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May 20, 2024 at 1:58 AM

Companies are trying to attract more smartphone users across Africa

Internet-enabled phones can play a unique role in sub-Saharan Africa, where infrastructure and public services are among the world’s least developed
May 20, 2024 at 1:58 AM
Anita Akpeere, who uses her mobile phone to run her business, stands inside her restaurant in Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, April 23, 2024. (AP Photo/ Misper Apawu)
May 18, 2024 at 2:16 AM

The emojis that people might misuse in their everyday conversations

A look behind the number of emojis that are misused by most users, including how users perceive the nail and smoke emojis out of the hundreds in the emoji catalog.
May 18, 2024 at 2:16 AM
VIDEO: The emojis that people might misuse in their everyday conversations
May 17, 2024 at 7:15 PM

Neuralink's first brain implant patient feared device would have to be removed

Noland Arbaugh, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down, became the first human patient to receive the Neuralink device in January.
May 17, 2024 at 7:15 PM
Noland Arbaugh, who became the first human to receive a Neuralink brain implant chip, talks to Will Reeve in an interview that aired on "Good Morning America" on May 17, 2024.
May 16, 2024 at 4:22 PM

Facebook and Instagram face fresh EU digital scrutiny over child safety measures

The European Union opened fresh investigations into Facebook and Instagram over suspicions that they’re failing to protect children online, in violation of the bloc’s strict digital regulations for social media platforms
May 16, 2024 at 4:22 PM
FILE - The Meta logo is seen at the Vivatech show in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The European Union opened fresh investigations Thursday, May 16, 2024 into Facebook and Instagram over suspicions that they're failing to protect children online, in violation of the bloc's strict digital regulations for social media platforms. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 15, 2024 at 10:36 PM

New York-Dublin livestream video portal shut down by lewd acts

The art installation in Manhattan, called "the portal", allowed visitors In New York and Ireland to interact with each other until inappropriate behavior led to a shut down. The panels discusses.
May 15, 2024 at 10:36 PM
VIDEO: New York-Dublin livestream video portal shut down by lewd acts
May 9, 2024 at 7:42 PM

5 classic games inducted into World Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has inducted its 10th class of honorees
May 9, 2024 at 7:42 PM
This photo provided by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., shows the 2024 inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, located at the museum. Asteroids, Myst, Resident Evil, SimCity and Ultima were inducted, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in recognition of their influence on pop culture and the video game industry. (Evyn Morgan/The Strong National Museum of Play via AP)
May 8, 2024 at 1:42 PM

We know late-night screens are bad for sleep. How do you stop doomscrolling in bed?

Even people who know that looking at their smartphone in bed isn’t good for them do it anyway
May 8, 2024 at 1:42 PM
FILE - James Walter uses a phone at home in the Queens borough of New York, on April 7, 2021. Sleep scientists long ago established that insufficient sleep is linked with poor health outcomes, anxiety, obesity and several other negative effects. The research is equally conclusive that smartphones are particularly disruptive to the circadian clock that regulates sleep and other hormones. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski, File)
May 4, 2024 at 11:39 AM

How electronic warfare is affecting civilians and aviation

About 36,000 feet in the air en route from Doha to Madrid, pilot Víctor Alegre heard GPS alert him he was 1,800 feet from the ground. He knew this was an error.
May 4, 2024 at 11:39 AM
April 29, 2024 at 9:08 PM

AI making it easier to carry out chemical, biological, nuclear attacks: DHS

A new report cites a lack of regulations in chemical and biological enforcement.
April 29, 2024 at 9:08 PM
A Department of Homeland Security seal on a podium at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters, Mar. 13, 2024.
1 month ago

Police arrest suspect in kidnapping case captured on doorbell camera

A kidnapping suspect was arrested in Oregon after home security footage appeared to show a woman being carried away against her will.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Police arrest suspect in kidnapping case captured on doorbell camera
1 month ago

Kidnapping suspect arrested after doorbell camera shows woman carried away

A kidnapping suspect has been arrested after video on an Oregon home security camera appeared to show a woman being carried away against her will.
1 month ago
A kidnapping suspect has been arrested after video on an Oregon home security camera appeared to show a woman being carried away against her will.
1 month ago

Surprising ways in which data surveillance and constant algorithms impact society

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with authors Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert about their book "The Secret Life of Data: Navigating Hype and Uncertainty In The Age of Algorithmic Digital Surveillance."
1 month ago
VIDEO: Surprising ways in which data surveillance and constant algorithms impact society
1 month ago

