Time: The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s

December 14, 2019 at 12:47AM Making a list of the decade’s most important and influential gadgets is, in a word, illuminating — and that’s before you factor in all the LEDs. Over the last 10 years, thousands of products have been released, and while some are definitely “cooler” than others, their impact on the pastContinue reading “Time: The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s”

FAA Chief Pushes Back On Boeing Pressure To Return 737 Max Jets To Service

December 13, 2019 at 02:24AM A day after hearing criticism from Congress that his agency is too cozy with the manufacturer, the FAA administrator warned Boeing’s CEO not to expect quick recertification of the grounded planes. FAA Chief Pushes Back On Boeing Pressure To Return 737 Max Jets To Service…

Time: Ring Recommends Users Update Their Home Security System Passwords After String of Hacking Incidents

December 13, 2019 at 01:17AM Ring security products are facing criticism after multiple reports that the brand’s in-home security cameras have been hacked, including an incident where an 8-year-old Mississippi girl heard voices coming from the device in her bedroom. In the security footage, a man’s voice is heard, telling the little girl that he’sContinue reading “Time: Ring Recommends Users Update Their Home Security System Passwords After String of Hacking Incidents”

YouTube Announces New Anti-Harassment Policy To Fight Racial, Gender, LGBTQ Abuse

December 11, 2019 at 09:56PM The Google-owned company has faced scrutiny in the past for failing to protect its users from harassment. It announced new policies Wednesday in an attempt to address the criticism. YouTube Announces New Anti-Harassment Policy To Fight Racial, Gender, LGBTQ Abuse…

Time: Activists and LGBTQ Groups Say These Facebook Ads Spread Dangerous Misinformation About HIV Drugs

December 11, 2019 at 07:29PM Advocacy groups are urging Facebook to remove advertisements that they say unfairly infer that the HIV/AIDS prevention Truvada PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is dangerous, an allegation they say could endanger the people who are most at risk of contracting the disease. More than 50 HIV/AIDs, LGBTQ and public health advocacy groupsContinue reading “Time: Activists and LGBTQ Groups Say These Facebook Ads Spread Dangerous Misinformation About HIV Drugs”

Time: ‘Fully Loaded,’ Apple’s New Desktop Mac Pro Costs Over $52,000 — and Don’t Forget the $400 Wheels

December 11, 2019 at 02:50PM (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. started selling its new Mac Pro desktop computer on Tuesday, complete with eye-watering pricing options that can push the cost north of $50,000. The new machine, built in Austin, Texas after Apple got tariff relief from the Trump administration, starts at $5,999 for specifications that someContinue reading “Time: ‘Fully Loaded,’ Apple’s New Desktop Mac Pro Costs Over $52,000 — and Don’t Forget the $400 Wheels”

Time: Testing Tech in Public? San Francisco Says Get a Permit First

December 11, 2019 at 01:58AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors unanimously approvedContinue reading “Time: Testing Tech in Public? San Francisco Says Get a Permit First”

As TikTok Grows In Popularity, It’s Also Setting Off Alarms In Silicon Valley

December 10, 2019 at 09:23PM TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing apps, racking up 1.5 billion downloads and minting music hits. But the Chinese-owned app is also making people in Washington and Silicon Valley nervous. As TikTok Grows In Popularity, It’s Also Setting Off Alarms In Silicon Valley…

Internet Historians Mourn Loss Of Cultural Record As Yahoo Deletes Group Archives

December 9, 2019 at 10:11PM At one time, there were 10 million Yahoo Groups with more than 100 million users – from neighborhood organizations to amateur astronomers. On Saturday, the archives will disappear. Internet Historians Mourn Loss Of Cultural Record As Yahoo Deletes Group Archives…

Time: SpaceX Delivers ‘Mighty Mice,’ Pest-Killing Worms and a Smart Robot to International Space Station

December 08, 2019 at 04:38PM (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy’s Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon three days after its launch fromContinue reading “Time: SpaceX Delivers ‘Mighty Mice,’ Pest-Killing Worms and a Smart Robot to International Space Station”

Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign

December 07, 2019 at 06:44PM On Friday, Reddit said that its security team believes a collection of leaked United States-United Kingdom trade documents that had been posted on the site are a part of a coordinated information campaign to spread disunity linked to Russia. “We were recently made aware of a post on Reddit thatContinue reading “Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign”

Time: Elon Musk Not Guilty in Defamation Lawsuit Brought by British Caver Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

December 06, 2019 at 11:02PM (LOS ANGELES) — Elon Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for weeks in a Thailand cave lastContinue reading “Time: Elon Musk Not Guilty in Defamation Lawsuit Brought by British Caver Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet”

Time: Social Media Failing to Stop Manipulated Engagement and Accounts: NATO Researchers

December 06, 2019 at 06:12PM (LONDON) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and the activity theyContinue reading “Time: Social Media Failing to Stop Manipulated Engagement and Accounts: NATO Researchers”

Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years

December 5, 2019 at 11:30PM A new report from Uber, covering 2017 and 2018, says the claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Also, 19 people were killed in physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride. Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years…

American Citizen Arrested After Giving Talk On Cryptocurrency In North Korea

December 5, 2019 at 09:22PM A U.S. citizen was arrested after giving a talk on cryptocurrency in North Korea. NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Jason Brett of Forbes about the arrest and U.S. concerns about cryptocurrency. American Citizen Arrested After Giving Talk On Cryptocurrency In North Korea…

Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now

December 05, 2019 at 07:45PM The PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game market since its release six years ago. Sure, Microsoft’s Xbox One is more powerful than the PlayStation 4, but Sony’s console spent this generation producing incredible games. Putting software above hardware has been a winning strategy for Sony and it’s sold moreContinue reading “Time: Here Are the 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play Right Now”

Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

December 5, 2019 at 03:02PM Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million. Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud…

Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders

December 5, 2019 at 10:01AM Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. “Ghost kitchens” and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners’ appetite for delivery. Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders…