TECH NEWS

Phish fans are famously dedicated. What happens when they enter the Sphere?
The 20,000 fans walking toward the glowing Sphere in Las Vegas last week were there for a band that many visiting the Strip have no idea exists

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and that includes small businesses. Here's what to know
Cyberattacks on businesses are rising, including small businesses

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

The world's largest 3D printer is at a university in Maine. It just unveiled an even bigger one
The university that boasts the world’s largest 3D printer developed one even bigger

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

The world's largest 3D printer is at a university in Maine. It just unveiled an even bigger one
A printer unveiled Tuesday at the University of Maine is four times larger than the current one and is capable of printing ever mightier objects.

Source: Jennifer McDermott
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

AI companies make pact targeting child sex content
Researchers warned Monday a flood of AI-generated sexual abuse material threatens to overwhelm a child exploitation tip line.

Source: Ryan Chatelain
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Friendly skies as SpaceX prepares for Starlink launch
More than 20 Starlink satellites will be sent to low-Earth orbit.

Source: Anthony Leone
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Spain reopens a probe into a Pegasus spyware case after a French request to work together
A Spanish judge has reopened a probe into the suspected spying on the cellphone of Spain’s prime minister after receiving a request to collaborate with a similar investigation in France

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Elon Musk accuses Australia of censorship after court bans violent video
A judge ruled that X must block users worldwide from accessing video of a bishop being stabbed in a Sydney church.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Wall Street is looking to Tesla's earnings for clues to Musk's plan to restore company's wild growth
For Musk, the answer appears to be the long-elusive robotaxi.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Elon Musk accuses Australia of censorship after court bans violent video
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has accused Australia of censorship after an Australian judge ruled that his social media platform X must block users worldwide from accessing video of a bishop being stabbed in a Sydney church

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Insider Q&A: Trust and safety exec talks about AI and content moderation
Alex Popken was a trust and safety executive at Twitter, leaving in 2023 after a decade at the social media company focusing on content moderation

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Report urges fixes to online child exploitation CyberTipline before AI makes it worse
A tipline set up 26 years ago to combat online child exploitation is “enormously valuable” but hasn't lived up to its potential

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Russia convicts the spokesperson for Facebook owner Meta in a swift trial in absentia
An independent Russian news site has reported that a court in Russia convicted the spokesperson of U.S. technology company Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, of justifying terrorism and sentenced him to six years in prison in absentia

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

The EU ratchets up pressure on TikTok's new rewards app over risks to kids, warns of suspension
The European Union is demanding TikTok provide more information about a new app that pays users to watch videos and warned that it could order the video sharing platform to suspend addictive features that pose a risk to kids

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

What to stream this week: A Bon Jovi documentary, Idris Elba in 'Knuckles' and 'Anyone But You'
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include the Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell hit romantic comedy “Anyone But You” hitting Netflix, two teen ghost detectives who appear in DC comic books star in their own series called “Dead Boy Detectives" and a documentary detailing Bon Jovi’s rise to fame, breakups and breakdowns

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Japan's anti-monopoly body orders Google to fix ad search limits affecting Yahoo
Japan’s antitrust watchdog says U.S. search giant Google must fix its advertising search restrictions affecting Yahoo

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Australian judge bans X from sharing video of bishop being stabbed in Sydney church
An Australian judge has ruled that social media platform X must block every user in the world from accessing video of a bishop being stabbed in a Sydney church, extending the prohibition beyond users in Australia

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Tesla cuts the price of its 'Full Self Driving' system by a third to $8,000
The cuts follow Tesla's moves to slash $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States late Friday.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Tesla cuts the price of its "Full Self Driving" system by a third to $8,000
Tesla knocked about a third off the price of its “Full Self Driving” system — which can’t drive itself and so drivers must remain alert and be ready to intervene — to $8,000 from $12,000, according to the company website

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Time's up for TikTok? Small businesses brace for potential economic impact if app is banned
Potential TikTok ban is included in the $95 billion foreign aid package.

Source: Vania Patino
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know
The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Here’s how Phish is using the Sphere's technology to give fans something completely different
Phish opened its four-night stay at the Sphere Thursday with a four-hour show

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports
Olympic organizers have unveiled their plans to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders
Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Key ally of Pakistan's prime minister demands end to ban on social media platform X
An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social media platform X, saying it violates citizens’ right to speech and expression

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews
A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they say are results showing unpoliced derogatory and often false comments

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI
Google says it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

SpaceX launches second Starlink mission in two days
The launch window opened at 6:40 p.m. ET.

Source: Anthony Leone
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
Shares of Ibotta, a Walmart-backed digital company that offers customers cash-back rewards and rebates on grocery brands ranging from Nestle to Coca-Cola, rose 17% in their Wall Street debut

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers after another strong showing to begin 2024
Netflix gained another 9.3 million subscribers to start the year while its profit soared with the help of a still-emerging expansion into advertising, but caught investors off guard with a change that will make it more difficult to track the video streaming service’s future growth

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

UK police say they disrupted cyber fraud network that stole personal data from thousands
Police in London say they have infiltrated and disrupted a website that allowed international cyber fraudsters to trick up to 70,000 British victims into revealing personal information such as bank account details and passwords

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

TikTok ban could be revived as part of House foreign aid package
President Joe Biden has said he would sign the TikTok legislation if it reaches his desk.

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides
A group of lawmakers from six states have worked on the first major proposals to reign in AI discrimination

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users
Generative AI is advancing so quickly that the latest chatbots available today could be out of date tomorrow

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Tesla shares tumble below $150 per share, giving up all gains made over the past year
Tesla’s stock tumbled below $150 per share, giving up all of the gains made over the past year as the electric vehicle maker reels from falling sales and steep discounts intended to lure more buyers

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

After 40 nights of U2 at the Sphere, Phish's Trey Anastasio talks about taking over
Phish has been performing to thousands of dedicated fans for decades and prides itself on never playing the same show twice

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach
Data breaches are becoming an almost regular occurrence

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off with Starlink 6-51
Launch was from the Kennedy Space Center.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Tesla asks shareholders to restore $56B Elon Musk pay package that was voided by Delaware judge
Tesla is asking shareholders to restore a $56 billion pay package for CEO Elon Musk that was rejected by a Delaware judge this year, and to shift the company’s corporate home to Texas

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Uber is helping investigators look into account that sent driver to Ohio home where she was killed
The ride-hailing company Uber says it's banned an account that sent a driver to the Ohio home where an 81-year-old man allegedly shot the woman to death

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid
Hugh Grant says he accepted “an enormous sum of money” to settle a lawsuit accusing the publisher of The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Amazon removed Just Walk Out from many of its own stores but wants to sell the system to others
Amazon wants other businesses to know it’s not giving up on its Just Walk Out technology

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Russia-linked hackers suspected of executing cybersecurity attack in Texas
Cybersecurity firm Mandiant found that hackers claimed responsibility for a cyberattack that caused a water tank in North Texas to overflow.

Source: Christine Sanchez
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

European Union questions TikTok on new app that pays users for watching
European Union regulators are seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Tesla will ask shareholders to reinstate Musk pay package rejected by Delaware judge
The compensation package is potentially worth more than $55 billion.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 17 2024

Trump media company announces streaming service as stock sinks lower
Trump Media & Technology Group said it will roll out the streaming service in three phases.

Source: Ryan Chatelain
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024

Ohio man fatally shot Uber driver after scam phone calls targeted both of them, authorities say
An Ohio man who authorities say fatally shot an Uber driver he thought was trying to rob him after scam phone calls deceived them both has been indicted on a murder charge

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024

NASA says mystery object that crashed into Florida home came from the ISS
The U.S. space agency confirmed that the mystery object was part of a cargo pallet that was released from the ISS in March 2021.

Source: Anthony Leone
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024

Boeing rolls out Starliner at Kennedy Space Center ahead of maiden launch
The maiden launch is expected to happen next month.

Source: Anthony Leone
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024

North Korea is buying Chinese surveillance cameras in a push to tighten control, report says
A report from the website 38 North says that North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces in a technology-driven push to monitor its population even more closely

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 16 2024

Report: Tesla to lay off 10% of its workforce amid tumbling sales
Shares of Tesla fell 3% at the opening bell Monday after the news broke

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 15 2024

Tesla is planning to lay off 10% of its workers after dismal 1Q sales, multiple news outlets report
After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 15 2024

Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
Global smartphone shipments rose nearly 8% in the first quarter, according to preliminary data from International Data Corp. It’s the third straight quarter of shipment growth and marks the return of Samsung to the No. 1 spot

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 15 2024

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas
Along with private money, the total investment in the cluster is expected to exceed $40 billion.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 15 2024

'It puts you in the real quarterback position': How the San Antonio Brahmas QBs are using virtual reality to learn their new offense
The San Antonio Brahmas quarterbacks are getting a head start on a new offense, using a 360-degree camera and virtual reality goggles.

Source: Adam Rossow
Sunday, Apr 14 2024

More than $23 million coming to Oneida County for semiconductor supply chain campus
A 332-acre parcel at Griffiss International Airport in Rome will now be the home for a semiconductor supply chain campus.

Source: Shalon Stevens
Saturday, Apr 13 2024

U.S. Department of Energy partners with San Antonio to develop technology that can decarbonize aviation
San Antonio will be the testing ground for the airport of the future.

Source: Amber Hughes
Saturday, Apr 13 2024

SpaceX sends up Starlink 6-49 mission
The Starlink 6-49 mission was launched at 9:40 p.m. ET.

Source: Anthony Leone
Friday, Apr 12 2024

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users
Google is removing California news websites from some users' search results

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 12 2024

The OJ Simpson saga was a unique American moment. 3 decades on, we're still wondering what it means
O.J. Simpson’s death came almost exactly three decades after the murders that changed his reputation from football hero to suspect and cultural touchstone

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 11 2024

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion
Instagram says it’s deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 11 2024

Amazon adds Andrew Ng, a leading voice in artificial intelligence, to its board of directors
Amazon is adding artificial intelligence visionary Andrew Ng (EE-ng) to its board of directors

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 11 2024

2 Nigerian brothers plead guilty to sexual extortion after death of Michigan teen
Two Nigerian brothers have pleaded guilty to sexually extorting teenage boys and young men in Michigan and across the country

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 10 2024

Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill
Pennsylvania state representatives have approved a bill requiring that consumers be notified when artificial intelligence is used to generate content

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 10 2024

SpaceX launches more than 20 Starlink satellites
Falcon 9 rocket launched the Starlink 6-48 mission.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Apr 10 2024

Two tribal nations sue social media companies over Native youth suicides
Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to high rates of suicides that disproportionately affect Native American youth

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

Shore Acres engineer wants backflow preventers redesigned
Mike Higgins says he wants a self-contained solar powered unit with Wi-Fi that can be controlled remotely.

Source: Josh Rojas
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

New York advocates make final budget push for social media reform regarding children
A group of 26 organizations have signed on to a memo urging support for two social media reform bills before the Legislature.

Source: Ryan Whalen
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

ULA successfully launches Delta IV Heavy rocket for the last time
The April 9 launch was Delta Heavy's 16th and last liftoff.

Source: Anthony Leone
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

New AI technology transforming call centers across the country
A way to help and remove stress for call takers and dispatchers.

Source: Alese Underwood
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

Tesla settles lawsuit over man's death in a crash involving its semi-autonomous driving software
Tesla has settled a lawsuit brought by the family of a Silicon Valley engineer who died in a crash while relying on the company’s semi-autonomous driving software

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

Armenian student at UW-Superior creates unique project rooted in machine learning
Arzumanyan said he believes this work will serve as a strong foundation for whatever comes next.

Source: Megan Marshall
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

Content creation holds appeal for laid-off workers seeking flexibility
Despite a strong job market, there are still thousands of people who have found themselves out of work across industries stretching from tech to retail to media

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 09 2024

Florida experiences a partial solar eclipse
A sliver of the country witnessed totality.