Authorities investigate 911 outages across four states

Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Texas residents couldn’t make 911 calls Thursday. Las Vegas police say it took two hours before service was restored.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Authorities investigate 911 outages across four states
1 month ago

Google launches ‘Find My Device’ feature

The Android update will help you find your lost phone even if it's offline.
1 month ago
VIDEO:  Google launches ‘Find My Device’ feature
1 month ago

AI use for hiring, firing employees a growing concern, NYU professor says

Author and journalist Hilke Schellmann about the use of AI by companies and her book “The Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitored, Promoted & Fired."
1 month ago
VIDEO: AI used for hiring and firing focus of book by journalist Hilke Schellmann
2 months ago

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute unveil quantum computer 

The IBM Quantum System One is the first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus.
2 months ago
The IBM Quantum System One is the first-ever IBM quantum computer on a university campus.
2 months ago

What's after AI? The next watershed technology could be quantum computing

"Companies are betting billions of dollars on this field," one expert said.
2 months ago
MosaiQ modular Quantum Computer during its inauguration at the factory of OVHcloud in Croix, France, March 18, 2024.
2 months ago

Parents share warning after son spends $4,000 playing video games

Parents Michael and Jennifer Ferri are sharing a warning after they learned their son unintentionally charged $4,000 on their credit card while playing video games.
2 months ago
A boy is picture while playing video games in this stock photo.
2 months ago

Amazon switches to self-checkout kiosks

The company is getting rid of the “Just Walk Out” technology at its U.S. grocery stores.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  Amazon switches to self-checkout kiosks
2 months ago

Viral TikTok star, financial columnist among those caught up in deceptive schemes

"Impact x Nightline" takes a look at some of the most sensational stories of people getting played by phony people online.
2 months ago
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2 months ago

Why is the Biden administration going after Big Tech?

A lawsuit against Apple this week followed cases against other tech titans.
2 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks, as he announces a preliminary agreement with Intel for a major CHIPS and Science Act award, during a visit to the Intel Ocotillo Campus, March 20, 2024, in Chandler, Ariz.
3 months ago

Meta spokesperson acknowledges reports of outages: 'We resolved the issue'

Meta previously said users were "having trouble accessing our services."
3 months ago
In this photo illustration, the Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a Meta logo on Oct. 28, 2021 in Paris.
3 months ago

Mom tries VR headset for the first time

Join this mom on her first VR journey with an Apple Vision Pro headset, where she encounters a dinosaur.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Mom tries VR headset for the first time
3 months ago

Kara Swisher on the 'good guys' and 'bad guys' of the tech world

Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher shares insights on the state of tech from her new memoir, “Burn Book: A Tech Love Story,” and weighs in on the role of AI in the 2024 election.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Kara Swisher on the 'good guys' and 'bad guys' of the tech world
3 months ago

How volunteers in NASA's Mars simulator will live for a year

NASA's CHAPEA program is currently recruiting qualified individuals for its second of three yearlong simulated missions.
3 months ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is seen in Washington D.C., Sept. 15, 2023.
3 months ago

To lead on AI, US needs to lead on computer chips, commerce secretary says

"We need to make these chips in America," Gina Raimondo said.
3 months ago
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo gives remarks on semiconductors at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2024.
3 months ago

AT&T outage caused by software update, company says

AT&T outage impacting US customers prompts investigation into possible cyberattack.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019.
3 months ago

Tens of thousands of AT&T customers hit with outages

Federal agencies are investigating whether the AT&T outage was caused by a cyberattack.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Tens of thousands of AT&T customers hit with outages
3 months ago

Major AT&T outage hits cellular customers

ABC News’ Rebecca Jarvis has the latest on the network outage and what the company is saying.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Major AT&T outage hits customers
3 months ago

Nintendo shares slip after Switch successor delayed

Shares of Nintendo are slipping after reports that the next generation of the Switch is being delayed.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Nintendo shares slip after of Switch successor delay
3 months ago

The pros and cons of wearable technology

Medical experts say that fitness-tracking watches and similar devices can do more harm than good as they may push a user to extreme levels.
3 months ago
A Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker showing exercise statistics, Lafayette, Calif., Jan. 4, 2022.
3 months ago

Pros and cons of wearable technology

ABC News Medical Correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton reports on the benefits of wearable technology and some drawbacks users can experience when tracking data like steps and sleep.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Pros and Cons of wearable technology
4 months ago

