More J&J troubles: Vaccine manufacturing halted and more possible clot cases
APR 20, 2021 00:19:38 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
CDC advisory committee will meet Friday to decide the fate of the troubled vaccine.
Elon Musk says Autopilot was not enabled in Tesla crash in Texas
APR 20, 2021 00:18:39 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday denied that his company's automated driving systems were involved in a fatal crash in Spring, Texas, on Saturday.
PayPal to launch local wallet in China focused on cross-border payments
APR 20, 2021 00:16:47 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
In January, the PayPal became the first foreign firm with 100% ownership of a payments platform in China but has so far been quiet on its plans.
Who will win the self-driving race? Here are eight possibilities
APR 19, 2021 17:09:55 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
The state of the self-driving industry, from Argo to Zoox.
Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook is working on a Clubhouse clone
APR 19, 2021 17:09:35 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced that the company is building audio features where users can engage in real-time conversations with others.
NASA's Mars helicopter becomes the first aircraft to fly on another planet | Engadget
APR 19, 2021 12:34:27 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed its initial flight, marking the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet.
The -metaverse- bet: crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate
APR 19, 2021 12:34:03 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
What do you do with a $69 million artwork that doesn't physically exist?
U.S. banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workers amid tech backlash
APR 19, 2021 12:32:59 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near ATMs, even as they remain wary about possible backlash over increased surveillance, more than a dozen banking and technology sources told Reuters.
Edward Snowden's NFT Self-Portrait Sells for $5.4 Million
APR 19, 2021 12:32:27 EDT | GIZMODO.COM
The latest big name to get in on the NFT craze is former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who on Friday auctioned off an original NFT art piece for roughly $5.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether.
Microsoft's 'Netflix-for-gaming' service launches on iPhone and PC this week
APR 19, 2021 12:31:19 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service, previously known as xCloud, will begin rolling out in beta to iPhones, iPads and PCs this week.
Apple will reinstate Parler
APR 19, 2021 12:30:58 EDT |
Apple will reinstate the Parler app. It was pulled from the App Store after it was used to publicize the Capitol riot and content featured calls for violence.
Clubhouse closes new round of funding that would value app at $4 billion -source
APR 18, 2021 19:25:07 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Audio-chat app Clubhouse closed a new Series C round of financing, the company said during its weekly town hall on Sunday, without disclosing the amount raised.
A tale of two carmakers: GM and Toyota take different electric roads in China
APR 18, 2021 09:16:18 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Toyota (7203.T) pioneered the world's most successful hybrid car but when it comes to pure electric vehicles it has some catching up to do, especially in China.
FTC Right to Repair
APR 17, 2021 15:52:45 EDT | FTC.REPAIR.ORG
This year, the people of FTC have a chance to guarantee their right to repair their stuff-like cell phones, laptops, and even tractors.
OneWeb, SpaceX satellites dodged a potential collision in orbit
APR 17, 2021 15:50:15 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Space Force sent "red alerts" to OneWeb and SpaceX.
U.S. agency tells consumers to stop using Peloton's Tread+ treadmill
APR 17, 2021 15:49:45 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned people not to use Peloton's Tread+ treadmills with children or pets around, citing dozens of incidents.
Amazon drivers may soon build the furniture you purchase
APR 17, 2021 09:55:07 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Amazon is attempting to take on Wayfair, who delivers and builds furniture
At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot
APR 17, 2021 09:54:18 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Some worry the country can't keep up the current pace of vaccination.
EXCLUSIVE China-s Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit
APR 17, 2021 09:53:14 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled to the company that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of its business, according to a source familiar with regulators' thinking and two people with close ties to the company.
Apple Music pays a penny per stream on average
APR 16, 2021 17:16:29 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
That-s higher than Spotify, which basically tops out at a half-penny per stream.
Missing Calif. hiker found after mystery photo reveals location
APR 16, 2021 17:15:14 EDT | WWW.SFGATE.COM
A mystery photo and a geography enthusiast helped locate a missing California hiker who...
Tesla, ex-engineer settle lawsuit over Autopilot source code
APR 16, 2021 17:13:48 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has settled a lawsuit against a former employee who copied the source code of the electric vehicle (EV) maker's Autopilot technology, according to a U.S. district court filing dated April 15.
NASA says SpaceX wins $2.9 billion contract for moon lander, with 2024 goal
APR 16, 2021 17:12:49 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
NASA said on Friday it has awarded billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the moon as early as 2024, picking it over Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc.
Airbnb CEO says he-s -really proud- of one of his first engineers who left and started Coinbase
APR 16, 2021 13:44:48 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, earlier in his career, helped build Airbnb's payment platform and fraud detection system.
Defense Department confirms leaked video of unidentified aerial phenomena is real
APR 16, 2021 12:13:49 EDT | EDITION.CNN.COM
The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of "unidentified aerial phenomena" taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects.
