Stories tagged: Technology
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
White House pressured to call out Russia over hacking actions
There is a debate within the Obama administration over whether to publicly blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee or to wait for the FBI to complete …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use, U.S. agency says
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
How to get an iPhone 7
Apple has introduced its latest iPhone 7 that features a souped-up camera and a new headphone jack. Looking to upgrade?
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
HP Enterprise spins off software businesses in $8.8B deal
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will spin off software units in an $8.8 billion deal that it says will help it focus on faster-growing businesses.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 2:38 P.M.
Intel to spin out McAfee cybersecurity unit into new company
Intel is spinning out its cybersecurity unit into a new company, called McAfee, in a deal with private equity firm TPG.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
PayPal, Mastercard expand partnership
PayPal and Mastercard signed a deal Tuesday that aims to make it easier for PayPal users to pay with a Mastercard.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 4:08 P.M.
Apple unveils iPhone 7 with better camera, no headphone jack
Apple is making a big splash at its San Francisco event today, unveiling the new iPhone 7 that will include an upgraded camera and other special features. Apple also is …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Scientists in the UK discuss sex robots and digital intimacy
Sex robots – discuss. That is precisely what scientists and academics are doing at a British conference also covering all-too-modern issues like digital intimacy and older Facebook users.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 12:17 P.M.
British Airways suffers global delays due to computer glitch
British Airways travelers are suffering delays globally due to a computer glitch in the check-in systems, the latest in a string of technical failures to hit major international airlines.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Possible Russian covert acts to influence U.S. election being investigated
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Boeing’s struggle with 777 assembly robots adds to Everett production snarl
Production of Boeing’s large 777 twinjet in Everett is significantly backed up, with incomplete jobs on each aircraft forcing catch-up work, some of which is being finished only after the …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 4:41 P.M.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise may sell software business for $10 billion
The tech pioneer that was Hewlett-Packard may be on the brink of becoming an even smaller shadow of its former self.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:14 P.M.
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions
Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Putin says Russia didn’t hack US Democratic Party
President Vladimir Putin says Russia wasn’t involved in the hacking of emails of the U.S. Democratic Party, but thinks the release of the information was a benefit.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:05 A.M.
FBI releases report on its investigation into Clinton’s use of private email server
The FBI on Friday released a summary report of its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and her handling of classified materials.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
Idaho AG files suit to recover payments on void contract
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says two internet companies must return the millions of dollars paid to them under a voided state broadband contract.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Samsung delays phone shipment after battery explosion claims
Samsung says shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been delayed for quality control testing.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 6:21 A.M.
Lewiston firm Presnell Gage notifying clients of information hacks
Lewiston-based accounting firm Presnell Gage is in the process of notifying about 100 individuals or companies that their information may have been hacked during a data breach in the past …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 8:48 P.M.
Chicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites
Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: “Pokemon Go” characters.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
Reid wants FBI investigation into election system hacks
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter that he wants the FBI to investigate whether Russia is trying to influence this year’s election outcomes.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
EU orders Apple to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes
Apple has to pay up to $14.5 billion – plus billions more in interest – in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week
Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
Sports Authority customer data sold to Dick’s, but customers can opt out
As Sports Authority was holding going out-of-business sales and auctioning off store leases, it also sold its customers’ data to rival Dick’s Sporting Goods.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services
Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 3:55 P.M.
WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Uber drivers’ new option: Start a retirement account through the app
Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 5:36 P.M.
Social Security rolls back security measures on website
The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency’s website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online, police say
A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Cheating site Ashley Madison had inadequate security, privacy officials say
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service