Technology News

Latest Technology Headlines

3 hours ago

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as they attempt to migrate into Montana
3 hours ago
July 01

California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

California regulators have sued Cisco Systems for discriminating against an engineer at the company's headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian
July 01
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, the Cisco logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. California regulators have sued Cisco Systems for discriminating against an engineer at the company's headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system has long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy. California's lawsuit says Cisco broke the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 01

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus
July 01
FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 01

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech
July 01
FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
July 01

Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

Astronauts have completed their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station
July 01
In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)
July 01

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again, this time for a rocket issue
July 01
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo made available by NASA, engineers watch the first driving test for the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance. in a clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again because of rocket issues. The space agency has until mid-August to send the Perseverance rover to the red planet to look for signs of ancient microscopic life, before having to wait until 2022. Managers are now targeting no earlier than July 30 for a liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, eating up half of the month-long launch window. (J. Krohn/NASA via AP, File)
July 01

Celebrating World UFO Day

The July 2 celebration aims to bring awareness to the concept of unidentified flying objects and hopes to encourage governments worldwide to declassify any relevant information on the subject.
July 01
The July 2 celebration aims to bring awareness to the concept of unidentified flying objects and hopes to encourage governments worldwide to declassify any relevant information on the subject.
July 01

YouTube TV raises subscription price

Google says the price increase reflects the rising cost of content.
July 01
VIDEO:  YouTube TV raises subscription price
July 01

India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border standoff

India is banning dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff in the remote Karakoram mountain border region
July 01
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows the icon for TikTok taken in New York. India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash. The government says the banned apps include TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat and Bigo Live, as well as the e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are used in mobile and non-mobile devices connected to the Internet.(AP Photo, File)
June 30

SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite

SpaceX has launched the military's newest, most accurate GPS satellite
June 30
A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a global positioning satellite for the U.S. Space Force, lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 30

The top Apple apps on App Store

The top Apple iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending 6/28/20
June 30
June 30

US-Apple-Movies-Top-10

The top 10 Apple Movies on the iTunes Store for week ending 6/28/20
June 30
June 30

UN agency: Source of radioactivity in Nordics still unclear

The U.N. nuclear agency says slightly elevated levels of radioactivity that have been detected in northern Europe pose no risk to human health or to the environment, but it’s still unclear what the cause was
June 30
June 30

Super Nintendo World’s opening delayed due to COVID-19

The much-anticipated park was scheduled to open this summer at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
June 30
The much-anticipated park was scheduled to open this summer at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
June 30

Reddit shuts down 'The_Donald' subreddit

The subreddit for supporters of President Donald Trump was not shut down for its political views, said Reddit CEO Steve Huffman.
June 30
The subreddit for supporters of President Donald Trump was not shut down for its political views, said Reddit CEO Steve Huffman.
June 30

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphere
June 30
June 30

Lululemon acquires exercise startup company ‘Mirror’

Home fitness company “Mirror” makes reflective displays that allow subscribers to watch themselves during streamed workouts.
June 30
VIDEO:  Lululemon acquires exercise startup company ‘Mirror’
June 30

Pandemic delays Yahoo Japan, Line merger past October

The merger between online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. is getting pushed back to later than the scheduled October date because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
June 30
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2019, file photo shows logs of Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. in Tokyo. Online services Yahoo Japan and Line Corp. said Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is causing delays that will push back their merger to later than the scheduled October date. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
June 30

Japan to boost space cooperation with US in revised policy

Japan plans to step up defense cooperation with the United States in space and improve its ability to detect and track missiles in response to what it called a growing threat from North Korea and China
June 30
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, attends a government meeting on space development at his office in Tokyo Monday, June 29, 2020. Japan said Monday it will step up its defense capability in space and improve its ability to detect and track missiles, while cooperating with the United States in response to what it called a growing threat from North Korea and China. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 30

India bans dozens of Chinese apps, citing security reasons

India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security
June 30
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows the icon for TikTok taken in New York. India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash. The government says the banned apps include TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat and Bigo Live, as well as the e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are used in mobile and non-mobile devices connected to the Internet.(AP Photo, File)
June 29

