Stories tagged: Technology
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in U.S.
A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Google intensifies campaign against online extremism
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Boeing launches MAX 10 at Paris Air Show
Boeing launched the new 737 MAX 10 on the opening day of the Paris Air Show, reporting that it has 240 orders and commitments to announce this week.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Big names descend on White House for Trump’s technology summit
Executives from many of the world’s largest technology companies will gather Monday at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and his senior advisers during a summit aimed …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Macron woos tech world, pledges French ‘startup nation’
In a first step, the French government on Thursday launched a “French Tech Visa,” a fast-track, four-year residence permit for entrepreneurs and their families if they meet certain criteria.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Smartlabs to open Seattle office after it’s acquired by Richmond Capital
A California smart-home company is opening a software development office in Seattle after a local entrepreneur was named its new CEO.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:46 a.m.
Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible
Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn’t be done. A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Russian hacks on U.S. voting system hit 39 states, millions of voters’ records, sources say
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Thai police raid ‘click farm,’ find 347,200 SIM cards
Three Chinese men arrested in Thailand have acknowledged that they were operating a “click farm,” using hundreds of cellphones and several hundred thousand SIM cards to run up “likes” and …