the app...
19:32, 05/14/2019

You Should Update WhatsApp Right Away. Here’s How to Do it Quickly and Easily A security vulnerability in Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp can reportedly allow hackers to gain access to your smartphone’s sensors &mda...
19:16, 05/14/2019

Israeli Firm Tied to Tool That Uses WhatsApp Flaw to Spy on Activists Researchers said the NSO Group had found a vulnerability, which was disclosed Monday, that was used to target the iPhone of a human-rights lawyer in ...
08:00, 05/14/2019

New Report Shows How a Pro-Iran Group Spread Fake News Online A research group at the University of Toronto has untangled look-alike websites and bogus news stories that appear to echo the Iranian government’s p...
08:00, 05/14/2019

ISIS still uses Instagram to promote jihad and provoke terror attacks, study says ISIS extremists still use Instagram “to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West,” according to an investigation by British ne...
22:00, 05/13/2019

Navy works on 'breakthrough' new attack submarine for 2030s The Navy has begun work on a new generation of attack submarines with never-before-seen weapons, quieting technology, undersea attack drones, sonar a...
19:00, 05/13/2019

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm, study says Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time -- with only 11.3 per...
19:00, 05/13/2019

New Amazon machines can pack 600 orders per hour, could replace thousands of jobs Amazon is using new machines that would automate a job held by thousands of workers -- boxing up orders inside the company's cavernous warehouses wor...
19:00, 05/13/2019

India investigates Google for suspected Android abuse India’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google used its Android platform to block rivals, New Delhi’s latest move to try ...
19:00, 05/13/2019

New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence In the wake of the terrorist attack on Muslim mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for a united effort against the biggest internet comp...
22:00, 05/12/2019

An Underrated Mother’s Day Gift: Teaching Your Mom or Grandma to Text I know well that the top requirement for being a good grandson, as any good Jewish boy will tell you, is to call early and often. And yet I screw up....
12:32, 05/12/2019

10 mistakes people make online Ever click something in an email or on the web and right afterward thought, “Boy, that was dumb.” You’re not alone. Every week on my national radio s...
15:16, 05/11/2019

Farrakhan rails against ‘Satanic Jews’ in wake of 'Facebook jail' Louis Farrakhan spoke at a Catholic church Thursday night in the wake of his Facebook ban and denied that he hates Jewish people while ranting about ...
19:00, 05/10/2019

US Senators call for FTC probe of Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition Several US senators are asking Amazon for more information about its Echo Dot Kids Edition, which advocacy groups claim violates kids' digital privac...
19:00, 05/10/2019

What it's like to fire the 30mm cannon that arms the Stryker armored vehicle It looked like streaming balls of fire lighting up the air, accompanied by a very loud noise, smoke and the sight of a large fiery explosion on the o...
19:00, 05/10/2019

Instagram is attempting to crack down on misinformation about vaccines Instagram is trying to prevent misinformation about vaccinations spreading on the app by blocking hashtags that include "verifiably false" informatio...
14:32, 05/10/2019

Chris Hughes Essay on Breakup Draws an Objection From Facebook “You don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company,” Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to...
03:48, 05/10/2019

Army fast-tracks enemy drone-destroying weapon The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is fast-tracking new technology to war that can track, jam and destroy attacking enemy drones as a way to respond...
23:00, 05/09/2019

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says company should be broken up Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg create the company that eventually becameFacebook Inc., is calling for the social-media giant to be broken u...
23:00, 05/09/2019

Steve Jobs' legacy lives on: Rare Apple-1 computer could fetch $650G at auction A rare working Apple 1, the computer that began the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple, is set to go up for auction later this month and experts believe ...
23:00, 05/09/2019

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft say they help cut down on vehicle congestion, but a new analysis of San Francisco traffic found they did the opposite over a six year p...
20:32, 05/08/2019

Baltimore hit by ransomware attack, forcing officials to shut down city's servers Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young said Wednesday that IT teams were working to recover from a devastating cyberattack the day before that had forc...
20:00, 05/08/2019

