Stories tagged: Technology
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.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Pimping charges involving major escort site rejected by judge
A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints
Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like cheating
Allegations of cheating pollution standards have reached U.S. automakers as Chrysler was sued by consumers who said engines in some Dodge trucks were rigged to hide that emissions were as …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Make some noise: Government wants sound from hybrid, electric cars
New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone
Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in bold autos gambit
Samsung Electronics is spending $8 billion to buy its way into a burgeoning market for automotive technology alongside Apple and Google as the smartphone business wanes.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
What tech leaders said about Trump’s victory
As technology industry and the Washington state business community as a whole continues to assess the potential impact of a Trump administration on their business, more of the region’s executives …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
High-res commercial satellite launches from California coast
A commercial satellite capable of taking high-resolution images from space was launched Friday from a military base along the California coast.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Forget the TV: How to follow Election Day online
NEW YORK – TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 5:06 a.m.
Russian hackers brazenly seek to embarrass U.S. this election season
In February 2014, the Obama administration was embarrassed when a secretly recorded phone conversation between the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine and Victoria Nuland, a senior State Department official, was posted …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Samsung recalls top-loading washers over a month after government warning
Samsung on Friday announced a formal recall of 2.8 million top-load washing machines – more than a month after the U.S. government first issued a warning that the machines are …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
WiFi on Amtrak’s Acela Express trains shifts into faster gear
Amtrak officials say a recent upgrade will mean faster WiFi for passengers on its popular Acela Express trains.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Microsoft adds new chat-based service for workers
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called “Teams” to its Office …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 6:02 a.m.
Instagram moves into retail with tagged photos
Instagram is making it easier for retailers to promote and sell products through photos. The photo-sharing service is giving 20 retailers the ability to add tags to pictures to add …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Clinton says FBI has “no case” on email investigation
Donald Trump intensified his attacks on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server on Monday, as she tried to move past the discovery of new emails and shift the election …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Victim helps police find suspect after bag of money stolen
Authorities say a California man who left a bag filled with $10,000 in cash inside a grocery store shopping cart used a tracking app on his phone to find the …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Amazon’s profit triples to $252 million, but that’s not enough for Wall Street
Amazon.com rang up a $252 million profit in the third quarter, more than three times the $79 million it reported a year ago, as it cashed in on blistering growth …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Apple seeks to reclaim lost PC market share with new Macs
Apple Inc. unveiled new Mac computers as it seeks to revitalize a product line that co-founder Steve Jobs once said would be rendered redundant by the iPad.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Internet providers must now get your OK to share your personal data
Federal regulators on Thursday approved tough new rules requiring high-speed internet service providers to get customer permission before using or sharing sensitive personal data, such as web browsing or app …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Twitter cuts staff, kills off Vine app amid pressure to grow
Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide.