Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY’ Category

You’re Stuck With Batteries—But New Tech Will Make Them Last Longer

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

While batteries seem to be moving at a slower clip than other tech development, products and concepts on display at the annual CES trade show address some of our biggest power problems.

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Spotify’s Non-IPO Threatens to Disrupt Wall Street

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Banks working on Spotify’s unusual public share listing stand to collect a fraction of the fees underwriters typically charge in big IPOs, in a blow to the already beleaguered stock-selling business.

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SoftBank Explores $18 Billion Listing of Telecoms Business

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Among multiple ideas under consideration is listing roughly 30% of the cellphone unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as well as a separate listing overseas.

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Marketers Say Facebook’s News Feed Update Will Be ‘Nail in the Coffin’ for Organic Posts

Monday, January 15th, 2018

As Facebook revamps its news feed, marketers are assessing their advertising strategies and bracing to shell out more money to get brands’ content in front of users.

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A Space Junk Solution Using a Harpoon and Net

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

With an estimated 100 million pieces of debris orbiting the earth it’s clear: Space has a junk problem. We visit the U.K.’s Surrey Space Centre for a behind-the-scenes look at a new device that it hopes is a cost-effective solution.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local…Photo Credit: AP (File)

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Parents’ Biggest Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The battle for the attention of America’s children pits parents against some of the world’s most advanced companies. It is a fight as lopsided as it sounds..

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Ping-Pong Training Robot Is a CES Smash, but It’s Not for Sale

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Forpheus, a ping-pong “tutor” built by Japan-based Omron, made its U.S. debut this week at the CES 2018 tech show—but it won’t ever go on sale.

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Intel Warns Its Patches for Chip Flaws Are Buggy

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Intel is quietly advising some customers to hold off installing patches that address new security flaws affecting virtually all of its processors. It turns out the patches had bugs of their own.

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Facebook Considers Prioritizing Trustworthy News Sources in Feed

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Facebook is considering changing how it prioritizes news stories in users’ feeds to give better placement to media outlets deemed more trustworthy, as the company continues efforts to limit the exposure of false news.

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Your Robot Pal Is On Its Way

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Dozens of robots were at the CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas, some with legs and some on wheels, raising a pivotal question: Who would you rather have cooking your dinner, R2-D2, or C-3PO?

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Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported.Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company’s CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File

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These Guitar Apps Will Teach You to Shred Like Slash

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Forget YouTube. With a superior new array of digital tools, you can learn to play like a pro, no teacher necessary

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MoneyGram Signs Deal to Work With Currency Startup Ripple

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

MoneyGram International Inc. signed on to run a pilot program testing XRP, a digital currency created by San Francisco startup Ripple, in its payments network, the companies said Thursday.

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CES Unplugged: Power Goes Out at High-Tech Showcase

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The lights went out at the nation’s premier consumer-technology conference, the annual CES show in Las Vegas, leaving thousands of attendees and a legion of shiny gadgets in the dark.

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Facebook, Google Have a Tough New Job in Germany: Content Cop

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Under a German law in effect since Jan. 1, Facebook and other social platforms now are responsible for keeping illegal content off their sites—and finding the job is harder than it looks.

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Work World Roasts Slack on Twitter Amid Outage Reports

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Messaging service Slack was briefly down for many customers Tuesday afternoon across the United States.The problem, described by the company as “connectivity issues for all customers,” had some office dwellers…Photo Credit: Slack This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Dog-Walking App Exposed Home Addresses and Lockbox Codes

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Wag Labs, the company behind a popular dog-walking smartphone app, inadvertently exposed webpages showing customer information including addresses and lockbox codes that could have enabled thieves to break into homes.

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AMD Hits a Snag Over Patch for Chip Flaw

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Days after Advanced Micro Devices suggested its chips were largely unaffected by vulnerabilities found in a variety of processors, it has run into trouble with a Windows security patch.

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Facebook Is Making a (Virtual) Comeback in China

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The U.S. tech giant, whose main social network is blocked in China, is working with Xiaomi to launch a virtual-reality headset.

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Watch Out! That Suitcase Drives Itself

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A piece of luggage chased me down a hallway. It was hilarious, crazy, stupid and useful all at the same time. Joanna Stern meets the luggage of the tomorrow.

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Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Apple shareholders are calling on the company’s board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children.Parents have expressed concern about the amount of time kids spend on their smartphones,…Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

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Tech Giants Battle Over Home Control at CES

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Wearables are out and digital assistants are in as tech giants like Amazon and Google struggle to put their products on the forefront of home control and smart living. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,…

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U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After SpaceX Mission Fails

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

An expensive, highly classified U.S. spy satellite is presumed to be a total loss after it failed to reach orbit atop a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket on Sunday, according to industry and government officials.

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In Photos: The Best New Gadgets at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

From self-driving vehicles to smart wine racks—check out the best new gadgets CES 2018 has to offer.Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty

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Tech Knocks on the Bathroom Door

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Tech companies at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas are showing off cameras, microphones and other sensors they’d like you to install in your bathroom to make them smarter.

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VTech Agrees to Fine Over Collecting Children’s Data

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

VTech Electronics Ltd. agreed to pay $650,000 to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges it didn’t obtain parental consent before collecting personal data from children who used its toys.

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Huawei, Long Seen as Spy Threat, Rolled Over U.S. Road Bumps

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Chinese telecom giant has gobbled up huge global market share at the expense of Western rivals. Now, as U.S. carriers prepare a $275 billion build-out of 5G networks, Washington officials are raising alarms anew that Huawei is a front for Beijing government interests.

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Facebook and Xiaomi to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in China

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Facebook Inc. and Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi Corp. are teaming up to launch a virtual-reality headset in China that would give the American tech giant a toehold in a growing market where its main business has long been blocked.

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SpaceX Launches First Rocket of 2018 Into Space

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

SpaceX launched its first rocket of the year into space on Sunday. It carried a payload called Zuma for the U.S. government.

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