Experts Aren’t Impressed With Google’s New Privacy Tools (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked ...
18:00, 05/08/2019

Lyft’s First Results After I.P.O. Show $1.14 Billion Quarterly Loss The ride-hailing company’s revenue nearly doubled for the quarter, while its loss was driven by a hefty charge for its stock-based compensation plan....
23:16, 05/07/2019

5 crazy AI-powered gadgets that think for you In case you haven’t been paying attention, gadgets with artificial intelligence are getting even smarter. Feel free to panic about “Terminator”-style...
18:16, 05/07/2019

Coast Guard arms entire cutter fleet with ship-launched drones The Coast Guard’s vigorous push to equip its entire Cutter fleet with deck-mounted surveillance drones offers an interesting window into the service'...
15:16, 05/07/2019

What Is TikTok? China’s Popular Video-Sharing App Is Gaining Global Appeal Late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon has a new favorite app. Late last year, he challenged The Tonight Show viewers to submit videos of themselves rollin...
11:48, 05/07/2019

Microsoft tips new Edge browser features, election security tech SEATTLE—Much of the news coming out of this year's Microsoft Build developer conference has already been announced, including Windows 10 updates, the...
20:16, 05/06/2019

Pentagon pursues commercial cloud for mobile devices If a US Army infantry unit, engaged in massive mechanized warfare, were suddenly ambushed by a large number of enemy fighters attacking from multiple...
17:32, 05/06/2019

Want to build robots and invent stuff? Here's where to start Ever wanted to design and build machines instead of buying them? Start here, with Hannah Joshua’s 10-part series that aims to give you all the skills...
14:16, 05/06/2019

How games like Assassin's Creed give us a feel for history One of the great extras of playing games like Assassin's Creed is their sense of historical time and place, even letting us play at translating ancie...
12:00, 05/06/2019

Jeff Bezos has date night with Lauren Sanchez: report Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez were spotted for the first time publically since reports broke earlier this year of their...
09:16, 05/06/2019

F.T.C. Wants to Punish Facebook, but the Divided Agency May Go Only So Far The chairman appears to have the votes to approve a settlement with a big fine. One of the biggest issues has been whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg li...
18:00, 05/04/2019

5 sites for streaming TV for free Streaming video is still a relatively young technology, but most of us can no longer imagine sticking a disc into a DVD player. Yes, some of us still...
14:16, 05/04/2019

Compagno: Facebook bans are a 'farce,' attempts to virtue signal Emily Compagno, co-host of "The Five," suggested on Friday that Facebook banned a host of controversial figures — author Milo Yiannopoulos, Infowars ...
02:16, 05/04/2019

Zuckerberg spent $59M buying 'secret' property in Lake Tahoe A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent $59 million buying two properties in Lake Tahoe, cont...
22:16, 05/03/2019

A-10 pilot describes how iconic plane survives attacks Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of ene...
22:16, 05/03/2019

Millions of Chinese-made devices, including baby monitors, vulnerable to hacking: study Two million home security cameras, webcams, electronic doorbells and baby monitors are vulnerable to spying and hacking, according to Paul Marrapese,...
22:16, 05/03/2019

San Francisco bracing for IPO tech boom that could make housing prices more expensive The city by the bay is bracing for a brand new tech boom triggered by a rebound of initial public offerings, partly driven by the rising stock market...
22:16, 05/03/2019

Microsoft teams up with the VA to help wounded warriors 22 VA rehabilitation centers around the country will receive Xbox adaptive controllers specially designed for gamers with mental or physical disabili...
22:16, 05/03/2019

Chernobyl disaster: how the Soviet Union's cover story was blown In casting through the British newspapers from the days immediately following the Chernobyl disaster, the world's most disastrous nuclear accident, d...
19:32, 05/03/2019

HBO's Chernobyl drama highlights the human cost of nuclear catastrophe An intense new HBO miniseries about the world's worst nuclear accident turns the Chernobyl Soviet scientists into unlikely heroes in its portrayal of...
19:32, 05/03/2019

