University cancels $700,000 in debt for graduates affected by pandemic
Delaware State University is cancelling more than $700,000 in student loans for recent graduates hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
MAY 15, 2021 15:56:37 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Russia races to beat Tom Cruise, NASA to first movie shot in space
The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced Thursday that it had selected its crew to headline the film, which will be called "Challenge."
MAY 15, 2021 13:01:59 EDT | WWW.NBCNEWS.COM
China's 1st Mars rover 'Zhurong' lands on the Red Planet
It's China's first Mars rover landing ever.
MAY 15, 2021 09:48:57 EDT | WWW.SPACE.COM
The next step in flying: Planes without pilots
Bay Area start-ups Xwing and Reliable Robotics are trying to revolutionize aviation with pilotless planes.
MAY 15, 2021 09:48:09 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Darkside ransomware gang says it lost control of its servers & money a day after Biden threat | The Record by Recorded Future
A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the operator of the Darkside ransomware said the group lost control of its web servers and some of the funds it made from ransom payments.
MAY 14, 2021 18:15:37 EDT | THERECORD.MEDIA
San Francisco tech companies are sitting on record amounts of empty office space and offering perks to lure tenants
Dropbox, Airbnb and Salesforce have taken some of the biggest real estate impairments in the tech industry because of vacated office space in San Francisco.
MAY 14, 2021 13:17:34 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Starlink review: broadband dreams fall to Earth
MAY 14, 2021 10:10:20 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
The reality is a lot more irritating.
Google files legal brief to protect work program for immigrant spouses
MAY 14, 2021 10:09:44 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Apple, Amazon, Twitter, and Microsoft have also signed.
NHS tracing app 'prevented thousands of deaths'
MAY 14, 2021 10:07:57 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Peer-reviewed research suggests the contact-tracing app prevented between 284,000 and 594,000 cases.
Ransomware attack disrupts Irish health services
MAY 14, 2021 10:06:50 EDT | WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
IT systems shut down and some medical appointments cancelled after attempt to access data
Exxon uses Big Tobacco's playbook to downplay the climate crisis, Harvard study finds
MAY 14, 2021 10:04:44 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
For decades, ExxonMobil has deployed Big Tobacco-like propaganda to downplay the gravity of the climate crisis, shift blame onto consumers and protect its own interests, according to a Harvard University study published Thursday.
World-s largest crypto exchange Binance is reportedly under investigation
MAY 13, 2021 22:05:31 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Binance is also under investigation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings
MAY 13, 2021 22:04:23 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
There are a handful of instances where people will still need to wear masks - in a health-care setting, at a business that mandates them or on public transportation.
U.S. sees escalating climate change impacts, EPA report finds
MAY 13, 2021 13:21:44 EDT | WWW.AXIOS.COM
The report was delayed for three years under the Trump administration.
First fully civilian flight to space station moves forward with NASA contract
MAY 13, 2021 13:20:54 EDT | WWW.CBSNEWS.COM
The flight will be the second fully commercial launch of civilians to low-Earth orbit and the first to the International Space Station.
Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid nearly $5 million to the hackers who shut off service to the largest fuel line in the US
MAY 13, 2021 13:14:20 EDT | WWW.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM
After a hacking group shut down its operations, Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid nearly $5 million in cryptocurrency to restore service.
Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
MAY 13, 2021 13:13:09 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Amazon is hiring 75,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday.
Google wins cloud deal from Elon Musk's SpaceX for Starlink internet connectivity
MAY 13, 2021 13:12:51 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Google has been building a network to connect its data centers for two decades. Now it's coming in handy for a cloud deal with SpaceX.
Ethereum creator donates $1 billion worth of meme coins to India - TechCrunch
MAY 12, 2021 22:50:41 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, has donated Ethereum and -meme coins- worth $1.5 billion in one of the largest-ever individual philanthropy efforts.
GasBuddy tops Apple App store amid gas shortages from Colonial Pipeline shutdown
MAY 12, 2021 22:49:46 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The app's surge follows a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline this week, which led to gas shortages and panic buying.
Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin for car purchases, citing environmental concerns
MAY 12, 2021 22:49:09 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tesla has "suspended vehicle purchases using bitcoin," Elon Musk said, citing environmental concerns.
Prime today, gone tomorrow: Chinese products get pulled from Amazon - TechCrunch
MAY 12, 2021 16:20:25 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
If you ever bought power banks, water bottles, toys, or other daily goods on Amazon, the chances are your suppliers are from China. Analysts have estimated that the share of Chinese merchants represented 75% of Amazon-s new sellers in January, up from 47% the year before, according to Marketp-
Amazon releases new images of HQ2 as it ramps up hiring in Virginia
MAY 12, 2021 16:12:19 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The plans include a "forest plaza" at the foot of HQ2's centerpiece, a 350-foot-tall tower dubbed "The Helix."
Hacker group behind Colonial Pipeline attack claims it has three new victims
MAY 12, 2021 16:12:02 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The hacker group DarkSide, which was behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, claimed on Wednesday to have attacked three more companies.
Forests the size of France regrown since 2000, study suggests
MAY 12, 2021 10:16:08 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Conservation groups say naturally restored forests can help in the fight against climate change.
Biden Administration Approves 1st Major Offshore Wind Energy Project
MAY 12, 2021 10:15:25 EDT | WWW.NPR.ORG
A wind farm off Martha's Vineyard will produce enough power for 400,000 homes. It's the first of a dozen such projects in the works that are set to shift the clean energy landscape dramatically.
NASA---s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample
MAY 12, 2021 10:14:45 EDT | WWW.NASA.GOV
After nearly five years in space, NASA---s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi shares rally over 6% after U.S. agrees to remove it from blacklist
MAY 12, 2021 10:14:09 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The U.S. has agreed to remove Xiaomi from a blacklist that would have barred Americans from investing in the Chinese smartphone maker.
