Tech

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

  • Jun 20, 2019

Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Thursday, on

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Huawei founder says revenue will be billions below forecast

  • Jun 17, 2019

Huawei’s founder likened his company to a badly damaged plane Monday and said revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years. The Chinese telecom giant will reduce capacity but U.S. moves to restrict its business “will not stop us,” Ren Zhengfei said on a panel at company headquarter

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Tech on trial: House panel begins review of market power

  • Jun 11, 2019

Big Tech is about to become big politics in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will launch its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, starting with a look at the impact of the tech giants’ platforms on news content, the media and the spread of misinformat

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More help to fight robocalls? Regulators to vote Thursday

  • Jun 06, 2019

 New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don’t expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock could derail bills aimed at beefing up enforcement and forcing phone companies to do more. The companies have been slow to act against such automated calls on their own. And even if companies do impleme

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Supreme Court allows lawsuit over iPhone apps

  • May 13, 2019

WASHINGTON— A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based Apple to end the

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Google's privacy promises don't sway many experts

  • May 08, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices. Trouble is, few experts

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Milestone: Capsule with dummy aboard docks at space station

  • Mar 03, 2019

The white, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company under contract to NASA, closed in on the orbiting station nearly 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean and, flying autonomously, linked up on its own, without the help of the robotic arm normally used to guide spacecraft into position.

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Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

  • Feb 17, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C.— When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s top tourist destination. Instead, his worries have shifted inland, where rivers overflowing their banks hav

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Leader of new climate panel talks of need for ‘bold action’

  • Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet.

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