Facebook faces mass legal action over data leak
APR 16, 2021 10:04:25 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Millions of the platform's users could receive compensation if it is successful.
California to hunt greenhouse gas leaks and superemitters with monitoring satellites
APR 16, 2021 10:02:55 EDT | WWW.SCIENCEMAG.ORG
Carbon Mapper-s advanced sensors will track fugitive methane and measure forest health
Massachusetts wants to pull the plug on Robinhood
APR 16, 2021 10:02:22 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Regulators in Massachusetts are seeking to pull the plug on Robinhood just as the booming app aims to go public in a blockbuster IPO.
99.992% of fully vaccinated people have dodged COVID, CDC data shows
APR 16, 2021 10:01:36 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
No vaccine is 100% effective. But the COVID vaccines seem pretty darn good.
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months
APR 16, 2021 10:01:02 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will "likely" need a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated.
Amazon spent $11 billion on video and music content last year, up from $7.8 billion in 2019
APR 16, 2021 10:00:37 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The $11 billion worth of content spend in 2020 is a sharp uptick from 2019, when Amazon spent $7.8 billion.
Dogecoin spikes 300% in a week, stoking fears of a cryptocurrency bubble
APR 16, 2021 10:00:05 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Defying all odds, dogecoin is now worth $34 billion, and its price has risen by a whopping 300% in the last seven days.
Apple launches $200M "Restore Fund" to target carbon removal
APR 15, 2021 15:19:12 EDT | WWW.AXIOS.COM
The move follows a trend of tech companies targeting carbon outputs.
With flagship electric car, Mercedes takes fight to Tesla
APR 15, 2021 13:18:40 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) on Thursday unveiled the electric "sibling" of its flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, taking the fight to market-leader Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in the battle for market share as electric car sales take off.
U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown
APR 15, 2021 13:18:09 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline's office said in a statement Thursday.
US expels Russian diplomats in response to SolarWinds hack | Engadget
APR 15, 2021 10:53:22 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
The US has expelled Russian diplomats and imposed new sanctions in response to the SolarWinds hack and election interference.
DJI reveals the Air 2S mid-size drone | Engadget
APR 15, 2021 10:52:40 EDT | WWW.ENGADGET.COM
The Mavic Air 2's replacement offers more megapixels and a larger sensor for superior photo credentials.
CDC expert panel punts on deciding fate of J&J COVID vaccine
APR 15, 2021 10:52:10 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Experts brace for more clotting cases as 52% of doses were given in the last 2 weeks.
Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023
APR 15, 2021 10:51:54 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Companies reeling from natural disasters and massive demand from OEMs, consumers.
The very common vaccine ingredient at the center of J&J, AstraZeneca drama
APR 15, 2021 10:51:41 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Adenoviruses are an obvious link, but a puzzling suspect in the dangerous cases.
Amazon Prime now has over 200 million subscribers
APR 15, 2021 10:51:09 EDT | WWW.CNET.COM
In a new letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos talks company growth and employee work conditions.
Google Earth time-lapse feature winds clock back 37 years
APR 15, 2021 10:50:46 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Google says evidence of melting glaciers and deforestation will raise awareness of climate change.
Jeff Bezos says Amazon needs to do a better job for employees in final shareholder letter
APR 15, 2021 10:48:51 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Bezos is set to step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter.
Hacking Startup 'Azimuth Security' Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone
APR 14, 2021 16:01:10 EDT | WWW.VICE.COM
Motherboard can confirm a Washington Post report that said Azimuth Security developed the tool used on the San Bernardino iPhone.
EU Commission to end AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine contracts at expiry - paper
APR 14, 2021 16:00:05 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The EU Commission has decided not to renew COVID-19 vaccine contracts next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Italian daily La Stampa reported on Wednesday, citing a source from the Italian health ministry.
Gensler confirmed as top Wall Street cop, bringing new era of tough scrutiny
APR 14, 2021 15:59:49 EDT | WWW.POLITICO.COM
Gary Gensler will lead work on new federal regulations that would require companies to disclose their contributions and exposure to climate change.
Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power
APR 14, 2021 15:59:28 EDT | THEINTERCEPT.COM
The details of the blackout at Iran-s Natanz nuclear facility are scattered - but intriguing.
Coinbase valued at $83 billion in choppy Nasdaq debut
APR 14, 2021 15:59:06 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Shares in Coinbase Global Inc had a choppy Nasdaq debut on Wednesday, with the cryptocurrency exchange's valuation swinging from as high as $112 billion to as low as $83 billion.
Uber expands higher-margin U.S. transit software business with three new agencies
APR 14, 2021 10:14:27 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it had signed deals with three new transit agencies to provide routing and matching technology for their public transportation fleets, the company's latest foray into the transit space.
Amazon unveils new wireless earbuds that are smaller, cheaper and have better noise cancellation
APR 14, 2021 10:13:36 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The new Echo Buds are smaller and start at $99 while offering some of the features, like active noise cancellation, found in Apple's $249 AirPods Pro.