MoneyGram to let cryptocurrency holders cash in their investments
MAY 12, 2021 10:13:47 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
In the coming weeks, investors will be able to buy crypto with cash or withdraw it from thousands of MoneyGram's brick-and-mortar locations in the U.S.
YouTube will pay $100 million to people who make popular videos for its TikTok competitor
MAY 11, 2021 22:10:12 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
A creator fund is the company's latest attempt to grow its product Shorts, a TikTok competitor.
Coinbase reaches #1 on U.S. Apple App Store for first time since 2017
MAY 11, 2021 22:08:42 EDT | WWW.THEBLOCKCRYPTO.COM
On May 10, the Coinbase app topped the U.S. Apple App Store, a position the crypto exchange hasn-t seen since late 2017.
eBay embraces NFTs - TechCrunch
MAY 11, 2021 22:06:07 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
eBay is joining the NFT frenzy, telling Reuters today that going forward it will allow the sales of NFTs on its platform, a mainstream embrace that follows billions of dollars in NFT purchases over the past few months. The e-commerce company seems poised to slowly build up sales of digital collecti-
Tech giants join call for funding U.S. chip production
MAY 11, 2021 14:27:11 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Some of the world's biggest chip buyers, including Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google, are joining top chip-makers such as Intel Corp to create a new lobbying group to press for government chip manufacturing subsidies.
Apple says it rejected almost 1 million new apps in 2020 and explains common reasons why
MAY 11, 2021 14:26:12 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
The disclosure comes as Epic Games' antitrust case against Apple has focused on App Store's failures.
Apple invests $45 million more in Gorilla Glass-maker Corning
MAY 11, 2021 11:07:37 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Investment follows millions more that produced the iPhone 12's ceramic shield.
Electric cars -will be cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027-
MAY 11, 2021 11:04:13 EDT | WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
BloombergNEF forecasts result of falling cost of making batteries as well as dedicated production lines
Harley-Davidson spins out LiveWire into a standalone electric motorcycle brand - TechCrunch
MAY 11, 2021 11:03:44 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
LiveWire, Harley-Davidson-s electric motorcycle, is being spun out as a standalone brand, complete with a new logo and brand identity. Harley-Davidson first unveiled the LiveWire electric motorcycle in 2018 with a listing price of $29,799, placing it on the higher end for motorcycles. It went into -
DHS is gathering intelligence on security threats from social media
MAY 11, 2021 11:03:07 EDT | WWW.NBCNEWS.COM
The goal is to detect the sort of posts that seemed to predict the Jan. 6 Capitol attack but were missed by law enforcement.
Amazon -seized and destroyed- 2 million counterfeit products in 2020
MAY 11, 2021 11:02:47 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Counterfeit products sent to Amazon warehouses are destroyed to prevent resale.
China census: Data shows slowest population growth in decades
MAY 11, 2021 11:02:06 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The results add pressure on Beijing to boost measures for couples to have more babies.
Apple Gave Zoom Access to Special API to Use iPad Camera During Split View Multitasking
MAY 11, 2021 11:01:41 EDT | WWW.MACRUMORS.COM
Zoom, a hallmark platform used by millions during the global health crisis, has been given access to a special iPadOS API that allows the app to use...
Tesla puts brake on Shanghai land buy as U.S.-China tensions weigh: sources
MAY 11, 2021 11:01:18 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tesla has halted plans to buy land to expand its Shanghai plant and make it a global export hub due to uncertainty created by U.S.-China tensions.
Colonial Pipeline aims to be "substantially" back online by end of week
MAY 10, 2021 14:28:30 EDT | WWW.AXIOS.COM
Colonial is the largest refined products pipeline network in the country.
WHO classifies triple-mutant Covid variant from India as global health risk
MAY 10, 2021 14:26:28 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's technical lead for Covid-19, said the agency will provide more details in its situation report Tuesday.
Google begins surfacing vaccine centers, hospital beds, oxygen info in India - TechCrunch
MAY 10, 2021 10:12:03 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Google, which reaches more than half a billion people in India, is turning its services into tools to help the world's second largest internet market fight the pandemic.
Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School
MAY 10, 2021 10:10:40 EDT | WWW.YAHOO.COM
HANOVER, N.H. - Sirey Zhang, a first-year student at Dartmouth-s Geisel School of Medicine, was on spring break in March when he received an email from administrators accusing him of cheating. Dartmouth had reviewed Zhang-s online activity on Canvas, its learning management system, during three remote exams, the email said. The data indicated that he had looked up course material related to one qu
SpaceX accepts Dogecoin as payment to launch 'DOGE-1 mission to the Moon' next year
MAY 10, 2021 10:09:50 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch the "DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon" in the first quarter of 2022, accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency as payment.
Here's the hacking group reportedly responsible for the Colonial Pipeline shutdown
MAY 10, 2021 10:09:23 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
DarkSide makes ransomware hacking tools, but only largely goes after for-profit companies from English-speaking countries.
Clubhouse finally arrives on Android - TechCrunch
MAY 09, 2021 16:02:45 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Clubhouse, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global and DST Global, has launched its beta Android app for U.S. users.
SpaceX launches and lands a Falcon 9 rocket booster a record 10th time - TechCrunch
MAY 09, 2021 16:02:06 EDT | TECHCRUNCH.COM
SpaceX has launched another 60 Starlink satellites - making 180 delivered to orbit in under two weeks - but the launch early Sunday morning was more notable because it set a new, key record for Falcon 9 rocket reusability. This marked the 10th flight of the first-stage rocket booster used for the l-