Stories tagged: Technology
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure
States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers’ consent before collecting …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Snapchat enables searching through public posts for first time
LOS ANGELES – Around the clock on Thursday, video producers at Snap Inc. sorted through thousands of user-submitted videos on the company’s Snapchat app and turned them into a handful …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Russia’s meddling in other nations elections is nothing new. Just ask the Europeans
Russia’s suspected interference in last year’s U.S. presidential election may have come as a surprise to some. But to many European nations, such an intrusion is nothing new.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Feds pull financial aid tool after potential data breach
Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Journalist says she’s found Twitter account of FBI Director Comey
A reporter for the website Gizmodo says she’s uncovered a stealth Twitter account that she believes belongs to FBI Director James Comey.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
First on the Martian menu: spuds
If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato. Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Spacewalkers lose piece of shielding, use patch instead
Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Amazon.com announces 10th fulfillment center in Texas
Amazon.com Inc. has announced plans for a 10th fulfillment center in Texas.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Republicans in Congress just voted to allow ISPs to sell your internet data – what’s that mean for you?
Congress is allowing internet companies to collect and then sell your personal data grabbed from online web browsing.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
Analysis: Internet providers can collect and sell your Web browser history. Here’s what to expect.
After Congress handed President Donald Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next. The …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
A major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Elon Musk’s latest target: Brain-computer interfaces
Tech billionaire Elon Musk is announcing a new venture called Neuralink focused on linking brains to computers.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle
Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Amazon buys Mideast’s Souq.com after $800 million counteroffer
Amazon purchased the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Spokane signs short-term deal for pay-by-phone parking downtown
After a hiatus that began last month, downtown parkers will once again have access to a pay-by-phone service beginning Tuesday, according to a news release.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Robots could take over 38 percent of US jobs within about 15 years, report says
More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Let there be light: German scientists test ‘artificial sun’
Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Apple updating iPad, cutting price
Apple is updating its iPad Air, now just called iPad, and shaving $70 off the price.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality
Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Microsoft launches workplace-messaging software Teams
Microsoft is taking the bubble wrap off its challenge to startup Slack’s white-hot workplace-messaging software, officially launching Microsoft Teams.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Shhh! How to stream March Madness when the boss isn’t around
The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working. Fortunately for you – but not your …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
A World without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying
The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Portland to investigate Uber scheme to thwart regulators
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Oh Snap? After bursting out of the gate, shares give way
Anyone wanting to invest in the company that owns Snapchat will have an opportunity to do something that early investors were unable to do: buy shares for less than they …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Fitbit tracks your steps; now it wants to chart your Zs, too
Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.