Stories tagged: Technology
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows
Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Analysis: No, the U.S. isn’t hacking North Korea’s missile launches
The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to manage the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The new policy – massive pressure and engagement – is a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars
Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:56 a.m.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba plans spin-offs to speed reconstruction process
Toshiba, which is undergoing business reconstruction, intends to spin off its main businesses, such as social infrastructure and energy, it was learned Tuesday.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship
John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website’s publisher
A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family over the internet.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung – not only because …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Don’t worry, driverless cars are learning from ‘Grand Theft Auto’
In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
Russian officials and Google have reached an agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police urge man who posted homicide online to turn himself in
An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon and posted the murder on Facebook. Police urged the suspect …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85
In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics
With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Apple is going to test self-driving cars
After months of speculation that the company is developing automotive technology, Apple has leapt into the war for self-driving cars by obtaining a test permit from California regulators.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube
Some past and present University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have unveiled a 1,500-pound tribute to one of the all-time great brain teasers.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia blocks app used to organize protests
Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Samsung delaying key part of new voice assistant – the ‘voice’ part
A much-touted feature of Samsung’s next smartphone isn’t going to work as advertised when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launches on April 21. Samsung said it is delaying the …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores
Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company’s stores for pickup.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Flying drones that generate power from wind get backing from EON
Technology that uses flying drones to generate electricity from the wind is getting a boost from the Germany utility EON SE, which is backing a test project that may show …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Toshiba warns of its ability to continue as going concern
Toshiba Corp., the 142-year-old conglomerate, warned on Tuesday it may not be able to continue as a going concern as it grapples with billions of dollars in losses from its …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Microsoft lifts curtain further on data it collects from Windows 10 users
Microsoft has disclosed more information on the type of data the software company collects from Windows 10 users, a move that comes weeks after a European Union (EU) privacy watchdog …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Famed astronaut John Glenn laid to rest at Arlington
The flag-draped casket of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, was covered in plastic to protect it from a steady rain as it was carried on a …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Comcast enters wireless business with $45-a-month service
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
Can hack but can’t shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Astronaut John Glenn to be interred at Arlington Cemetery
Final funeral rites for astronaut John Glenn will take place Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Tesla, Uber lag in driverless progress, study says; Ford is tops
The study by Navigant Consulting, a Chicago firm with deep roots in the auto industry, ranked 18 companies that are developing a “full stack” of hardware and software for completely …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing’s ‘Nobel Prize’
Most people who search on Google, share on Facebook and shop on Amazon have never heard of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. But they might not be doing any of those things …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure
States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers’ consent before collecting …