Stories tagged: Technology
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 …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Lyft joining forces with Jaguar Land Rover in tech venture
The British company behind the two iconic car brands announced Monday it was investing $25 million into Lyft to help the ride-hailing business expand and develop technologies. As part of …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval
The Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public. The court’s unanimous ruling Monday means a loss of billions in sales …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Yahoo shareholders approve sale of web businesses to Verizon
Yahoo Inc. shareholders approved the $4.48 billion sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications, clearing the last major hurdle for a deal announced almost a year ago.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
MIT gets $140 million donation from anonymous alumnus
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is getting a $140 million donation from a former student.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle
The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday – a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
U.S. probes air bag computer failures in 2012 Jeep Liberty
The U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bag system from operating properly in a crash.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
France warns of risk of war in cyberspace
Cyberspace faces an approaching risk of “permanent war” between states and criminal or extremist organizations because of increasingly destructive hacking attacks, the head of the French government’s cybersecurity agency warned …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Microsoft’s weapon in high-stakes cloud-computing battle with Amazon? Freebies
Microsoft has staked its future on the cloud, the range of on-demand computing power and software services bundled into Azure and other products. But Microsoft isn’t banking on snazzy marketing …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack
A couple of things about the WannaCry cyberattack are certain. It was the biggest in history and it’s a scary preview of things to come – we’re all going to …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model
Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in
Manufacturers that build Apple’s iPhone and iPad are being drawn in to an escalating dispute between the tech giant and the chipmaker Qualcomm.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Parents’ technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids, study says
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Few cyberattack victims are paying hackers because using bitcoin is hard
An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA’s new megarocket will launch without astronauts on its test flight, now delayed until 2019 because of technical challenges, the space agency’s top leaders said Friday. …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Global extortion cyberattack hits dozens of nations
A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Startup targets the TI calculators your kid lugs to class
Silicon Valley startup Desmos Inc. is going after one of the oldest names in technology, Texas Instruments Inc., in an area not normally associated with cutting-edge innovation: handheld calculators.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
British hospitals hit with possible cyberattack
Hospitals across England canceled appointments and turned away patients Friday after suffering an apparent cyberattack.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks
The government says several Spanish companies have been targeted in ransomware cyberattacks.