AI-Generated: How nonconsensual deepfake porn targets women

Experts say a large majority of AI-generated videos are pornographic, nonconsensual and include more women than men.
4 months ago
VIDEO: How nonconsensual deepfake porn targets women
4 months ago

Zuckerberg apologizes to families of kids harmed online as Senate grills tech CEOs

Top social media CEOs testified before Congress in a hearing intended to drum up support for federal legislation to safeguard children from the online world.
4 months ago
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, speaks to victims as he testifies during the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis" in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2024.
4 months ago

Tech CEOs grilled over kids’ safety

A Senate committee accused chief executives of Meta, X, TikTok, Snap and Discord of failing to protect kids. ABC News’ Em Nguyen reports on what’s next in the fight for new regulations.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  Tech CEOs grilled over kids’ safety
4 months ago

Tech executives grilled on Capitol Hill over child exploitation

CEOs for some of the most popular digital platforms acknowledged shortfalls and highlighted efforts they've taken to improve them during the four-hour grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Tech executives grilled on Capitol Hill over child exploitation
4 months ago

Social media execs grilled on Capitol Hill

Senators on both sides of the aisle questioned Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow social media company CEOs about the threat their platforms pose to children.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Social media execs grilled on Capitol Hill
4 months ago

Tech CEOs grilled during Senate hearing

Senators pushed tech CEOs to support federal legislation safeguarding children from digital threats.
4 months ago
Senators pushed tech CEOs to support federal legislation safeguarding children from digital threats.
4 months ago

A look at the impact social media has on kids

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Imran Ahmed, CEO and founder of Center for Countering Digital Hate, on the growing need for accountability from social media companies.
4 months ago
VIDEO: A look at the impact social media has on kids
4 months ago

What you need to know about Neuralink’s implantable brain chip

Elon Musk announced that his company Neuralink implanted a brain chip in a human. Neurologist Dr. Leah Croll discusses what the preliminary clinical study could mean for the future of health care.
4 months ago
VIDEO: What you need to know about Neuralink’s implantable brain chip
4 months ago

Social media CEOs under fire for alleged child exploitation

Top executives from Meta, TikTok, Snapchat and more appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to defend their actions and businesses.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Social media CEOs under fire for alleged child exploitation
4 months ago

Tech CEOs to testify on Capitol Hill about child exploitation

Senators will grill the leaders of TikTok, Meta, Discord and X over the crisis of child exploitation online.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Tech CEOs to testify on Capitol Hill about child exploitation
4 months ago

Florida House of Representatives approves bill to ban social media for kids under 16

A Florida bill that would prohibit kids under 16 from signing up for most social media platforms has passed the state House of Representatives.
4 months ago
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4 months ago

Neurologist explains how new brain chip Neuralink works

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Dr. Leah Croll, assistant professor of neurology at Temple University, about Neuralink brain implant, which could allow control of smartphone or computer by thought.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Neurologist explains how new brain chip Neuralink works
4 months ago

Gamers turning to public domain to find the next big trend

Small game developers are turning to the public domain, a set of laws that designate when movies, artwork, music, and books become free to use.
4 months ago
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Elon Musk's Neuralink brain chip implant could be 'game changer'

Neuralink says its goal is to help people living with debilitating conditions, including paralysis, communicate and control external devices with their thoughts.
4 months ago
A Neuralink brain chip implant is handled by a scientist.
4 months ago

Manhattan district attorney warns of fraud risk with finance apps

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is sounding the alarm on cash payment apps like Venmo and Zelle, warning of a growing number of incidents of fraud and theft.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Manhattan district attorney warns of fraud risk with finance apps
4 months ago

Deepfake Taylor Swift

Explicit and disturbing AI content of the superstar is flooding the internet and triggering a demand for action.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  Deepfake Taylor Swift
4 months ago

New York City mayor declares social media an 'environmental toxin'

New York City is classifying social media as a "public health hazard," Mayor Eric Adams announced on Wednesday during his State of the City address.
4 months ago
Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks during Martin Luther King Day celebrations at the Covenant Baptist Church in the Harlem Section of Manhattan, Jan. 15, 2024.
4 months ago

Venmo, Zelle, Cash App leaving users vulnerable to fraud: Manhattan DA

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg put Venmo, Zelle and Cash App on notice for leaving users vulnerable to fraud. He has requested meetings with the companies.
4 months ago
In this April 18, 2023 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks during briefing on arrest of suspects in connection to two men drugged, robbed and killed at NYPD Headquarters, in New York.