Stories tagged: Technology
Sat., May 27, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies
Microsoft has staked its future on the cloud, the range of on-demand computing power and software services bundled into Azure and other products. But Microsoft isn’t banking on snazzy marketing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack
A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come – we’re all going to …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model
Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in
Manufacturers that build Apple’s iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Few cyberattack victims are paying hackers because using bitcoin is hard
An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s new megarocket will launch without astronauts on its test flight, now delayed until 2019 because of technical challenges, the space agency’s top leaders said Friday. …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations
A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Startup targets the TI calculators your kid lugs to class
Silicon Valley startup Desmos Inc. is going after one of the oldest names in technology, Texas Instruments Inc., in an area not normally associated with cutting-edge innovation: handheld calculators.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
British hospitals hit with possible cyberattack
Hospitals across England canceled appointments and turned away patients Friday after suffering an apparent cyberattack.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks
The government says several Spanish companies have been targeted in ransomware cyberattacks.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos
An upcoming feature in Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Huge sinkholes are now appearing in unexpected places
Huge sinkholes that opened last week on streets in New York City, suburban Atlanta and San Francisco exemplify a phenomenon that is prompting growing alarm across the U.S.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Comcast, Charter to cooperate as threats from wireless grow
Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications said Monday that they will work together as they prepare to offer cellphone plans to customers.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Privacy issues take center stage in Pullman drone discussion
How to ensure privacy remains a major consideration for the Pullman Police Department, as it refines its policies and procedures for the use of aerial drones.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos
When two girls started brawling at Chase Middle School last week, several other students responded as kids tend to do nowadays: They pulled out their cellphones and started recording. But …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Microsoft presents $999 laptop in hardware push to college kids
Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table. Now it’s chasing another category many believe is …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens
Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Micron Technology hires SanDisk co-founder to lead company
Micron Technology says it has hired the co-founder of SanDisk to be the company’s new chief executive officer and president.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Cyberattacks involving extortion are rising, Verizon says
Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
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 …