Cobalt for 500,000 electric cars could be harvested from the oceans Enough cobalt for hundreds of thousands of electric car batteries could be collected by dangling plastic balls from disused oil rigs in the Gulf of M...
16:16, 05/03/2019

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being 'dangerous' Facebook has permanently banned several far-right or hate figures and organizations including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host A...
00:32, 05/03/2019

Elite drone and attack helicopter task force still hunts Taliban in Afghanistan Attack drones, fixed-wing surveillance aircraft and Apache helicopters continue to patrol the Afghanistan skies to find and destroy enemy targets and...
20:16, 05/02/2019

Facebook could get new privacy oversight and record-breaking fine in FTC deal Facebook is looking at the possibility of new privacy oversight and a massive fine as part of a deal with the Federal Trade Commission, according to ...
20:16, 05/02/2019

US Navy tests underwater robots that recharge by eating fish faeces The US Navy has built a device for charging underwater robots that gets its energy by digesting fish faeces and other organic matter on the sea floor...
15:00, 05/02/2019

The race to build a space internet available to anyone, anywhere Tech billionaires are building a wireless, orbiting internet accessible in even the deepest jungle. The first satellites are already up - but do we r...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Why Blocking Hate Sites Like 8chan May Only Make Them Stronger Like the gunman who killed 50 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques in March, the man who killed one person in a Poway, Calif., synagogue on April 2...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Your Facebook App Looks Very Different Today. Here’s How to Use the New Design As Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference kicked off Tuesday, executives outlined a litany of changes coming to the company, new features on...
20:16, 05/01/2019

Google workers stage sit-in to protest alleged retaliation Google employees worldwide are staging a sit-in to protest retaliation at the tech giant on the six-month anniversary of the #GoogleWalkout that saw ...
17:16, 05/01/2019

Facebook tries a new look as Zuckerberg proclaims a new era Facebook Inc. rolled out a substantial redesign of its website and mobile app, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seeks to address criticism of the s...
16:00, 05/01/2019

Tech We’re Using: Tech Is Changing New York, but Not How He Reports on the City J. David Goodman, a metro reporter, has chronicled the Google and Amazon invasions. But the most effective technology for reporting on the city is st...
15:48, 05/01/2019

On Facebook, the Dead Will Eventually Outnumber the Living. What Does That Mean for Our Histories? The dead will eventually outnumber the living on Facebook, according to a new study whose authors want us to think more about the importance of prese...
18:00, 04/30/2019

Google shows first cracks in years Google’s once-untouchable online-advertising operation took a body blow, hurt by mounting competition and struggles within its increasingly high-prof...
16:32, 04/30/2019

Inside the Stryker Turret: New targeting tech destroys drone swarms When a Stryker gunner released the so-called “dead man’s” switch on the vehicle’s 30mm cannon, a slow-moving ground drone target exploded into a clou...
15:00, 04/30/2019

Tesla Looks to Regain Its Luster in Solar Energy by Slashing Prices The company said it would slash the cost of solar energy by up to 38 percent by standardizing systems and asking customers to take on more responsibi...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Sri Lanka’s President Lifts Ban on Social Media The social media ban in the wake of the Easter attacks reflected global concern about the role the networks play in spreading hate speech and incitin...
11:30, 04/30/2019

Emiliano Sala morgue photo: Police arrest two people after sick image surfaces on Twitter U.K. police have arrested two people after a mortuary photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala was posted on Twitter after his death in a pla...
01:32, 04/30/2019

Sick morgue photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala surfaces on Twitter, sparks outrage A sick photo of Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala taken after his death in a plane crash surfaced on Twitter, sparking outrage and a U.K. polic...
19:00, 04/29/2019

Air Force calls for new 'Vanguard' weapons program with hypersonics, lasers and networked missiles Aggressive pursuit of hypersonics, lasers, networked cruise missiles, artificial intelligence, smart bombs and cyberwar inform the conceptual and tec...
15:48, 04/29/2019

