Stories tagged: Technology
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says
Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Four changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Amazon Prime to offer HBO
Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax right from their Amazon accounts.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Europol announces 5 arrests in ‘unprecedented’ cybercrime op
Europol says five arrests have been made in connection with a massive operation aimed at knocking out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of euros in losses …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Microsoft cheers year of ‘solid progress’ at shareholders meeting
Microsoft executives struck an upbeat tone at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, touting signs of success in the company’s campaign to remain relevant in a fast-changing technology world …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Apple wants everyone seeing RED for World AIDS Day
Apple fans, get ready to see red: Apple is using its ubiquitous presence to raise awareness and money for the AIDS awareness campaign Red on World AIDS Day.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2,000 workers
Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Apple gets win against Australia banks over mobile payments
Apple scored a victory in the global battle to control the future of mobile payment technology after the Australian competition regulator refused to grant a group of local banks permission …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho
Idaho officials say online sales of hunting and fishing licenses are up and running again following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Facebook adds free games like ‘Pac-Man’ to Messenger app
Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Consumer Confidential: The high cost of ‘free’ video games
Kanye West and I have a lot in common. OK, not so much actually. But we do see eye to eye on this: We’re both miffed about in-app purchases.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 3 p.m.
Holiday price war intensifies as Wal-Mart, Target pursue Amazon
Wal-Mart, Target and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to keep up with Amazon.com this holiday season.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Australia says IBM settles over online census failure
Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
William Brock: 12 is too young to have a smartphone
I’m officially ruining my daughter’s life by not buying her a smartphone at age 12. And I’m OK with that.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Holiday shopping? Bring these 4 money-saving apps with you
If you’re looking to save a few bucks at the mall while holiday shopping, charge up the smartphone and bring these apps with you.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
Twitter accidentally suspends CEO Jack Dorsey’s account
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey says the social media platform accidentally suspended his account.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
VW goes on offensive in crisis pushback, expanding SUV and E-car line
Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford with a wave of new sport utility vehicles and battery-powered cars.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
Kia recalls about 72K SUVs; electric short can cause fires
Kia is recalling nearly 72,000 SUVs in the U.S. because an electrical short in a computer can cause engine fires.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Wal-Mart getting jump on Cyber Monday; will start sales Friday
NEW YORK – Cyber Monday is starting earlier and earlier. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it’s kicking off its so-called “Cyber Monday” deals at 12:01 a.m. EST Friday for …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Idaho company considers future hub for freight drones
The founder of an Idaho company that introduced the use of drones in agriculture is dreaming bigger – literally.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
Tesla Motors officially owns solar panel installer SolarCity
Tesla Motors now owns the nation’s largest solar panel installer.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Trump’s victory could spell the end of FCC’s net neutrality regulations
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s victory means that Republicans soon will take control of the Federal Communications Commission. That could spell the end for net neutrality regulations and other initiatives of …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news
A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again
At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Got iPhone touch disease? Apple will fix it - for a price
Apple is offering a fix for some iPhones stricken with “touch disease,” a problem in which a flickering bar appears at the top of a device’s display and its touch …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Russia to block LinkedIn networking site
“LINKED OUT” ran the headline on Russian state television. The U.S.-based website LinkedIn, a social network for business professionals, is going to be blocked in Russia after a court found …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Verizon’s AOL cutting 500 jobs, will focus on mobile, video
AOL is cutting about 500 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it trims back following some deals and focuses on mobile, video and data.