Stories tagged: Technology
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Rosetta’s long journey with comet 67P has officially ended
The Rosetta mission to catch up with a speeding comet, land a space probe on it and follow it as it flies past the sun has officially come to an …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Apple reportedly opening a research and development center in China
Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to open its first research and development center in China, allowing the tech giant to extend its reach in a vital market and maintain goodwill …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
BlackBerry inventor stops making phones
It’s official: BlackBerry, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “crackberry,” has stopped making its iconic handsets.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role
When Microsoft, chasing the success of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services business, started pushing its own package of rented processing power and web-based business tools, the company’s salespeople treated them as …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
Information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data from Yahoo could be used to open locks up and down the web.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Microsoft says 400 million devices using Windows 10
Microsoft says there are 400 million devices running Windows 10, the operating system the company released in July 2015. That’s up from 350 million in June.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
How to stream the high-stakes presidential debates
Television viewership for Monday’s presidential debate is expected to be high, but you don’t need a television to watch.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Hubble spies possible water plumes spewing from Jupiter moon
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted possible water plumes spewing from one of Jupiter’s icy moons.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Troubleshooting technology: Students 4 Seniors offers help with phones and other devices
Nora Francis, 60, couldn’t see the small font size for contact names. Separately, annoying icons kept popping up on her device’s screen. At a recent information fair, Francis quickly turned …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Pippa Middleton’s phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen
London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Big Google campus in South Lake Union approved
Google’s massive expansion into South Lake Union has been quickly approved, paving the way for Seattle’s newest marquee tech campus to begin construction soon.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches
Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Facebook’s secret way of counting video views was wrong all along
For years, Facebook has celebrated – boasted, even – about how quickly video advertisements were taking off on the social network. Then, a month ago, the company found something that …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Salesforce, Google may be interested in buying Twitter
Shares of Twitter Inc. surged Friday after reports that the social media company could receive a formal bid soon. Citing unnamed sources, CNBC reported that Twitter has received “expressions of …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
UPS tests drones for urgent deliveries
The day when a UPS package could be delivered by drone is one step closer. UPS this week began testing drone delivery of urgent packages to remote locations – a …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
In Yahoo breach, foreign hackers may be playing ‘long game’
If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company believes, the breach could be part of a …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Yahoo hit in world’s biggest data breach
Ailing tech giant Yahoo may soon confirm a data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts, according to a report from tech site re/code. If confirmed, the breach would be …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Boeing announces $6 million in grants for science, math
Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Samsung says replacements available for recalled Note 7
Samsung says new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be available in U.S. stores starting Wednesday to replace about 1 million devices that are being recalled because their batteries can catch …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
Seattle tech veterans propose driverless stretch of Interstate 5
If you have nightmares about robots taking over the world, here’s something that might really scare you: some tech industry veterans in Seattle want to ban human drivers from a …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Samsung says it has found no battery problem in China
Samsung Electronics said Monday that its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Crowd waits for iPhone 7 outside Spokane’s Apple Store
About two-dozen iPhone devotees have lined up outside the Apple Store in downtown Spokane to get their hands on the latest model, which went on sale today.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
‘Limited quantities’ of iPhone 7 available at retail stores
Don’t expect to go into an Apple store Friday and walk out with a jet black iPhone 7. Or any color of the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple said Thursday that …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Stocks jump as Apple pulls tech companies up again
U.S. stocks changed course again Thursday and climbed as Apple led a big gain for technology companies and energy companies recovered some of their recent losses. Investors looked over a …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Facebook chooses New Mexico for new data center over Utah
Facebook has chosen a village on the edge of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area as the location for its new data center, an announcement that spread quickly Wednesday as elected …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Stocks shed early gain as energy and consumer companies fall
U.S. stocks surrendered early gains and finished mostly lower Wednesday as energy companies skidded with the price of oil. Apple led technology companies higher. The mixed finish came after three …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
As Russia reasserts itself, U.S. intelligence agencies focus anew on the Kremlin
U.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Britain exploring national internet filter, official says
The head of Britain’s newly formed cybersecurity agency says authorities are exploring the creation of a national internet filter to block malicious software and rogue websites, a proposal that has …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
GOP-led panel to question officials on FBI probe of Clinton
Republicans angry at the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server will question officials about the decision.