Apple Says It Pulled Parental Control Apps Over Privacy Concerns Apple Inc. said it removed several parental control apps from its store because of security and privacy concerns, issuing a rare public response to a...
05:32, 04/29/2019

Twitter CEO personally calls Omar to explain policy after Trump tweet: report Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly called Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday, the same day he met with President Trump at the White House,...
21:00, 04/28/2019

CIA joins Instagram with a staged photo of Haspel’s desk One of the government’s most secretive agencies came out of the cold Thursday morning by joining Instagram. The Central Intelligence Agency posted a ...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Facebook slammed for not taking action against ICE for alleged phony videos The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on Facebook to escalate action against fake accounts set up by law enforcement to nap immigration viola...
21:00, 04/28/2019

7 tools for fixing Windows problems Months go by, and Windows works. Then, out of nowhere, your computer slows down. Files don’t open right away. Programs freeze or shut down. Your syst...
21:00, 04/28/2019

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don't worry. From Google's inexpensive Car...
19:48, 04/28/2019

Going to space is a real pain in the back A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporaril...
19:48, 04/28/2019

Teen girls prepare for space launch Teenage girls have designed Africa's first private satellite due to launch into space in 2017. It's hoped it can monitor and find answers to South Af...
19:48, 04/28/2019

Tesla to Investigate Car That Appeared to Burst Into Flames in Shanghai The fire, involving a Tesla sedan in a parking garage, left no one injured, the fire department said. The automaker said it had dispatched a team “at...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Elon Musk Predicts Tesla Driverless Taxi Fleet Next Year Mr. Musk said Tesla cars would soon drive themselves and serve as robot taxis. But many experts think autonomous cars are at least several years away...
19:32, 04/28/2019

After the Bust, Are Bitcoins More Like Tulip Mania or the Internet? To understand where cryptocurrencies are going, it helps to look beneath the price gyrations to see how people are actually using the technology. The...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Julia Angwin Is Out as Editor of New Tech Watchdog Site The Markup Ms. Angwin was one of three founders of The Markup, which is dedicated to investigating technology and its effects on society. Five journalists resig...
19:32, 04/28/2019

New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said the “call to action” would include “specific expectations on governments and internet companies,” b...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Ford to Invest $500 Million in Rivian, a Tesla Rival Rivian is developing a pickup and an S.U.V. on a chassis that Ford plans to use for models of its own. Two months ago, Amazon led a $700 million inve...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Tesla Posts Big Quarterly Loss as Its Electric-Car Sales Lag The $702 million loss exceeded expectations, but the company reaffirmed its guidance on the year’s deliveries. It said it was open to raising capital...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Nils Nilsson, 86, Dies; Scientist Helped Robots Find Their Way He was part of a Stanford team whose work in artificial intelligence has found its way into smartphones, Siri and other hallmarks of the algorithmic ...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Magic Leap Raises $280 Million From NTT DoCoMo The maker of augmented-reality goggles said it has garnered $280 million from NTT Docomo of Japan, as part of a new partnership with the telecommunic...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Elon Musk and S.E.C. Reach New Accord, Lifting Cloud Over Tesla Securities regulators and the chief executive of Tesla came up with a new agreement about when Mr. Musk’s social media posts must be reviewed by a la...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Regulators Around the World Are Circling Facebook Facebook revealed that it expected a record fine from the F.T.C. That could be one of many moves against the company by governments on four continent...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Slack Discloses $141 Million Loss as Messaging Start-Up Joins Tech Listing Rush Unlike most other Silicon Valley darlings going public this year, Slack is not holding an initial public offering, where it sells shares to the publi...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Chasing Growth, a Women’s Health Start-Up Cut Corners Nurx, an online prescribing app, drew attention with its pitch about female empowerment. Former employees said it took a laissez-faire approach to wo...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Samsung’s Ambitious Galaxy Fold Smartphone Is Already Breaking, Reviewers Say The hotly anticipated and futuristic Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to hit shelves before April’s end. But a handful of journalists reviewing the f...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Facebook Quietly Admitted Millions More Instagram Users’ Passwords Were at Risk (SAN FRANCISCO) — Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly fou...
19:16, 04/28/2019

AI Expert Kai-Fu Lee Says We Need to ‘Embrace’ the Game-Changing Technology AI expert and Sinovation Ventures CEO Dr. Kai-Fu Lee took the stage at the TIME 100 Summit in New York on Tuesday to discuss the current state of art...
19:16, 04/28/2019

‘Technology Needs to Be Regulated.’ Apple CEO Tim Cook Says No Oversight Has Led To Great Damage To Society Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for more government regulation on the technology industry in order to protect privacy in an interview at the TIME 100 S...
19:16, 04/28/2019

President Trump Met With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Criticizing the Social Media Platform (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, the same day the president twe...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Facebook Is Preparing for a Multi-Billion Dollar Fine From the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the soc...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Review: Days Gone Saves the Best for Last, But It’s Too Little, Too Late I needed some explosive chemicals from the old sawmill on the edge of town, but hundreds of freakers were gathered there, feasting on a mass grave. S...
19:16, 04/28/2019

How to Make Your Phone Limit Your Screen Time for You The latest iPhone and the newest version of Google’s Android come with tools to limit how much time you stare at your screen. Here’s how to make them...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: From Bubble Memory to Hot Spots and a Fly Rod David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent, recounts his gear from the computers in use when he joined The Times in 1982 to his overloaded ba...
18:48, 04/28/2019

How to Tap Less on Your Phone (but Get More Done) Most of us spend hours each day tapping the glass of our smartphones. But what if you could do just as much — maybe more — and give your fingers a br...
18:48, 04/28/2019

How to Mount a TV Without Making a Mess Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount your TV on the wall yourself. Here’s how to do it and keep your wall — and your peace of mi...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: Lifting Journalism by Knowing What Readers Are Looking For Claudio E. Cabrera, who specializes in search engine optimization, describes how he keeps track of what’s hot in search and how that informs coverage...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Three Movie Subscription Services, and When They’re Worth It MoviePass made waves when it launched, but it’s not the only movie subscription designed to lure you to the theater. Here are a few popular ones, who...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone Thomas Fuller, San Francisco bureau chief, knows you cannot rely on cell networks during earthquakes, wildfires and other breaking news catastrophes....
18:48, 04/28/2019

Samsung Postpones Rollout of Galaxy Fold The company, the world’s largest handset maker, said it would postpone the release of the foldable smartphone after reports that the device was malfu...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of...
18:48, 04/28/2019

How to Return a Lost Phone You stumble across a lost phone, maybe in a bathroom or in the back of a cab. You feel bad for whoever lost it — that could be you someday! — but don...
18:48, 04/28/2019

AI can diagnose childhood illnesses better than some doctors Artificial intelligence has now been used to sort through medical history, lab tests, and symptoms and find a diagnosis for common and life-threateni...
18:16, 04/28/2019

AI autotune makes your terrible karaoke singing more tolerable Autotune can often sound robotic because it shifts off notes into perfect pitch, a new version listens to the notes you've already sung and uses them...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Don't miss: A chance to grapple with time travel, the joy of maths Play the new version of video game Steins:Gate, admire artistic visions of what’s to come, dip into a new popular mathematics book, plus more of this...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Google says it can't fix a security flaw affecting all computer chips A critical security flaw called Spectre affecting nearly every computer is here to stay. According to Google there isn’t any software that can fix it...
18:16, 04/28/2019

