Stories tagged: Technology
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Travelers fret about Wi-Fi, but it might be about to get better
When it comes to travel, internet access has never been more ubiquitous – or more underwhelming.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Report: Montana high-tech companies growing faster
A new University of Montana report says high-tech companies in the state are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Microsoft invests in Swedish startup Pickit
Microsoft’s venture capital arm has joined a $4.6 million investment round in Pickit, a Swedish software startup that builds a tool that curates images for use in documents.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead
Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Billings high school grads help Microsoft reshape reality
Microsoft plans to unveil its next-generation three-dimensional experience sometime this year, and two Billings high school graduates left their mark on the project.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Snapchat company sets IPO targets: $3.7 billion windfall and $22 billion valuation
Snap Inc. set a starting price range of $14 to $16 per share for its initial public offering, which at the top end could value the Los Angeles technology company …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Weather Service suffers ‘catastrophic’ outage, stops sending forecasts, warnings
On a day when a blizzard was pasting Maine and Northern California faced a dire flooding threat, several of the National Weather Service’s primary systems for sending out alerts to …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:29 a.m.
French court: Dating site can keep promoting infidelity
Dating site Gleeden can keep singing the praises of cheating, a French court ruled Thursday in throwing out a complaint from a federation of Catholic families that the site’s business …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Seattle workers are second-best-paid techies in U.S.
Seattle techies are the second-best-paid in the country, according to a report from San Francisco career site Hired. The average software engineer in Seattle makes $126,000 a year, falling just …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Companies anticipate big software deals, with help from Trump
The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Tinder for apes? Dutch zoo gives orangutans screen time
How does a primate find a date when they’re confined to an urban jungle? Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom
Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4:47 a.m.
Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say
Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Trump scrubs climate change from White House website
Environmentalists are criticizing President Donald Trump for quickly changing the White House website Friday to eliminate any mention of global warming. “It’s truly disturbing that one of the first actions …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Apple depicts Qualcomm as a shady monopolist in $1B lawsuit
Apple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list
In some corners of the high-tech workplace, Amazon.com is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Can’t sleep? More technology devices promise relief
Do you believe drinking coffee is keeping you up at night? It’s not – as long as you’re consuming less than four cups per day. That’s according to a new …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Robots and artificial intelligence set to upend the art of making a sale
Softbank Robotics has a vision of a world in which many retailers incorporate artificial intelligence technology into brick-and-mortar stores, in which it feels normal and reflexive for you to approach …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 7 a.m.
Best industries for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2017
Health care, marijuana and e-commerce are among the industries with promising futures, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, market research firm IBISWorld and financial information company …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Intel has high hopes for virtual reality tool developed by WSU professors
The immersive, live-streaming sports and music experience of a virtual reality technology born on the Palouse is going big time under its new owner, Intel.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Sandpoint’s Qkey, which puts online security in a user’s hands, shown at CES
A North Idaho startup aiming to boost online security and a virtual reality company with Palouse roots are showing their stuff this week at CES, the flashy, cutting-edge gadget show …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Obama boosted White House technology; Trump sees risks
WASHINGTON – As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting U.S. president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, noon
The big takeaway for gadget nerds in 2016
Let’s face it: 2016 was a fairly disappointing year for the average gadget nerd. Yes, there were some bright spots, but they were mostly glimpses of technologies that are approaching …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:37 a.m.
Punishment of Russia for election interference is near, administration says
The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Tesla and Panasonic team up on solar-panel cells
Tesla Motors Inc. and Panasonic Corp. said Tuesday that they would begin producing cells for solar panels next summer at a sprawling factory opening in Buffalo, N.Y., expanding a relationship …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
U.S. elections still vulnerable to rigging, vote stealing
Jill Stein’s bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That’s because the Green Party candidate’s effort stood almost …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Thai police charge man in hacking attacks on gov’t sites
Police in Thailand on Monday charged a suspect with participating in recent hacking attacks on government computers that were billed as a protest against a restrictive law governing internet use.
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit
A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.