Stories tagged: Technology
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.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences
Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry country
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Eight charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport
Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Apple’s $9.01 billion profit tops 4Q forecasts
Apple Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $9.01 billion.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Recent cyberattack likely conducted by ‘non-state actor,’ official says
National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a “non-state actor” was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
For anyone still carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, add all Amtrak trains and property to the list of places where your device is no longer welcome.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Inside the iHome: Apple helps builders pitch gizmo-packed houses
In a darkened master bedroom, David Kaiserman stood in shirtsleeves next to a turned-down king bed. “Good morning, Siri,” he said to the iPad in his hand, and the lights …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Why Twitter, Spotify and other major services were down Friday
Someone attacked a key part of the Internet’s infrastructure Friday morning, causing some major services such as Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb to be inaccessible for some users.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Nintendo combines portable and home gaming with Switch
Nintendo has announced a new gaming system that combines a portable handheld device with a dock to use at home.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own
Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 5:20 p.m.
App helps save Seattle man after heart attack
If you’re going to have a heart attack, right outside a hospital is not a bad place to do it. And if 41 people within a 330-yard radius have a …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing ‘unlimited’ data plans
T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6:03 a.m.
Trump v. Clinton: How to stream the last presidential debate
You can still watch the final televised presidential debate Wednesday even if you don’t have a TV.