YouTube science videos: The channels you should subscribe to Meet the science YouTubers Simon Clark, Inés Dawson, Simone Giertz and more who make videos spanning rubbish robots, Star Wars planets and hijacking ...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Don't miss: Corporate sabotage, Alien restored and our bionic future Will you serve or sabotage the firm in video game Tech Support: Error Unknown? Also, watch Ridley Scott's Alien as it turns 40 or visit an enhanced e...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Your genetic data can be exploited without you ever knowing about it Your genome literally identifies you, but researchers and genetic firms keep saying that DNA data is anonymous. It's a privacy scandal waiting to hap...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Earthquake-resistant paint could help brick buildings survive tremors Brick buildings could be made more earthquake resilient with a glass fibre paint. It improves their overall strength and helps them flex during shake...
18:16, 04/28/2019

An AI has created music based on Bach – but will an audience notice? An experiment at London's Barbican will pit an AI composer trained on the works of Bach against the original pieces in a concert called The Eternal G...
18:16, 04/28/2019

China plans world's first deep sea base, complete with robot subs Plans for a permanent lab far beneath the waves, crewed by autonomous underwater rovers, are gathering pace in China – here's what the facility might...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Audi, Volvo and Aston Martin are all expected to reveal electric cars Over half a million people will descend on the Geneva Motor Show this week to glimpse their future car, which increasingly looks likely to be electri...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Your 5G guide: Will we all benefit from super-quick mobile internet? We're told that switching phone networks to the fifth-generation of wireless tech will give us blistering speeds, but it's not clear anyone actually ...
18:16, 04/28/2019

From the archives: 30 years ago, a nascent 'Internet' was under attack A software worm invaded a supernetwork of computers and sparked a scare. Our report at the time heralded the rise of hacking and the importance of cy...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Home DNA-testing firm will let users block FBI access to their data A big home DNA-testing company, FamilyTreeDNA, is to allow customers to block law-enforcement agencies from accessing their data, after a recent back...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Handheld device could detect CRISPR bioweapons before they spread Bits of DNA known as gene drives that force themselves through a population could be use maliciously, but thankfully there is a way to detect them be...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Russian military is building a flying vehicle with rotating paddles Defence researchers in Russia are building a cyclocopter, which is a flying vehicle that looks more like a paddle steamer than a conventional aircraf...
18:16, 04/28/2019

World-class Go-playing AI has learned to do really hard colouring-in An AI based on DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero AI has learned to solve graph colouring problems, which could ave many applications including allocating aerop...
18:16, 04/28/2019

IBM made a quantum algorithm that could make AI more powerful Artificial intelligence can automatically sort out data, but it struggles for some particularly complex data sets – a quantum algorithm could do bett...
18:16, 04/28/2019

Our wooden future: making cars, skyscrapers and even lasers from wood Wood can now be processed into a super-material with extraordinary properties – and a wood-based, climate-saving economy is just what the planet need...
18:16, 04/28/2019

