Stories tagged: Technology
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.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:07 p.m.
Windows 10 update aims to help identify best photos, videos
An upcoming feature in Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Huge sinkholes are now appearing in unexpected places
Huge sinkholes that opened last week on streets in New York City, suburban Atlanta and San Francisco exemplify a phenomenon that is prompting growing alarm across the U.S.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Comcast, Charter to cooperate as threats from wireless grow
Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications said Monday that they will work together as they prepare to offer cellphone plans to customers.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Privacy issues take center stage in Pullman drone discussion
How to ensure privacy remains a major consideration for the Pullman Police Department, as it refines its policies and procedures for the use of aerial drones.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos
When two girls started brawling at Chase Middle School last week, several other students responded as kids tend to do nowadays: They pulled out their cellphones and started recording. But …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Microsoft presents $999 laptop in hardware push to college kids
Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table. Now it’s chasing another category many believe is …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens
Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Micron Technology hires SanDisk co-founder to lead company
Micron Technology says it has hired the co-founder of SanDisk to be the company’s new chief executive officer and president.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Cyberattacks involving extortion are rising, Verizon says
Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows
Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Analysis: No, the U.S. isn’t hacking North Korea’s missile launches
The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to manage the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The new policy – massive pressure and engagement – is a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars
Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:56 a.m.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba plans spin-offs to speed reconstruction process
Toshiba, which is undergoing business reconstruction, intends to spin off its main businesses, such as social infrastructure and energy, it was learned Tuesday.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship
John Glenn’s trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website’s publisher
A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against her family over the internet.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation
The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung – not only because …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Don’t worry, driverless cars are learning from ‘Grand Theft Auto’
In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realized there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
Russian officials and Google have reached an agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Police urge man who posted homicide online to turn himself in
An Ohio man claimed to be angry at a woman when he shot and killed an elderly passerby Sunday afternoon and posted the murder on Facebook. Police urged the suspect …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85
In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …