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Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money as tech faces ethics backlash over borders
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:17:31 -0400
A Texas nonprofit that helps immigrants has turned down a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, saying it won’t be part of what it calls an attempt by the company to buy its way out of an ethical quandary over its contracts with Customs and Border Protection.
     
 
 
'I want to look like Tom Cruise': How free game Fortnite makes so much money
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:25:52 -0400
'Fortnite' rose to viral fame as a free video game but it recently crossed over $1 billion in revenue in 2018, largely driven by cosmetic upgrades bought by players. "I have so much fun playing, that it was like 'okay, the least I can do is buy a skin that I really, really want,'" said one player.
     
 
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, rebuked for comments on Holocaust deniers, tries to explain
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:05:01 -0400
After criticism, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to walk back remarks he made on a podcast saying some people who deny the Holocaust aren't spreading the falsehood intentionally -- and thus don't deserve to get booted.
     
 
 
Comcast drops out of bidding war for Fox, paving way for Disney deal
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:01:41 -0400
Comcast is abandoning the bidding war with Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox assets including its movie and TV studios and stake in streaming service Hulu. Comcast's exit paves an open path to Disney's acquisition of the Fox assets.
     
 
 
Charity call to 'Help the Vets' was a scam, and so were many others, says FTC
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:46:38 -0400
The FTC and charity regulators and law enforcement officials in every state are taking actions against dozens of fake charities that have taken in tens of millions of dollars in donations of cash and vehicles and other goods, all part of scams that did not directly benefit veterans.
     
 
 
Smartphone makers won't give up on foldable screens. Do we really want them?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:39:48 -0400
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy X flexible screen smartphone early next year, reports say. It's not the only device maker to try out this feature. But do we really want foldable screens?
     
 
 
Google faces record $5B fine from EU over Android competition. Could it happen here?
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:30:44 -0400
Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine for anti-competitive business practices with its mobile device software platform. Does it matter here in the U.S.? Will it have an effect on the growing Internet of Things expansion?
     
 
 
BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and why the Internet is shaming white people who police people 'simply for being black'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:19:53 -0400
Footage of #BBQBetty and #PermitPatty captured on smartphones and spread instantly on social media is a new form of shaming that's exposed the everyday racism black Americans face and brought swift repercussions for the perpetrators.
     
 
 
Is your teen online a lot? Study finds mild link between ADHD and digital media use
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:44:57 -0400
Teenagers who frequently use digital media such as texting and social media are more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study.
     
 
 
Listen to the bogus clip the FTC is fining
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:43:46 -0400
The audio clip of a bogus robocall from from Veterans of American, which the Federal Trade Commission has charged with illegally using robocalls.
     
 
 
Listen up! Take Talking Tech on the road with these daily podcasts
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:04:28 -0400
Jefferson Graham hosts the daily news update, gadget review and interview show. July Talking Tech guests include Netflix's Phil Rosenthal, KTLA-TV's Rich DeMuro & Mike Reiss, a long-time writer for the Simpsons. Subjects this month the iOS App Store anniversary & how Selfies changed a neighborhood,
     
 
 
These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:31:10 -0400
Today's deals are pretty sweet.
     
 
 
Dark matter and dark energy are still key players in the universe
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:10:01 -0400
While we aren't really sure what dark matter and dark energy are, the final data released from ESA’s Planck mission confirms it apparently does exist.
     
 
 
Ketchup doesn't belong in the fridge—sorry J.Lo
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:37:20 -0400
Experts say 'ketchup is shelf-stable'
     
 
 
Trolls 'Google bomb' search result for 'idiot' with pics of Trump
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:01:42 -0400
Search the word “idiot” in Google Images and you may see pictures of President Trump. That's no mistake, rather the result of "Google bombing." Nathan Rousseau Smith explains.
     
 
 
Robot security guards are already on patrol
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:37:22 -0400
Knightscope's K5 security robot is ready to protect and server. Tony Spitz has the details.
     
 
 
Watch 1500 drones fly simultaneously and smash a world record
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:32:04 -0400
In this time-lapse, Intel breaks its own Guinness World Record for the most drones flown simultaneously, and they look pretty cool while doing it.
     
 
 
Comic-Con: 5 reasons why the new DC Universe app is a superhero fan's dream
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:57:00 -0400
DC's launching a digital subscription where you can read comics and watch movies and TV, in one place. Here's why it's a superhero game-changer.
     
 
 
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches rocket
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:51:52 -0400
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. (July 18)
     
 
 
Instagram testing feature that lets users remove followers
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:42:16 -0400
The social media giant is testing a feature that will keep your nosy ex away.Susana Victoria Perez has more.
     
 
 
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UK criticises security security of Huawei products
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:42:32 GMT
The report revealed shortcomings in the Chinese firm's engineering processes.
Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:44:57 GMT
The Facebook founder's assertion that Holocaust deniers should be given a voice has outraged many.
PUBG game apologises for 'offensive mask'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:21:57 GMT
The makers of a popular online game apologise after an in-game item upsets some Korean fans.
Money to help Trump immigrants rejected
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:25:48 GMT
A software company criticised for working with US Border Control has a donation to a refugee charity rejected.
Google's Loon brings internet-by-balloon to Kenya
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:28:45 GMT
The network of balloons travels by predicting the speed and direction of winds in the stratosphere.
Roblox blames 'gang rape' on hacker adding code to game
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:05:41 GMT
The makers of the online children's game say a hacker uploaded malicious code to one of its servers.
Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:40:46 GMT
The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google's dominance of search.
3D-printed gun blueprints given go-ahead by US government
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:21:34 GMT
After a four-year battle with the US government, Defense Distributed can publish blueprints for guns.
Fortnite: Schools 'could learn lessons from gaming'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:33:08 GMT
Should teachers in Wales adopt some of the techniques from gaming to make lessons more engaging?
Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:45:57 GMT
Privacy advocates have warned that storing iCloud data on Chinese servers will make emails and messages vulnerable.
Farnborough Airshow: Aston Martin unveils sports car for the skies
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:30 GMT
James Bond's favourite car company has plans to develop small aircraft with engine giant Rolls-Royce.
Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:41:02 GMT
The tech entrepreneur lashed out at a British cave diver in Thailand for mocking his mini-sub.
Abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for email data breach
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:01:08 GMT
A mass email using the "to" field instead of the "bcc" field identified possible abuse victims.
'Netflix effect' poses challenge to British TV
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:38:37 GMT
Video streaming services now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK.
Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:31:02 GMT
An undercover film suggests moderators are routinely keeping up content that violates Facebook's policies.
Google's job hunting service comes to UK
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:17:15 GMT
Google's centralised job hunt services signs up most individual sites with one major exception.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:55:16 GMT
The Amazon founder is now richer than Bill Gates has ever been.
Election interference to be sniffed out by early-alert system
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:10:34 GMT
The tool will track "dark" sources to help government and other groups tackle subversion attempts.
Amazon Alexa: is it friends with your kids?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:03 GMT
Debate is raging over whether smart speakers are suitable for children.
Netflix shares plunge as subscriber growth rate stalls
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:38:14 GMT
The streaming service's shares dive 14% after it misses its projections for subscriber growth.
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