Source: Anthony Leone
Monday, Apr 08 2024

Two years after its historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election
The first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and still does not have a contract two years after clinching a historic victory in New York City

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 08 2024

Brazil Supreme Court justice orders investigation of Elon Musk over fake news and obstruction
A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice is adding Elon Musk to an investigation over the dissemination of fake news and investigating him separately for alleged obstruction

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 08 2024

Key lawmakers float new rules for personal data protection; bill would make privacy a consumer right
Two lawmakers from opposing parties are floating a new plan to protect the privacy of Americans' personal data.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 08 2024

Biden administration announces $6.6 billion to ensure leading-edge microchips built in U.S.
A Taiwanese semiconductor giant will expand the facilities it is already building in Arizona.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 08 2024

Biden administration announces $6.6 billion to ensure leading-edge microchips are built in the US
The Biden administration has pledged to provide up to $6.6 billion so that a Taiwanese semiconductor giant can expand the facilities it is already building in Arizona and better ensure that the most-advanced microchips are produced domestically for the first time

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 08 2024

SpaceX sends up various spacecraft in Bandwagon-1 mission
The mission sent 11 spacecraft to orbit.

Source: Anthony Leone
Sunday, Apr 07 2024

Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring
A bespoke globe in the age of Google Earth

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Apr 07 2024

Meta rolls out new labeling system for AI-generated content
Facebook, Instagram and Threads will use "Made with AI" for a broader range of manipulated photos, audio and video.

Source: Susan Carpenter
Friday, Apr 05 2024

SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites
The first-stage booster has 13 missions under its belt.

Source: Anthony Leone
Friday, Apr 05 2024

Tech companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when AGI is attained?
There’s a race underway to build artificial general intelligence, a futuristic vision of machines that are broadly as smart as humans or at least can do many things as well as people can

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 04 2024

One Tech Tip: How to use apps to track and photograph the total solar eclipse
Monday's total solar eclipse might become one of the year's most filmed and photographed events

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 04 2024

Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP. Gene Simmons assures fans it is a 'collaboration'
It’s never really the end of the road for Kiss

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 04 2024

Good government groups push regulating political AI 'deepfakes' in New York budget
The role of AI in political campaigns also has lawmakers on both sides of the aisle concerned.

Source: Jack Arpey
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

NYC's AI chatbot was caught telling businesses to break the law. The city isn't taking it down
An artificial intelligence-powered chatbot meant to help small business owners in New York City has come under fire for dispensing bizarre advice that misstates local policies and advises companies to violate the law

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

Scientist says streaks seen over California skies was space debris
The module is part of a Shenzhou spacecraft.

Source: Anthony Leone
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for shoddy security, insincerity in response to Chinese hack
A Biden administration-appointed review board has issued a scathing indictment of Microsoft corporate security and transparency

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

Solar eclipse playlist: 20 songs to rock out to on your cosmic adventure
The April 8 total solar eclipse is quickly approaching

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

As international travel grows, so does US use of technology. A look at how it's used at airports
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding the use of technology to process the ever-growing number of passengers as travel booms following coronavirus pandemic-related slumps

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, Apr 03 2024

Trump sues two Trump Media co-founders, seeking to void their stock in the company
Donald Trump is suing two co-founders of Trump Media & Technology Group, the newly public parent company of his Truth Social platform, arguing that they should forfeit their stock in the company because they set it up improperly

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

$415 million secured for Air Force Research Labs in Rome to improve national security
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik announced the investment.

Source: Melissa Krull
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

George Carlin estate settles with podcasters over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI
Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin says the case serves as a warning about AI technology and the need for safeguards.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

George Carlin estate settles with podcasters over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI
The estate of George Carlin has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly uses artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material for a new special

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

Browsing in incognito mode doesn't protect you as much as you might think
Google’s widely used Chrome browser has offered a private browsing mode called “Incognito” for nearly a decade

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj submit letter to AI developers to honor artists' rights
Stevie Wonder, Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Peter Frampton, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson and J Balvin are just some of the over 200 names featured on a new open letter submitted by the Artist Rights Alliance non-profit, calling on artificial intelligence tech companies, developers, platforms, digital music services and platforms to stop using AI “to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists."

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024

Amazon is removing Just Walk Out technology from its Fresh grocery stores in the US
Amazon is removing Just Walk Out technology from its Amazon Fresh stores as part of an effort to revamp the grocery chain

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 02 2024