WarnerMedia puts 'for sale' sign on CNN Center in Atlanta

WarnerMedia says it will sell the iconic CNN Center building in downtown Atlanta
June 29
June 29

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

The commander of the International Space Station says losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer."
June 29
In this image taken from NASA video, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, right answers a question as fellow astronaut Robert L. Behnken listens during an interview aboard the International Space Station, Monday, June 29, 2020. Cassidy, the commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last week’s otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer.” Cassidy said he has no idea how the small mirror on his left sleeve came off. The band for the mirror is on pretty tight, he noted, and it may have caught on a metal tether attachment as he exited the airlock Friday. (NASA via AP)
June 29

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

The amount of commercial fishing worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it’s unclear if the slowdown will help jeopardized species of marine life to recover
June 29
June 29

Seattle's new NHL venue will be completely carbon neutral

The new stadium has been named the Climate Pledge Arena by Amazon.
June 29
The new stadium has been named the Climate Pledge Arena by Amazon.
June 29

How tech can protect against coronavirus during travel, transit

As some states start to open up, going from point A to point B won’t look the same.
June 29
As some states start to open up, going from point A to point B won’t look the same.
June 29

Russian cybercrime groups are targeting Americans working from home

The Russian ransomware group Evil Corp is retaliating against the United States.
June 29
The Russian ransomware group Evil Corp is retaliating against the United States,
June 29

Facebook will label controversial content after ad boycott

The platform will also ban hate speech in paid advertisements.
June 29
Facebook will also ban hate speech in paid advertisements.
June 29

Starbucks pulls its social media ads

The company says it will be discussing how to stop hate speech online with civil rights groups and its media partners.
June 29
VIDEO: Starbucks pulls its social media ads
June 28

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer
June 28
June 28

This is why so many plants are green

Like humans, plants can burn if they receive too much sunlight.
June 28
June 27

Young novice protest leaders help drive US wave of dissent

Young organizers are helping drive the outpouring of protest against racism and police brutality around the U.S.  Many have grown up seeing videos about deaths of people of color at the hands of police
June 27
FILE - In this June 3, 2020 file photo, Stefan Perez, second from left, addresses a crowd at a rally in Detroit over the death of George Floyd. Many have seen on video a consistent drumbeat of deaths of people of color at the hands of police since they were children. They also have native fluency in social media, where information and communication can translate quickly into real-life action. Now, in big cities and small towns, whether liberal or conservative, the new young organizers are taking matters into their own hands and bringing together hundreds or thousands of people to peacefully press for change. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 27

More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier

A military excavation at a glacier north of Anchorage has retrieved about 480 bags of fragments of human remains from a 1952 plane crash
June 27
In this June 18, 2020, photo provided by U.S. Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, crash recovery team personnel assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, search for crash remains at Colony Glacier, Alaska. A military plane carrying 41 passengers and 11 crew members crashed into a mountain near Anchorage in 1952, but remains of the victims are still being discovered. (Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo/U.S. Air Force via AP)
June 27

Man convicted of stealing high tech trade secrets for China

A federal judge has convicted a Chinese national of economic espionage, stealing trade secrets and engaging in a conspiracy for the benefit of his country’s government
June 27
June 26

Detroit says 'shoddy' work led to arrest tied to technology

Detroit police say a Black man who was wrongly arrested after the use of facial recognition technology will have his DNA, fingerprints and mugshot removed from files
June 26
This February 2020 photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Robert Williams of Farmington Hills, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. Wrongfully arrested when facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter, he wants Detroit police to apologize — and to end their use of the controversial technology. (Drew English/ACLU via AP)
June 26

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Amazon says it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which envisions a future where people will request a ride on their phones and a car will pull up without a driver
June 26
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Friday, June 26, 2020, that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which envisions a future where people will request a ride on their phones and a car will drive up without a driver. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
June 26

Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

A spacewalking astronaut has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth
June 26
This photo provided by NASA shows NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and NASA Flight Engineer Bob Behnken during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, June 26, 2020. Cassidy and Behnken, are conducting the first of at least four spacewalks to replace the last bunch of old station batteries. (NASA via AP)
June 26

Microsoft to permanently close all physical stores

Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world
June 26
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft said Friday, June 26, it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 26

Verizon joins boycott of Facebook

The telecommunications company plans to withhold advertising until Facebook does more to crack down on hate speech.
June 26
VIDEO: Verizon joins boycott of Facebook
June 26

Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content

Verizon is joining an escalating movement to siphon advertising away from Facebook in an effort to pressure the company into doing more to prevent racist and violent information from being shared on its social networking service
June 26
FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store in Chicago. On Wednesday, July 17, 2020, Several civil-rights and other advocacy groups are calling on large advertisers to stop Facebook ad campaigns during July 2020 because they say the social network isn’t doing enough to curtail racist and violent content on its platform. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
June 25

Site showing how lockdown changed Earth unveiled

Three space agencies are showing people how the coronavirus lockdowns are changing Earth in real time
June 25
This image captured on Thursday, June 25, 2020 shows part of the website created by the space agencies of the U.S., Europe and Japan to show changes to Earth because of coronavirus lockdowns. Using data from 17 satellites, it that serves as a global dashboard for temporary changes observed from orbit. (NASA, ESA, JAXA via AP)
June 25

NASA naming headquarters for 'Hidden Figures' engineer

NASA is naming its headquarters in Washington after the space agency's first African American female engineer
June 25
This 1977 photo made available by NASA shows engineer Mary W. Jackson at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Jackson, the first African American female engineer at the space agency. (Robert Nye/NASA via AP)
June 25

Black Lives Matter protests prompt police car removal from video games

The removal was in response to the Black Lives Matter protests regarding police brutality throughout the U.S.
June 25
The removal was in response to the Black Lives Matter protests regarding police brutality throughout the U.S.
June 25

This 3D-printed smart home may eliminate many bacteria, viruses

The home is equipped for at least a full year of autonomous living.
June 25
The home is equipped for at least a full year of autonomous living.
June 25

Microsoft is increasing its Black leadership with a major investment

To address racial inequality and disparity, Microsoft will invest $150 million into diversity and inclusion.
June 25
To address racial inequality and disparity, Microsoft will invest $150 million into diversity and inclusion.
June 25

Google to start paying some news publishers for content

Google says it will start paying some news publishers for their journalistic content, in a deal that could ease tensions between the internet search giant and the beleagured news industry
June 25
June 25

Tesla ranked last on JD Power’s annual study

The car company was included in the survey for the first time, and was found to have the lowest quality among 32 major brands.
June 25
VIDEO: Tesla ranked last on JD Power’s annual study
June 25

Detroit police challenged over face recognition flaws, bias

A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police
June 25
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Silkie Carlo, left, demonstrates in front of a mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London. A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the department to abandon its use of the controversial technology. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
June 24

Twitter bans pro-Trump meme maker for copyright violations

A conservative social media user whose memes have been repeatedly reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations
June 24
FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A conservative social media user whose memes have been repeatedly reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations. Logan Cook, who posts under the name Carpe Donktum, was permanently suspended Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The move came days after Trump retweeted a Cook video that contained doctored CNN footage. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 24

Here's what Apple didn't announce at WWDC 2020

WWDC 2020 was jam-packed with announcements from Apple, but some of the heavily-rumored products didn't make the cut.
June 24
WWDC 2020 was jam-packed with announcements from Apple, but some of the heavily-rumored products didn't make the cut.
June 24

Google tweaks privacy settings to keep less user data

Google is tweaking its privacy settings to keep less data on new users by default
June 24
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, the Google exhibit building shows off a variety of devices with Google Assistant, including Android smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches during the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Google has released a test version of its annual upgrade to its Android software without the usual fanfare heralding the latest operating system powering most smartphones. The debut of Android 11's "beta" version was announced Wednesday, June 10, in a blog post, along with video tutorials for the makers of smartphone applications on Google's YouTube service. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)