Stories tagged: Technology
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
State Department email restored after worldwide outage
U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants
France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com to minimize taxes and grab market share …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Vendors may be selling ‘fake’ solar eclipse glasses. Here’s how to make sure yours are real.
If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought
When Chris Grayson pointed his Web browser in the direction of Georgia’s elections system earlier this year, what he found there shocked him.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
University of Idaho branches out with new degrees and online options
Three years after University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said his goal for the UI was a 50 percent increase in enrollment by 2024, a combination of ease of enrollment …
Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
In U.S. first, scientists edit genes of human embryos
For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
A timeline of Telect Inc. history
Telect Inc. has sold to giant Amphenol Corp. A timeline of the company and its founding in Liberty Lake.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Front Porch: Technology might drive me crazy, or to the beach
I’m just about on board with getting a smart phone and have been researching what to buy … And then came the car.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Microsoft keeping Paint program after outpouring of fan support
The end is near for Microsoft Paint. The simple graphics application that has been included with Windows for more than 30 years could be phased out of future versions of …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Judge OKs $11.2 million settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users
A federal judge on Friday approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Apple update addresses dangerous wi-fi flaw
Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
McDonald’s free ice cream promotion marred by app glitch
A McDonald’s promotion for free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day went awry over a glitch with the fast food giant’s mobile app.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8 a.m.
Somalia’s internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry
Somalia’s internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day, authorities said Monday.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Facebook fighting court order over secret government access
Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Turkey’s failed coup: Warrants issued for 105 tech experts
Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 105 information technology experts suspected of aiding last year’s failed coup, the state-run news agency reported.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft buzzing Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter’s swirling Great Red Spot.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Put down your cellphone. Holding devices while driving will be illegal beginning July 23 in Washington
Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis
Tesla says it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars
Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup
Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Two Latvians charged with running major hacking service
Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for over a decade and used in major attacks against American businesses, according to an indictment unsealed …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
China rocket failure likely to set back next space missions
The failure of China’s Long March 5 rocket deals a rare setback to China’s highly successful space program that could delay plans to bring back moon samples and offer rival …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Silicon Valley’s sexism problem: Could the tide be turning?
Sexism in Silicon Valley has been an open secret for years. What’s changing: A growing number of women are coming forward with personal stories of sexual harassment and discrimination, prompting …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions
Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Official: Firm at center of cyberattack knew of problems
The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Reports: Microsoft set to announce thousands of layoffs as it focuses on cloud software
Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money
The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 9 a.m.
Sprint said in talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal
Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., the two largest U.S. cable companies, met with executives at Sprint Corp. in the past month to discuss reselling wireless services, people familiar with …