The mighty T. rex comes to terrifying life, complete with feathers Life-sized models and scary VR at the American Museum of Natural History breathe life into fearsome predator, Tyrannosaurus rex, in an anniversary sh...
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Google announces video game streaming service to let you play anywhere Google announces a streaming service that will allow people to play video games in 4K in their browser – provided they have a good internet connectio...
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Elizabeth Holmes: The hypnotic tale of the rise and fall of Theranos Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes built a $10 billion company on the promise of a miracle blood test. But it didn’t work. A new film, The Inventor, f...
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Strange rise of mukbang parents who feed their kids fast food for cash Videos in which people film themselves eating food and post it on YouTube have become hugely popular. Now this weird trend is spreading to kids, shou...
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How surveillance capitalism is changing human nature forever Firms that turn behaviour into saleable data are reshaping society – and us, says Shoshana Zuboff as she discusses her book, The Age of Surveillance ...
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Don't miss: Shark crime, optical games and dairy in the cross hairs Find out how criminal conspiracies are killing sharks, how tricks of the pen changed our view of the world and why milk may soon become a thing of th...
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The compelling tale of how climate change denial came to grip the US The Drilled podcast reveals how money and politics in the US beat science to create climate change denial – and how the nation could rewrite its futu...
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Exclusive: Thousands of security flaws found on UK government websites The Wannacry attack locked down NHS computers in 2017. Now an investigation has uncovered thousands of unpatched vulnerabilities on UK government web...
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Article 13: A guide to the new EU copyright rules and the ban on memes What is Article 13? How does it affect the way you use the internet? Should you be worried? Your questions answered about the EU's new copyright rule...
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Antony Gormley’s virtual reality adventure lets you ski on the moon Best known for his figures celebrating the human form, Antony Gormley’s latest endeavour is an epic virtual reality project letting you fly through s...
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AI achieves its best ever mark on a set of English exam questions The English language is difficult for machines to master, but one artificial intelligence is now top of its class after passing reading exams with th...
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By all means back healthcare tech, but only once it is shown to work It makes sense to champion high-tech innovations, but UK health minister Matt Hancock would do well to wait until they have been shown to work effect...
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UK plan to stop under-18s seeing pornography online is delayed again The UK government’s plan to block underaged users from accessing online pornography was meant to come into force in April. It has now been delayed ag...
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Stunningly realistic video game visuals made by simulating light rays Real-time ray tracing is creating impressively realistic video game graphics. It uses powerful chips to calculate how millions of light rays reflect ...
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Doctors in China are using 5G internet to do surgery from far away 5G is helping doctors in China conduct surgery from hundreds of kilometres away, such as directing cardiac operation and performing brain stimulation...
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Don't miss: Visualising inequality, space comms and a rare pregnancy See society through virtual lenses, explore how space links thawed the cold war, hear why a man became pregnant, plus other vital dates for your diar...
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ULEZ: London is cleaning up its dirty air but what about other cities? London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, introduced this week, is targeting drivers of diesel cars in an effort to protect people's health. If it succeeds, ...
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UK wants to curb fake news and cyberbullying with new internet laws The UK government plans to make social media firms legally take responsibility for their users and safety, as well as the content that appears on the...
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AI could monitor farms from space to look for illegal pollution AI can find farms from space. The technique is being used to monitor some farms in Europe and may eventually be able to flag those that break the law...
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How hackers use tricks to make money from your clicks Online clicks are worth big money. Now hackers are using a cunning set of click-tricks to make money from people visiting websites without them reali...
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Don’t miss: Earth from space, asteroid workouts and nature’s giants Watch a new series charting our planet from above, read all about the biggest living things, fend off space rocks for fun, plus more picks for your d...
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Facebook and Instagram may have to remove like buttons for UK children The like function on Facebook and Instagram could be removed and privacy settings set to max for UK children under new proposed social media guidelin...
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Why electric cars are a hot topic in Australia's forthcoming election Most parties in Australia's upcoming election want more electric cars, but providing enough charging points across such a vast country has proven dif...
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Why Ian McEwan doesn’t see his latest novel as being science fiction What would the 1980s have been like if Alan Turing had lived? Ian McEwan talks about his exploration of a speculative past for AI in his novel Machin...
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AI that spots inequality could monitor living conditions in cities An algorithm that can detect inequality in cities from Google Street View images, could be used to monitor projects aimed at improving living conditi...
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How maths could fix the problems with India’s voting machines The world’s biggest election is under way in India. Trust in the machines used to vote is low, but better maths could spot manipulation or errors, sa...
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Don't miss: Kubrick's genius, Haida mythology and the power of emotion Explore the life and work of director Stanley Kubrick, watch ancient folklore in an endangered language, and discover how emotion shapes the human br...
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Samsung folding phone delayed after reviewers break them too easily Several people given early access to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, broke the screen after a day's use. Samsung now says it will delay the release of the d...
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Mind-reading device uses AI to turn brainwaves into audible speech People's brainwaves have been converted into speech using electrodes on the brain. The method could one day help people speak who have lost the abili...
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Robotic tube for surgery autonomously navigates inside a beating heart A robotic catheter can move autonomously inside a heart to the location where surgery is required. It has a camera for vision and has been tested in ...
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